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For people who read, for people who write, for people who want to publish, or for people who are just curious…What do writers think? What do writers really do? Find out – listen to THE LAST WORD: Conversations with Writers every Wednesday at 4 pm with host, Abigail Adler
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Jul 19, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: T. Jackson King

T. Jackson King began reading Science Fiction in 4th grade. By the time he was 38 he discovered that he had read all the Human-Alien first contact or encounter novels in his local library. So King decided to write his own. He has since published 27 books of Science Fiction and one book of poetry. Some of his titles include: STELLAR ASSASSIN, ESCAPE FROM ALIENS, EARTH VS. ALIENS. King has an masters degree in archeology which comes through in his books. He worked as a federal archeologist and newspaper journalist. Eventually, the success of his Science Fiction books allowed him to settle down to writing full time.

His latest book is BATTLESTAR. It is the first novel in his new StarFlight series.

 

Jul 12, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill is director of the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.  In that capacity, he has undertaken cultural diplomacy missions to more than 50 countries.

Merrill is the Author of six works of non fiction. He has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water  and Watch Fire  for which he received an Award from the Academy of American Poets.  His writings have been translated into 40 languages  As a journalist, Merrill's articles  appear in numerous publications. His many honors include a knighthood in arts and letters from the French government.For ten years Merrill was the book critic for the daily PRI radio news program The World.

His new book- just out is- SELF-PORTRAIT WITH DOGWOOD. A different kind of memoir.

 

 

Jul 5, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Joy Jones

Joy Jones is the author of four books- her latest, is The Last Madam: A legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch -  about an infamous brothel that operated near La Grange Texas from 1905-1973. This book is historical fiction- a lot of fact and with some fiction filling in the empty spaces. Professionally, Dr. Jones is a retired teacher with more than 30 years of experience in Texas and New Mexico public classrooms. She holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology.

 

Jun 28, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Janie Chodosh

Chodosh has a deep interest in natural history- and that comes out in her writing. Her new book , co-authored with Lori Robinson -  WILD LIVES Interviews with  Leading Conservationists:  On The Animals And The Planet They Love profiles twenty super-human conservationists who are determined to save the world. Chodosh worked at Yosemite National Park as a naturalist. She then moved to New Mexico to become the state Education Director for the Audobon Society. She is now a full time writer. 

Chodosh is also the author of a series of mysteries for teens. The first two books already out are Death Spiral and Code Red.

 

 

Jun 21, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Dorothy Massey

 

DOROTHY MASSEY is the owner of Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe NM. For many years, Collected Works has been known as a gathering place for writers as well as readers.  The bookstore sponsors many readings and other supportive services for writers. The Iconik Coffee Shop provides a cozy hangout area inside the store.

Jun 14, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Ana Matiella

ANA MATIELLA writes about what she knows and, she knows people --starting with people in her family. Matiella has two books of memoir-  the latest - Las Madrinas  published in 2016, and her first book, The Truth About Alicia and Other Stories. As part of her daytime job,  Matiella  pioneered the use of fotonovellas to educate people about pressing health issues like HIV and Diabeties.  Matiiella writes in English and Spanish… which makes sense because she grew up in the border town of Nogales. She has also been a political columnist for tht Santa Fe New Mexican for 10 years.

Jun 7, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Sallie Bingham

Sallie Bingham is a writer, feminist activist, and philanthropist. Bingham’s first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin several years after she graduated from college.  It was followed by four collections of short stories.  She has also published six additional novels, three collections of poetry, numerous plays (produced off-Broadway and regionally), and the well-known family memoir, Passion and Prejudice. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is The Blue Box: Three Lives In Letters- about her mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother.

May 31, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: John Feffer

John Feffer is a foreign policy expert… an author and currently, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy StudiesHis many articles have been published in the NY Times and Washington Post among others. He has written 6 books including, Shock Waves - Eastern Europe After the Revolutions, Crusade 2.0 - The West's Resurgent War on Islam, and Beyond Detente: Soviet Foreign Policy and US Options. He has also written 2 novels. His most recent book is the dystopian novel, Splinterlands  set in the year 2050.  

