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Three different shows. One common theme: celebrating the world of books. This podcast network is for readers and writers interested in hearing about awesome new books spanning a wide variety of different genres. Whether you’re hoping to get to know a new author or are in need of some practical writing tips, the BookSpeak Network has you covered. ~The first program in the BookSpeak Network is the Sunbury Press Books Show. Hosted by the CEO of indie publisher Sunbury Press Lawrence Knorr, this show consists largely of interviews between the publisher and the authors he takes on at Sunbury Press. Knorr interviews both fiction and nonfiction authors and covers a range of topics from history, sports, biography, and more. This show may air 1-4 times per month. ~The second program is called Milford House Mysteries, hosted by mystery and thriller authors Sherry Knowlton and JM (Jody) West. Sherry and JM often discuss the process of writing and publishing mysteries as well as doing interviews with some of the genre’s top authors. Milford House Mysteries hits the airwaves about two times per month. ~Finally, it’s the Brown Posey Press Show! Author Tory Gates interviews authors in the literary fiction and nonfiction genres, and he’s got a special connection with indie presses and indie authors. If you’re in the mood for a deep dive into art and uniqueness in literature, you’re going to find something to love in these conversations. ~Looking for author interviews and writing tips? Go ahead and hit that subscribe button. You’ve got some listening to do.

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Hope in Hell: How We Can Confront the Climate Crisis & Save the Earth (Earth Aware Editions, April 2021). It's no longer a Climate Crisis. It has become a Climate Emergency. Ultimately optimistic despite the dire challenge presented to... more

Henry enjoys going to visit his grandfather in Athens, Ohio. One day, they discover a pawpaw tree; Henry doesn't know what it is, but Grandpa sure knows about it. In learning about pawpaw, Henry learns about doing something... more

Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich (MCD, April 2019) By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change―including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians,... more

Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis (Greystone Books, Oct 2020) by Elin Kelsey. Fears about climate change are fueling an epidemic of despair across the world: adults worry... more

On this episode of Milford House Mysteries, we feature co-host JM West and her new book of historical nonfiction, Madam Bessie Jones: Her Life and Times. Co-host Sherry Knowlton will interview West about her decision to take on a... more

(A highly prescient fiction account that helps all of us see the bleak future we are creating.) Blue Karma (Mar 2019, Spaekona Press) by J.K. Ullrich. Came out digitally in 2015. In the near dystopian future, water is the coin of the realm.... more

The Pulaski Saga takes readers back in time, to the Antebellum Period of the American South, through the Civil War, and years beyond. Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1841 is the backdrop for Ben Pulaski, a sailor who returns home to... more

The Good Ancestor, A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking (Nov 2020, The Experiment) is by leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric. A timely perspective for this moment in history. Businesses eschew civic responsibility for... more

Chris Fenwick has been a visionary and entrepreneur throughout her career in a variety of roles. She is the author of the visionary fiction novel "the 100th Human", nearing its 15th anniversary since release. She is also the author of the State... more

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Destruction (The New Press, Jan 2019) After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his... more