Word by Word "I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It's fun, exciting, and often unpredictable." On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer." Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County newspapers, and his Cinema Toast radio show has been a Thursday morning staple on KRSH-FM for seven years. Author or Book Doctor of over 50 books, manuals and curriculums, Gil was honored as a Freelance Success by Writers Digest Magazine. He honed his interview skills during five years as Director of the prestigious California Writers Conference at Asilomar. "I'm excited to have this opportunity to share my conversations with authors with KRCB's listeners," Gil says, "and I appreciate your comments." gilmansergh@comcast.net

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"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It's fun, exciting, and often unpredictable." On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer." Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County newspapers, and his Cinema Toast radio show has been a Thursday morning staple on KRSH-FM for seven years. Author or Book Doctor of over 50 books, manuals and curriculums, Gil was honored as a Freelance Success by Writers Digest Magazine. He honed his interview skills during five years as Director of the prestigious California Writers Conference at Asilomar. "I'm excited to have this opportunity to share my conversations with authors with KRCB's listeners," Gil says, "and I appreciate your comments." gilmansergh@comcast.net

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Waights Taylor Jr., Jonah Raskin, and Ida Rae Egli on Word by Word (Aired: October 11, 2020)

Word By Word host, Gil Mansergh and associate producer and studio engineer Anthony Garcia welcome 3 guests from McCaa Publishing. Waights Taylor Jr., author of Our Southern Home and the Joe McGrath and Sam Tucker detective novel Kiss of Salvation. SSU professor emeritus Jonah Raskin shares an excerpt from his female detective novel Dark Day, Dark Night. Also, retired Santa Rosa Junior College English teacher Ida Rae Egli, reads from her latest book, Krisanthi's War: In Hitler's Greece. Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device. (Photo: Waights Taylor Jr. – Courtesy of the author)

Waights Taylor Jr., Jonah Raskin, and Ida Rae Egli on Word by Word (Aired: October 11, 2020)

Novelist, Nonfiction Author and Podcaster Patricia V. Davis on Word By Word (Aired August 16, 2020)

Our Word By Word conversation for august is the novelist, nonfiction author and podcaster, Patricia Volonakis Davis, Better known as Patricia V. Davis. Davis was invited to attend a women's conference by California's First Lady, Maria Shriver, and the only available hotel room in Long Beach, CA was on the RMS Queen Mary. Her experience aboard the ship was the inspiration for her first novel, Cooking for Ghosts; Book I of the Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy.[5][6] This book is the story of four diverse women that meet online and decide to open a restaurant together aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary.[7] It's about food, ghosts, friends, "and long-ago losses that never quite go away." (Photo: Courtesy of the author) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/WORD_BY_WORD_08.16.2020_AUG-16.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

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David Perry on Word By Word – April 12, 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, you may not be aware that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists re-set their so-called 'Doomsday Clock' to 100 seconds before midnight—the closest the clock has ever been to catastrophic nuclear annihilation. That recalibration is the focus of one of the episodes of Nuclear educator David Perry's soon to launch podcast At The Brink." Word By Word host Gil Mansergh welcomes David Perry to the show for an engaging chatt about what is involved in being the education director for the Former US Secretary of defense's William J. Perry Project and coordinating the development of a brand new podcast series. Perry, the son of former US Secretary of Defense, William Perry, is the Education Director of the William J. Perry Project and former professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His current project is the creation and evolution of a podcast entitled At the Brink. "It's a show about the risk of nuclear disaster- how close we've come and how close we still are today." (Photo: Courtesy of William J. Perry Project) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/WORD_BY_WORD_04.12.2020_DAVID_PE_APR-12.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

David Perry on Word By Word – April 12, 2020

Gil Mansergh Welcomes Eleven-Year-Old Author Josie Campbell on Word by Word (Aired: Februa...

Eleven-year-old Josie Campbell is the youngest publishednovelist Gil Mansergh has hosted on Word by Word; Conversations With Writers,and she was only in second grade when she began writing the story thateventually grew into her book called The Thunderinions: Evil's Rise. PronouncedThunder-in-Yons, these are the occasionally visible and often audible imaginaryfriends attached to Glory and her high school mates, Forest, Misty, Ray andPhoenix, as they grow up in Hawaii. Josie is reflective when she talks about these characters. "High school kids are usually moody and depressed—but these guys aren't. They have childish personalities and will hold on to being a kid as long as they can. I love these guys and would take a bullet for them. Glory is a lot like me...sarcastic and humorous, but my favorite character is Ray because he recklessly jumps into everything." (Photo: Josie Campbell, author – Courtesy of Catherine Campbell) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WORD_BY_WORD_02.09.20_JOSIE_CAMP_FEB-09.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

Gil Mansergh Welcomes Eleven-Year-Old Author Josie Campbell on Word by Word (Aired: Februa...

The Copperfield's Book Buyers Are Back to Share Their Holiday Picks for Gifting on Word by...

