15 with the Author | ‘Socialcide’ by Leo J. Battenhausen 12/15/14

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How many selfies have you taken today?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knights talk with Leo Battenhausen, author of “Socialcide – How America is Loving Itself to Death”.  There’s no way to sugar-coat the conclusions of Battenhausen; he says Americans have become so obsessed with themselves that our country’s once-great bedrock of dignity […]

15 with the Author | ‘The Hilltop’ by Assaf Gavron 12/8/14

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On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is Assaf Gavron, author of “The Hilltop” which tells the story of an illegal outpost in the West Bank. He makes no political statement in the book but does talk about the difference between Israelis and American jews.  The book was first written in Hebrew and […]

15 with the Author | ‘The Market Gardener’ by JM Fortier 12/1/14

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Local organic agriculture isn’t just a fad, it’s a real movement.  On today’s 15 with the Author,Teri Knight’s guest is JM Fortier – he is the author of “The Market Gardener – a successful grower’s handbook for small-scale organic farming”.  On just 1 and a half acres he and his wife have been making a […]

15 with the Author | ‘No Plot? No Problem’ by Chris Baty 11/24/14

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If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, then listen to today’s 15 with the Author.   Teri Knight interviews Chris Baty who founded National Novel Writing Month.  He’s the author of “No Plot?  No Problem”.   Chris’s challenge is to write 50,000 words in a month and he tells you how to do it in this […]

15 with the Author | ‘Belzhar’ by Meg Wolitzer 11/17/14

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On today’s 15 with the Author, Meg Wolitzer, author of “Belzhar”  talks about writing the kind of book she would’ve liked to have read when she was 14.  The setting is a boarding school in Vermont where 5 teenagers, who have had traumatic experiences, are chosen for a class called “Special Topics English”.    In class, […]

15 with the Author | ‘Field Exercises’ by Stephanie Westlund 11/10/14

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In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, today’s 15 with the Author highlights a new book on how veterans are finding healing in nature.  Teri Knight’s guest is Stephanie Westlund.  She’s the author of “Field Exercises – how veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities”.  There’s more and more scientific proof of the healing […]

15 with the Author | ‘This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids’ 11/3/14

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Peoples sexuality and gender issues aren’t new but the open conversations certainly are.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is co-author Kristin Russo  of “This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids – a Question and Answer Guide to Everyday Life”.    The book is a practical guide to aid in the […]

15 with the Author | ‘Personal’ by Lee Child 10/27/14

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Jack Reacher has out thought and out fought an array of cold-blooded villains, a former American military policeman, he’s a wanderer with no home, no car and no cell phone.  He hitchhikes, takes the Greyhound and inevitably rights a wrong.  His creator, Lee Child, has just released his 19th Jack Reacher novel, “Personal”.  Child talks […]