The Book Pod was the brainchild of Matt Norcross, Owner of McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey Michigan. In the spring of 2012 Matt teamed up with former Radio DJ, Nikki Lynn Devitt to create a Podcast that catered to the book loving audience where a weekly broadcast would feature, book reviews, audio samples of books, industry news, book discussion and author interviews.

Matt Norcross
I grew up selling books and now my wife and I own McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, MI. You can check out my staff picks HERE ( I’m a bit of a gadget nut and have hacked many a Nook and other devices. I like eBooks but I still think it’s an inferior format to the physical book. I also love audiobooks and always have one going.

I love nonfiction, science fiction, graphic novels, novels, and pretty much everything else except the Gossip Girl series. My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K. Dick, Jonathan Lethem, Jess Walters, Octavia Butler, James Lee Burke, Jeff Lemire, and too many others too list!

Nikki Devitt
Some of my earliest and best memories are of my mom reading to me before bed (thanks mom!) a tradition I have continued with my three boys (15, 11, and 6). For me books have always been an important element of my life, my daily escape or learning lesson I could not live without. I was the kid reading Stephen King in 5th grade and I am the adult you see reading and walking at the same time.

Working in Radio, I have a fondness for the spoken word as well, and hope someday to be the voice you hear on your favorite Audio Book. I recently started a blog where the Book Reviews are spoken, I love that technology has given us eBooks, but still need my physical book fix all the time. The smell and feel of a book in your hand can not be duplicated in my mind. I will always be a Stephen King fan, and I love Dean Koontz as well which shows my love for Thrillers, and Suspense Novels. I have recently discovered a love for authors like Rosamund Lupton, Harlen Coben, Ann Charles, Tami Hoag, Jodi Picoult and many more. Aside from sappy Romance there is really nothing I won’t read if the mood strikes!


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