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Our tagline isn't just a witty play on words. Writers really do ROC. Especially when they’re local. Listen as we chat up area authors and discover the voices that make up our region's diverse literary scene.

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Our tagline isn't just a witty play on words. Writers really do ROC. Especially when they’re local. Listen as we chat up area authors and discover the voices that make up our region's diverse literary scene.

    Corey Lamar Tanksley - Episode 8

    Corey Lamar Tanksley - Episode 8

    Looking for a relatable story? Whether you are still fresh with youth or a seasoned professional, this story will take you back to those exciting college years with a hip-hop rhythm. Check out our interview with local author Corey Lamar Tanksley, as he talks about his debut novel B-Boy to Man.Episode 8 Corey Lamar TanksleyFile Size:26250 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

    Leslie C. Youngblood - Episode 7

    Leslie C. Youngblood - Episode 7

    Although award-winning writer Leslie C. Youngblood gave her character G-baby life in previous short fiction, it wasn't until G-baby insisted she get her own story that Youngblood wrote her upcoming middle grade novel, Love Like Sky, set to debut in November. We chatted with her about her book launch, growing up in a blended family and how that inspired her novel, the power of language, and more. To learn more about Leslie, check out her website.Episode 7 Leslie C. YoungbloodFile Size:27970 kbFil [...]

    Joy Keller - Episode 6

    Joy Keller - Episode 6

    Who doesn't love a fantastical picture book? If you're like us and are fans of children's stories, listen to our latest interview with Joy Keller, author of MONSTER TRUCKS and the upcoming MISS TURIE'S MAGIC CREATURES. To learn more about Keller, check out her website.Episode 6 Joy KellerFile Size:18491 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

    Armen Pogharian - Episode 5

    Armen Pogharian - Episode 5

    If you are a fan of YA Fantasy, with a love of history, science, mythology, and legendary creatures, Armen Pogharian might be the author for you! Our latest interview features this intriguing and delightful writer. We only wish we had more time to pick his creative brain. To learn more about Pogharian and to support him, check out his website.Episode 5 Armen PogharianFile Size:30605 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

    Glenn McCarty - Episode 4

    Glenn McCarty - Episode 4

    Area author Glenn McCarty chats with us about his upcoming middle grade novel, Tumbleweed Thompson; his current Kickstarter project to fund it; and how he got started writing for children. We also kicked around a few fun topics that included how he connected with his illustrator, the Lochness Monster, and superpowers. To learn more about McCarty, and to help support him, check out his website.Episode 4 Glenn McCartyFile Size:31372 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

    CaTyra Polland - Episode 3

    CaTyra Polland - Episode 3

    Check out our latest episode with author CaTyra Polland. In this episode, we discussed her book, Professionalism, What's That?  We got to hear her talk about her writing and career endeavors, including the upcoming Writer's Paradise, a writers retreat right here in Rochester. To learn more, check out her website.Episode 3 Catyra PollandFile Size:27021 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

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