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Perspectives

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The KTEP Book Club on Perspectives is a weekly program that highlights best-selling authors, local authors, and independent authors of note. The show not only takes you into the books' characters but into the mind of the writer.  Crime, memoir, history, mystery...it's all covered on our popular program!

Author Linda Fairstein is a international best-selling author of a series of crime novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Fairstein speaks to host Louie Saenz about her early ambition to become a writer and her background as a former prosecutor and how it helped inspired her novels. She discusses her newest novel Deadfall and her new book series for young readers. 

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and the author of Wherever You Go, There They Are. She is a New York Times best seller and a Thurber Prize finalist. She’s written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Hollywood Reporter

Joseph Finder is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen suspense novels, including his latest novel "The Switch". Two of Finder's novels have been adapted into major motion pictures. 

Stephen Hunter is an award winning author and journalist. He has written over 20 novels including the Bob Lee Swagger Series. His latest novel "G-Man" is the most recent installment in that series. 

Les Staniford is a critically acclaimed author of 21 books including his latest work "Water to the Angels". He is He is the founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami and has received awards and recognition for his works including the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. 

http://www.les-standiford.com/

Aired April 23, 2017

Blanche Weisen Cook is an award winning, New York Times best selling author and most notably the author a trilogy on Eleanor Roosevelt. Weisen Cook is also a distinguished Professor of history at John Jay College in the City University of New York. Her latest book is "Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3".

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/faculty/blanche-wiesen-cook

Aired April 2, 2017

Winston Groom is a best selling author of sixteen books including the New York Times bestseller "Forrest Gump" which stayed on the list for 21 weeks and was adapted into the film "Forrest Gump" starring Tom Hanks. Along with being a novelist Groom is also a renowned author of history. In his latest novel, "El Paso", Groom melds fiction with history telling the tale of a thrill-seeking Bostonian railroad tycoon who finds himself pitted against Pancho Villa amongst the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution. 

http://www.winstongroom.com/

Aired March 19, 2017

Award winning author Tami Hoag joins the conversation on Perspectives this week. Known as the "Queen of Suspense", Hoag is a #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books, more than 40 million copies of her book are in print in more than thirty languages. Her latest novel is "The Bitter Season". 

http://tamihoag.com/

Aired March 12, 2017

On the first half of Perspectives, New York Times Best Selling author Sandra Brown joins to discuss her newest book "Sting". Brown is the author of 68 New York Times Best Sellers, she has more than a million copies of her books worldwide and her work has been translated into 34 languages.  
http://sandrabrown.net/

On the second half of Perspectives, New Your Times Bestselling author J.A. Jance dicusses her new book "Downfall", the latest installment in her Joanna Brady series. 

http://www.jajance.com/jajance.com/joanna-brady.html

Aired March 5, 2017 

Hollie Overton talks about her childhood, how her Texas upbringing has influenced her work, and her journey to becoming a writer. Her first novel "Babydoll", a thriller, is already causing quite a stir catching the attention of authors such as  international best seller Tess Gerritsen. 

Dr. Nigel Hamilton is a historian and author of various biographies including biographies of President John F Kennedy and President Bill Clinton. On this episode of Perspectives Dr. Hamilton discusses his latest book "Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill 1943". This most recent book is part two of the trilogy, "FDR at War". 

Aired Feb. 19, 2017

National Geographic editor Becky Baines joins host Louie Saenz to talk about the series, "The National Geographic Kids: Awesome 8", a picture countdown book geared towards children. "The Awesome 8" focuses on various categories from animals, history, inventions, sports and much more. 

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/awesome-8-hub/

Aired Feb. 5, 2017

http://steveberry.org/biography/

New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Steve Berry joins host Louie Saenz to discuss his latest book in his "Cotton Malone" series, "The 14th Colony". 

http://steveberry.org

Aired Jan. 29, 2017

Author, former television host, and native El Pasoan Eva Kirk joins host Louie Saenz to discuss her first novel Paper Dolls God's Little Cut-Ups.

Aired January 22, 2017

David Baldacci, New York Times Best Selling Author, has published 33 novels throughout his career so far. All have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. As this week's Perspectives' guest, he joins in discussion about his latest work, The Guilty.

Betty Caroli joins in conversation with host Louie Saenz to discuss her latest work, "Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President."

New York Time's Best Selling author Dr. Tess Gerritsen discusses her recent suspenseful thriller "Playing With Fire." Dr. Tess Gerritsen took an interesting route on her writing career as she began to write fiction while on maternity leave from her work as a physician. A graduate from Stanford University followed by the University of California, San Francisco where she was awarded her M.D., Dr. Tess Gerritsen created a successful career as a physician and a fiction writer.

Author Matt Kaplan discusses the release of his latest scientific inquiry "Science of the Magical." This book exploits a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects. Perspectives' producer, Norma Martinez, joins host Louie Saenz in this special conversation with Matt Kaplan.

