Olivia's Book Club

Arizona's Family (3TV & CBS 5)

Olivia Fierro, full-time local news anchor at 3TV, part-time book collector and book club host, interviews authors and other literary types for a lively podcast. Join us for conversations and recommendations that are sure to make your TBR stack grow.

Katherine Center, “The Bodyguard”
Jul 26 2022
Katherine Center, “The Bodyguard”
“Like, is that too fun?” Katherine Center says she wondered, about THE BODYGUARD plot that places Hannah, an executive protection agent, in the enviable position of posing as the girlfriend of a handsome movie star named Jack Stapleton. Originally considered more grounded careers for her client of Hannah’s protection (scientists, etc.,) Katherine tells Olivia that ultimately “during the pandemic, there was no such thing as too fun, we went maximum fun,” adding that she felt compelled to write the type of book she wanted to read in a moment of life that felt too dark and too serious. On her second visit to Olivia’s Book Club Podcast, Katherine shares more about the inspiration one of the most anticipated rom-coms of the year, her Texas roots that add life to the story, and the scoop on her HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS, that’s headed to Netflix. If you’re digging into her book backlist, you’ll find Katherine and Olivia discussing THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE in Episode 6 of the podcast: THE BODYGUARD is available now in paperback from St. Martin’s Press and on audio from MacMillan Audio. For more on the author visit A Moment With Margaret: Since Katherine Center is all about reading for joy, Margaret keeps it light with her book recommendations for the week, sharing the books that bring her joyful summer vibes (juicy & refreshing!) First, Margaret shares why she loves Emily Henry’s newest novel, BOOK LOVERS- which she loves even more than BEACH READ and THE PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION. She also shares her love for Mary Kay Andrews’ THE HOMEWRECKERS, which tells an uplifting story of a home flipper that she describes as “light and airy” and a perfect source for summer entertainment. Margaret’s personal update: we are three weeks until our book club discusses LESSONS IN CHEMISTY, and Margaret is still on her library waitlist!
Erika Krouse, "Tell Me Everything"
Apr 12 2022
Erika Krouse, "Tell Me Everything"
Erika Krouse is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, who joins the podcast to discuss her book, TELL ME EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION. This is a memoir focused on a tale of true crime which parallels the narrator's personal history. This is a moving, painful story of power, powerlessness, and the way lives are left shattered when the system doesn't protect those who need it. In her book, Erika describes herself as simultaneously "forgettable" and "familiar," but ultimately she's the kind of person others will share their secrets with. This quality, paired with her own scars and knowledge as an abuse survivor, make her a unique voice to tell the story of efforts to hold a Colorado university legally responsible for creating a toxic environment that leads to sexual assault and abuse. Erika talks with Olivia about the choices she made in writing this book- including efforts to balance honesty with protecting the victims, the skills she's developed to manipulate others, and the implications of sharing her personal story of  abuse. TELL ME EVERYTHING is published by Flatiron Books, March 15,2022. For more on the author visit This week Olivia's joined by Hannah Makela, a Tucson-based book blogger and host of Brunch Babes Reads book club,  Hannah recommends Sydney Blondell's book of poetry MONARCH (which her will discuss on April 30th) and Erin A. Craig's SMALL FAVORS. Olivia and Hannah get hungry discussing tasty brunch favorites, and Olivia mentions a recent read: LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki. Hannah can be found on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @thepaperbackbruncher or follow/join the club @brunchbabesreads