Local author Bill Pieper is today's guest. He has published many works -- mostly short stories.
His most recent book -- Borders and Boundaries -- is a series of ten short stories which reads like a novel. While each story could stand on its own, the thread of characters and locations ties the book together into a greater whole.
Listen to him reading from Borders and Boundaries along then hear Bill and Lois talking about ... well, just about everything. Bikes? Yup. Drumming? Yup. Publishing in the midst of a pandemic? Yup. Sci-fi porn? Yup. Reading books onstage? Yup. The effect of places on people and culture? That, too.
Bill lived in Nevada City for many years, and his stories often are set in a western locale. Now he lives in Sacramento and comes to Davis weekly to be part of the Blue Moon -- a writers' group hosted by Scott Evans*.
Bill Pieper is working on writing a new book (no date set yet); and he is hoping to resume the promotion of Borders and Boundaries once restrictions ease and a new tour can be arranged.
You can see a list of his books at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/708305.Bill_Pieper
That includes his popular Belonging - A Tale of Downieville and California's Modern Gold Country and Forgive Me, Father: Twelve Stories.
But if you want to walk on a wilder side, read his most-popular-story-ever, at: https://www.redfez.net/fiction/sci-fi-alien-dreams-616
PS: This episode also aired on Thanksgiving, 11-25-2021.
[* for an interview with Scott Evans, listen to my 10-7-21 show.]