Monday, June 30, 2008
Writing Podcast Schedule July 2008
Dawn Menge has a master’s degree and clear credential in special education. She has worked with the severely handicapped population for eleven years. She combines imagination with practical skills to make learning fun in the characters and kingdom of her Queen Vernita series of children’s books. Queen Vernita's Visitors takes place in the land of Oceaneers, and is a story woven around Dawn's 87-year-old grandmother and other family members, which include her parents, children, grandchild, nieces, nephews, and childhood friend. Some of these characters will be visiting during the interview with Sarah Moore.
Kelley Dupuis will be interviewed by Sarah Moore regarding the writing, publishing, and marketing of his recently-published book, Three Flies Up: My Father, Baseball and Me.
In Three Flies Up, Washington, D.C. author and award-winning journalist Kelley Dupuis explores two themes: one universal and one uniquely American. The perennial theme of fathers and sons forms the backdrop for the story of the author’s long, usually-troubled relationship with his own father, a career Border Patrolman who grew up both poor and largely without a father in his own life, and as a result had no role model for being a father himself. As the author grows up in the 1960s and 1970s, father and son are at logger-heads more than often than not. Read more or purchase at http://tinyurl.com/3rppl7.
Bridget Lenox, author of Beyond the Border, will be interviewed by Sarah Moore. In 1979, four of the toughest boys in town vomit and weep when they stumble across Border Patrol agents who covertly exterminated caged, illegal aliens with kerosene and a single cigarette. Later, as adults, two of the boys discover that the same practices still secretly exist and are sanctioned by both the State and Federal authorities to further political careers. Beyond the Border is a story about an attorney, Mike Phillips, fighting for the rights of illegal aliens—unknowingly and feloniously aided by a Columbian ally—but undermined by a staircase of politicians and political platforms that escalates to the Presidency and the future Presidency. ISBN: 9781598009217. Read more at www.outskirtspress.com/beyondtheborder and www.beyondtheborderbook.com.