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New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook joins us to talk about his 2015 medical thriller, Host.   Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, she doesn't know it's the last time she will see him whole again. Devastated by Carl's death, Lynn searches for answers. 

On this program, we'll hear more about the book and about Cook himself.

http://www.robincook.com/

Aired Dec 4, 2016

Arsinoe, the bright and incisive eight-year-old daughter of King Ptolemy, awakes after a violent coup to find herself abandoned by both her beloved older sister Cleopatra and her indifferent father.  Emily Holleman’s Fall of Egypt series begins with the novel “Cleopatra’s Shadows,” which re-imagines the saga of Cleopatra through the eyes of her younger sister.  Holleman joins us to tell us more about the book and the extensive research involved in its writing.  

The next installment in the series, "The Drowning King," will be published in April 2017.

http://emilyholleman.com/

Aired Nov. 27, 2016

In 1901, William Thomas Cox released "Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods," and in 2015 these scary tales were retold by Hal Johnson.  On this program, Hal talks about the shadow-feeding Snoligoster...and the spiny-backed Hodag...creatures which will thrill and chill readers of all ages.  Hal joins Louie to talk about the inspirations behind these fearsome creatures.

Aired Nov 20, 2016

Three sisters became two when one of them disappeared as a teenager.  20 years later, the two remaining sisters rarely speak, and their lives veered off into vastly different directions.  The two are brought together after the murder of one of their husbands, and how his death may be linked to their sister's disappearance.

Author KARIN SLAUGHTER joins us on this to talk about her 2015 novel PRETTY GIRLS.  Slaughter's newest book, The Kept Woman, was published in July 2016.

http://karinslaughter.com/

Aired Nov 13, 2016

JAMES FREY is best known as the author of the controversial memoir "A Million Little Pieces."  But to younger readers, Frey is responsible for creating The Endgame trilogy.  The book "Sky Key" is the sequel to "Endgame: The Calling."  Long ago, extraterrestrials chose 12 families to be on the lookout for signs of the Endgame.  A survivor must be the one to find the 3 keys to determine the fate of humanity.  The search for 3 keys continues.  Earth Key has been found, and the hunt for Sky Key has begun.  How will the Endgame be played, and how far will the players go to acquire the Sky Key?

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Aired Nov. 6, 2016

Donna Arp Weitzman is a successful career woman who entered a relationship late in life, and while she thought she found her Prince Charming, she ended up hearing lots of unusual comments from friends & family.  She took a satirical look at that time in her life with her first book, "Cinderella has Cellulite: And Other Musings from a Last Wife." 

http://donnaarpweitzman.com/

Aired Oct. 30, 2016

AZAR NAFISI is the author of the bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehran," which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran.

Her followup book is "The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books," which blends memoir and polemic with readings of her favorite American novels:  Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt, and Carson McCullers's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.  

http://azarnafisi.com/

Aired Oct 23, 2016

Dr. Ezra Cappell, Director of the Inter-American Jewish Studies Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, joins us to tell us about the upcoming visit by Art Spiegelman, author of the Holocaust-themed graphic novel Maus.  Spiegelman will be speaking on Wed Oct 19 at 7 p.m. at the UTEP Union Cinema.

Aired Oct 16, 2016

JoJo Moyes is the author of the bestselling novel "Me Before You," which follows a young woman who becomes a caretaker for a paralyzed young banker, and falls in love.  The sequel to the book, "After You," follows the woman as she grieves the loss of her love, and it follows her journey to try to move on and find love again.  JoJo Moyes joins us on the KTEP Book Club to talk about the success of her bestselling novel and why she wrote a sequel.

JoJo Moyes has a new collection of stories coming out October 18 called "Paris for One."

 http://www.jojomoyes.com/

Aired October 16, 2016

"A WORLD ELSEWHERE: An American Woman in Wartime Germany" by Sigrid MacRae is the extraordinary story of MacRae’s parents: her father, who died fighting for the Germans on the Russian front during World War II, and her newly widowed American mother’s journey with her six young children through war-torn Germany to reach the Allies.

http://sigridmacrae.com/

Aired Oct 9, 2016

GIRL IN THE WOODS is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada. 

In 2008, Aspen Matis left behind her quaint Massachusetts town for a school far away to escape her childhood as the sheltered baby girl of her family, Aspen wanted to reinvent herself at college. But on her second night on campus, all those hopes were obliterated when Aspen was raped by a fellow student.  Aspen joins us on this program to talk about her experiences, and how her hike up the Pacific Crest Trail changed her life.

http://aspen-matis.com/

Aired Oct. 2, 2016

National Geographic

  The last of the pristine seas offer a fascinating glimpse into our past and an inspiring vision for the future. In "PRISTINE SEAS: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places," National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala takes readers on a dazzling journey to ten of these astounding locations, showing what we have to gain by protecting our seas.  Sala joins us on this program to tell us more about the Pristine Seas program and the book. 

http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/explore/pristine-seas/ 

Aired Sept 25, 2016

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