On Sunday, January 15th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be John Hewitt.
Over the past 40 years John Hewitt’s films and books have explored a mosaic of cultures and nationalities. A native of Los Angeles, he grew up in the smog of Southern California and, at various times, has worked as a newspaper and television reporter and editor, magazine writer, producer, cameraman, university professor and author of news writing textbooks as well as five novels. He has traveled in Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. His first three novels, Drone Baloney, Stranger in Baja, and Under the Padre’s Thumb, explored the bewildering culture in communities in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. He currently lives in Northern California.
John Hewitt’s newest novel Reptile Wines opens with a zinger—the race-is-on hallmark of his four previous comic novels. Miles Trout is a tour guide for a low frills wine country tour outfit when he’s called from the break room by fellow drivers to find his pal dead—for a second time.
Miles vows to find the truth behind the suspicious public death of his cousin, Reptile Wines co-owner Lucky Tarpitz. When the corpse disappears, Miles is pulled into a dark world of loan sharks, money launderers, charlatan diviners and overzealous federal agents.
Lucky’s scheming mother Angelina, the high-voltage spark behind Reptile Wines, continually leads Miles astray while other distraught relatives mount a campaign of dangerous ambushes. In his frantic search, Miles spends extravagantly on Lucky’s lazy racehorse Love Blisters and carries on a stumbling affair with female jockey and former exotic dancer, Pixie Limber.
Miles thinks he may find Lucky when he unearths the hideout of an allegedly dead winemaker and astronomer who’s been inviting space aliens to the wine country. The ATF and FBI find their man, but Miles knows one more place south of the border where Lucky may be resting—he’s determined to find him, dead or alive.
With a snaky vintner, horseracing, relationship revenge and interstellar aliens—Reptile Wines is a rare-vintage farce for readers who enjoy the hilarity of Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore.
The ongoing spot on Lilycat on Stuff is scheduled for the third Sunday of every month. Left Coast Writers® are invited to participate in the programming. Listeners are invited to call in and share their opinions. FCCFREE RADIO is home to over 50 + original programs each week that produce more that 1,000,000 listeners per month(yes, you read that correctly 1,000,000 + listeners) of LIVE hosted content. that comes out of the plush studios in the SOMA District of San Francisco. FFR talk shows cover everything from sex, politics, sports, and back again. Google calls them an “Iconic Staple of San Francisco” and a “Frontrunner in Internet Broadcasting.” Add your voice to the fray by calling in during show hours: 415 829 2980. How to Listen in/Call in! 1 – log onto www.fccfreeradio.com 2 – find “schedule” tab and click it – go to Sundays – there will be the link for Lily Cat on Stuff – click it 3 – on Lily Cat page – there will be a “Tune In Now” section to select the streaming service of listeners choice – Under Studio A: – iTunes – Windows Media Player – Real Media Player – Quick Time Studio 4. Once selected the listening controls should appear & sound should be on – listen to the program – Lily Cat will give the phone # to call Nice thing about these live casts – they’re incorporated into Pod Casts so you can go back and listen if the program played while you were out.