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Jan 13, 2018

Author of Ricochet Joe & the new Jane Hawk series

Interview starts at 10:30 and ends at 41:57

“Whatever I was reading in childhood through adolescence, it lifted me up and out. I think it was all of that that made me want to be a writer. I thought it would be the most amazing thing if out there in the world somewhere there was a kid reading something or an adult for that matter that was really getting to them and affecting them as so many people had affected me. And you didn’t even know who they were or where they were. It just struck me as a kind of magical thing to be doing. So because I was a reader, that’s really why I became a writer.”


“Amazon May Have Dropped a Clue About a Likely HQ2 Location” by Aaron Pressman at Fortune - January 11, 2018.

“Amazon and Google lead way on virtual assistant dealmaking at CES” by Tim Bradshaw at The Financial Times - January 9, 2018

“Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant compete at CES to control the smart home” by Matt Day at The Seattle Times - January 8, 2018

“This smart suitcase uses Segway technology to balance itself as it follows you around” by Thuy Ong at The Verge - January 4, 2018

“My heart aches for this Segway-inspired auto-following suitcase that won’t stop falling over” by Natt Garun at The Verge - January 8, 2018

Tech Tip

“How to pair your AirPods with your Kindle Oasis” by Charlie Sorrel at Cult of Mac - Janiuary 6, 2018

Interview with Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s web site

Ricochet Joe

The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk #1) and The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk #2) by Dean Koontz

Available for preorder with delivery May 8: The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk #3)

Dean Koontz author page at

Books by Kate DiCamillo: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Magician’s Elephant

Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot

The Book of Counted Sorrows (Wikipedia)


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wins Best TV Series, Comedy at 2018 Golden Globes (YouTube) - January 7, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video

Next Week’s Guest

Hafizah Geter, editor of the recently closed Day One literary magazine

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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