May 24, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Susan Gardner

Susan Gardner is the founder and literary editor for Red Mountain Press-  a publishing company based in Santa Fe, NM. In that capacity, she has published the work of 34 authors. Gardner is also a poet, writer, and photographer. Gardner, herself,  has written six books of poetry and a memoir- Drawing The Line- A Passionate Life. This year Red Mountain Press celebrates its 10th year publishing literature.

May 17, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Alan Louis Kishbaugh

Author, Alan Louis Kishbaugh has just published thirty years of intimate letter exchanges with Frank Waters- The Taos author of The Book Of The Hopi and The Man Who Killed The Deer.

Kishbaugh's new book is Deep Waters: Frank Waters Remembered in Letters & Commentary.

The letters and commentary chronicle their friendship, their shared passion for the environment and the challenges of the writer's life. In the Late 1960s, Alan Kishbaugh headed up the Western operations for Farrar, Straus & Giroux,  a publisher known for literary books whose authors won many awards including Pulitzer Prizes.

 

 

May 10, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Julia Goldberg

Julia Goldberg has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years. Her book, just out, Inside Story: Everyone's Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Non-Fiction. It's the inside scoop on how to do it all. Goldberg started out reporting for the Rio Grande Sun - published in Espanola, NM. She reported for the Santa Fe Reporter for 4 years and then went on to be the editor from 2000 until 2011. During that  time the paper won dozens of national awards. Goldberg is the nonfiction editor for the literary website, The Nervous Breakdown. She also hosted her own radio show on KVSF, Santa Fe.

 

May 3, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, success coach and motivational speaker… and she's not afraid to do it all in the first person. Sincero's latest book is You Are A Badass At Making Money  -Mastering The Mindset of Wealth. This is the second book in Sincero's series of self-help books. Jen Sincero brings her badass attitude and up-front advice to all her subjects. Her other books include, Don't Sleep With Your Drummer and You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

 

 

Apr 26, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman is best known for her Leaphorn and Chee detective novels which take place mainly on the vast Navajo Nation. Walking in the moccasins of her father, Tony Hillerman, she continues the popular series with her third novel- The Song Of The Lion. Anne Hillerman has worked as the editorial page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Journal North. She has also worked as a reporter in print, radio and television.

Apr 19, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM - SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: George Johnson

George Johnson is a writer who works from his house on the historic east side of Santa fe in the shadow of Talaya Peak… However,  he is thinking about the vast experience of modern science and beyond. Johnson has written about science for the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Slate, Scientific American, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications. He is the author of nine books, including The Cancer Chronicles and The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments.  Johnson is cofounder and codirector of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop

Apr 12, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Juliana Brenner

Juliana Brenner is a staff writer for Generation Next, a page dedicated to teens which appears in the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper every Friday. Brenner 's articles tackle issues on the minds of Santa Fe teens-- difficult subjects like - "The Psyche of a Runaway", "The Dangers of hitting 'Send'",  and "The Science of Study". Brenner, is currently a senior at Desert Academy in Santa Fe, where she started the first newspaper at the school and since then has served as Editor-in-Chief.  Brenner has also published poems and short stories in her school literary magazine.

 

 

Apr 5, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison almost single-handedly began the gourmet vegetarian revolution that began in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. She is the author of 14 cookbooks. The newest one,  just out, is In My Kitchen- A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes. Madison began her career as the cook at the San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara. She then opened the famous Greens restaurant in 1979. In 2016, Madison was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame.

