My two guests to end 2012 are Cheryl Bradshaw and Ralph Pezzullo
When Ralph was five his father joined the Foreign Service of the State Department. The job took them to Washington, DC, Mexico, South Vietnam, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay and Nicaragua. They lived in Saigon during the Tonkin Gulf Incident, the overthrow of Diem, a number of other coup d'etats and almost daily Vietcong terrorist attacks against Americans. They survived three years gasping for air at 13,000 feet in La Paz, Bolivia during the time that Che Guevarra was trying to build a guerrilla base in that country. In 1980 he was in Nicaragua debating politics with guys like Tomas Borge and the Ortega brothers and witnessing the first days of the Sandinista Revolution (the subject of the non-fiction book At the Fall of Somoza, which he wrote with his father).
Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper.
In 2009 Cheryl wrote her first novel, Black Diamond (the first book in her Sloane Monroe series). Within six weeks of its release it was the top #100 in two different mystery categories on the Kindle and has been a top ranked novel since April 2011 averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars from reviewers.
Two great authors. Please join us for what will be an entertaining sixty minutes.