Radio Show # 110 – Legendary local author and newspaper reporter/columnist Tommy Shea

Palmer resident Tommy Shea spent 40 years as a writer at The Republican.  In 2003 he received the New England Associated Press Award for the best local New England column.  He was also nominated for a Pulitzer.  In this interview, he shares highlights from his days profiling local citizens and how baseball and Bob Dylan impacted him.  His latest book is titled Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History (Sports Publishing, 2016).

Local Historical Author Michele Barker

Michele Barker is an East Longmeadow-based author whose historical fiction and non-fiction are all rooted in Western Massachusetts.  In this conversation, Michele reveals historical gems that have emerged from her writing – and the joys of working in this part of the world.

Radio Show #99 – Local Author Beverly Bloomberg

Longmeadow resident Beverly Bloomberg is a novelist whose fast-paced dialogue was molded by her history as a writer on television sitcoms such as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Happy Days.”  The Last Hollywood Romance: A Novel (Bridgeworks, 2000) brings you behind-the-scenes of the frenzied, sitcom world as only an insider would know.  Today, Bev is finishing up a second novel and enjoying the “easier pace of life” in Western Massachusetts.

Radio Show #97 – John Sheirer, Local Author and Professor

Continuing her series on local authors, Bernadette speaks with Florence resident and Asnuntuck Community College professor John Sheirer.  He’s written many books – humor, children’s books, political satire – all the while teaching English and Communications at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. His latest is a political satire, Donald Trump’s Top Secret Concession Speech  (Empty Suit Publications, 2017).

Radio Show #96 – Ellen Meeropol

Western Massachusetts resident Ellen Meeropol is a self-described “literary late bloomer.” She has written three novels after a two decade-plus career path that led her from day care teacher to nurse practitioner.  Her books draw from her passions for medicine and social justice.  Kinship of Clover (Red Hen Press, 2017), is her most recent. This Pioneer Valley Radio exclusive interview is conducted by Bernadette Duncan.

Radio Show #42 – Durham Caldwell

An interview with legendary local journalist and author Durham Caldwell conducted by Bernadette Duncan.

Outdoorsman and nature expert, Stan Tekiela-author of Birds of Massachusetts

As interviewed by Bernadette Duncan about local black bears, and backyard birds.

Radio Show #38 – Stan Tekiela

Outdoorsman and nature expert Stan Tekiela – author of Birds of Massachusetts — is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan about local black bears and backyard birds.

Radio Show #32 – Suzanne Strempek Shea

Prominent local author/instructor/speaker Suzanne Strempek Shea is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan.