July 27, 2011
Freddie Kiger, Writer, Researcher and American Civil War Expert at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, about the importance of the American Civil War — 150 years later.
Web pages: www.fredwkiger.com
July 22, 2011
John Hart, winner of two Edgar awards for the best mystery novel of the year and author of Iron House, about the new book and the excitement and challenges of launching a fourth best selling book.
Web page: www.johnhartfiction.com
Note: To view John Hart’s North Carolina Bookwatch interview: www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch or
July 21, 2011
Sally Rhine Feather, Executive Director Emeritus of the Rhine Research Center , about about the Rhine Research Center’s work on the study of consciousness and the current status of the study of parapsychology.
July 20, 2011
Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and GENERATON FREEDOM: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World, about the new book and his hopes that the Arab Spring will bring a new freedom and openness to the Middle East.
Web page: for Feiler’s essay in Time: www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2076714-2,00.html
July 19, 2011
Joseph Howell, author of Civil Rights Journey: The Story of a White Southerner Coming of Age during the Civil Rights Revolution, about the new book and insider stories of the Civil Rights struggles. A free preview of the book at:
June 9, 2011
Michael Ray Smith, a professor at Campbell University and author of A Free Press in Freehand: The Spirit of American Blogging in the Handwritten Newspapers of John McLean Harrington 1858-1869, about the new book and how a handwritten newsletter provided a narrative record of the Civil War.
June 8, 2011
Playmakers producing artistic director Joseph Haj and associate artistic director Jeffrey Meanza, about the PlayMakers Repertory Company 2011/12 Season. www.playmakersrep.org
June 7, 2011
Robyn S. Hadley, director of Alamance County’s What’s After High School? and author of WITHIN VIEW, WITHIN REACH, about the new book and the smart things children and parents can do now to prepare for college and the college admissions process.
Web page: www.withinviewwithinreach.com/about-the-book.html
June 2, 2011
Marjorie Hudson, award winning writer and teacher of writing and author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Stories about newcomers and natives, and the healing power of the rural South, about the new book and her stories and the craft of writing and its challenges. http://marjoriehudson.com/
Publisher’s web page: www.press53.com/BioMarjorieHudson.html
June 1, 2011
Steven Petrow, author of Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life , about the new book and the challenges of good mannerly conduct that face gays, lesbians, and straights.