Articles by Diana Belchase

February 13, 2015 | Diana Belchase

Sex, Love and DNA

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do away with dating and failed relationships merely by doing a DNA cheek swab? It sounds simple and pain free, doesn’t it? In our cells lurk genetic markers that just might indicate who is an ideal spouse and who is an utter cad. My guest today, Peter Schattner, is an award-winning scientist, educator and writer […]

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January 9, 2015 | Diana Belchase

Washington Winter Show 2015 (VIDEO)

The Washington Winter Show is underway at the Katzen Art Center at American University. It’s well worth braving the cold to visit the booths and examine some real treasures. (photos (c) Diana Belchase 2015) I interviewed three dealers: Jay Gates of Gates Antiques who describes how an English, Dutch marquetry cabinet was made, Judy Loto […]

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October 20, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Behind the Scenes with Nancy Cordes

TV is always looking for that miraculous combination: girl next door appeal, trap mind, and the spark of something more in their news correspondent’s eyes. Lucky for CBS, Nancy Cordes fits the bill. I met with Nancy last night at her studio in Washington, D.C. She has timeless grace, an easy way of making you […]

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October 16, 2014 | Diana Belchase

My Moment with Joan Rivers

The scruffy man approached me on a Manhattan street with a fan of tickets in his hand. “Would you like to see a free show?” he asked.  (photo Joan Rivers 2010 by David Shankbone courtesy Wikipedia) “Uh, no.” It was 1989 and when men in the Times Square section of NY asked you that kind […]

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October 13, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Lost Heroes: Columbus

Columbus Day hardly gets much notice lately. There are furniture store sales, some government offices and banks are closed, a parade in New York City that is no longer nationally televised, and he’s no longer held up like a hero to school children. I feel sorriest for kids everywhere who, it seems, are only entitled […]

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October 8, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Harlan Coben: Up All Night (VIDEO)

Harlan Coben is no nonsense. He’ll sit down for an interview, give it his all, but he’s not the kind of guy to schmooze or waste time. An air of mystery surrounds him like an invisible cloak. Fangirls flirt with him at conferences, but you can always tell, though he might be flattered, they’re wasting […]

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July 8, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Dancing in Thailand

Crossing the threshold of area embassies is literally setting foot in another nation. Without getting your passport stamped, the food, art, and culture of another world waits behind those massive, closed doors.  Last Friday night I was lucky enough to be a guest at the Royal Thai Embassy in Georgetown. The food was sumptuous, the […]

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April 22, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Broken Trust — Murder on Earth Day

I’m pleased to have Shannon Baker here today for Earth Day.  She’s the author of the Nora Abbott Mystery series, fast-paced murder mysteries which center around environmental issues and the Hopi Indians.  From the Colorado Rockies to the Nebraska Sandhills, the peaks of Flagstaff and the deserts of Tucson, landscapes play an important role in her books. Shannon worked […]

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January 24, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Illiteracy & the Women of Afghanistan

I’ve been waiting for the right moment to release this video interview of Susan Froetschel and boy did that moment come.  Susan’s latest book, Fear of Beauty, has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Mary Higgins Clark Award!  It’s so well-deserved, too. (If the video doesn’t open, please update your Adobe Player) Susan’s books […]

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December 29, 2013 | Diana Belchase

Amnesiac Nurses and Oprah

I know many of you are eagerly looking for great books to download to your new tablets today — so I thought I’d share something I’m enjoying. ~~~ Stella Bain, is an epic story set against the backdrop of World War I.  Stella is an American nurse who has lost her memory and has been […]

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