Laura Bedard – printmaker, fine artist & author

LAURA BEDARD is a printmaker and abstract fine artist whose work, in her words, “has both a biological and celestial feel. Photographs of worlds that were once invisible to us are what spark that creative section of my brain.”  Her initial love of science morphed into the art realm and remains the stimulus for much of her work.  In addition, Laura & her husband have two young children, one being adopted, and her passion for such has translated into an initial book with her sister for all children that we will hear about.
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BEST OF The Art Scene: Rick Gunn, pt2of2 – adventurer, writer, photographer

RICK GUNN - writer, photographer, adventurer and S. Lake Tahoe resident - is joining me for Part 2of2 in this "Best of" program (from 2013) and for a potentially ongoing series about his 3 yr bicycle journey around the world and its profound affects on his life and his work as an artist.  If you didn’t hear Part 1, I encourage you to do so for the many back-story & intimate details Rick shared that bring us to today’s conversation.
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John Mulholland – writer, director of the documentary “Cooper & Hemingway – The True Gen”

JOHN MULHOLLAND is an American writer and director specializing in documentaries.  He was born and lives in NYC, and his most recent documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, that explores the 20-year friendship between actor Gary Cooper and author Ernest Hemingway, is what we will focus on here.  Mulholland began writing documentaries in 1980 for ARTS, a cable channel which had been formed by ABC, and he hosted a radio podcast show, ICONS Radio Hour, from 2007 to 2010 in which he interviewed Hollywood artists and those with first-hand knowledge of the Classic Hollywood era.  Just a f...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: Rick Gunn, pt1of2 – adventurer, writer, photographer

RICK GUNN is a writer, photographer, speaker, adventurer & S. Lake Tahoe, CA, resident.  The pains & joys of arduous searching (around the world solo bicycle tour!) both internally and externally accomplished much of merit & empathy under Rick’s pen & shutter.  In 2013 when this program first aired, he blessed me with an early peek at some of the manuscripts for his new book, “Soulcycler, the book”, and this quote he uses as one of his chapter intros really says it all re his purpose:  “No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal ...
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Marguerite Gruen – first time novelist

MARGUERITE GRUEN is a first time novelist who was inspired to write her fictional story, The Band 4: The Air We Breathe, by a dream she simply couldn't get out of her head.  Marguerite lives w her husband of 35 yrs, works a regular job and is going through all the joys and challenges of responding to her creative side while enduring the learning curve of self-publishing, marketing and PR.  Music, sports, her Italian lineage and family background are sources for her character development and plots.
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John Hindmarsh – writer & novelist of thrillers & sci-fi

JOHN HINDMARSH is a full-time author & novelist, originally fr Australia, who moved to Tahoe with his wife Cathy in 2012.  Raised as a farmer, John studied and qualified as a CPA then transitioned into software and is now living his lifelong dream of writing full time.  He has self-published 7 novels - with #8 due in December - writes short stories and is a serious photographer.  Ck out his interviews of Jan 9 & Oct 16, ’14, archived on LTAS.com.   Today we’ll catch up on his diverse 2015-16, the novels, an upcoming talk for AAUW and other uncensored topics! Author John Hind...
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“Tahoe WordWave – a Festival of Story” w Jennifer Sander

JENNIFER BASYE SANDER is director of “WordWave - a Festival of Story at Lake Tahoe” that is having its 2nd annual event Oct 21-23 at Valhalla Tahoe in S. Lake Tahoe, CA.  A former Random House senior editor, Jennifer is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, now in its 5th revised edition.  A New York Times bestselling author of many books, Jennifer will fill us in on all the great events, authors, agents and kids stuff that will be happening at this wonderful literary festival.  And, yes, there's a Gala, too!!
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Best of The Art Scene – Cayce Mell, author & filmmaker of “Tracing Outlines” documentary

CAYCE MELL – author & filmmaker – joins us from Pittsburgh, PA, to promote her very personal project “Tracing Outlines” (and I quote fr a CNN report): "the untold story and true life account of a 21 year old woman who single handedly opened the very first gallery to feature avant-garde artists in conservative Pittsburgh during the turbulent era of WWII."  To be specific, the gallery was “Outlines”, the period was 1941-47 and the woman…
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Gerald Weaver – from politics to prison to passionate novelist

GERALD WEAVER's path has taken him from Yale University to a career in politics, the law and government, to federal prison, and now to being a novelist, husband, father and collector of antiquities.  He has just penned his 2nd novel, The First First Gentleman, due out Aug 1st, while his 1st novel, the critically acclaimed Gospel Prism, came out last year in 2015.  His own story of discovering his passion & gift for writing borders on the stuff of movies.
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