Books http://wutc.org en More Stories of World Cup Rivalries from 'Soccer Junkie' Patrick Johnston http://wutc.org/post/more-stories-world-cup-rivalries-soccer-junkie-patrick-johnston <p> Patrick Johnston is a self-described “soccer junkie.” A soccer coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, he has been to every World Cup since Mexico in 1986 and wrote the book<em> The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie</em> about his experiences.&nbsp; He was our guest on Around and About <a href="http://wutc.org/post/patrick-johnston-odyssey-soccer-junkie">a few weeks ago </a>to talk about his book detailing his adventures in pursuit of tickets and a place to sleep wherever the World Cup has been played in the past 25 years. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:58:37 +0000 Richard Winham 40845 at http://wutc.org More Stories of World Cup Rivalries from 'Soccer Junkie' Patrick Johnston Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner http://wutc.org/post/consumer-watchs-ellen-phillips-your-corner <p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:11:54 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40694 at http://wutc.org Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner Book News: A 'Treasure' Of Thrilling Westerns from Tim Champlin http://wutc.org/post/book-news-treasure-thrilling-westerns-tim-champlin <p></p><p>Chattanooga-area author <a href="https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Tarbaby">Tim Champlin's</a> first few novels were published in the early 1980s.&nbsp; Writing mainly Westerns, he's now penned more than thirty-five books.&nbsp; In this extended interview, he discusses his long career.&nbsp; Many of his novels originally published in paperback or hardcover are being re-issued as e-books.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:36:43 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40646 at http://wutc.org Book News: A 'Treasure' Of Thrilling Westerns from Tim Champlin Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity http://wutc.org/post/janisse-ray-s-seed-underground-explains-startling-loss-seed-diversity <p></p><p>“[I]n the last one hundred years,” <a href="http://janisseray.weebly.com/">Janisse Ray</a> writes in <em>The Seed Underground</em><em>: A Growing Revolution to Save Food</em>, “94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”</p><p>Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished, and how this loss could pose serious environmental dangers.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:11:06 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40439 at http://wutc.org Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity Supernatural Suspense for Young Shapeshifters in 'Island of Fog' Series http://wutc.org/post/supernatural-suspense-young-shapeshifters-island-fog-series <p></p><p><a href="http://www.unearthlytales.com/">Keith Robinson's <em>Island of Fog</em> series</a> first launched in 2009.&nbsp; Aimed at children ages 9 and up, the books have found a following among adult sci-fi/fantasy fans as well.</p><p>The protagonist, Hal Franklin, is a twelve-year-old shapeshifter who can turn into a dragon.&nbsp; Along with his friends, he must keep an uneasy peace between humans and mythical creatures such as dragons, ogres, and centaurs.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:48:31 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40285 at http://wutc.org Supernatural Suspense for Young Shapeshifters in 'Island of Fog' Series Patrick Johnston: The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie http://wutc.org/post/patrick-johnston-odyssey-soccer-junkie <p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:13:52 +0000 Richard Winham 39994 at http://wutc.org Patrick Johnston: The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie 911, Cracked & the 'End of All Magic’: A Conversation with Author Jeff Hewitt http://wutc.org/post/911-cracked-end-all-magic-conversation-author-jeff-hewitt <p></p><p> Former 911 dispatcher <a href="http://www.jeffhewitt.net/">Jeff Hewitt </a>writes fiction, humor, horror and more.&nbsp; He co-wrote an article for Cracked.com, “5 Terrible Things I Learned As A 911 Dispatcher,” which currently has more than one million page views.&nbsp; Popular horror podcasts Pseudopod dramatized his short story “Face Change,” with actor Anson Mount reading it.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:08 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39703 at http://wutc.org 911, Cracked & the 'End of All Magic’: A Conversation with Author Jeff Hewitt Charles Wright: The Contemplative Poet Laureate http://wutc.org/post/charles-wright-contemplative-poet-laureate Our next poet laureate may end up speaking on behalf of the more private duties of the poet — contemplation, wisdom, searching — rather than public ones. In one of his first public statements after learning of his new post, Charles Wright said that, as laureate, "I'll probably stay here at home and think about things." He also told NPR, "I will not be an activist laureate, I don't think, the way Natasha [Trethewey] was ... and certainly not the way Billy Collins was, or Bob Hass, or Rita Dove, or Robert Pinsky; you know, they had programs. