Clearwater, FL — Patzi Gil, host of the popular radio talk program “Joy on Paper” (www.radio-joyonpaper.com) has announced that nationally known author Robert K. Tanenbaum has been tapped to host a new show segment titled “Book Buzz.”
“Book Buzz will feature Tanenbaum’s ‘list of essential books’—ones that shouldn’t be missed—as well as tidbits from the world of publishing,” Gil said, adding that she’s “thrilled to have someone the caliber and stature” of Tanenbaum as part the show, which she describes as “a program for writers and those who dream of writing—and for everyone who wants to know the story behind the book.”
“Joy on Paper” airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. on the Tan Talk Radio Network — 1340 on the AM dial, 106.1 on FM. It’s also available online at http://www.tantalk1340.com. The new “Book Buzz” segment featuring Tanenbaum starts in January.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 31 books—28 novels and three non-fiction books.
His most recent book, “Infamy,” the 28th installment of the New York Times best-selling Karp-Ciampi series, was released by Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books, in September. His non-fiction books include “Badge of the Assassin,” an account of his investigation into members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers. The book was adapted into a film starring James Woods as Tanenbaum.
“I highly recommend Patzi Gil’s radio program, Joy on Paper,” Tanenbaum said. “Her interviews are incredibly worthwhile to listen to—and to think about—because they are not only entertaining and informative, but also provide unique insight into the values and motivation of our favorite authors.”
Tanenbaum is just one of many authors Patzi has interviewed. Other best-selling authors including Clive Cussler, Sue Grafton, David Baldacci, Jojo Moyes and Amor Towles. Among the Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters who have appeared on Joy on Paper are Mary Higgins Clark, Carolyn G. Hart, and Lawrence Block.
“It’s my joy to talk every week to amazing authors—from best-selling New York Times authors to authors who have just released their first book,” she says. “For me it’s always fun to hear about the passion to write and what it takes to become a published author. It’s fun to hear their stories, and I hope that their words will inspire new writers.”
A film screenwriter with a deep affection for books and an avid reader, Patzi doesn’t limit her guest list to big name authors from New York or Los Angeles. She is constantly looking to interview local authors and others in the Tampa Bay literary community.
For more information about Patzi Gil, visit http://www.Radio-JoyOnPaper.com. Her popular “Joy on Paper” radio show is broadcast twice weekly on WTAN, 1340-AM, 106.1-FM, and online at http://www.tantalk1340.com, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Archives are available as podcasts at http://www.radio-joyonpaper.com/archive.