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  For a long time, in most parts of the world, people saw Americans as cowboys. Mainly because that'’s how we saw ourselves. From 1955 to 1964, adult Westerns made up as much as 25% of all prime-time television. Wagon Train, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and dozens of other programs painted the rough justice of the American West. At least the popular version of it.

The newest installment in Shelley Shepard Gray’s Days of Redemption series is called Snowfall, and she sits down with Barbara Gray to talk about this Christmas novella.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark is back with the follow-up to her last hit novel, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, called The Cinderella Murder, and she spends a few minutes with Barbara Gray talking about this Under Suspicion series and her writing collaboration with Alafair Burke.

  Critics called C.J. Box's 2013 national bestseller Breaking Point explosive. Now comes Stone Cold, the 14th novel in C.J. Box's popular series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. Mark Perzel had a chance to talk with C.J. Box about how he developed the Joe Pickett character, and how his storytelling has evolved since his first novel about the game warden who seems to walk into the middle of trouble.

Baseball Road Trips

Sep 5, 2014

As the baseball season winds down, David Delegator speaks by phone with Timothy Mullin, the author of Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest & Great Lakes.  This book might make a great present for a baseball lover you know who’s looking for vacation ideas for next year.

Note: This interview originally aired on July 18, 2014

  He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he’'s an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes The NUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book’'s heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.

Lee Hay is on the phone with author Joanna FitzPatrick to talk about her newest novel, The Drummer’s Widow.

  Chuck Klosterman, “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine,has walked into the darkness. In his latest book, I Wear the Black Hat, he questions the modern understanding of villainy. What do we mean when we say someone is a bad person? And why are we so obsessed with the antihero in films, TV and books? The New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, joins us to explain his take on the bad guy.

  When Beth Alt'’s brother tragically dies, her husband Jeff convinces Beth that a nice long hike was just what she needed. So the two of them set off on a 218-mile hiking trip across the toughest section of the Pacific Crest Trail in California, the John Muir Trail. Four Boots One Journey: A Story of Survival, Awareness & Rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail chronicles their adventure. Expert hiker, author and speaker Jeff Alt is in the studio to share what he and his wife learned on the trail.

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