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No Ordinary Life: A Conversation With Suzanne Redfearn

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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?

Decoding the Mysteries: An Interview with Scott Hawkins, Author of The Library at Mount Char

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

I admit it: as a reader I've become jaded. It takes a lot to move or excite me, and I drop many books after 50 pages. When I began The Library at Moun...

The Daylight Marriage: Q & A With Heidi Pitlor

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 t...

Platinum Doll: A Conversation with Anne Girard

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Long before Marilyn Monroe, another blonde bombshell glittered from the silver screen. Jean Harlow captivated audiences during the Golden Age of Hol...

Your Chill Pill for 2016

Lisa Tener | Posted 01.06.2016 | Books
Lisa Tener

At a recent holiday get together -- full of wonderfully high-powered women who were stressed over the holidays and other aspects of life -- I met Ka...

First Frost: An Interview with Sarah Addison Allen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 minds of her characters. We spoke about the nature of belonging, magic, and writing.

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

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 point of view, stoking tension, and crafting a wonderfully intense book series.

Indie to Traditional: A Conversation With Kate Moretti

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 into the work of traditional publishing.

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

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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.

5 Things About Author Amy Impellizzeri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy Impellizzeri is the author of Lemongrass Hope, a time traveling, fantasy romance that pits affairs of the heart against the heartstrings of mother...

Life and Other Near Death Experiences: A Conversation With Camille Pagán

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

For many people, their bucket lists remain abstract, a list of things to do some day in the future. But for Libby, the protagonist of Camille Pagán's novel, Life and Other Near Death Experiences, a terminal cancer diagnosis prompts her to take charge of the time she has left to reinvent her life.

Every Mother's Nightmare and Every Writer's Dream: Meet Steena Holmes

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.05.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

As with her earlier novel, Finding Emma, about the after effects of a toddler's kidnapping, author Steena Holmes doesn't back away from tackling the devastating events every mother fears in her latest novel.

Put a Ring on It: A Conversation with Beth Kendrick

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Put a Ring On It is a delicious romp of a novel by Beth Kendrick, author of New Uses for Old Boyfriends. Here we meet Brighton Smith, a reluctant heartbreak tourist, who changes everything with a drunken night that turns into what she calls a "screw up summer" and a new chance at love.

Wendy Darling: A Conversation With Author Colleen Oakes

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.26.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Based on the popularity of the story, plays, and film adaptions, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is one of those classics. In Wendy Darling (SparkPress, October 2015), Colleen Oakes explores Wendy's experience in Neverland, unfolding this classic tale in a marvelous new direction.

The Good Neighbor: A Conversation With Author Amy Sue Nathan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor, brings us the story of Elizabeth aka Izzy Lane and her introduction to the worlds of Internet celebrity and dating after divorce.

The Lioness in Mark Twain's Court: A Conversation with Lynn Cullen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Cullen's novel unravels how Lyons shifted from being Twain's beloved secretary who knew him better than anyone else to, as he called her in a 429 page document, "a liar, a forger, a thief."

Pretending to Dance: A Conversation With Diane Chamberlain

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good.

After The Parade: An Interview with Lori Ostlund

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

In After The Parade, a new novel from Lori Ostlund, Aaron, an English as a Second Language teacher leaves behind his partner and the home they share...

Suspense and Medicine: A Conversation with Author Sandra Block

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sandra Block's latest novel, The Girl Without a Name, follows the medical resident, Zoe Goldman from her suspense debut, Little Black Lies.

Bartering With Your Life: A Conversation With Siobhan Adcock

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget, the main character in Siobhan Adcock's novel, The Barter, faces one of life's hardest questions: what would you give to save your family? To save your life? Adcock spoke to me about the nature of sacrifice, how women barter, and the power of fairy tale.

Salman Rushdie On Magical Realism, Twitter And His New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts

Salman Rushdie -- he of the devilish eyebrow quirk, gossip column romances with stunning socialites, and long-established place in the modern literar...

The Opposite of Ally McBeal: A Conversation With Lindsay Cameron

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"Becoming a writer was not part of my plan. I'd gone to law school to be a lawyer and didn't think I would deviate from that path. But as the saying goes -- We plan, God laughs."

Lying Is for the Birds: An Interview With Kris Radish

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kris Radish's tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies, follows an eventful year in the life of budding ornithologist and activist, Julia Britton, who learns through the beauty and power of birds the skills to change her own life.

Lies and the Hills We Climb to Escape Them: A Conversation with Author Sonja Yoerg

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sonja Yoerg returns to this theme in her amazing new novel, The Middle of Somewhere, which follows a young widow, Liz, as she grapples with both the mountains of the California Sierra and the prospect of a future with her boyfriend, Dante.

The Admissions: An Interview With Meg Mitchell Moore

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.21.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"I think the most important part of writing compelling characters is empathizing with each one in one way or another, even if it's not the most obvious way."