Books & Looks: Real Books for Real Readers was started as a podcast to supplement Blaine Desantis’ website, ViewsOnBooks.com, and expand into audio interviews with authors.
With Books & Looks, Blaine’s goal is to focus on real books that real people will read. At least half of the books he reviews are either new authors or unknown authors that many in the general public are unaware of. After a segment reviewing books or interviewing authors, Blaine ends each episode with a discussion of the movies and TV shows he is currently watching.
This Week’s Episode
Today we have a compelling conversation with debut author Mary Ann Miller. At 63, she has penned an enthralling murder mystery, Bones Under the Ice, set in a small Indiana town. We’ll delve into her late-blooming writing career, her captivating novel’s storyline, and the inspirations behind her lead character, Jhonni Laurent.
We’ll also discuss the thought-provoking issues her book brings to light, such as the impact of wind turbines on rural communities. As we journey through Miller’s creative process and personal interests, we’ll expand the conversation to broader societal implications, especially the environmental challenges of renewable energy.
By the end, you’ll not only get a sneak peek into Miller’s intriguing mystery novel but also engage with critical dialogues on contemporary environmental issues. So grab your coffee, sit back, and enjoy the engaging blend of literary insights and societal discussion.
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About Blaine Desantis:
Blaine is an avid lifetime reader, a retired attorney, and has been a book club leader for the past seven years. He is an active teacher in senior education classes at Furman University. Blaine loves fiction, nonfiction, histories, mysteries and almost all genres of books.