This series, produced by Blue Ridge PBS and hosted by Rose Martin,
features writers who are from Virginia or who write about Virginia.
Recorded on location, each half hour interview delves into the stories behind the stories.
If you miss episode, watch them on PBS Video!
We have some great shows headed your way!!
November 5 & 8 – Deanna Raybourn (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
We visit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden and talk with New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. We’ll learn about the intrepid lepidopterist, Veronica Speedwell, star of Raybourn’s Victorian mystery series. deannaraybourn.com/
November 12 & 15 – Cameron MacKenzie (Watch bonus clips on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
When you hear the name Pancho Villa do you think bandit, or hero, or scoundrel, or maybe, Robin Hood for the poor peasants in Mexico? Explore a complex Pancho Villa in Cameron MacKenzie’s debut novel, The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career. cameronmackenzie.org
November 19 & 22 – Kristin Wright (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
We visit with Kristin Wright in Brookneal. Her southern gothic novel, Lying Beneath The Oaks, is twisty, romantic and full of suspense. kristinbwright.com
November 26 & 29 – Jim Minick (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
We visit the Settlers Museum in Atkins to talk with Jim Minick about his book, Fire is Your Water, Winner of the 2017 Appalachian Book of the Year for fiction. This novel explores what it means to heal and what it means to have faith in God and in each other. jim-minick.com/wpdev
December 17 & 20 – Martin Clark (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
On the docket this week is Martin Clark’s latest legal thriller, The Substitution Order. We talk with the best-selling author and retired judge in the courtroom of the Patrick County Courthouse in Stuart, VA. martinclark.com
January 7 – Frank Kilgore (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
We travel to St. Paul and the Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery where we’ll talk with Frank Kilgore about his book, Far Southwest Virginia: A Postcard and Photographic History. spiralpublishing.net/book-author/frank_kilgore/
January 14 – K. E. Lanning (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
What if the ice caps melted . . .in one human lifespan? We’ll talk with science fiction writer K. E. Lanning about The Melt Trilogy which explores humanity and the future. kelanning.com/
January 21 – Jean Huets (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
Walt Whitman has often been called “the poet of democracy, America’s Bard.” We’ll visit with Jean Huets in Richmond to discuss With Walt Whitman, Himself. Her book celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Whitman’s birth by taking you into his world and times through words and pictures. jeanhuets.com
January 28 – Kim Michele Richardson (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
This episode finds us in neighboring North Carolina to talk with Kim Michele Richardson about her multi-award winning novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, a riveting journey through Appalachia with a pack horse librarian in 1936. kimmichelerichardson.com/
February 4 – Ken Woodley (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
For five years, beginning in 1959, Prince Edward County closed its public schools in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision. During that time, more than two thousand, predominately black students, were denied a formal education and so many lives were forever changed. We travel to the Moton Museum in Farmville to talk with Ken Woodley about The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia. kenwoodley.com
February 11 – Linda Kay Simmons (Watch a bonus clip on Blue Ridge PBS Passport!)
We visit with Linda Kay Simmons in Moneta to talk about her novel, Lightning Shall Strike. It tells a haunting story that spans multiple generations in rural Virginia.
February 25 – Mindy Quigley
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