Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Missing Links

When I posted my interview with Ann Gonzales, I forgot to give you the links for the other authors who had placed bids on a Book of Life interview in the Bridget Zinn Auction. I had mentioned in the podcast that I would give you the links to these other worthy books, so here they are, better late than never.


Jan Godown Annino is the author of Florida's Famous Animals and she contributed to The Book of the Everglades, The Southeast and Piedmont: A Literary Field Guide, Scenic Driving in Florida, Family Fun in Florida, and The Florida Handbook. She has a forthcoming picture book biography (March 2010) called She Sang Promise, about Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, with art by Lisa Desimini.





Dr. Kathleen Reilly Fallon
is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Heavenly Productions Foundation, whose mission is to help children in distress. She sang on the CD for Heavenly Skies and Lullabies, part of a book-and-CD set which is dedicated to the Babies & Orphans of 9-11-01.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Podcasters Across Borders: Connie Crosby


SHOW NOTES:

Connie Crosby is a law librarian in Toronto, Canada. She was one of the very interesting people I met this summer at Podcasters Across Borders, a conference by and for podcasters. This is the first of three Podcasters Across Borders episodes you'll be hearing on The Book of Life.

Connie gave a presentation on The ShanachieTour, a library roadtrip around the world. It was very exciting to me, as a fellow podcaster and librarian, to hear Connie talk about the inspirational storytelling of The Shanachies, so I asked her to describe her presentation for us in this brief interview.

Connie is currently working on a professional guide book for Neal-Schuman, Effective Blogging for Libraries. To help her gather information about blogging in the library world, please take her survey.

AUDIO:

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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
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Monday, October 05, 2009

Running for My Life

SHOW NOTES:

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 4-10, 2009, so this is the perfect time to post my interview with Ann Gonzalez, author of Running For My Life.

Ann talks about her mother's mental illness, her own PTSD, and her writing. Ann put in the winning bid for a Book of Life interview in the Bridget Zinn Auction earlier this year, which raised money to assist librarian/author Bridget Zinn with her cancer treatments.


While Running for My Life is not a book of Jewish content, it's a topic that's pertinent to everyone and I believe that Ann has done a mitzvah by bringing making this subject matter accessible to young readers. Enjoy the audio, and scroll down for a book trailer video of Running for My Life.

AUDIO:


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MP3 File to start your computer's media player.

EMBED:

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VIDEO:


CREDITS:

Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Facebook fan page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast
Twitter: @bookoflifepod

Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com!