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Tess Gerritsen

Bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series (and many other medical thrillers)

Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book, A Boy Called Christmas, was a runaway hit in his own country and has been translated in over 25 languages. His latest novel, The Midnight Library, will be released in the United States on September 29, 2020.

Kevin Knight

Look up the term Renaissance man in the dictionary, and I’m sure you will see a picture of Kevin A Knight. He started his own company and serves as an independent marketing research consultant to many leading global corporations. He’s also an avid runner and said goodbye to his running shoes as a way to reduce pain in his hip and back. Not only did the pain go away, but he gained wonderful insights while he ran.

Author Interviews and Long-Form Conversations

Author Julie McGue

Author Julie McGue

Julie Ryan McGueJulie Ryan McGue was born in Chicago, Illinois. She and her identical twin sister were adopted together. Her debut memoir, Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging is about the search for birth relatives.Host & Guest Mike...

Jim Carlon Part 2

Jim Carlon Part 2

Jim Carlon Part 2 of my interview with Jim Carlon about his book Conversation with a Desperate Man: A book for any man on the brink; and anyone who loves him.Host & Guest Mike Carlon Jim Carlon Resources  FollowfacebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramAbout This EpisodeThis...

Jim Carlon Part 1

Jim Carlon Part 1

James Carlon"I had people in my life and people I worked with who looked at me and said, ‘you don’t look right.’ — Jim Carlon Host & Guest Mike Carlon Jim Carlon FollowfacebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramAbout This EpisodeI have easily interviewed a few thousand people...

Author Olga Grushin

Author Olga Grushin

Olga Grushin"The Charmed Wife is a modern take on the story of Cinderella, marriage, divorce and love that’s surprising, darkly comedic and enchanting."— CNNHost & Guest Mike Carlon Olga Grushin  Resources Olga Grushin...

Jess Stainbrook

Jess Stainbrook

Jess StainbrookJess is known for building successful media teams and championing significant visual storytelling efforts through innovative programming and strategic business initiatives. In the broadcast television field, Jess has received 8 Emmy Awards and 29...

The Otto Penzler Interview

The Otto Penzler Interview

Listen in as Mike chats with Otto about his life and career including his experiences as a young boy emigrating to the US from Germany during the middle of World War II, how he traded in his desire to become a physicist for either the prospect of being a great American novelist or the center fielder for the New York Yankees, and how some harsh criticism towards his first novel pushed him towards a career as a journalist.

Author Dustin Lawson

Author Dustin Lawson

It’s not every day that I get to talk to someone as interesting and, dare I say, enlightened as author Dustin Lawson. I’m excited to announce that today was one of those days! Throughout high school and college, Dustin worked as a lion and tiger trainer at a big cat...

Author Matt Haig

Author Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's book, A Boy Called Christmas, was a runaway hit in his own country and has been translated...

Author and facial coding expert Dan Hill

Author and facial coding expert Dan Hill

Dan Hill is the author of eight books including Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others; Two Cheers for Democracy: How Emotions Drive Leadership Style; and First Blush: People's Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art. His specialty is analyzing the power of...

Pat Oates

Pat Oates

Pat Oates is a comedian, author, podcaster and comedy advice writer. He has been performing stand-up comedy for over 12 years and has appeared on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates, E's Talk Soup, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau. In this interview, Pat discusses...

Nick Breen

Nick Breen

Nick Breen is a Connecticut Based comic who, on the surface, appears to be a passenger on the crazy train, but once you get to know him you realize he’s in complete control of the ride. He’s one of the most ambitious comics on the Connecticut circuit and perhaps one...

Frank Murgalo

Frank Murgalo

An in-depth conversation with professional prankster and stand-up comic Frank Murgalo.

Author David Bell

Author David Bell

David Bell is the USA Today-bestselling author of eight novels from Berkley/Penguin, including Layover, released on July 2nd 2019.  Listen in as we discuss how he went from working gigs in restaurants and in telemarketing to becoming a published author....

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