Pearlsong Conversations

From January 2009 to November 2012 Pearlsong Press hosted a series of teleconference calls in which publisher Peggy Elam Ph.D. chatted with one or more Pearlsong authors. Fans were welcomed to join in the conversations.

Click on the links below to listen to recordings of the conference calls with Pearlsong authors and fans.

Tracey L. ThompsonFatropolis by Tracey L. Thompson

Conversation with Tracey L. Thompson, author of Fatropolis (Sunday, November 11, 2012)




Louise MathewsonA Life Interrupted Living with Brain Injury by Louise Mathewson


A Life InterruptedLouise Mathewson discusses living with brain injury & her poetry collection chronicling transformation by trauma (October 2012).



Lonie McMichael, Ph.D.Talking Fat Health vs. Persuasion in the War on Our Bodies


Talking Fat McMichael, Ph.D. discusses health vs. persuasion in the war on our bodies (September 9, 2012).



Michele TamarenMichael WittnerExtraOrdinary An End of Life Story Without End


ExtraOrdinaryMichele Tamaren & Michael Wittner discuss their true-life tale of transformation (July 15, 2012).



Lynne MurrayLeslie Moïse, Ph.D.Linda C. Wisniewski


Character Control Lynne Murray, Leslie Moïse, Linda C. Wisniewski & other authors discuss creating fictional characters (May 20, 2012).


Leslie Moïse, Ph.D.

Love is the Thread A Knitting Friendship by Leslie Moise

Conversation with Leslie Moïse, Ph.D., author of the memoir Love is the Thread: A Knitting Friendship (February 12, 2012).




Mary SaracinoThe Singing of Swans A Novel by Mary Saracino


Conversation with Mary Saracino, author of The Singing of Swans (January 15, 2012).



Pat BallardLynne Murray


Body GratitudePat Ballard, Lynne Murray & other authors (November 20, 2011).



Lynne MurrayThe Falstaff Vampire Files by Lynne Murray


Lynne Murray talks about The Falstaff Vampire Files & other works (October 16, 2011).



Fallen Embers by Lauri J OwenBlowing Embers by Lauri J Owen


Lauri J Owen & the paranormal romance saga The Embers Series (September 18, 2011).



Karen BlomainThe Season of Lost Children by Karen Blomain


Karen Blomain talks about The Season of Lost Children & other writings (August 14, 2011).



Charlie LovettThe Fat Lady Sings by Charlie Lovett


Charlie Lovett talks about The Fat Lady Sings and other works (July 17, 2011).



Making Literary History through Size Diversity & Fat Activision featuring feminist literary historian Susan Koppelman (June 12, 2011).

Body & Age Diversity in Literature (Part 1)Lynne Murray, Leslie Moïse, Linda C. Wisniewski, Pat Ballard, Karen Blomain, & Tracery Thompson (May 15, 2011). 

Ellen FrankelSyd Arthur by Ellen Frankel


Ellen Frankel talks about her new novel Syd Arthur (April 10, 2011).


Lauri J Owen talks about her new paranormal romance novel Fallen Embers (Book 1 of The Embers Series) (September 12, 2010).

Anne Richardson Williams

Unconventional Means The Dream Down Under by Anne Richardson Williams


Conversation with artist Anne Richardson Williams, author of Unconventional Means: The Dream Down Under, about using art & writing to transcend traumatic experiences (August 11, 2010).



Lynne MurrayPat BallardJudy Bagshaw


A Conversation about Summer Fiction featuring Lynne Murray, Pat Ballard, & Judy Bagshaw (July 14, 2010).



Bride of the Living Dead by Lynne Murray


A Conversation with Lynne Murray, author of Bride of the Living Dead (June 9, 2010).




Frannie XellmanFatLand by Frannie Zellman


Conversation with Frannie Zellman, author of FatLand (January 124, 2009).




Pat Ballard10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) by Pat Ballard


Conversation with Pat Ballard, Queen of Rubenesque Romances and author of 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) (February 11, 2009).



Linda C. Wisniewski

Off Kilter by Linda C Wisniewski


Conversation with Linda C. Wisniewski, author of Off Kilter (March 11, 2009).



Charlie LovettThe Program by Charlie Lovett


Conversation with Charlie Lovett, author of The Program (April 8, 2009).





Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' Society


Conversation with The Fat Poets’ Society, authors of Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets’ Society, edited by Frannie Zellman (May 13, 2009).




Rebecca Fox & William ShermanMeasure By Measure by Rebecca Fox and William Sherman

Conversation with Rebecca Fox & William Sherman, authors of Measure By Measure (June 10, 2009).




Creating & Publishing Fat Friendly Fiction (Part 1) — featuring Ellen Frankel, Charlie Lovett, Lynne Murray, Frannie Zellman, Rebecca Fox & William Sherman (July 8, 2009).

Creating & Publishing Fat Friendly Fiction (Part 2) — featuring Pat Ballard, Ellen Frankel, Charlie Lovett, Lynne Murray, Frannie Zellman, Rebecca Fox & William Sherman (August 12, 2009).

Judy BagshawAt Long Last, Love: A Collection by Judy Bagshaw


Conversation with Judy Bagshaw, author of At Long Last, Love (September 9, 2009).



Frannie Xellman


Conversation with Frannie Zellman, author of FatLand and editor & co-author of Fat Poets Speak, & Lesleigh J. Owen, co-author of Fat Poets Speak (October 14, 2009).


Rebecca BrockThe Giving Season by Rebecca Brock


Conversation with Rebecca Brock, author of The Giving Season (November 12, 2009).



Virtual Holiday Party with Lynne Murray, Pat Ballard, & Linda C. Wisniewski discussing the use of computers and the internet in writing and promoting their work (December 9, 2009).