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 23

In this episode of Dog Eared Reads, you’ll hear about some hot summer reads! Mat Freeman reviews Jack Reacher books, by Lee Childs; Laurie shares a profile of 1 of her favorite authors, Louise Erdrich; Jan gives a book review on Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan, Katie tells about the upcoming puppet show at the Kodiak Public ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 22

Beyond the Cover: Marion Owen joins us to discuss her decades of writing, including the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s ongoing column on gardening as well as the “Chicken Soup for the Gardeners’ Soul” book she coauthored in 1984.  She talks gardening and compost tips, as well as well as what originally inspired her to stay and make her life here in Kodiak ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 21

Beyond the Cover: Stacy Studebaker returns to the show again to promote her workshop, which is happening on April 29th from 10-5 at the Kodiak Public Library ($15 charge, registration required).  She also discusses a bit about her books, both her children’s books and Wildflowers and Other Plant Life of the Kodiak Area, and also talks about the trials and benefits ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 20

Lively LibChats: Katie Baxter from the Kodiak Public Library is joined by Velma Vining who discusses her work with the children’s services department of the Coast Guard, and how she is finding resources to bring the Aluutiq culture and language to children that are new to town. The Long Review: Jordana Long, board member of KPLA, brings her family into ... Read More »

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

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

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

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 »

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