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This series, produced by Blue Ridge PBS and hosted by Rose Martin, features writers who are from Virginia or who write about Virginia.

Recorded on location, each half hour interview delves into the stories behind the stories.

Tuesdays & Fridays @ 7:30pm

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Watch Season 4 episodes on air and online!

Episode #410 - Don Reid

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We travel to Staunton and the home of musical icon, multiple award winner, and Statler Brother legend, Don Reid. His book, The Music of Statler Brothers: An Anthology, is a deep dive into every album and song the Statler Brothers ever recorded. It’s a behind-the-curtain look at forty years of making music told with wisdom and more than a little wit!  donreid.net/ 

Episode #409 – Inglath Cooper

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This episode takes us to Penhook, Virginia, to meet bestselling RITA Award winning novelist, Inglath Cooper. We’ll discuss two of her romantic fiction novels, Wide Blue Sky and That Weekend in Paris.  We’ll also make some new equine friends! inglathcooper.com/

Episode #408 – Rita Sims Quillen

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The mountains of Scott County are the backdrop for two novels and our interview with author, Rita Sims Quillen.  Hiding Ezra and Wayland, are moving stories of love, trauma and history that take place in 1930s Appalachia.  ritasimsquillen.com/

Episode #407 - Charles Lytton

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In his words, this week's guest is a true Appalachian American specimen. We'll meet Charles Lytton and talk about his collection of books that are filled with stories of growing up on the New River. 

Episode #406 - Jane Fenton

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This week we head to Franklin County to talk with Jane Fenton about her Repo Girl romantic murder mystery series set in Roanoke. We'll learn about her romantic adventure novel, Crazy For You. janefenton.org/

Episode #405 - Pete Fanning

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We visit with Pete Fanning in Lynchburg, VA, to discuss his books, Justice in A Bottle and Runaway Blues. Both of these YA books have powerful messages and they're not just for kids! petefanning.com/

Episode #404 - Jordan Thompson

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We visit Troutville, Virginia, to talk with Jordan about her debut novel, What Lurks Below. It's a beautifully written dystopian fantasy that shows courage, holding on to your beliefs, and the tenderness of true sibling love.

Episode #403 - Rachel Beanland

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This week we're in Richmond beside the pool high atop the Graduate Hotel to chat with Rachel Beanland about Florence Adler Swims Forever. Based on a true story, this moving novel transports readers back to 1934. rachelbeanland.com

Episode #402 - Malcolm Smith

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We visit beautiful Grayson Highlands State Park to talk with Malcolm L. Smith about Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash: The Last Leaf on the Tree. It's a book that entertains and educates about Appalachian music and values. alberthash.com

Episode #401 - Sarah Warburton

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On our season 4 premiere, we travel to Blacksburg to meet Sarah Warburton and discuss her debut crime fiction novel, Once Two Sisters. sarahwarburtonauthor.com

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