15 with the Author | ‘I’ll See You in Paris’ by Michelle Gable 4/25/16

Lavender and book

Lavender and book

On today’s 15 with the Author,Teri Knight welcomes back Michelle Gable.  Her first novel was “A Paris Apartment” which was based on the discovery of incredible treasures inside an apartment that had been closed off for decades.  Her latest is “I’ll See You in Paris” and centers around the real life of Gladys Deacon, the Duchess of Marlborough and a real character who found herself in the middle of a worldwide murder scandal at the age of 12.  Gable talks about how she melded Gladys’ story with a contemporary mother and daughter story with secrets of their own.  

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15 with the Author | ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys 4/18/16

imagesIt’s 1945 in East Prussia.  WW II is drawing to a close as Russian forces overtake the Germans.  Thousands of refugees are on a frantic trek toward freedom.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Ruta Sepetys, author of ‘Salt to the Sea’.   Her epic historical novel chronicles the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff (the largest maritime disaster in history) and follows the stories of 4 teenagers as they flee their different homelands.  Sepetys tells why no one talked about the disaster which killed more than 10,000 people. rutasepetys.com

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15 with the Author | ‘No Baggage’ by Clara Bensen 4/11/16

fc2b895925018b87eb72ede868a837cbOn today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is Clara Bensen, author of “No Baggage – a minimalist tale of love and wandering”.  Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention.  Together, the two of them decided to book a trip to Turkey… eventually ending up in London.  They have no hotel reservations, no plans, and, literally no baggage.   How did that work for them?  clarabensen.com

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15 with the Author | ‘The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook’ by Amanda Hass

ccb502384c588f70565c0aa15ceb59beRecent research reveals that inflammation has a negative impact on general wellness and can worsen many common health conditions, including migraines, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, arthritis, and gastrointestinal disorders. On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with  Amanda Hass about her book, “The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook – the delicious way to reduce inflammation and stay health”.  Hass discusses WHAT inflammation is and how food affects our bodies in profound ways.  She also talks about the “feel good” foods and what we should avoid.  Hass is the Culinary Director at Williams-Sonoma.  

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15 with the Author | ‘A Thousand Naked Strangers’ by Kevin Hazzard 3/28/16

imagesKevin Hazzard decided after 9/11 that he wanted to do something more with his life.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Kevin about his new book “A Thousand Naked Strangers – a Paramedic’s Ride to the Edge and Back”.  Kevin worked the streets of Atlanta.  He talks about the drug addicts who will clean an ambulance for money, the characters he works with, death by broccoli and a man who nailed himself to a wall.  Brevity is the only way to get through it.   kevinhazzard.com

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15 with the Author | ‘Walking in the Word – a daily journal through the New Testament’ by Wanda Playter

c1629d7d95c0ba4bebd45998a2466df8Today’s 15 with the Author is special.  Teri Knight’s guest is likely familiar to many Northfielders.   Wanda Playter, is an Administrative Assistant with the City of Northfield and she’s written what could be called a love letter to her children.  “Walking in the Word – A Daily Journal through the New Testament” is a devotional.   Playter talks about what it meant to her and her children and the way she was lead to publish this devotional and how she was led to self publish.  As Christians around the world will soon celebrate Easter, it seemed an appropriate time to talk with her.  WandaPlayer.com

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