Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
This brand new series, produced by Blue Ridge PBS, 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.
If you missed an episode, watch them on PBS Video!
March 27 & 30 - Beth Macy
The premiere episode is an interview with New York Times best selling author, Beth Macy whose works include "Factory Man" and "Truevine."
April 3 & 6 – Robyn Schon
Most people know Robyn in her professional role marketing and managing live entertainment & sports events. What they may not know is that she is an artist and a poet. We take a look inside her book, “Portrait of the Wind.”
April 10 & 13 – John Ketwig
John Ketwig was an optimistic 19 year old who loved hot rods, drums, and music. He entered the army and soon found himself in Vietnam. He shares his experiences in “…and a hard rain fell: A GI’s true story of the War in Vietnam.”
April 17 & 20 – Kathleen Grissom
We visit with the New York Times Bestselling author of “The Kitchen House” and “Glory Over Everything.”
April 24 & 27 – Cece Bell
Cece Bell is a children's book author and illustrator. Her graphic novel memoir, “El Deafo,” won a Newbery Honor and the Geisel Award.
May 1 & 4 - Terri Fisher
We travel to the Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston, Virginia, to talk with Terri Fisher, co-author of "Lost Communities of Virginia."
May 8 & 11 - Sharyn McCrumb
We chat with New York Times best selling author, Sharyn McCrumb. Find out how she digs into the historical details of every story and pieces them together to uncover the truth. We’ll talk about her recent books "The Unquiet Grave" and "Prayers The Devil Answers."
May 15 & 18 - Bruce Ingram
This high school teacher writes about the outdoors, "Living the Locavore Lifestyle", and the roller-coaster ride of high school in "Ninth Grade Blues" and "Tenth Grade Angst." Find out how his students help out with his books!
May 22 & 25 - Lee Smith
Learn the story behind the stories of award winning author, Lee Smith as we visit with her in her North Carolina home. We'll talk about her life, her inspirations and her book, "Dimestore".
May 29 & June 1 - Barbara Dickinson
We’ll visit with the author of the mystery, "Rose in Charge." In addition to be a lifelong writer, Dickinson helped to launch Roanoke’s long running Annual Sidewalk Art Show.
June 19 & 22– Susan Coryell
We visit Smith Mountain lake to talk with Susan Coryell about her Southern Gothic novel, “A Red, Red Rose,” the first book of her Overhome Trilogy.
June 26 & 29 – Vivian Howard
If you love food you’ll love our interview with Vivian Howard, the host of the PBS series “A Chef’s Life”. We’ll chat with her about her award winning cookbook, “Deep Run Roots.”
Coming in July- Angie Smibert and David Baldacci!!
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