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Live interviews on KRIM 96.3 Radio with Randy Roberson. Live on Facebook and YouTube.

They will be recorded.

Many thanks for your support!

KRIM 96.3 FM live in-person interview Monday 10:00 AM ½ hour with Randy Roberson on FB and Youtube June 21- Connie Cockrell
Connie Cockrell: A 20-year Air Force career, a manager at a computer operations company, wife, mother,  mesister, and volunteer, provides a rich background for Connie Cockrell’s story-telling. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She’s published 20 books, has been included in five anthologies and been published on and Connie’s always on the lookout for a good story idea. Beware, you may be the next one.
If you’d like to know more, go to or to Facebook.

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KRIM 96.3 FM live interview Mondays 10:00 AM ½ hour with Randy Roberson on FB and Youtube
June 28 Stacy Price
Stacey Price: Stacy has been writing since she was 11 years old. She was inspired to write her first book after going through an extremely difficult divorce. Stacey felt that if she could share her experiences, good and bad, she might help people who are also struggling with the difficult times in their lives.Today, Stacey has an amazing husband and four beautiful children. She calls central Arizona her home. Life is full and busy with three teenagers and a six-year-old. There are ups and downs in life, especially in a blended family, but there is always beauty in the storm. Find out more at

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KRIM 96.3 FM live in-person interview Monday 10:00 AM ½ hour with Randy Roberson on FB and Youtube
July 5 – ChrisAnn Dawson
Chrisann Dawson: Chrisann Dawson, who was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania has experienced a life of travel and missionary adventure. She successfully published her first book, Congo Crisis, early September 2015. Chrisann then finished teaching another year of high school English in her small town in Arizona. She looks forward to spending more time studying, researching, and writing.
Chrisann and her husband, Gale, are currently pumping fresh vision into their national-led Congo ministry, called Rise Congo. Chrisann believes regular contact with the Congo and its incredible people will bolster her goals to write more Congo-themed stories.
Chrisann enjoys spending time with her family and supportive Christian friends; reflecting on her past victories in Christ; and anticipating the next chapter in her life.
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KRIM 96.3 FM live in-person interview Monday 10:00 AM ½ hour with Randy Roberson on FB and Youtube
July 12- Buckshot Dot Strickland
Dee “Buckshot Dot” Strickland Johnson: Native Arizonan “Buckshot Dot,” grew up on the Hualapai Reservation and the Petrified Forest. She and her husband, Ol” Buck, operated a cattle ranch in the Ozark Mountains throughout the 1970s.
Dot is an Arizona Culture Keeper and has opened for Lyle Lovett. She has been awarded the Academy of Western Artists Female Cowboy Poet of the Year. One of her books was named Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year, and she has received the Will Rogers Medallion Award. She has written seven books, five dance folk operas, and has produced four CDs. She and Buck live in Payson, Arizona.
You can find “Buckshot Dot” at:


Live interviews on KRIM with Pam Newman. (Tune in to the station live or online. These interviews will not be recorded.)

KRIM 96.3 FM radio interview Wednesday 1:00 PM 15 min Pam Newman
June 23-Jody Sharpe
Jody Sharpe: Jody had a rewarding career as a Special Education teacher. Writing about angels became healing after losing her daughter and then her husband. The valuable lessons she learned about moving forward and loving life in the now, have set her on a mission to tell stories with love, humor, and spiritual awakening. The fictitious town of Mystic Bay has given her an avenue to put characters and themes together hopefully enlightening the reader towards contemplation of the precious life and memories we are given.
Find out more at

KRIM 96.3 FM radio interview Wednesday 1:00 PM 15 min Pam Newman
June 30- Marcia Greenshields
Marcia Greenshields: Marcia has twenty books on Kindle, five of them on ACX, and eighteen are available in paperback on Amazon. She is a proud graduate of Kingswood (Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI), attended Connecticut College, the University of Hawaii, and Scottsdale C. C., where she also tutored. She is passionate about hydrogen and natural health, the inventor of EASE (Easy And Sensible Elimination), and, once an ombudsman, will always be in her heart. She resides in northern Arizona.
You can find her on Facebook

KRIM 96.3 FM radio interview Wednesday 1:00 PM 15 min Pam Newman
July 7- Karen Lateiner
Karen Shiffman Lateiner: Understanding the transition of her child from male to female during the mid-1990s, and then grappling with her new daughter’s death two years later, motivated Karen Shiffman Lateiner to share what she experienced and learned about transgender issues, as well as life in general. Her compelling book, Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss stands as a memoir, biography, and primer for understanding gender diversity. Telling her story and speaking at a variety of educational, social, religious, and corporate venues provides an opportunity to open conversations about LGBTQ+ issues, past and present.
Karen’s books are available through Amazon.

KRIM 96.3 FM radio interview Wednesday 1:00 PM 15 min Pam Newman
July 14- Mark David
Marc David: Marc David is a veteran journalist whose writing career spans four decades, during which time he has covered the sports spectrum from world boxing champions to the Olympics. He has written for lifestyle and health magazines. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Marc now resides in Chandler, Arizona, where he writes books, contributes articles to newspapers, and is available for speaking engagements. Marc is an everyday runner who enjoys travel.
He has written three nonfiction books: The Addicted Runner, Available Male Tale, and 1,001 Things You Didn’t Want to Know.
You can find out more at