Best Of Insight: Authors 2016
Insight featured more than 50 authors this year alone and it was difficult to come up with just 10 of our favorites, so we decided to expand the list to include two segments expertly conducted by our regular guest hosts Pamela Wu and Beth Duncan.
These 12 selections represent an amazing cross-section of topics and characters in both fiction and non-fiction.
All of these authors were able to join us in studio to talk about their work and read excerpts.
Professor Peter Gough began teaching in the history department at Sacramento State spring semester and had his book released by the University of Illinois Press in their "Music in American Life" series.
One of the writers featured from the seventh season of Sacramento's Stories on Stage was artist Maceo Montoya. We met with Montoya and heard about his work.
Creator of the indie-comic B-Squad, Eben Burgoon, brought us up to speed with the unfortunate heroes and the next phase of the comic.
Northern California-based author and American River Community College professor Christian Kiefer celebrated the release of his latest novella, "One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide."
We spoke with Jennifer Laam about her work and found out what drew her to the Russian and the Romanov family. She continued her series with second book "The Tsarina's Legacy."
Modesto-based author and teacher Paula Treick DeBoard talked about her new novel "The Drowning Girls," which asks the question of where is the boundary between being a protective parent and cyber bullying.
Author Julie Otsuka discussed her novels exploring themes of Japanese internment during World War II and the immigration of picture brides.
Local author Jodi Angel, who is best known for her short stories, shared excerpts from her newest memoir at Stories on Stage this year. We talked with Angel about how she mines her life experiences for literary material.
“Buck, Buck, Moose” is the latest cook book from Hank Shaw, one of the Northern California’s celebrated food bloggers and authors. Shaw talked about the new book and what the journey from Kickstarter campaign to final fruition was like.
Award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande's book, "The Distance Between Us," detailed about her parents' dangerous trek across the U.S.-Mexico border and her own journey through the border in 1985.
Sacramentan Brian Gruber visited every country the U.S. has invaded over the past 50 years to explore the impact military intervention had on the people and its culture. Gruber shared his findings in his book “War: The Afterparty."
Author Lois Abraham returned to Insight to talk about her second book "Tina Goes to Heaven." She talked about the inspiration and meaning behind the novel.