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Book Nook: The Stories You Tell, by Kristen Lepionka

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Kristen Lepionka is an ascendant star in the crime fiction genre. Her third novel "The Stories You Tell" is another installment in her series which features the private detective Roxane Weary. Lepionka sets these stories in her hometown of Columbus and with each successive book the author is building her audience of enthusiastic readers. Roxane Weary is the real deal. She's an old school gumshoe who navigates the rather baffling trends in modern society. She understands how to plumb the on-line world and often employs social media to do some of her sleuthing.

These books may be set in our present day but they also have some of that classic noir feel to them. It seems apparent that the author is well versed in the genre and that in many ways she is paying homage to some of the writers who have inspired her. We are now three books in to this series and I have had Kristen on the show for each book. I'm looking forward to many more interviews with her.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

 

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.