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Brandi Megan Granett is the author of My Intendedand Cars and Other Things That Get Around.

When she is not writing or teaching or mothering, she is honing her archery skills. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Conversation with Katherine Towler

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 5:53 PM


Katherine Towler's memoir, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth follows her move to Portsmouth, along with a marriage and a settling down into the community she never quite expected. Among those unexpected turns chronicled in the gem of a memoir is her friendship with...

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A Bookshop Grows in Queens

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 9:37 PM


The Queens Bookshop Initiative wants to help the 2.3 million residents of Queen, through the creation of a general interest bookshop worthy of Queens. Currently, there is only English speaking general interest bookstore since the Barnes and Noble closed all three...

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Dimestore: An Interview With Lee Smith

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 2:29 PM


In Dimestore: A Writer's Life, Lee Smith reflects back on her growing up as a daughter of the Appalachian South and as a fiction writer. While she reports that her fiction finally clicked when she wrote about the life she knew...

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A Majorca Romance: A Conversation with Anita Hughes

(4) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 12:28 PM

Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes sweeps readers away to yet another paradise and a couple falling under the spell of love. In Majorca, music executive Juliet grapples with love: the love of music, the love of her job, and the love of the men she meets...

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Building Lessons: How I Conquered the Table Saw

(2) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 12:12 PM


Danger lurks in every corner of Pinterest. From the marshmallow butterfly cupcakes for your daughter's fourth birthday to the plethora of things you can do with Ball Jars to make your décor both more rustic and romantic. The #pinterestfail hashtag should serve as...

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Promised to the Crown: A Conversation with Aimie K. Runyan

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 9:40 AM


Imagine choosing a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in a new land at behest of your King and country in order to marry and mother in the New World. Aimie K. Runyan's book, Promised to the Crown,...

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Brenda Janowitz Talks About Her New Novel, 'The Dinner Party'

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 12:43 AM


Holidays give families a chance to gather, reflect on the last year, and create new memories. At least that is the ideal version of the concept. Brenda Janowitz's lovely and fast-paced novel, The Dinner Party, captures a much more...

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Lies and Other Acts of Love: An Interview With Kristy Woodson Harvey

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 1:21 PM


Kristy Woodson Harvey's, Lies and Other Acts of Love, calls on one of the oldest questions: what would you do for love? What would you do to find love? Or keep love? Or to protect those you love? The three generations...

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Babies Over Bombers, Art for Life: A Conversation With Ronna Lebo

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 3:44 PM

Ronna Lebo -- artist, writer, musician, mother of two, grandmother of two -- learned a lot about living from birthing, mothering, and creating. The main lesson she learned, the big takeaway, for her was "Life goes on." Her work is featured in...
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Unforgiven: A Conversation with Marin Thomas

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 7:46 AM


What does it mean to forgive in a town so hard and dry that it's called Unforgiven. Ruby Baxter, the protagonist of Marin Thomas' latest novel, The Promise of Forgiveness, arrives on the bus with little more than a suitcase and...

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One More Day: An Interview with Kelly Simmons

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2016 | 11:49 AM


Kelly Simmons third novel, One More Day, not only tackles every mother's worst fear of losing a child, she dives deeper into the nightmare, when mother, Carrie Morgan, believes her child to have returned for a single day only...

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The Empress: An Interview with Weina Dai Randel

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 4:08 PM


Weina Dai Randel is the author of The Moon in the Palace. A work of historical fiction, The Moon in the Palace, captures the early life of China's Empress Wu from her early beginnings as a Mei the concubine.....

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No Ordinary Life: A Conversation With Suzanne Redfearn

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 6:28 PM


Suzanne Redfearn's novel, No Ordinary Life, explores the age-old question: what price are you willing to pay for fame. But she does so with a twist: how much would you be willing to let your children pay? When not only one...

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The Daylight Marriage: Q & A With Heidi Pitlor

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 7:59 PM


In Heidi Pitlor's The Daylight Marriage, when wife Hannah disappears, her husband, Lovell must not only wonder why and grieve her absence but face the scrutiny of their marriage by authorities and the media. I kept thinking could I be judged...

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Platinum Doll: A Conversation with Anne Girard

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2016 | 5:18 PM


Long before Marilyn Monroe, another blonde bombshell glittered from the silver screen. Jean Harlow captivated audiences during the Golden Age of Hollywood and continues to do so in Anne Girard's Platinum Doll. Girard explores what it took to turn Harlean Carpenter...

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First Frost: An Interview with Sarah Addison Allen

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 12:04 PM


In Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost, we return to Bascom, North Carolina, and the magical Waverly family first featured in Garden Spells. Addison Allen's books feature a splendid use of magical realism that immerses us into the hearts and...

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Building a Series With a Serious Dog: A Conversation with Jo Bannister

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 12:15 PM

In Desperate Measures, Jo Bannister returns to the life of police officer Hazel Best as she grapples with rescuing Gabriel Ash from himself and the dark forces that fractured his family. I spoke with Bannister about writing from a dog's...
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Indie to Traditional: A Conversation With Kate Moretti

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 10:43 AM

Kate Moretti's latest thriller, The Vanishing Year, marks a new transition for the New York Times bestselling author. With this novel, she is moving from a digital/print on demand publisher to a traditional publisher. This process represents one that so many independent and self-publishers dream about -- cracking...

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It's Beginning to Read A Lot Like Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 9:17 AM

Are you looking to take a break from the holiday shuffle, sink into your favorite chair by the tree, and read? If so, here's some books to help restore your holiday spirit.

Christmas, Actually, Collected Authors

You never know how Christmas will turn out! Festive and fun, or dreary...

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'The Last September': A Conversation with Nina de Gramont

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 11:49 AM


The Last September by Nina de Gramont traces the aftermath of a murder in Cape Cod through the point of view of the recent widow, Brett. Brett struggles to piece together what she knew about her life with her husband and...

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