08/24/2010 01:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Philippa Gregory on The Red Queen (LISTEN)

Author of The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory has penned other New York Times bestselling historical fiction novels, including her newest The Red Queen which is sure to keep you turning the pages and feeding her fans' insatiable appetite.

In my audio interview with her today, Gregory tells Huffington Post the challenges facing bestselling authors today, how important the balance between research and dramatic narrative is for her and all about her latest novel.

Gregory is also giving away a copy of the novel, courtesy of her publisher (Touchstone) to one of our Huffington Post readers. Simply comment in this post between now and August 25th at 4pm ET and someone will be randomly selected to win a copy of The Red Queen. The publisher will mail the winner a copy.