• Podcast Introduction

    Welcome to MRRL's new podcast! We'll be posting interviews with visiting authors, storytellers and other interesting folks who come to the library on a regular basis. Enclosed is an introduction to the new series with information about who will be interviewed in the coming months. Subscribe to this feed to get each new interview as it is released! 

  • Author Interview - Jake Adelstein

    In this first edition of the MRRL Author Podcast, our Teen Librarian Courtney Waters interviews her friend and author Jake Adelstein about his recently published book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. In this interview, they discuss the process that Jake went through to get published - a more difficult process than usual, considering the subjects of the book were not happy about him writing about their exploits - and what is coming next for him (A new book? Listen to find out!). This podcast is 16 minutes long and touches on subjects that were not discussed during his author visit - so even if you attended the program, there will be new information and new stories for you!

  • Don Corrigan

    This, the second episode of MRRL's author podcast, features Don Corrigan, author of Show Me Nature's Wrath and Show Me Natural Wonders. In this episode, he discusses his love of Missouri's scenic places, his fascination with the sometimes extreme weather we get here in Missouri and more!

  • Lisa Campbell Ernst

    In this episode of MRRL's Author Podcast, the children's author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst provides a fascinating look into the world of publishing and her writing process. Due to some technical difficulties, the audio is a bit choppy at times, but don't let that keep you from enjoying Lisa's excellent interview with Children's Programming Manager, Ruth Ann Stratman.

  • Charlotte Hubbard

    Charlotte Hubbard, who also writes as Melissa MacNeal, came to the library on Thursday, July 22nd to discuss her books, her writing process and give us some insight into those topics from a woman who has been published many, many times. If you missed the program, though, you can get a taste of Charlotte's humor and get some excellent tips for budding authors through the MRRL Author Podcast.

  • Meg Selig

    Meg Selig was at the library recently to talk about her new book, Changepower!: 37 Secrets To Habit Change Success, which guides readers through a step-by-step process that will help them achieve any habit change goal. Whether the reader wants to break a hurtful habit like smoking or overeating, or build a healthy habit like exercise or speaking up, Changepower! provides a springboard for change. In the interview, Meg talks about how she used Changepower to help her quit smoking and write her book.
    Website: http://www.changepower.net
    Blog: www.psychologytoday.com/blog/changepower

  • Jon Clinch

    We didn't have time to sit down with Jon Clinch while he was here, but his radio interview was very kindly provided to us by Open Air on KWOS. Enjoy this short interview with last year's Capital Read author!

  • Authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel - the Podcast

    Jon and Pamela Voelkel sat down with our Children's Librarian, Angie, to talk about the travelling that they do, the writing that came from that travelling and the future of the series of young adult books based on Mayan culture that they are writing now. The <a href="http://www.jaguarstones.com/Home.html">Jaguar Stones Trilogy</a> is set in Latin America. The amount of research that they do into the Mayan culture and history is fascinating - be sure to listen in, if only for their opinion on the Mayan Calendar/2012 issue!

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  • Ann Ingalls: The Little Piano Girl

    Ann Ingalls, the author of The Little Piano Girl, stopped by the library on April 1st to talk about her book and the girl it is about. She sat down briefly with us to discuss her book - the podcast of that conversation is now available!

  • Author Lara Bricker Talks To MRRL

    Lara Bricker's Podcast is now up. In this podcast, Lara talks about the research process involved in writing about true crime as well as the crime itself and some of the crazy things she learned.