ReInvention! Amy Edwards does it, again and again. From
Austin, Texas, Edwards is a musician, hosts a podcast, and now is a novelist
with the publication of The Trouble with Becoming a Witch, from She Writes
Press. Amy joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation and we’ll feature some of
Amy’s music. The common theme of all her work is truth and transformation. It’s
A Novel Idea in our new timeslot, Sunday at 10 a.m., immediately following the
TED Radio Hour.
A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every
month at its NEW time of 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @
norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google
Dark Day, Dark Night is Jonah Raskin’s sequel to Dark Land,
Dark Mirror, where we were first introduced to Private Investigator, or an Op
as she likes to call herself, Tioga Vignetta. Like the first novel, Dark Day,
Dark Night is set in a place called Sonoma. You’ll recognize some things, but
the author knows how spin it up, which makes it fun for locals and nonlocals
alike. Jonah joins Suzanne Lang in conversation. It’s a Novel Idea.
(Photo: Jonah Raskin – Daniel Raskin/Courtesy of the author)
The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Heard of it? Maybe not, but I guarantee, you’re living in it.
Technology and artificial
intelligence, genomics and blockchains infiltrate our banking and economic
systems, transportation, our education, healthcare, communication, and every
aspect of our lives. Who is managing all this and who is safeguarding us from harm
David Fergusson, who along with
Carlos Moriera authored The TransHuman Code: How to Program your Future. The
book is a guide for us to understand how we must imbed Humanity in our
technology rather than the other way around. David speaks with Suzanne Lang
from his home in New York.
Paula Gianturco, whose colorful
book of stories and photographs is about the humanity we must bring to each
other. Her book is Grandmother Power: A Global phenomenon and she joins Suzanne
A Novel Idea airs on the first
Sunday of every month on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @
norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes
& Google Play!
Hummingbird in Underworld, Teaching in a Men’s Prison is
poet Deborah Tobola’s memoir of working in the California Men’s Colony in San
Luis Obispo California. Working with inmate artists, a number of original
theatrical productions were performed that changed people’s lives. Tobola
weaves her own family history into the story for a compelling and enjoyable
read. Deborah Tobola in conversation with Suzanne M. Lang on KRCB’s A Novel
Bones of the Earth is the tenth installment in the Inspector Shan mystery series by award winning author Eliot Pattison, whose interest in Tibet and the injustices brought upon the Tibetan culture and people over the past 60 years is the foundation of this series, and for mystery lovers, each one of these books is also in the best tradition of the genre. Pattison joins Suzanne Lang in conversation.
The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful
American family as their wealth declines, examining “not just a privileged
American family, but a privileged America.” Sarah Blake, the author of The
Guest Book and also the NY Times bestseller, The Postmistress. She joins
Suzanne M. Lang in conversation with A Novel. Idea. Sunday, June 2nd at 4pm PT.
Also featured is Laurie Ann Doyle with her arresting volume
of short stories, World Gone Missing.
Mothers always take their children somewhere in life and on the planet.
Dena Moes traveled with her two daughters and husband on a journey of passion and humility to India and Nepal. Recipient of the Independent Publisher Award for Travel, her book The Buddha Sat Right Here, a Family Odyssey through India and Nepal is travel writing at its best, along with being an intimate story of the love and challenge Dena and her remarkable family experienced. Moes is a midwife in Chico, California and has won awards for her online blog The Midwife’s Desk and continues her path as a Seeker. Dena Moes joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation.
Suzanne also talks with author and award-winning radio journalist, Jo Giese, on her memoir of Mom, Never Sit if You Can Dance, Lessons from My Mother. Her Mom, whom everyone called “Babe” was witty and colorful —in every sense, and Jo has fun remembering Babe and their relationship over the years.
Suzanne M. Lang visits with two Sonoma County writers who bring us their stories of moving beyond adversity. Journalist, blogger, and graphic artist Brian Fies brings us his graphic memoir A Fire Story. Brian has been drawing comics for just about his whole life and has two other graphic books before this depiction of his experience losing his home in the Northbay Fires of 2017.
Rising above a different loss, Suzanne also talks with R.L. Rotary, a survivor of childhood violence and sexual abuse, who has emerged with grace and wit and tells the story in her memoir, The Little Girl Next Door.
It’s A Novel Idea, Sunday, April 7th at 4 pm.
A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!
Author and independent historian Michael Morey’s book, Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War, unpacks American imperialism abroad, American racism at home, and the intersection that holds David Fagen, an African-American Buffalo Soldier who joined the other side and fought with the Filipino guerrilla soldiers against their common enemy: the white American oppressors. It’s a fascinating story that ripples into our current moment. Michael Morey joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation on A Novel Idea.