Jody’s Author Interviews
Amy Hillgren Peterson: The Swedish Lie
As a small, frail girl from the South, Barbara Robinette Moss was determined to change her fate and achieve a life defined by beauty.
Born in 1956 in rural Alabama, her family was so poor her mother ate dirt and poison-covered seeds to save food for her eight (of nine) children. Often starving and chronically malnourished, Barbara’s facial bone structure, teeth and complexion failed to develop normally, leaving her with what she called a “twisted mummy face.”
Young Barbara prayed nightly to be changed into Zeus’s daughter Aphrodite — the goddess of beauty — and after a lifetime of fiery resolution, so she became transformed.
Barbara Robinette Moss: fierce – the follow-up memoir to Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter
Barbara Watson: Wake Up Barbara! And Help me Find This Snake!
Dr. Bruce Forbes: Rapture, Revelation and the End Times – Exploring the “Left Behind” Series
Carter Elliott: Riding a Blue Horse – The Former CIA Officer Tackles Crime in Fiction
Charles Larimer: Love and Valor: Intimate Civil War Letters Between Captain Jacob and Emeline Ritner
Clive Warner: Appointment in Samara – Bio Weapons/CIA Thriller
Debbie Bernstein LaCroix: My Grandma Can Do Anything – Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s Disease
Donald Harstad: Code Sixty-One – Carl Houseman Mystery Series
Dorothy Garlock: Hope’s Highway – The Second in the Route 66 Trilogy
Dorothy Garlock: Mother Road – Romance on Route 66
Edward Allen: Mustang Sally – Adapted for film – Featured at Sundance Film Festival
Eric Juhnke: Quacks and Crusaders: The Fabulous Careers of John Brinkley, Norman Baker and Harry Hoxsey
Estella Mae Slattery: Jeremiah’s God – Superstition, Local History Underscores Novel
G.M. Ford: Black River – River Runs Deep with Lies, Corruption, Justice
Gwyn Hyman Rubio: Icy Sparks – An Oprah Book Club Pic
Hugh Waddell: I Still Miss Someone – Friends & Family Remember Johnny Cash
J.A. Jance: Partner in Crime and Exit Wounds – Bestselling Mystery Writer
James Hassenger: Marriage Enhancement Guide – A Do-it-Yourself Marriage Counseling Manual
Jay Wagner: “H” is for Hawkeye – The Best of Iowa Comes to Life
Jeannette Angell: Callgirl – From College Lecturer to Callgirl and Back
Jennifer Chiaverini: The Runaway Quilt – Part of the Elm Creek Series
Jerry Buck: A Blood Red Rose – A Pete Castle Mystery
Jim Brickman: Simple Things – The Pianist’s First Book
Jimmy Santiago Baca: A Talk with the World Renowned Poet, Novelist, Memoirist
More on Jimmy Santiago Baca, his visit to Sioux City and his work with Illiterate Adults & At-risk Children
Leif Enger’s debut novel is of uncommon wisdom – equal parts tragedy, love story, faith and meditation – unfolding like a revelation in the midst of miracles and magic.
Set against the Minnesota countryside and North Dakota Badlands in the early 1960s, Peace Like a River is a story about a family whose lives are upended when Davy, the oldest son, kills two marauders who have come to harm his family.
Iowa’s First Lady Christie Vilsack: – Promoting Literacy with Peace Like a River
Matthew Clayton: A Navy Corpsman Speaks Out – On 40 Days and 40 Nights in Iraq
Max Barry: Jennifer Government – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
Nancy Martin-Rouse: Do Angels Cry?
Natalie R. Collins: Wives and Sisters – A Sinister Look Inside the Mormon Church
Neil Miller: Sex-Crime Panic – A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s
Peggy Knight: Three Books Celebrate Three Decades in the House of Cash
Richard Lewis: The Flame Tree – A Fierce Novel about Faith, Friendship & Forgiveness
Robert Short: The Gospel According to Peanuts
Shane Osborn: Born to Fly – A Talk with the U.S. Navy Lt. on his downed EP-3 ARIES II and his capture by the Chinese
Steve Almond: Candyfreak – A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Terry Burns: To Keep a Promise
Timothy Schaffert: The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters