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Merry and Hark A Christmas Story

Illustration by: Rebecca Santo
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

April Genevieve Tucholke was raised on a farm and had a deep connection with nature. She loved reading and writing but was never close to the city, reason why she didn't have a great source to buy and read plenty of books. She used to write plays and have her siblings act it out, which she says was very fun! For a while after college, she stopped writing until later in her life she lived in Scotland and fell in love with the nature of it and taught herself how to write a whole novel, and explore Gothic cities. Come on to KTEP and listen to more of April Tucholke and her journey, here at the Book Club with Louie Saenz.

Book publishing date: October 3rd 2023

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Originally aired on December 24, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Xiomara has been working towards being On-Air for KTEP and as well as working towards being a Radio Engineer, she does volunteer work at KTEP.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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