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Sebastian Rotella
Rip Crew

Air Date/Time: April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Sebastian Rotella about his latest crime thriller Rip Crew.

Sebastian Rotella is the author of The Convert’s Song and Triple Crossing, which the New York Times Book Review named its favorite debut crime novel of 2011, as well as the nonfiction book Twilight on the Line. He is a senior reporter covering international security issues for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. He worked for twenty-three years for the Los Angeles Times, serving...Send Questions or Comments

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Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Twelve novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

She has been a finalist twice for the Anthony, three times for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Daphne, and has won the Lovey multiple times.

In 2005 Libby was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500 member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors. She also hosts a monthly radio show called “Second Sunday Crime” on the Authors on the Air internet network. More at http://libbyhellmann.com

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Craig Symonds
World War II at Sea

Air Date/Time: May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST

Daniel Weinberg interviews author Craig Symonds about his latest historical work, World War II at Sea.

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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.

Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.

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Julia Claiborne Johnson
Be Frank With Me

Air Date/Time: May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Roberta Rubin interviews author Julia Claiborne Johnson about her newest novel Be Frank With Me.

Reclusive novelist Mimi Banning needs the assistant her publisher sent, Alice, to help her finish her book… But it’s Mimi’s nine year old son Frank who actually runs things in this breakout debut novel.

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Roberta Rubin

Roberta Rubin has been a bookseller for almost 40 years. For over 30 years, she owned the famed The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka IL. It is one of the most celebrated independent bookstores in the country. An active reader, she has hosted a radio show on WFMT sharing the latest books and has led numerous book clubs both in her shop and around Chicagoland.

She received the 2012 Bookstore of the Year honor from Publishers Weekly.  

Formerly, she was a member of the Board of Directors for the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

Currently, she serves as co-chair on the Board of Directors for the Writer’s Museum of America. She is also actively engaged on the Board of the Ragdale Foundation and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Four Corners.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

 

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