Thursday, October 6, 2011

Between the Lines archived interview

Click here to listen to a non-boring interview with the author by Valerie Jackson of the "Between the Lines" show on WABE 90.1-FM.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Between the Lines live broadcast

Friends: Valerie Richardson Jackson is a keen interviewer.  Her show, Between the Lines, will air the results of last night's taping event at the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel at 7 p.m., Friday, September 23 on 90.1-FM Public Radio WABE, Atlanta, Georgia. Live streaming, too, for those who live outside the listening area.  Click:
And then click:  Listennow.

Between the Lines live taping

Richard Eldredge of Atlanta Magazine and his Eldredge ATL blog said it well.
Former Atlanta first lady Valerie Jackson, host of WABE-FM's popular "Between the Lines" author interview program, is offering a rare opportunity for readers to be part of the experience. This Thursday night at 7, as part of the Georgian Terrace's year-long centennial celebration, Jackson brings her show to the historic Midtown hotel's ballroom to tape a "BTL" edition with Joseph Gatins, the author of the fascinating "We Were Dancing on a Volcano: Bloodlines and Fault Lines of a Star-Crossed Atlanta Family 1849-1989." Gatins' family built and opened the Georgian Terrace in 1911. Admission is free but limited to 250 attendees. Reservations can be made by emailing Chelsea Deedy at
Posted By: Richard Eldredge   

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Atlanta INTown review

Joseph Gatins is the author of the new non-fiction biography We Were Dancing on a Volcano: Bloodlines and Fault Lines of a Star-Crossed Atlanta Family, 1849-1989, published by The Glade Press. The indexed, 330-page book, with family pictures and news clips, is a who’s who tale with truth bearing episodes of the Atlanta-New York Gatins family.
The author grew up in Paris and Atlanta and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in Vietnam as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst during 1969-1970, and awarded the Bronze Star for that service. He is a former Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter and special projects editor, now retired to the mountains of north Georgia. Gatins chronicles memorable family characters especially his elegant French grandmother, Marie de Villelume-Sombreuil Gatins. Her oral history reminiscence tape-recorded in 1976 and her 1988 written memoir pepper the family history with the turmoil of occupied France during World War II.
Three key family role players with the same Joseph Gatins name are all buried now in Historic Oakland Cemetery. They are Irish born, great-great grandfather Joseph F. Gatins (1827-1905), settling first in Savannah and connecting with the Central of Georgia Railroad; great-grandfather, Atlanta native Joseph Francis Gatins, Sr. (1855-1936) New York Wall Street wheeler-dealer-builder of the Georgian Terrace Hotel; and one armed grandfather, Joseph Francis Gatins, Jr. (1882-1927), known as Joe, sportsman and real estate investor, died in his Georgian Terrace Hotel apartment.
– Ann Boutwell
PS:  See also Boutwell's "look back" for June 23, 1910.  A Look Back

Monday, May 2, 2011

"Volcano" on YouTube

There's a new bookstore in Atlanta burbs, Peerless Book Store, with everything from old books to modern modes, including a serendipitous YouTube interview with PDB Group Venture during a book signing event last Saturday with author Joseph Gatins  Click here for very brief  interview:

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Volcano" at the Georgian Terrace

Readers who do nothing more than skim the book will realize that the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta played no small part in the family's star-crossed history, beginning 100 years ago.  Click here for a preview of centennial doings.