15 with the Author | ‘Let Me Out -‘ by Peter Himmelman 12/5/16

letmeoutHave you packed your dreams in a trunk and put them in the attic of childhood?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Peter Himmelman, the award-winning, Emmy and Grammy-nominated Minnesota musician.  But at 52, Peter was forced to reinvent himself after the industry hit hard times.  In his new book “Let Me Out – Unlock your creative mind and bring your ideas to Life”, he shares with us how we can unlock our minds to allow OUR dreams to come to life.  Peter talks about his own creative challenges, getting past our past and what he calls Brain Bottle Openers.  You’ll also hear a sample of his new music, “Impermanent Things”.    “Let Me Out” is filled with practical tips and bite size exercises to unleash ourselves from our fears – heara what Peter says is the single most important thing we can do today? peterhimmelman.com

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15 with the Author | ‘The Christmas Wish’ by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen 11/28/16

anjaOn today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with one half of a couple from Minneapolis whose family photos became a book series.  Dad, Per Breiehagen captured 4 year old Anja’s images in Norway and mom, Lori Evert, turned them into stories.  “The Christmas Wish”, features Anja’s, magical quest to find Santa with help from a menagerie of Arctic animals.  The photos are stunning and the stories sweet.  There are 4 books in the series so far and a movie in pre-production.  Per grew up in Norway and has taken photographs on expeditions with Will Steiger.  Lori talks about the stories, how Anja was inserted in the photos, the journey of their family who live in Mpls and have a cabin in Norway, where Per’s family is.  We can expect more adventures with Anja!  Join Lori at Paper Petalum on Friday, Dec. 3rd from 3pm to 4pm for a book signing.  She will also be at St. Olaf bookstore from 5p to 6p

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15 with the Author | ‘Small Victories- Recipes, Advice + hundreds of ideas for Home-Cooking Triumphs’ by Julia Turshen’ 11/21/16

small-victories-julia-turshen-cookbook-cover-825x1024It all began with celery.  As a kid JuliaTurshen was obsessed with cooking, lucky for us, that continued.  Julia is Teri Knight’s guest today on 15 with the Author, with her book “Small Victories, Recipes, Advice and hundreds of ideas for home cooking triumphs”.  Julia is a writer and recipe developer who has coauthored cookbooks with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow.  This book is not just a cookbook with recipes but really laid out to help the layperson become a good cook in their own right.  And spin-offs too. There’s a great recipe for sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, just in time for Thanksgiving!  julianturshen.com

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15 with the Author | ‘Into the Sun’ by Deni Ellis Bechard 11/14/16

intothesun-web“A ferociously intelligent and intensely gripping portrait of the expatriate community in Kabul—the idealists, mercenaries, aid workers and journalists.  Brilliant”.  Those are the words of just one of the many reviewers of “Into the Sun” by Deni Ellis Bechard,  In America, we really don’t understand what that world is – but “Into the Sun” shines a light.  While it IS fiction –  Deni spent nearly eight months living in Kabul and has traveled all over the world as a journalist.  He talks about the perception of war brought to American audiences through media and social media.  denibechard.com

Deni Ellis Béchard has since lived throughout North America and spent years abroad, in more than sixty countries . He has reported from India, Colombia, the Congo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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15 with the Author | ‘Habit Changers – 81 game-changing mantras’ 11/7/16

habitchangersWhat if you could permanently change your negative habits to positive ones to become happier and more successful?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is MJ Ryan who shares just HOW to change those negative habits with her new book “Habit Changers – 81 game changing mantras to mindfully realize your goals”.   MJ is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling “Random Acts of Kindness” series and the author of “The Happiness Makeover,  Attitudes of Gratitude”.  Her new book uses simple yet insightful mantras to change a habit.  She touches on everything from Acceptance to Worry, Boundaries to Risk Taking and more.  

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15 with the Author: ‘Welcome to the Club – 100 parenting…’ Raquel D’Apice

From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog, The Ugly Volvo, comes a refreshing spin on the baby imagesmilestone book. On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri KNight’s guest is Raquel D’Apice who captures the “real world” of baby firsts… in her book “Welcome to the Club – 100 parenting milestones you never saw coming”.  Rather than the sweet baby’s first roll over, it’s more like baby’s first roll off the bed, scare mom to death type of book!  One whole section is called “This is disgusting please send in reinforcements”.  Tune in at 11 o’clock for 15 with the Author.  This is a great baby shower gift.

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