Mar 29, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Jack Loeffler

 

JACK LOEFFLER is a writer, historian, musician and ethnomusicologist.  He has been instrumental in the effort to document and preserve southwest indigenous culture. To that end he has produced thousands of recordings of stories and music many of them broadcast on radio. His books include- Headed Upstream- Interviews with IconoclastsAdventures with Ed- A Portrait of Abbey,  -  about his friend, author and environmentalist Ed Abbey. And, Healing the West: Voices of Culture and Habitat. His latest book  -Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest.

Mar 22, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: James McGrath Morris

James McGrath Morris is a critically acclaimed biographer. His latest book is The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos and a Friendship Made and Lost in War . Morris has also been a journalist, book publisher, high school teacher and radio news broadcaster. He has published seven books about such historic figures as publisher Joseph Pulitzer, activist Emma Goldman and Ethel Payne, the first lady of the black press.

Mar 15, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Sherri Burr

Sherri Burr is a writer with twenty-three published books.  She is also a lawyer, a photographer, an artist, a curator and a talk show host. Burr currently teaches intellectual property law, art and entertainment law and international law at the University of New Mexico. She is an internationally renowned lecturer. Last year she wrapped up 19 years as the host and producer of "Arts Talk" which aired weekly on  U-Public -TV and on YOU TUBE. Burr is the author of A Short And Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being, the money management manual for those seeking to thrive during healthy and weak economic times.

Mar 8, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis is perhaps best known for his screenplay for the widely acclaimed John Adams series. The mini series that aired on HBO won more Emmy awards than any other mini series in history. Ellis talks about writing for the screen, being the youngest ever international editor for the Hollywood Reporter, and writing the screenplay for a video game, The Order: 1886 - involving vampires and werewolves.

Mar 1, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler


Guest: Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams' latest book is Open Midnight, a chronicle of dwelling in places where the outer wilderness and inner wilderness meet. The vast wilderness where Williams often spends his time is part of him, part of his psyche. After college, Williams went into the family business - selling plumbing supplies- for more than a decade before figuring out how to do what he really wanted to do. Advocate for the environment in Southern Utah. In addition to his books, Williams has written articles for ski magazines, out door magazines, environmental and literary journals.

Feb 22, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adlert

Guest: David Morrell

After more than 40 years as a published author, with more than 30 titles to his name, writer David Morrell is perhaps still best known for his first hit novel...First Blood, which became the Rambo series of books and movies starring Silverster Stallone. Morrell has a PhD in American Literature and taught in the English department at the University of Iowa. Now, his latest book- Ruler of the Night, is the third in a series of Victorian English murder mysteries taking place in 1850's London.

Feb 15, 2017

KSFR RADIO 1O1.1 SANTA FE,NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: KJ Howe

KJ Howe' new book, The Freedom Broker, is a kidnap and ransom book with breakneck action and complicated personal relationships. In many ways, Howe spent a large part of her life researching this book- moving around the world with her family to exotic locations like Africa, Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. Howe is no stranger to thrills having raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii and co-mingled with elephants in Botswana. She lives in Toronto, Canada, but is often missing in action.

Feb 9, 2017

KSFR 101.1FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Robert Nott

Aired: February 8, 2017

You've seen Robert Nott's byline in The Santa Fe New Mexican for 17 years. He is currently the Education Editor, although he also covers veterans affairs, general news assignments, personality profiles, obituaries, courts and cop-related stories. Nott has also written four non-fiction books - all about film personalities. Nott spent four years in the United States Air Force where he wrote for the military unit's newspaper. He is also a playwright and ran the theatre program at Warehouse 21 for ten years.

Feb 1, 2017

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Mark Sundeen

Mark Sundeen is an adventure writer-- and the adventures he writes about are his life. He spent ten years as a river guide and Outward Bound instructor. He wrote articles about his experiences and became an award-winning writer of non-fiction for Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure and The New York Times Travel Section and Magazine. His books include Car Camping and The Man Who Quit Money. Sundeen's latest book is The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America. In this new book, Sundeen checks out the daring lifestyles of America's new pioneers and what inspired them to look for a simpler existence.

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