On this episode of Write On! Radio, Liz talks with Peter Bognanni about his latest work This Book Is Not Yet Rated. This Book Is Not Yet Rated is about growing up, letting go, and realizing love hides in plain view–in the places that shape us, the people who raise us, the first loves who leave us, and the lives that fade in and fade out all around us. Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the LA Times award for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Also, Lynette speaks with Mary Sharratt about her novel Ecstasy. Part cautionary tale and part triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy reveals the true life Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, sister, mother, wife, lover, and muse. Mary’s articles and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Minnesota Magazine, and Historical Novels Review. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually riding her spirited Welsh mare through the Lancashire countryside.