In what has become an annual tradition, Word By Word host Gil Mansergh is pleased to welcome the book buyers for Copperfield's Bookstores, Sheryl Cotleur and Michelle Bellah with their challenging task of choosing which books to talk about for gifting—in under an hour. Read the complete book list. Since this show aired during pledge week at KRCB-FM, it is a good time to thank you for your tangible financial support. For although Word By Word is archived and made available around the world as podcasts on NPR, Gil Mansergh's hour-long Conversations With Writers shows are produced locally, in KRCB-FM's Rohnert Park Studios. Over the years, your generosity has permitted us to chat about books and writing with Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award winners, McArthur Grant recipients, and local writers whose primary jobs are as electrical engineers, physicists, police dispatchers, farmers, teachers, artists, photographers, and students. We've met people who write novels, histories, mysteries, biographies, poems, screenplays, documentary scripts, stage plays, newspaper serials, short stories, and memoirs. How great is that? Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device.

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Gil Welcomes Stay-at-Home Dad Turned Author, David Hightower on World By Word – November 10, 2019

We have all probably seen or heard something in the newsthat made us say, "Someone should do something about it." The difference withtoday's Word By Word: Conversations With Writers guest, David Hightower, isthat he did do something. He wrote a book. Hightower explains," I'm not a writer. I was a day trader inthe East Bay before my wife and I came to Petaluma. My wife was pregnant whenwe moved, and I've spent a great deal of my time since then being the Dad to myfour-year-old and 2-year-old boys." "Part of that job," Hightower continues, "is reading morethan my fair share of Dr. Seuss books, so, when I read a tweet the Presidenthad done in rhyme, I responded by jotting down my response in Seussian-stylepoetry. I guess I was frustrated—very, very, upset with no outlet. So I wrotemy book entitled The Sun Also Sets: A Seussical Indictment of Trump. Host Gil Mansergh chats with David about the steep learningcurve transitioning from a stay-at-home-Dad, to becoming a book author, publisher,distributor and marketer. Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by GilMansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am onKRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go –download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device. (Photo: David Hightower, author of The Sun Also Sets –Gil Mansergh/courtesy of Petaluma Argus Courier) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WORD_BY_WORD_11.10.19_DAVID_HIGH_NOV-10.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

Gil Welcomes Stay-at-Home Dad Turned Author, David Hightower on World By Word – November 10, 2019

The Multi-Talented Leslie Sbrocco Joins Gil Mansergh's Word By Word for October

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The Multi-Talented Leslie Sbrocco Joins Gil Mansergh's Word By Word for October

The Multi-Talented Leslie Sbrocco Joins Gil Mansergh's Word By Word for October

Leslie SbroccoGil Mansergh's Word By Word timely conversation for October is the passionately multi-talented Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check Please Bay Area for 14 years, and executive producer, writer, and presenter of her brand new PBS series 100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations. The series will begin airing on public television stations across the country starting in October and November. Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at its new time of 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go – download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device. (Photo:Courtesy of https://www.lesliesbrocco.com) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WORD_BY_WORD_10.13.19_LeslieSbro_OCT-13.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

The Multi-Talented Leslie Sbrocco Joins Gil Mansergh's Word By Word for October

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Novelist and Particle Physicist Ransom Stephens and His Newest Book, Too Rich To Die on Wo...

Rhys Bowen in Conversation with Gil Mansergh on Word By Word – August 11, 2019

Word By Word host Gil Mansergh suggests that beforelistening to today's show, you might like to pack your bags for both yourhoneymoon and an African Safari. You will soon find out why, because our guestis the New York Times multiple bestseller and winner of over 20 writing awardsRhys Bowen with her latest Royal Spyness book Love and Death Among theCheetahs. Our guest originally wrote children's and young adult booksusing her married name, before she turned to writing mysteries using her penname Rhys Bowen. She set her Constable Evans series in North Wales near theMount Snowdon where she had spent many vacations in her childhood. Aftervisiting Ellis Island the created the spunky Irish lass Molly Murphy whosefirst book, "Murphy's Law", won an Agatha Best Novel award. Rhys created a second heroine named Lady Georgiana as partof the Her Royal Spyness series. She draws from her life in England to writethe series in whichGeorgiana is distantly an heir to the British throne but isflat broke, and trying to make her way through The Great Depression. The serieswas a bestseller and "Naught In Nice" won an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery. In Love and Death Among the Cheetahs, just married Georginanew husband surprises her by announcing they are going to spend severalhoneymoon weeks in far off Kenya. Hostedby Gil Mansergh, Word By Word – Conversations with Writers is heard every secondSunday at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming@ norcalpublicmedia.org / On-demandwith the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play! (Photo: Janet Quin-Harkin is anauthor best known for her mystery novels for adults written under the name RhysBowen – Courtesy of the author) https://media.krcb.org/podcast/word_by_word/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WORD_BY_WORD_08.11.19_RhysBowen_AUG-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS

Rhys Bowen in Conversation with Gil Mansergh on Word By Word – August 11, 2019

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