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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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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.

Jan 26, 2017

KSFR 101.1 FM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Douglas Preston

 

Many of Douglas Preston's books chronicle his life of death-defying, swashbuckling adventure. He was the first person in 3,000 years to enter an ancient Egyptian burial chamber in a tomb known as KV5 in the Valley of the KingsHe put himself in the middle of a dangerous murder investigation tracking down a serial killer in Italy. He published a book about that adventure - The Monster Of Florence in 2008. This year, Preston is back from the deepest, darkest, most treacherous jungles of Honduras. His book about that expedition is just out ---The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story (2017) Preston has published more than 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. He was best known early on for his horror novels and techno-thrillers co-authored with Lincoln Child. Their best selling novel, The Relic, (1995) was made into a motion picture by paramount.

Jan 19, 2017

KSFR 101.1 FM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Joseph Badal

Josheph Badal's latest book, Dark Angel, is a suspense novel and the sequel to Borderline, part of his Detective Lassiter/Martinez Case File series. The story takes place in New Mexico. Badal has published 12 books- thrillers, mysteries and novels. Before that, he spent 40 years in the world of finance and banking. Badal is a decorated army veteran who served in Vietnam and other exotic locations around the globe.

Jan 11, 2017

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Thomas Clagett

 

 

Thomas Clagett is the author of three books-  A non-fiction book about the filmmaker William Freidkin, best known for the French Connection and The Exorcist. Clagett is also the author of two western novels- The Pursuit of Muerieta, and West of Penance. Both works of fiction have received prestigious awards.  Clagett earned a degree in journalism and then took a 20 year detour, working as an assistant film editor in Los Angeles before becoming a full time writer. 

Jan 4, 2017

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Peter Callan

Before he became a writer, Peter Callan had several careers including being a bartender, Property manager in Miami Beach and as a certified butler for people like Bob Hope and his wife. Peter graduated from college at the age of 53 Summa Cum Laude. He was the oldest living intern in Washington DC for NM Representative Ben Ray Lujan.  His book is Prepare to Die, A Practical Guide For Dealing With The Inevitable.

Dec 21, 2016

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Christina Waters

Christina Waters writes a weekly column of artists profiles in the San Francisco Bay area.  She is also the food and wine and restaurant critic for a weekly Santa Cruz publication. She is the author of Inside The Flame: The Joy of Treasuring What You Already Have. The book a treasury of memories inspired by objects that surround us: an antidote to the current cleaning out and downsizing craze.

Dec 15, 2016

Producer and Host: Abigail Addler

Guest: Don Usner

Don Usner's latest book is Orale! Lowrider Custom Made in New Mexico is a colorful large format photography book  about New Mexico's lowrider culture. Usner is a native of New Mexico and has published 10 books of photography and text, most of them with subjects rooted in local culture and traditions. He has published many articles in magazines including El Palacio, New Mexico Magazine and Photo Booth, an online blog of the New Yorker magazine.

Dec 12, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Benjamin Klein

Aired: November 30, 2016

 

Benjamin Klein is editor of and contributor to New Settlers: Photographs of the Counterculture of New Mexico . This book tells the story of dropouts, renegades and utopians - disillusioned children of the middle class who settled in communes in northern New Mexico in the 1960s. Historian, Benjamin Klein is in a unique position to tell the tale; he spent his summers in El Rito with his hippie father and the school year with his mother immersed in the counter culture of the Bay Area. The historic photographs are by Irwin Klein, Benjamin's uncle. Benjamin Klein is currently a lecturer at California State University East Bay. His additional field of expertise is court culture in late 17th century England. 

Nov 17, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Johnny D.Boggs

Aired November 16, 2016

 

Johnny D Boggs has published more than 50 books with western themes.  Books with titles like Legacy of a Lawman, South By Southwest and Doubtful Canyon. He has won many prestigious awards including the Spur Award from Western Writers of America and the Western heritage Wrangler Award. He began his career as a journalist writing for the Dallas Times Herald and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He moved to Santa Fe in 1998 to write books full time.

Nov 12, 2016

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Nancy Zeckendorf

Aired: November 16, 2016

 

Nancy Zeckendorf talks about Developing My Life by William (Bill) Zeckendorf. Bill Zeckendorf wrote this autobiographical book about his life as a pioneering, influential builder and developer in both New York City and Santa Fe, NM.  His wife, Nancy was instrumental in publishing and spreading the word about this book which was published after Bill's death in 2014. This is the story behind the story of major projects in Santa Fe, such as The Eldorado Hotel, Los Miradores and the historic renovations of the Lensic Theatre and the Santa Fe Opera house.

