Books in Three Bytes from the AuthorBytes Cafe serves up conversations with successful fiction and nonfiction authors whose work spans numerous genres and topics. Hosted by celebrated book talk show host Jordan Rich, the podcast focuses on three essential elements related to an author's books or writing career. Sit back and take a sip of the Cafe's weekly brew.
Books in Three Bytes 34: JP O'Donnell
Today's cafe interview takes us from books to movies, and how author JP O'Donnell has forayed into both mediums. In our first byte, we'll talk with JP about the inception of Gallagher--a tough Boston detective and the protagonist of Fatal Gamble and Deadly Codes. Byte two takes us to the movies; JP will tell us how his book made it to the big screen. Byte three forages further into the idea of optioning your book to the big screen and what that entails.
Books in Three Bytes 33: Robert Kuttner
This episodes' guest is author and economic journalist Robert Kuttner. Bob is also the cofounder and coeditor of "The American Prospect." A scholar and teacher, he currently holds an endowed chair at Brandeis University. In this episode, Bob discusses his latest book, CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE GLOBAL CAPITALISM? During the first byte, he provides a clear definition of global capitalism. Next, Bob explains why the resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. Finally, he describes how we can "right" the system.
Books in Three Bytes 32: Tim Wendel
Books in Three Bytes guest Tim Wendel is known for his writing about the world of sports. In his latest book, CANCER CROSSINGS: A BROTHER, HIS DOCTORS AND THE QUEST FOR A CURE TO CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA, Tim explains a different kind of team, the cadre of remarkable doctors and caregivers who helped his brother live for 8 years, despite a prognosis of surviving 12 to 18 months at most. During the podcast, Tim shares his family’s experiences and offers insights into the progress being made in treating so many cancers. There’s lots of life lessons for everyone in this very personal and moving account of loss and triumph.
Books in Three Bytes 31: Gay Gaddis
Meet Gay Gaddis, the owner of Austin-based T3, one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the U.S. and author of COWGIRL POWER: HOW TO KICK ASS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE. In our first byte, Gay explains how cowgirls aren’t just a metaphor; cowgirl culture is real and has distinct values. In byte number two, Gay and host Jordan Rich discuss the elements of character; how fairness and respect fit side-by-side with cowgirl toughness. Finally, Gay explains how cowgirl kick-ass culture relates not only to the business world but to all of life’s experiences. The podcast concludes with a brief tour of the "Cowgirl Power Toolkit" and to make it work for you. Saddle up for a good listen!
Books in Three Bytes 30: Brad Meltzer
Today, Books in Three Bytes is pleased to have with us New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. He’s penned landmark titles such as THE TENTH JUSTICE and THE BOOK OF FATE. His latest thriller, THE ESCAPE ARTIST, marks the 20th anniversary of his first published novel. Our first byte examines the plot of THE ESCAPE ARTIST and how it connects to Harry Houdini, as well as magicians in the government. In the second byte, Brads takes us on an inside look at Dover Airforce Base, hallowed ground where the remains of fallen military heroes are taken. Our final talking point offers a glimpse into Brad’s fascination with history and why the secrets of history make for great storytelling.
Books in Three Bytes 29: Sebastian Rotella
True crime is the focus of this podcast, and what better guest to guide us through than author Sebastian Rotella. Sebastian is a successful journalist with more than twenty years of experience, writing for newspapers like the LA Times where he reports on true crime stories here and around the globe. His latest thriller is RIP CREW, and we’ll delve into the book’s intriguing plotline in our first byte. In our second byte, Sebastian offers a career sketch, explaining why his experience as a reporter makes him an even more effective novelist. Lastly, we ask Sebastian just how much real world crime affects the novels he writes. Today on Books in Three Bytes, real crime and how it reflects on masterful fiction.
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