Category Archives: authors

Mark R. Villegas, author of Manifest Technique: Hip Hop, Empire, and Visionary Filipino American Culture, answers questions on his childhood influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? This book was … Continue reading

Melanie Bell, author of Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema, answers questions on her scholarly influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The absence of a nuanced understanding … Continue reading

We recently talked to co-authors Kevin Mungons and Douglas Yeo about their new book, Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry. Q: Why did you decide to write this book—and how did you meet? Both of us … Continue reading

Cara A. Finnegan, author of Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital, answers questions on her scholarly influences, discoveries, and reader takeaways in her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The initial idea for the … Continue reading

Jason Stacy, author of Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town, answers questions about his inspirations and discoveries while writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I’ve wanted … Continue reading

Dana M. Caldemeyer, author of Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and common misconceptions while writing her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I started researching … Continue reading

Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards are the authors of Chen Yi in our Women Composers series. Co-author, Leta E. Miller answers questions about her motivations for writing and their influences, and discoveries while writing the book. Q: Why … Continue reading

Co-editors, Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison, of Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy answer questions abut their influences, discoveries, and dispel myths about bluegrass music. Q: Why did you decide to put this collection together? Bartenstein: The story … Continue reading

Author, Ann Flesor Beck of Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland, answers questions about her family influences, purpose for writing and myths she hopes to dispel about first-generation Greeks. Why did you decide to write this book? The … Continue reading

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading