Talking with author Jennifer Wagh about the writing craft, the importance of a good writers’ group, and the publication of her first picture book, Eggasaurus! Jenny’s celebrating with Veuve Clicquot Champagne while I’m polishing of a four-pack of Tooth & Claw lager by Chicago’s own Off Color Brewing. Also, stay tuned in to learn how to enter to win a signed copy of Jenny’s new book! Cheers!
Episode 021 — The Great Airship Mystery of 1897
Time for another episode of far-fetched facts lashed together with wine and wit. This time, it’s a bottle of 2012 Le Cigar Volant by California’s Bonny Doon Winery, medieval popes in the South of France, and Victorian-era UFOs zipping around the North American skies. Don’t worry—thirty minutes from now, it’ll all make perfect sense. Just another day’s work for the Of Books and Booze crew. Need more? How about intro music by Brave Combo!
Episode 020 — African American Comic Book Artists, Social Protest, and the Medium of Blackness
Wrapping up African–American History Month by looking at five books on the contributions to comics and sequential art narrative by Black creators, as well as the growing scholarship around the topic, while drinking another custom cocktail made with Chicago’s own PlayPen Vodka. Cheers!
Episode 019 — African–American Authors with Kathleen March
Celebrating Black History Month with The Book Goddess’s recommended reads that explore the African-American experience beyond slavery and civil rights. Drinks on hand include Moor’s Session Ale and Chaos Theory Proprietary Red Blend from Brown Estate — Napa Valley’s only Black-Owned winery!