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Book Nook: Falling by T.J. Newman

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Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with T.J. Newman

This week in the Sunday book section of the Dayton Daily News there's a list of the week's best-selling novels and next to it there's an image of the cover of "Falling" by T.J. Newman. When we recorded this interview with T.J. the book was just about to be officially published. This debut novel was garnering so much buzz that it had already gone into a third printing before the book was actually released.

And now it is a best-seller. T.J. Newman is a former flight attendant who got the idea for her sizzling thriller while she was working on overnight flights from Los Angeles to New York City. She mentioned her plot ideas to a pilot on one of those flights and he was visibly shaken by the notion of what she was proposing. Her scenario was scary-it seemed so very possible-and it was terrifying. Sheer terror in the skies with some brave people trying to outfox the terrorists.

That's why "Falling" is now a summer blockbuster.

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

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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.