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Elbows Deep in Pimento Cheese - Chef Kenny Gilbert

Jenna and Hurley with Kenny Gilbert
Celeb chef Kenny Gilbert is here to share his top BBQ secrets.  He discusses his journey to becoming a multi-restaurant owner and contestant on Top Chef and Beat Bobby Flay, plus his experience writing his first book, A Chef’s Journal. We also get into a heated round of rapid fire questions, plus a pimento cheese and smoked conch dip tasting that leaves Hurley and Jenna (and even Producer Bryan) speechless.  

Headbanging and Hurricanes - Florida Man Lane Pittman

Hurley and Jenna with Lane Pittman

His videos headbanging to Slayer holding an American flag during hurricanes have millions of views. He has been featured on Fox News and invited to rock out with some incredible bands. Lane Pittman is a Jacksonville legend and he talks all about his overnight fame with Hurley and Jenna. Don't miss our video of Lane doing his infamous headbanging throughout the Main Library!

Nevertheless She Persisted - Nikesha Williams

Jenna and Hurley posing with Nikesha Williams in front of the local author collection

This week, local author Nikesha Elise Williams joins us to chat about her books, Four Women and The Appeal of Ebony Jones. As a television producer, many of the stories in her books derived from real news events, such as the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. Williams shares her motivation for writing fiction, plus a startling tale of a novel she lost in a technology incident.

Children for Sale - Author Kristina McMorris

Hurley and Jenna with Author Kristina McMorris holding her new book

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. She stopped by our Pablo Creek Regional Library on her 50-stop book tour to discuss her latest novel Sold On a Monday.

Sold On a Monday was inspired by an actual newspaper photograph of four children sitting on a stoop by a sign that reads "Children for Sale. Inquire within." Kristina tells how she came to befriend one of the children in the original photo and all about her love for historical fiction.

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