Biographer Carolyn Burke – March 10, 2019

Paintings, drawings, photographs, moving pictures, poetry, and letters infuse this episode of Word By Word: Conversations With Writers. This is because host Gil Mansergh’s and studio engineer Anthony Garcia’s guest is the respected biographer Carolyn Burke with her latest book Foursome. The four people who burst forth in this volume are photographer Alfred Stieglitz, painter […]

Gaye LeBaron – February 10, 2019

Word By Word Listeners are due for a special treat treat today, for Gil Mansergh’s  guest is the celebrated local legend Gaye LeBaron in a conversation about her new book entitled:  The Wonder Seekers of Fountaingrove which she co-wrote with Bart Casey. This amazing—-but-true—tale of  Sonoma County’s premier mystical sexual cult, Fountaingrove, is the century-long […]

Annual Gift Book Suggestions – December 9, 2018

In what has become a Word By Word tradition, your white-bearded Santa, Gil Mansergh, is once again pleased to welcome the book buyers for nine the local Copperfield’s Bookstores, Sheryl Cotleur and Michele Bellah with their carefully considered suggestions for gift books. Book Buyers play a critical role in a bookstore—because they are the ones […]

Mary’s Italian Family Cookbook – November 11, 2018

Gil Mansergh hosts a very tasty Word By Word conversation this month. Tasty, because it features an insider’s look at the newly released Mary’s Italian Family Cookbook. This book is testament to the talent and tenacity of the woman who started it all—Mary Fazio, who, in 1959 (at the age of 46), used her $700 […]

“After the Fires Are Out” Anniversary Show – October 14, 2018

It is just over a year since the night of Sunday, October 9th 2017, when nearly 111,000 acres and nearly 6,000 homes in the Napa/Sonoma wine country were incinerated by unstoppable flames. Word By Word host Gil Mansergh marks this occasion by reprising the “After the Fires Are Out” show originally broadcast of November 12, […]

Suzanna Solomon & Cathy Zane – September 9, 2018

Word By Word host Gil Mansergh has a spirited conversation with two multi-talented women who worked full time when they wrote their novels about women escaping abusive relationships. Electrical Engineer Suzanna Solomon’s book Montana Rhapsody features a pole-dancer who escapes an assault by three men by stabbing one with the stiletto heel of her shoe […]

Bonnie Monte & Francine Falk-Allen – July 9, 2018

Gil Mansergh’s Word By Word guests for July are a pair of Marin County writers with books on decidedly different topics. Bonnie Monte’s The Sleeping Lady is a modern, cozy mystery novel set in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, and Francine Falk-Allen, who contracted polio when she was three, presents Not A Poster Child which […]

Edgar Cantero – Aug 8, 2018

On the August, 2018 Word By Word: Conversations With Writers, host, Gil Mansergh welcomes the Barcelona-born NY Times bestselling writer Edgar Cantero with his decidedly different new novel This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us. Edgar writes short stories, screenplays and novels in three languages (Spanish, Catalan, English) that often include women […]

Christie Nelson & Jeb Harrison – June 17, 2018

Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host Gil Mansergh’s June conversation is with two multi-talented Marin County novelists: Christie Nelson, and her latest historical novel, Beautiful Illusion: Treasure Island, 1939 a tale of a plucky female reporter, a dwarf anthropologist, and a Japanese diplomat and dangerous deceit at the Golden Gate International Exposition held in […]