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 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 »

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 »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 9

Beyond the Cover Feature: 2 feature interviews this month with Authors that are visiting the Kodiak Public Library on April 15th from 7-9pm.  Fran Kelso is bringing Alaskan Attitudes and Abigail B. Calkin is bringing The Night Orion Fell & The Soul of my Soldier: Reflections of a Military Wife, for the Kodiak Public Library’s Author Meet & Greet & ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 8

Beyond the Cover Feature: This month, in preparation of the Kodiak Public Library Association’s Annual Meeting on March 21st, we interview all 7 members of the KPLA board.  We discuss our lives and jobs here in Kodiak, as well as what inspired us to join the KPLA board.  We share our favorite KPLA-related stories, or talk about great books or ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 7

  Beyond the Cover Feature: Heather Lende, writer of 2015’s "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a small town Obituary Writer" stops by to discuss her book and her upcoming visit to the Kodiak College on Friday, February 26th. She shares how she got into writing obituaries for the Haines, Alaska paper, some stories about her job and life ... Read More »

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