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Feb 10, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Think About Honor Killings

Fiction so often mirrors real life. The fictional book “Dishonor Thy Father” is inspired by the real-life issue of honor killings, and is set amid racial protests in Los Angeles. Today’s world is complex, and this book really makes you think about the forces that shape our world and our way of thinking. That it does so as a fast-paced mystery-thriller makes it all the more alluring.

And I have not one author with me today, or even two, but all three who joined forces to bring “Dishonor Thy Father” to life. Marilyn J. Anderson and Richard Rossner write under the combined alias of M.J. Richards. Having written the screenplay, they then teamed up with novelist and literary editor, Mike Robinson, to novelize it.

Mike is the author of “The Enigma of Twilight Falls” Trilogy, “The Prince of Earth”, “Skunk Ape Semester”, “The Atheist” and others. Marylin wrote for TV on “Murphy Brown”, “FAME”, “Friday the 13: The Series” and was also a staff writer for “Carol & Company” starring Carol Burnett. She is the author of other books like “How to Live Like a Millionaire...When You’re a Million Short”, which we’ve discussed before on the show.

Richard wrote for “Full House” as well as the historic Live Aid Concert.  He hosts several international podcasts, and he and his wife run workshops, “The Power of Play”, for cancer patients.

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