Nancy's Bookshelf

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Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects.

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Steve Ferchaud

 


 

Steve Ferchaud is a published illustrator from Paradise, California. 

 

His new book, “My Name is Haley and I live in Paradise,” tells the story of a young girl journaling her adventures around the town, including the day of the Paradise Camp Fire.

 

He’s illustrated more than 35 books including, Gracie's Big Adventure: With Augustine the Beaver, Glen Robbie: A Scottish Fairy Tale, Santa's Hat, and Glen Robbie A Scottish Fairy Tale Limited Edition.

Chico Enterprise-Record

Retired Chico coach Chuck Sheley is editor of Smokejumper Magazine and has now published a book, Smokejumpers and the CIA, which contains stories not found in history books. Starting in 1951 smokejumpers were recruited by the CIA “because they could go anywhere, anytime, and do a tough, confusing job and then keep our mouths shut.” This little-known working arrangement peaked in 1975. Also, a commentary on the November 2018 Camp Fire by Richard Parker. 

Echo Heron

Author Echo Heron is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. Born in Troy, New York, her work tackles many genres, including fiction, mysteries, and historical fiction. She is also a critical-care registered nurse. She joins Nancy's Bookshelf to chat about her latest, EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room.

About EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room: Thirty-one nurses, each with a distinctive voice and unique view of what really goes on behind the closed doors of the secret and chaotic world of the emergency room.


 About Obi Kaufmann’s latest: From the author of The California Field Atlas, comes a major work that not only guides readers through the Golden State's forested lands but also presents a profoundly original vision of nature in the twenty-first century. 

 

The Forests of California features an abundance of Obi Kaufmann's signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. 

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It’s a triple guest day on Nancy’s Bookshelf.

Hiking guidebook author John Soares grew up near Redding. His latest book is Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America's Public Lands. He talks about why he loves dispersed camping, and how to do it safely and ethically.

 

About Brian Marshall: Raised by a band of feral authors hidden in the deep north woods, Brian Marshall was no ordinary child. Proper syntax flowed through his veins.

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Dr. Michael Greger is the author of the international best seller How Not to Die. Local author Lani Muelrath advocates combining mindfulness with a vegan diet. Commentator Richard Parker asks “What’s for Dinner?”

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Two years ago, on Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire set blaze when a faulty electric transmission line sparked just outside Paradise. 

More than 13,000 homes were destroyed, 85 lives were lost, and 27,000 people struggled to escape with their lives. 

 

Alastair Gee And Dani Anguiano, journalists for The Guardian, investigated the most destructive American wildfire in a century in their book, "Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy."

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Author Lois Buchter has been a writer for almost two decades. Gerti’s War is her first novel. It is the story of her elderly cousin living in Germany during the second world war. 

 

The book details Gerti’s life after Hitler took power and was assigned into service as an encrytionist with the top security clearance. 

 

After writing the novel, Butcher began writing screenplays and completed numerous scripts for television and film.

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Butte College Anthropology instructor Mike Findlay is a scholar who has contributed to research in Asian-American culture and Mesoamerican Studies. He is the author of “A Survey of Language and Culture: Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Communication,” which includes a chapter on taboo words.

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COVID-19 is not only disrupting people's physical health but also affecting their mental health. The fear of turbulent times can take an emotional toll on anyone, especially if you're living with anxiety.

 

Author Joel Minden drops by to talk about his book, Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry

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