Amber Brock – Lady Be Good: A Novel
Fiction / June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 – Our time machine travels back to the days of poodle skirts, I Like Ike and I Love Lucy. Once there, we’ll meet Kitty Tessler — a saucy, scheming socialite out to settle scores with snobs. Our guide on this whirlwind tour of Manhattan, Miami, and parts of Havana brewing with an anti-Batista revolution, is Amber Brock, author of Lady Be Good: A Novel. Amber Brock teaches British literature at an all-girls’ school in Atlanta, and Publishers Weekly described her debut novel, 2016’s A Fine Imitation, as “An absorbing tale of art, deception, romance, and forbidden desire.” She holds an MA from the University of Georgia and lives in Smyrna with her husband, also an English teacher, and their three rescue dogs. Visit her at AmberBrock.net or at AmBrockWrites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also referenced in this episode: This 2002 C-Span interview with Tom Clancy.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:28 — 117.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Sarah Fraser – The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart
Royals / June 5, 2018

June 4, 2018 – Our time machine travels back to the Tudor and Stuart period of the British monarchy, to meet a prince on track to be the great King Henry the IX, had his life not been cut short. Our guide on this royal journey is Sarah Fraser, author of The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart. Henry Stuart’s life — subject of the BBC 2 documentary The Best King We Never Had — is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale, lost in the turmoil of the Thirty Years’ War and sweeping changes taking place across Europe at the turn of the 17th Century. Sarah Fraser won the 2012 Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year for her acclaimed debut The Last Highlander, which in 2016 also became a New York Times ebook bestseller. She’s a writer and regular contributor on TV and radio, with a PhD in ribald Gaelic poetry. Visit her online at SarahFraser.co.uk, where you can find her speaking schedule and regular blogs about the tumultuous Stuart era. You can also follow her on Twitter @Sarah_FraserUK.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:55 — 109.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…