(First airdate: September 4, 2019) Rachel Muller is a storyteller and children’s author from Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. She spins us a tale on this edition of Booklovers’ Cafe.
(First airdate: August 7, 2019) KPTZ radio host Jerry Osborne joins CrisWilson to talk about his book Elvis: Like Any Other Soldier. It is a special 50th Anniversary edition commemorating Elvis’ army years. We have included recordings of young Elvis talking about his army experiences and some music that make this Booklovers’ broadcast unique.
(First airdate: July 3, 2019) Pacific Northwest author Alea Carroll talks to Cris about her book Silence the Echo. It is a genre-breaking page-turner – part science fiction mixed with fantasy and ecology thriller. There is even a young love triangle for romance fans.
(First airdate: 6/05/2019) Nationally known and beloved author Pam Houston talks to Cris about her new memoir Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. This book is endlessly wise, funny, and full of heart, according to Tommy Orange author of There There.
(First airdate: May 15, 2019) Nationally known author and local favorite Erica Bauermeister talks to Cris Wilson about her new novel The Scent Keeper. In this intriguing and emotional story of family secrets and strengths, we follow a young woman growing up on an isolated island off the coast of British Columbia.
(First airdate: April 3, 2019) Teacher, author and media producer, Richard Friedericks joins Cris wilson to talk about his book Windhorse Warrior. The book offers an inside look at the struggles and aspirations of the Tibetan people during the 1950s. Politics, romance and spirituality are all interwoven into this story of human aspirations.
(First airdate: March 6, 2019) Cris Wilson and Community Read author Kathleen Dean Moore talk about her first novel Piano Tide. Set in a remote fishing village in Southeast Alaska, the intriguing and believable characters grapple with their environment on personal and existential levels.
(First airdate: February 6, 2019) Lyanda Lynn Haupt visits with Cris Wilson to talk about Mozart’s Starling who is said to have inspired the theme in the Piano Concerto #17 in G! From Vienna to Seattle, Lyanda helps us fall in love with a much maligned member of the avian tribe.
(First airdate: January 6, 2018) K.J. Dell’Antonia, former editor of the New York Times Motherlode Blog and contributor to the New York Times Well: Family section talks to Cris Wilson about her positive and encouraging book How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute.
(First airdate: October 31, 2018) In November on Booklover’s Cafe Cris Wilson talks to University of Victoria Professor Jason Colby about his 2018 book Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator. From Namu to Lolita and the fate of our Southern Resident Pods this show is full of timely information.
(First airdate: June 6, 2018) Cris has a great time with Old Time Banjo player and author Jeanie Murphy. Jeanie’s first novel is titled Donna Cody: A Tall Tale. Old-time musicians will enjoy all the musical references, and the literary among you will see a framework that follows the classic tale of Don Quixote by Cervantes.
(First airdate: December 6, 2017) Author Louise Marley talks with Cris Wilson about her newest book A Secret History of Witches published under the pseudonym Louisa Morgan. Louise also discusses her Benedict Hall series set in Seattle after WWI published under the name Cate Campbell. Her 20 novels, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, all feature strong women who push against societal norms and expectations.
(First airdate: November 2017) Author and lecturer Langdon Cook talks with Booklovers’ Cafe host Cris Wilson about his newest book, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon From River to Table. Langdon takes us on a journey up and down the Pacific coast to meet the charismatic people whose lives are led by the fish that we all follow.
(First airdate: October 4, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Julie Christine Johnson, award-winning author of the novels In Another Life and The Crows of Beara. You can learn more about her at juliechristinejohnson.com.