Sarah Blake / WPSU-FM Associate Producer

Sarah Blake


Seal of Honor by Gary Williams

This book tells the amazing story of a Penn State alum who went on to serve our country as a Navy Seal and later received the Medal of Honor.


Aftershock by Robert B. Reich

Reich shares his insights on the current economic crisis. Our own, Kristine Allen, offers her review.

Sarah Blake


Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

We have a great children's book for any holiday shopping list. The Pennsylvania Center for the Book recommends it, too!


The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Looking for a great book about food this Thanksgiving? Anthony Bourdain called this novel, "Outstanding!" Let our reviewer tell you more about this culinary journey that travels from India to France.


How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley

Find out more about a new collection of essays that David Sedaris called, "Perfectly, relentlessly funny." This book is perfect to brighten up the winter evenings.


Time Traveler by Dr. Ronald Mallett

After a sudden tragedy, a child is inspired to take a lifelong journey into science. Hear more about this Penn State alum's exploration of time travel with this week's book review.


Make the Impossible Possible by Bill Strickland with Vince Rause

Learn more about the incredible life and achievements of Bill Strickland. He has made an amazing difference in the lives of thousands in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.


The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

Invite a little creepy into your book-reading this Halloween! This book is sure to entertain as it twists through facts and stories all about poison.


The Trouble with the Alphabet by Caryn West

Using poetry, portraits, and a wealth of research, this book tackles big issues. Listen to learn more about this book and about the human rights of children around the world. And don't forget—October 24th is United Nations Day!


Sarah Blake is an associate producer for radio at WPSU. She produces WPSU’s radio series BookMark, the book review show that highlights the amazing community of readers in central Pennsylvania.

In addition to her work with the radio, Sarah is studying for her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry is forthcoming in literary journals such as Michigan Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Review, and Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics. She is also the 2010 winner of the Toby Thompson Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Plus, as a teaching assistant for the English department, she teaches composition and creative writing.

Her work in radio reminds her there’s a non-college-student world in State College. She looks forward to hearing more from the readers in the area, from Altoona to Bradford.