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Conservation, Environment, Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Spirituality, Travel & Adventure

AUG 20: Dan Millman’s The Life You were Born to Live & Susan Hand Shetterly

Spiritualist Dan Millman returns to Conversations Live today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose.  This revised edition includes key spiritual laws to overcome life’s hurdles, how to live in harmony with the nine-year cycles of your life, and more.

Dan is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.  He has authored 17 books, and delivers keynotes, seminars, and workshops to people from all walks of life.

Next, nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly takes us on a journey from her native Maine, to Canada, Wales, Japan, the Philippines, and beyond, as she reveals the hidden world of one of nature’s most abundant resources.  Her latest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge comes out in August.

An award-winning author of nine books, Susan has also written for several magazines, including Down EastYankeeand Audubon MagazineShe was a contributing writer for Maine Times for many years, writing essays and articles on wild lands and wildlife, and the people who work with them.

 

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Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Writers on Writing

APR 23: Georgeanne Brennan’s Windows on Provence & Robert Dugoni’s The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Bonjour!  Whether you’re a dreamer, have a trip planned, or just love all things France, Georgeanne Brennan brings you along on her journey in Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France.  You’ll get an insider’s look at the unique markets, landscapes, and even literature of the region.

Georgeanne  is the winner of a James Beard award and an International
Association of Culinary Professionals award. An accomplished author of 30 cookbooks, she is also a  culinary journalist and entrepreneur.

New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller Robert Dugoni joins us next to discuss his latest book, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, a deeply personal story about family, friendship, and finding your place in the world.

A longtime Seattle resident, Robert is the critically acclaimed author of The Tracy Crosswhite series and the David Sloane series. His works have sold millions of copies around the world and garnered multiple awards.  He will be appearing in person at a book launch event on April 25th in Burien.

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Conservation, Environment, Humor, Non Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Women's Issues

MAR 19: National Geographic’s Birds of the Photo Ark & In the Praise of Difficult Women

Noah Strycker joins Vicki to discuss his work with renowned photographer Joel Sartore in Birds of the Photo Ark … a beautiful keepsake book published by National Geographic to celebrate “The Year of the Bird”.  In 2015, Noah set a world record by traveling to 41 countries and documenting 6,042 bird species. But it’s not just about monitoring and counting the number of species, he says, it’s as much about adventure and how travel expands your outlook on life.

Noah is a writer, photographer, bird man, and four-time author, including Birds of the Photo Ark. As an on-board ornithologist for expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic, he has traveled to Earth’s polar regions more than 30 times.

Joel is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. 

Also today, fellow National Geographic writer Karen Karbo joins us to discuss her latest book, In the Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines who Dared to Break the Rules.  From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world.

Karen has supported herself as a writer since the days when novels were saved on floppy discs and manuscripts were copied at Kinkos and FedExed overnight to New York editors.  She is the author of multiple novels, works of creative non-fiction, and a memoir.

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Memoir, Travel & Adventure

Sep 25: One of These Things First & Razor Clams, Buried Treasure of the PNW

From his grandparent’s bra and girdle store, to a stint in one of the most fashionable psychiatric hospitals after a suicide attempt, Steven Gaines takes us on the tragically joyous ride of a 15-year-old Jewish boy in 1960’s Brooklyn.

One of These Things First includes conversion therapy and Broadway dreams, and an array of eccentric characters he met along the way. Steven is a noted journalist, bestselling novelist and biographer, whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the New York Observer, and New York magazine, where he was a contributing editor for 12 years.

Also today, what has the power to draw thousands of people of all ages to the often blustery shores of Washington’s coastal beaches every year?

Seattle Times contributor and author David Berger shares the secrets of our regional razor clam phenomenon in Razor Clams:  Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest.  David Berger has worked as a visual arts critic for The Seattle Times, and started razor clamming when he moved to Washington.  You can see him at Third Place Books on October 5, at 7 PM.

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Inspirational, Travel & Adventure

Apr 17: Science of the Magical & An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

From the Biblical parting of the Red Sea to the science behind the mutant X-Men, Matt Kaplan has studied it all.  Discovering the truths associated with legendary myths, fantasies, and magic are all in a day’s work for Matt, and he shares his fascinating findings in Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers.

Matt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has written for National Geographic, Nature, and The New York Times.  In his free time, he travels the world exploring our most cherished myths and legends.

Also today, Jonathan Franklin chronicles the astonishing true story of Salvador Alvarenga, who survived a 14 month ordeal at sea after his boat’s motor went out and heavy winds carried him and his partner far from shore.  438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea inspires the unbreakable will to live of the human spirit.

Jonathan Franklin regularly reports for GQ, The Guardian, and Esquire with a focus on Latin America.  He also produces documentaries broadcast by The New York Times.

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Conservation, Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Writers on Writing

Apr 25: 1] Meghann Foye’s Meternity 2] National Parks 3] Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony ~ PODCAST

“If Bridget Jones had a modern-day BFF who worked at a New York magazine, was faking a pregnancy, and was struggling with post-30 singledom, this laugh-out-loud debut would be her book!”, says international bestselling author Kristin Harmel of Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity, a not-so-subtle commentary on mommyhood.

National Geographic’s Ford Cochran joins us to celebrate our National Park’s 100th birthday with the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. Ford will discuss why parks are important to our heritage, the history behind how the parks came about, and why it’s important to engage our kids in nature so they’ll grow up to be ambassadors.

History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of every Steve Berry novel and his new book The 14th Colony is no exception. Publisher’s Weekly says “…Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller offers a clever variation on the theme of racing against a clock to avert a national disaster. Richer characterizations and more thoughtful suspense elevate this above similar 24-like stories.”

Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair airs each Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity will make you uncomfortable, as a not-so-subtle commentary on the culture of mass-marketed mommyhood and, the intense pressure to settle down and spawn… made ever more intense by social media, and the challenges more and more women are feeling about being ready for all that entails… including the prospect of what they’ll have to give up at work. Meghann Foye is the Senior Web Editor at Redbookmag.com, where she covers topics such as parenting, relationships and infertility. She has previously been the deputy editor at Seventeen, senior editor at Woman’s Day, For Me and Elle.com, where she got her first taste of good strong coffee while covering fashion shows as an assistant in the Paris office.

In time for the National Park’s 100th birthday, National Geographic has released the latest edition of their flagship, best-selling National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. This 8th edition is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks and Ford Cochran, author, geologist, and editor, shares how important it is to our future to help preserve these wilderness treasures. Ford is Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions and has written and lectured among other hats in his 20 years with the company.

Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions, selecting the writers, photographers, explorers, scholars, and staff the Society sends to destinations around the world. – See more at: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/ford-cochran/detail#sthash.BkzFPrXE.dpuf< br/>

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. New York Times Bestseller Steve Berry returns to Conversations Live to take us on another Cotton Malone adventure with his latest book The 14th Colony, the 11th in his series featuring his now iconic character. Steve is also a #1 international bestseller with over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries around the world. History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.

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