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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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Lawrence Knorr and the members of BANG, a hard rock trio from South Philadelphia, recounted the band's meteoric rise to fame during the early 1970s in their book The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights. In this... more

Sunbury Press miraculously brought together the daughters of Valentyn Koval and Julian Wojtowych by publishing Oxana Koval Lapchuk's, book, ?The Journalist, A Holocaust Story.? Tanya Wojtowych, daughter of Julian, found the book and then... more

In The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change (Melville House, Mar 2020), Solomon Goldstein-Rose, a leading millennial climate activist, makes clear what needs to happen to hit the 2050 target: the manufacturing booms we must... more

On this episode of Milford House Mysteries, Joan and Sherry interview author Children and Young Adult book author Joe Harvey. Harvey's books focus on the lives, concerns and frustrations of pre-teens and teens. We'll talk about Harvey's... more

Lou Gehrig Day is on June 2. This annual, league-wide celebration will be a time to not only honor the legacy of this Hall of Fame first baseman but to also raise awareness and funds to fight ALS. Dan Joseph is a Washington-based... more

Another example of serious fiction trying to fight ignorance. The Heatstroke Line (Sunbury Press, 2015) depicts a United State with its coastal cities flooded and its remaining land sweltering under debilitating heat. It has broken into smaller units... more

On this episode, Sherry Knowlton and J.M West interview Laury Egan, a versatile and prolific writer, back for a second visit to Milford House Mysteries to talk about her new work of literary fiction, The Swimmer. Reviewer Lori Ostlund... more

(Fiction novels, too, play an important role in garnering public attention of the Climate Crisis) The Weathermaker (Milford House Press, Jan 2020) is a ?cli-fi? genre-bending thriller, with the action aspects of Twister. It shows the tragic... more

Charles Miller is a thirteen-year-old who is looking forward to a lazy Florida summer with his friends. That all changes when a strange-looking raft rolls up, led by a certain "Captain Kid." The captain enlists Charles and the gang to... more

How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos (Jan 2021, Simon & Schuster) is by David Pogue, a science and technology writer best known for his work on CBS News Sunday Morning. Pogue cuts straight to... more