Saturday, January 1, 2011

NYT Best Selling author Nevada Barr and poet/author Lucille Lang Day on the Notebook Writer show

Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino on Blog Talk Radio

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Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino

Mike's guests are Nevada Barr, author of the Anna Pigeon series of thrillers about a National Parks ranger and poet and author Lucille Lang Day of Oakland, CA.

Nevada Barr's 16th mystery in the Anna Pigeon series, "Burn (Minotaur Books 2010)," reached #12 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The setting for her latest thriller, a departure from her wilderness settings, is the urban jungle in New Orleans where Anna while Anna is stationed at the Jazz Heritage National Park in New Orleans. Ms. Barr worked as a National Parks ranger herself. Her first Anna Pigeon novel, "Track of the Cat" in 1993 won both both the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first novel. Ms. Barr worked as an actor for eight years and she is also a painter. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband, four magical cats, and two adorable dogs. She also recently published her first psychological thriller outside of the Anna Pigeon series, "13 1/2."

Lucille Lang Day is the author of five poetry collections and three poetry chapbooks. Her most recent collection is "The Curvature of Blue," which was published by Cervena Barva in 2009. Her first poetry collection, "Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope," was selected by Robert Pinsky for the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. She is also the author of a children’s book, Chain Letter, and a memoir that will be published by Heyday in 2012. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Eclipse, The Hudson Review, Measure, Nimrod, River Styx, Passages North, Tar River Poetry, The Threepenny Review, California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present, and New Poets of the American West. She received her M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University. She is founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books. The mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of four, she lives in Oakland, California with her husband, writer Richard Levine