Nov 3, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Joshua Baer

Aired: November 2, 2016 

Joshua Baer is the author of  "One Bottle", a monthly column about wine for THE Magazine in Santa Fe, NM. He is also an appraiser of Navajo textiles. After completing a college degree in Art History, Baer went into the rare coin business.  In addition, from 1978-1985 he interviewed musicians and rock stars for "Musician Magazine". He came to Santa Fe in 1985 and opened a gallery, Joshua Baer and Co., in downtown Santa Fe from 1988-2003. He is the author of three books about Native American Art. His column, "One Bottle" has run in THE Magazine for the past 17 years.

Oct 28, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Malena Morling

 

Malena Morling is the author of two books of poetry, Ocean Avenue and Astoria. Morling grew up in Sweden and is a much-publisned translator of Swedish authors including Nobel Laureate, Tomas Transtromer.  Morling has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Black Mountain Institute. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. She is currently a professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 

Oct 20, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Elaine Pinkerton

 

Elaine Pinkerton is a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in Runner's world, Family Circle New Mexico Magazine among many others.  

She has published six books of non-fiction and fiction, including Good Bye Baby, A Diary About AdoptionFrom Calcutta With Love, A collection of Letters, and the novel, Beast of Bengal.

Her popular book, Santa Fe On Foot, first published in 1986, has just been reissued with new chapters included.

 

Oct 14, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Leslie Poling-Kempes

 

Leslie Poling-Kempes has published six books, four non-ficrtion and two fiction. Her book, The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened The West, published in 1989, is considered the definitive work on Harvey Girls. Her latest book, Ladies of the Canyon, has already received three prestigious awards. Poling-Kempes novel, Bone Horses, won the Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction in 2013.

Oct 14, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Anne Valley-Fox

 

Anne Valley-Fox has published 5 books of poetry. Her latest book, Nightfall, has just been published by Red Mountain Press. Anne worked in the Artists in the Schools program and then for many years worked at Project Crossroads, a non-profit that promoted creative cirriculum in the schools. That culminated in Anne co-editing 5 books of New Mexico history including;Cowboys, Ranching and Cattle Trails, Outlaws and Desperados and Stories from Hispano New Mexico.

Oct 8, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson is a Journalist, Critic and Memoirist. The author of three books; The Sanctuary of Illness, The Saddest Music Ever Written, and Memoir and the Memoirist. He is a long-time staff writer for the San Diego Reader. He Teaches writing and creates "presentations" such as his work about musicians on the Titanic. Tom Larson has an undergraduate degree in music composition and a graduate degree in American Literature.

Sep 26, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: John Nichols

John Nichols , author of more than 20 books, is perhaps best known in these parts for The Milagro Beanfield War, which was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He is also the author of The Sterile Cuckoo which was made into a movie staring Liza Minnelli. Other books include Nirvana Blues and If Mountains Die. His books express unimaginable beauty, perceptive, laugh-out-loud humor and unmerciful rage at human destruction of the planet. His latest book, just out this year, is The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest.

 

 

Sep 15, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Kate McCahill

Kate McCahill is Assistant Professor of English at the Santa Fe Community College and faculty advisor for the Santa Fe Literary Review. She has also written, managed, and edited content for a number of corporate and non-profit organizations, Her essays, stories and poems have been published in anthologies, magazines and journals..She received a Traveling Fellowship to teach and write in Latin America for a year.  Her first book, PATAGONIAN ROAD: A YEAR ALONE THROUGH LATIN AMERICA, will be published in 2017  

 

Sep 15, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Rosemary Zibart

Rosemary Zibart writes in almost every genre- including film scripts, magazine and newspaper articles, picture books, young adult novels, plays and essays. As a journalist she has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Time and Parade magazines. Her plays include All Too Human and The Jewel in The Manuscript.

Sep 15, 2016

KSFR 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Susan Gardner

 

Susan Gardner is a poet, writer, publisher and photographer. She has published six books of poetry and a memoir, Drawing the Line- A Passionate Life. She is the literary editor and founder of Red Mountain Press based in Santa Fe, NM. Susan speaks five languages and writes in English, Spanish and sometimes Japanese. She is also an expert in ancient books and paper making.

Aug 26, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler
Guest: Baron Wolman

 

Baron Wolman, very cool original Rolling Stones Magazine Photographer, known for his iconic photographs of rockstars, jazz musicians, country singers... pretty much anyone making the scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Baron continues to photograph and write the text for his many books. Here are some of the stories behind those famous photos.

Aug 22, 2016

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host:Abigail Adler

Guest: Leslie Harrell Dillen

Leslie Harrell Dillen is the author of a dozen plays and an actor with many acting credits. Her plays have been in production and workshopped throughout the US and in Edinborough Scotland. Her play, Death Quilt was workshopped at the Sundance Institute. Her play, The Passions of Mabel Dodge Lujan has recently been staged in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas.

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