Talking with Authors

Elise Hooper: "Fast Girls"

November 19, 2020 HEC Media Season 1 Episode 40
Talking with Authors
Elise Hooper: "Fast Girls"
Show Notes

This is the fortieth episode of "Talking with Authors" by HEC Media and HEC Books. We're a program dedicated to speaking with some of the best selling authors around, covering many different genres.

Today, our guest is author Elise Hooper. We spoke with her via Zoom in September of 2020 about her third and newest book “Fast Girls" by publisher HarperCollins.

Elise Hooper is a writer of historical and biographical fiction. She’s taken on the subjects of women in different periods of history in all of her work…such as the real women of the novel “Little Women”, and early 20th century documentary photographer Dorothea Lange. In “Fast Girls” she focuses on the story behind some of the women on the US Olympic team that competed in the summer games of 1936 in Berlin. we’ll get into detail about three of these athletes and their individual paths to Germany…along with a story about finding the stories when we start our conversation with writer Elise Hooper on this edition of Talking With Authors from HEC Media and HEC Books.

Our host and interviewer this time, Ashley Hasty.

HEC Media is a production company out of St. Louis, Missouri.  With the help of independent bookstore Left Bank Books and St. Louis County Library, we are able to sit down with these amazing writers and thought leaders to discuss their work, their inspiration, and what makes them special. You can watch video versions of most of our interviews at

Host and producer of this episode - Ashley Hasty
Supervising Producer - Julie Winkle
Production Support - Jayne Ballew & Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast Audio Editing - Paul Langdon
Podcast Producer - Rod Milam
Podcast Host - Rod Milam

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