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Pages & Voices Podcast

Celebrating Local Authors

Welcome to "Pages & Voices," an ACPL podcast that takes you on a journey through the literary landscape of our local community. As a public library, we believe in the power of literature to connect people and communities and to encourage lifelong learning and discovery. 

In each episode, we'll dive deep into the creative minds behind the words, uncovering the stories behind the stories. "Pages & Voices" is more than just a podcast; it's a celebration of the incredible talent that flourish in our own backyard and a platform for local authors to share their stories with a wider audience. 

Whether you're a book lover, an aspiring writer, or simply someone with a passion for the power of storytelling, this podcast is for you. 

Volunteer to be featured on our Pages & Voices: Celebrating Local Authors podcast! Visit our Local Authors page.

Pages & Voices is produced in Access Fort Wayne’s Studio B at the Main Library.

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Pages & Voices: Traci Douglas

USA Today Bestselling author, Traci Douglass, shares her journey to becoming a Harlequin Romance Novelist. She gives advice on quarrying agents and offers suggestions on what books all budding romance authors should read.

Traci Douglas in the ACPL Collection
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Pages & Voices: Helen Frost

Award winning poet and author, Helen Frost, gives listeners insight into her writing process. She talks about her love of the English language and how teaching and writing have been tightly interwoven throughout her whole life.

Helen Frost in the ACPL Collection
Pages & Voices: Paula D. Ashe

Local author, Paula D. Ashe, shares about her journey to becoming an award-winning horror writer. She discusses her book of short stories, We are Here to Hurt Each Other, which was a 2022 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. She also gives tips and advice on learning and growing as a writer.

Paula D. Ashe in the ACPL Collection
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We Are Here To Hurt Each Other

"With these twelve stories Paula D. Ashe takes you into a dark and bloody world where nothing is sacred and no one is safe. A landscape of urban decay and human degradation, this collection finds the psychic pressure points of us all, and giddily squeezes. Try to run, try to hide, but there is no escape: we are here to hurt each other."

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This World Belongs to Us

"This World Belongs to Us is an anthology of horror stories about bugs, writ large -- we're not scientists, so spiders and slugs and scorpions (oh my!) are in here too. This collection will terrify you with nineteen stories about the creepy-crawlies that were here before us and will be here long after we're gone." 

Pages & Voices: Kayleen Reusser

Self-made author Kayleen Reusser has written professionally for 30 years. She has spent the last ten years interviewing World War II and Vietnam veterans. She has included their stories in four volumes of books. On today's podcast we discuss how that unfolded and what’s next for this busy writer.

Learn more about Kayleen's work: kayleenreusser.com

Kayleen Reusser in the ACPL Collection
Pages & Voices: Jaclyn Youhana Garver

Author, poet, and journalist Jaclyn Youhana Garver has written in many different formats. On today's episode of Pages & Voices, Jaclyn speaks with us about becoming the novelist she is today.

Learn more about Jaclyn's work: jyogarver.com

Jaclyn's debut novel, "Then, Again" will be published Nov. 12, 2024.

Then, Again is about first loves vs. best loves. Lifelong bffs. Grief and the dumb decisions we make when we’re in the heart of it. Coming of age as a teen, then figuring it all out again in adulthood.

Jaclyn Youhana Garver in the ACPL Collection
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"This World Belongs to Us is an anthology of horror stories about bugs, writ large -- we're not scientists, so spiders and slugs and scorpions (oh my!) are in here too. This collection will terrify you with nineteen stories about the creepy-crawlies that were here before us and will be here long after we're gone." 

Jaclyn is also a Member of the Board of Directors for Midwest Writers Workshop. Midwest Writers Workshop nurtures aspiring and accomplished writers to improve their craft and achieve their writing and publishing goals. MWW is an inclusive community that welcomes and uplifts all voices. 

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Pages & Voices: Angela Jackson-Brown

Award winning writer, poet, playwright and professor Angela-Jackson Brown gives us insight into her writing process and how she created the fictional town of Parsons, Georgia, which has been featured in two of her four novels.

To learn more about Angela and her work visit: angelajacksonbrown.com

Angela is also a Member of the Board of Directors for Midwest Writers Workshop. Midwest Writers Workshop nurtures aspiring and accomplished writers to improve their craft and achieve their writing and publishing goals. MWW is an inclusive community that welcomes and uplifts all voices. Learn more >>

Pages & Voices: Erica Anderson-Senter

Poet Erica Anderson-Senter has been writing poetry for 13 years. She speaks about her journey into writing and publishing her highly personal poetry, which she calls the love of her life.

Books by Erica Anderson-Senter
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Midwestern Poet's Incomplete

Guide to Symbolism

by Erica Anderson-Senter

Pages & Voices: Carrie Vrabel

Local author Carrie Vrabel shares details of her writing process. She talks about many aspects of self-publishing, which is how she published her 2021 novella, The Place Where Buildings Go. She also gives advice on learning and growing as a writer.

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Lush. Gorgeous. Sparingly full. These are just some of the words that describe Carrie Vrabel’s novella, The Place Where Buildings Go.

Pages & Voices: Michael Lindvall

Join us as we talk to one half of the writing duo M. M. Lindvall. Michael shares the process he and his daughter, Madeline Lindvall Randman, use to collaboratively write mystery fiction from two different states.

Mystery Fiction Books by M. M. Lindvall
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In a Manhattan brownstone that has long served as a manse for him and his predecessors, the Rev. Seth Ludington discovers the bones of an infant...49 years dead. With his sidekick, the acid-tonged Harriet van der Berg, Ludington struggles to resolve the mystery...

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While on a remote island in Orkney to the north of Scotland, a member of a tour group reluctantly led by a young minister is found dead in a Neolithic tomb. The police suspect the death to be the work of a serial killer who has murdered two clergymen on the same date—the summer solstice—in the last two years. 

 

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