Audio nuggets of praise from Clearstory Radio
River Jordan, host of Clearstory Radio 107.1 FM in Nashville, TN, and critically-acclaimed author and speaker, touted Hook Books on her show this morning.
Hear what she had to say about our journals:
Clearstory snippet, 1-14-2011 – Gifts for writers
Clearstory regularly features national authors, literary news, and tips for the writing life, and airs every Friday at 9am. You can catch it streaming live on the web at the WRFN site (when you get there, just click the “Listen” link in the sidebar to the right.) The station is pretty cool as a whole, too, for being active advocates of bucking the system and giving voice to alternative viewpoints. They’re not your average ear fluff. The slogan at Radio Free Nashville is “Low power for the people,” and you’ve gotta love that. They’re as indie as we are.
I’ve had the opportunity to get together with River a time or two in person now, but I first met her online by adding her on Twitter and checking out her writing for myself as a total stranger. Her words themselves sold me even before I knew what a genuine, dreamer’s soul she has personally. She’s an amazingly talented wordsmith, but of course, I’m not the only one who knows it.
River is the widely-renowned author of The Gin Girl, The Messenger of Magnolia Street, Saints in Limbo, The Miracle of Mercy Land, and the forthcoming Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit, due out in April. She tours the country speaking on the “Power of Story” and digging up fascinating regional tales along the way.
If you get the chance to read her work or attend one of her speaking events, you should.
You will be surprised what you come away with.
Thanks for the shout-out, River!