Dog Eared Reads

KPLAFetching Books & Tales by the Kodiak Public Library Association (KPLA)

 

A monthly radio show for book-lovers, featuring 3 segments:

 

  • Beyond the Cover presents interviews with library-loving personalities.  Authors joining us at the library for events or book signings are often featured, or we work with the Kodiak Arts Council to highlight interviews from bands or individuals visiting to perform.
  • Community ROAR (Rave Over Amazing Reads) gives the people of Kodiak a chance to share book reviews of some of the great stories they have read recently.
  • On Lively LibChats the librarian and library assistants of the Kodiak Public Library bring you upcoming events, as well as tips and services that the Library offers.

Dog Eared Reads Episode 19

Beyond the Cover Feature: Liana Brooks, writer of science fiction and sci-fi romance, including both the Heroes & Villians and Time and Shadows book series’, as well as a number of published short stories.  Liana has lived all over America but now calls Alaska home, and shares with us about her writing career, advice for aspiring writers, and why she things Alaska ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 18

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Beyond the Cover Feature: Ann Leckie, author of the award-winning science-fiction Imperial Radch Trilogy. The first book in her series, Ancillary Justice won the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and other best novel awards.  The following year, the second book in the series, Ancillary Sword won the Locus award. The third book in the trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, was released in ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 17

Beyond The Cover Feature: Kodiak’s own Leslie Leyland Fields joins us to discuss her new book, Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas.  Leslie also shares with us how she got into writing and teaching, how she started out in Kodiak and some of the amazing projects and careers she has had during her decades ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 16

Beyond the Cover Feature: J.T. Ellison joins us this month.  J.T. Ellison is a bestselling author of dark, psychological thrillers, widely known for her novel “All the Pretty Girls,” among others and her work with Catherine Coulter on the Nicholas Drummond “A Brit in the FBI” series.  She is also a founder of Two Tales Press, an independent publishing house, and ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 15

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Beyond the Cover Feature: This month we feature James Rains, the local author of the apocalyptic biomedical thriller Afognak.  He discusses his book and reads an excerpt from it, as well as an excerpt from the next book in this series, entitled Chiniak.  James talks about his books, his writing style, offers advice to aspiring authors and writers, and explains ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 14

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Beyond the Cover Feature: Catherine Coulter, author of 70 books of both regency romance and FBI Thrillers, joins us this month to discuss her writing process, what it’s like to co-write with other authors, and shares some stories about her decades-long career as a full-time, bestselling writer.  She also dishes about some of her contemporaries, including J.T. Ellison, Clive Cussler ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 13

Beyond the Cover Feature:  International Best-Seller Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle books; comprised of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance.  Christopher recently revisited Alaska when he visited Anchroage and Fairbanks as part of Barnes & Noble’s B-Fest YA/Teen Book Festival. In the interview, Christopher discusses living in Alaska as a child, writing Eragon as a 15 year ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 12

Beyond the Cover Feature: In this episode, we re-aired the interview we did with Sandor Katz that originally aired on Dog-Eared Reads in July 2015.  Sandor Katz is a fermentation revivalist and author of The Art of Fermentation (2012) & Wild Fermentation (2003).  He gives some great advice for people interested in fermentation, and discusses how to make homemade sauerkraut ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 11

Beyond the Cover Feature: This month we speak with Dani Pettrey, author of The Alaskan Courage series, including the bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged, as well as the short story Shadowed, which is featured in the novella collection entitled Sins of the Past.  This high adventure, inspirational romance series takes place in the fictional town of the ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 10

Beyond the Cover Feature: Sara Loewen joins us this month to share with us from her book Gaining Daylight, as well as to talk about The Salmon Project, including Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project, in which Sarah is also featured; along with over 50 other contributors from Kodiak and Alaska.  Sarah grew up in Noatak, Old ... Read More »

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