It’s a meeting of fire and water on February’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers on KRCB-FM, as Gil Mansergh welcomes Word By Word’s first host, Jordan Rosenfeld, and her co-author of Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life, Rebecca Lawton. Both writers are now novelists as well. Jordan’s fire-fueled novel of psychological suspense, Forged in Grace, will be released the end of this month, and Rebecca’s river rafting novel Junction, Utah, just came out.
Linda C. McCabe’s historical novel Quest of the Warrior Maiden propels an entertaining conversation filled with blood, lust, fantastic adventure, and chivalrous romance.
Linda and host Gil Mansergh gab about those thrilling days of yesteryear when Charlemagne battled Saracen armies, sword-wielding knights Bradamante and Ruggiero fell in love at first sight, hippogriffs swooped in to carry one lover away to an enchanted island populated with seductive women, while his true love lopped off heads by the score with a swipe from her broadsword.
Word By Word welcomes the holidays with its traditional “Broadcast Guide to Gift Books” program this month, when a pair of experts from Copperfield’s Bookstore share their picks for the best of the best books for holiday gifting with program host Gil Mansergh.
Sheryle Cotier shares some of her favorite books for grown ups, including Flight Behavior – scientist/novelist Barbara Kingslover’s sojourn to the Tennessee countryside where a mysterious “Red Fire” glows in a secluded glen. For nonfiction, Sheryle suggests the New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov’s How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.
Michele Bellah’s personal list of books for children and their families is topped by the humorous picture book Dragons Love Tacos written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, and Newberry Award winner Rebecca Steed’s new middle-grade novel about family and friendship entitled Liar & Spy. There’s a dozen more books on Sheryl and Michele’s lists, and we’ll cover as many titles as the hour allows.
Gil Mansergh once again welcomes the celebrated novelist and former Sonoma County resident, T.C. Boyle for an hour-long conversation on Word By Word. They chat about T.C.’s newest novel “San Miguel” which tells the stories of three courageous women who fought against loneliness and despair as sheep ranchers on an isolated, wind swept island in the Santa Barbara Channel.