Clearwater, FL—Three years ago Patzi Gil, “America’s Book Lover,” launched a radio program for writers and those who dream of writing. Joy on Paper (http://www.radio-joyonpaper.com) is now on nearly 50 stations; the most recent is 1100-KFNX, which reaches nearly 5 million people throughout Arizona.
“It’s exciting to be on such an important and dynamic station,” Patzi said. “KFNX-1100 has an impressive roster of talent.”
KFNX (1100 AM) is a news-talk radio station broadcasting out of Phoenix, AZ. It has one of the largest signals in the state with 50,000 watts, reaching from Sedona to Tucson and Yuma. The station’s line-up includes Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Lars Larson, and Joe Walsh.
“I’m thrilled that my program has attracted more than a hundred best-selling authors who come back to Joy on Paper whenever they have a new release,” Patzi said. “I could never have imagined three years ago that that I would one day speak to my favorite authors—Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Sara Paretsky and C.J. Box—just to name a few.”
Here’s what Douglas Brunt, who penned “Ghosts of Manhattan,” had to say: “Joy on Paper is always a favorite stop on my book tour. Patzi is intelligent, prepared and engaging, and we always have a fun time. She truly appreciates books and the breed who writes them.”
Laura Resnick, author of “Doppelgangster,” calls Patzi “a charming, welcoming, and enthusiastic host.” Sara Imm, author of “How I Survived the Killing Fields,” describes Patzi’s show as “inspiring!” But Lawrence Block, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, put it best: “Patzi Gil is every writer’s dream interviewer. Not only does she read the book, but she gets it, and champions both it and its author. I’ve grown to hate interviews—but not when it’s Patzi on the other end of the phone line.”
To her credit, Patzi welcomes newbies as well as veteran writers: “Although I love talking to best-selling authors, I am particularly proud of giving Indie authors a platform for promoting their books,” she said.
“Joy on Paper is produced at WTAN 1340-AM (http://www.tantalk1340.com) in Clearwater, FL. The program is also on Starcom Radio Network’s 42 stations across the United States, including California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maine, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio.
In addition to authors, Patzi has interviewed heavy-hitters in the publishing industry, including top literary agents like Irene Goodman, Donald Maass and Mark Gottlieb as well as famed publishers such as Claiborne Hancock, founder of Pegasus Books.
Spicing up the program are Book Buzz segments with guest contributors Robert K. Tanenbaum, best-selling author of the Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi series, and Rita Moreau, author of “Feisty Nuns.” Tanenbaum reviews “the essential” books one should not miss; Moreau’s segment focuses on “The Best of Mysteries.”
For more information about Patzi Gil and her popular radio program, visit www.radio-joyonpaper.com. Listen to Joy on Paper Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. (EST), on http://www.tantalk1340.com.