The NOT Boring Book Show

Tired of listening to boring book shows? Sometimes you just need a little brain candy and we have it! "The Not Boring Book Show," where no cover is left unturned. From the salacious to the silly, as long as it's entertaining we want to talk about it. Join Award-winning children's author Angela Halgrimson and Award-winning mystery author Stacy Verdick Case as they make books entertaining again. Tune in as we talk to Authors from Bestsellers to Indies as well as Illustrators, Booksellers and Bloggers. All in a quest to make books entertaining again.


Craig Johnson "Longmire"

The incomparable Craig Johnson, New York Times best-selling author...The incomparable Craig Johnson, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the "Longmire" series, joins us to talk about the Walt Longmire mysteries. Topics of conversation include, Craig's latest best-selling books "The Highwayman", "An Obvious Fact", and his soon to be best-seller and forthcoming book, "The Western Star". Also, book sales are up again (we blame us), wanting to escape to Wyoming, close families, lost boy scouts and how we would make money during Longmire days.   Show More


Past Episodes

Fredrik Backman, international bestselling author of "A Man Called Ove" joins us to discuss making readers care, writing all characters as human and of course his new novel "Beartown". Also, we have a new poet laureate, melting at the church, running into Colleen Lindstrom and Alisha Perkins of the Mindfull podcast, our mugs, and Karen from the Book Return Blog reviews Beartown.
International bestselling author of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Ann Brashares joins us this week to discuss her new book "The Whole Thing Together". Also, drunk girls dancing in small town bars, Stacy makes two staggering confessions that leaves Angela wondering if they can still be friends, spiders, ventriloquist dummies, and Jr. Reviewer Ella reviews "The Whole Thing Together".
Elisa Korenne moved from New York City to New York Mills and lived to tell the tale and fortunately for us she's here to tell our listeners! Elisa talks culture shock, corn liquor, her upcoming foray into mysteries and of course "100 miles to Nowhere". Also in this episode, Amazon's Bestseller list may expose false bestsellers, we are thankful for our mother ship, and Becky's Book Nook.
Stacy and Angela are thrilled to host Lee Irby, author of "Unreliable. We discuss Lee's how-to guide for serial killers, what Faulkner's writer brand would be, tweeting Flaubert, and of course his latest release. Also, Amazon's new bestseller list may hold some truth, graphic novels are flying off library shelves, blurbs, and special thanks to our veterans on this Memorial Day!
Lorna Landvik is back with the follow up to her bestselling novel Patty Jane's House of Curl. Learn what's happened to Patty Jane, Ione, Thor, Clive, Nora, Crabby and the rest of the House of Curl gang in "Once Upon A Blue Moon Lodge". Join us for this interview from the beautiful North Folk Winery in Harris, Minnesota. Also, Harlequin closes 5 lines, dads supposedly read better to their kids, we've been made into a cartoon, Stacy's knee boobs, and we only have half a brain each but together we're whole.
Jeff Kamin from Books and Bars joins us to talk about the incredible, public book club that he started 13 years ago after being turned down from other book clubs in the Twin Cities. Also, Stacy and Angie are taking a field trip to visit Books and Bars on August 1st, audio book sales are up over 42%, and our Jr. Reviewer Ella reviews Eleven Birthdays by Wendy Mass.
Get ready to laugh! We have the very funny Abbi Waxman on the show, author of The Garden of Small Beginnings. She regales us with stories of her polygamist affair with Target, the way school pickup tells you your parenting rank at school, and the many uses for her book The Garden of Small Beginnings. Also, Stacy is uplifted, Angie can't hold her coffee, Harper Collins is donating $200K with #WhyIRead, Becky;s Book Nook, and Jr. Reviewer Ella reviews Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass.
We speak with Jessica Shattuck, author of The Women in the Castle. Jessica discusses what it was like to learn her grandparents were Nazis and drawing from that experience in writing this compelling book. Also, Stacy is bringing sexy back, Angie is bringing nerdy back, Stacy takes exception with a professor from Notre Dame who calls crime writers "untalented", and fake allergies to fake cats while watching your fake fireplace.
USA Today Bestselling Author Karen Raney joins us as we discuss her latest release The English Duke as well as musical writing, romance covers, being a little weird, and speaking French in a small town. Also, reading romances, Stacy's obsession with a pink and Josh Groben duet, Karen from The Book Return Blog reviews Everyday Magic and Jr. Reviewer Ella reviews One for the Murphys.

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