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:12:32 +0000 Craig Morgan Teicher 38949 at http://wutc.org 3 Chattanooga Authors Offer Free Audiobooks This Month http://wutc.org/post/3-chattanooga-authors-offer-free-audiobooks-month <p>In this interview, Chattanooga authors Becky Wooley and Michael W. Gardner and Chattanooga audiobook narrator George Taylor explain how to get free downloads of their work--available in June only.</p><p>From a media release:</p><p></p><p align="center"><strong>THREE CHATTANOOGA AUTHORS, ONE CHATTANOOGA NARRATOR</strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:16:54 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 38613 at http://wutc.org Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles http://wutc.org/post/shaara-s-smoke-dawn-novel-civil-war-dramatizes-chattanooga-battles <p></p><p>“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author <a href="http://www.jeffshaara.com/">Jeff Shaara </a>says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.&nbsp; Shaara’s new novel <a href="http://www.jeffshaara.com/the_smoke_at_dawn.asp"><em>The Smoke At Dawn</em></a> dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:33:04 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 38426 at http://wutc.org Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles Harry Potter And The Forbidden Books http://wutc.org/post/harry-potter-and-forbidden-books In my small Georgia hometown, which had 144 churches and one bar, Harry Potter was considered the height of devilish devices — a conspiracy created to lure innocent children down the wicked paths to moral ruin. I could count on one hand the number of kids I knew who'd read the forbidden books, and they'd been bullied for it. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:23:06 +0000 Jessica Khoury 38338 at http://wutc.org Harry Potter And The Forbidden Books 100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook http://wutc.org/post/100-blue-ridge-recipes-featured-new-tupelo-honey-cookbook <p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:15:57 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 37505 at http://wutc.org 100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook For the Love of Kaiju http://wutc.org/post/love-kaiju <p></p><p>Every few years, giant monsters rise from the ocean and smash cities--at least, in Hollywood movies and in fiction.&nbsp; Last year, <a href="http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22819439/local-man-responsible-for-summer-blockbuster-pacifc-rim"><em>Pacific Rim</em> </a>presented a new twist on the theme, and this summer, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/02/308934760/movie-monsters-monster-movies-and-why-godzilla-endures">yet another <em>Godzilla</em> remake </a>will be released.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:02:05 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 36999 at http://wutc.org For the Love of Kaiju Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-author-s-creation-debuts-free-comic-book-day <p></p><p><a href="http://www.shaneberryhill.com/">Shane Berryhill’s</a> new comic book series <a href="http://www.12gaugecomics.com/title/index/id/53"><em>Sherwood, Texas</em></a> will debut on <a href="http://www.freecomicbookday.com">Free Comic Book Day,</a> which is Saturday, May 3<sup>rd</sup>.&nbsp; WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Berryhill about the series, which is a modern re-imagining of the Robin Hood story.</p><p>The publisher, 12 Gague Comics, describes it like this:</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:08:13 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 36927 at http://wutc.org Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day Townley’s ‘Defiant’ Uncovers History of POW/MIA Movement http://wutc.org/post/townley-s-defiant-uncovers-history-powmia-movement <p>WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Atlanta author <a href="http://www.alvintownley.com">Alvin Townley.</a>&nbsp; His latest book is <em>Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned</em>.&nbsp; It recounts the true story of 11 American soldiers who were imprisoned under especially harsh conditions, and it explains how their wives founded the POW/MIA movement to help free them.</p><p></p><p>From the publisher:</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:02 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 36617 at http://wutc.org Townley’s ‘Defiant’ Uncovers History of POW/MIA Movement