Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian," best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl sits down each month with authors, poets, and other literary figures for conversations about books, reading, and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy, who brings an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling "Book Lust" series, creator of the internationally recognized program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" (which became "Seattle Reads"), and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring James R. Benn
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring James R. Benn

James R. Benn sits down with Nancy Pearl to discuss his Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series (currently comprised of 14 books) and how he first got the idea for the stories. He talks about the benefits of having his young protagonist be related to General Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower.  Benn, who didn't start his writing career until age 50, explains his immersive research methods and how he keeps his history-rich fiction feeling authentic.