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"You Are Unique For a Reason": Interview with Author Emma Lesko

Quiet Revolution | Rebecca Woolf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Emma Lesko is the author of the children’s chapter book series Super Lexi and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in children’s literature...

Witches Brew: A Conversation With Author Suzanne Palmieri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Voodoo, bayous, and lost souls haunt The Witch of Bourbon Street, the latest novel by Suzanne Palmieri. This, her third novel, follows the Sorrow family as they reconcile their losses and gains at summer solstice with a storm coming in.

Aatish Taseer Talks Sanskrit, The Dangerous Power Of English, And His New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

Language is the warp and weft of a novel, but in Aatish Taseer's new novel, The Way Things Were, it's more than the material: It's a character. It may...

Maybe in Another Life: A Conversation With Author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest novel, Maybe in Another Life, tackles one of the big riddles of life: what if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? Maybe in Another Life leaves together the two big what if threads of Hannah Martin's life as she finds love and her way in the world.

Shining a Light on Our Dreams: A Conversation With Author Bridget Foley

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget Foley is the author of the debut novel, Hugo & Rose, a story where a woman's life long dreams intersects painfully with her everyday life. I spoke with Foley about honesty, dreams, and motherhood.

An Interview With Roz Kaveney

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Diriye Osman

Roz Kaveney is one of the most incisive literary multi-hyphenates at work today. Here she discusses her latest novel, the excellent Tiny Pieces of Skull, which is published by Team Angelica Press.

My Soulful Conversation With Neale Donald Walsch

Saba Tekle | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Saba Tekle

By the age of 22, I was filled with more questions about life than answers, so I began a journey for spiritual knowledge that most books I'd read by t...

Crafting Compelling Fiction With Jim Heskett

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Imagine yourself deep in a forest. You notice your travel companions rifling through your backpack while muttering to themselves at half-volume. Unsettled, you retire to your tent where you find a mysterious key.

Interview with Author Mhairi McFarlane

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Mhairi McFarlane is an internationally bestselling author who burst onto the scene with her debut novel, You Had Me at Hello. She immediately followed up her debut hit with Here's Looking at You. She is now back with her latest release, It's Not You, It's Me.

Set in the City: Author Lindsey Palmer Talks About the New York Novel

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Novelist Lindsey Palmer's second novel, IF WE LIVED HERE, cleverly explores the highs and lows (mostly lows) of apartment hunting in New York City.

Summer Reading: Women's Fiction Style

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

As the summer season heats up, some people like to take a dip into the ocean or the pools, others like to dip into their summer reading. Here are some titles to get you started whether you are at the beach or just wish you were.

Interview With Author Renee Ahdieh on "The Wrath and the Dawn"

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

This is the year of the fierce YA heroine. In fact, it's one of the many things to love about The Wrath and the Dawn, a newly released young adult book.

Fat Girl Walking: A Conversation with Author Brittany Gibbons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What if you looked at your daughter and saw yourself? Not only the good parts but all of the negative self-talk you heaped upon yourself since you emerged from childhood. What would you do to stop your daughter from carrying the weight of that nonsense?

Conversations With Authors

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Because I'm also a writer, I've been on book tours, and know all-too-well how difficult it is to sound "fresh" when asked the same question a hundred times. And as a voracious reader, I want to sink my teeth into something more than fluff about an author.

Author Beverly Jenkins' Romance With the Past

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.08.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thirty-one books later, Jenkins is known for introducing readers to little known histories of African-Americans in the 19th century, amid tales of complicated and strong heroines and the men who they grow to love.

Making Pretty: A Conversation With YA Author Corey Ann Haydu

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of new release, Making Pretty, OCD Love Story. We talked about what it means to be a young adult author and what she would like her readers to know about being pretty and being loved.

Interview With YA Author Melissa Grey on 'The Girl at Midnight'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading The Girl at Midnight (out April 28), I knew I couldn't keep my love of this novel to myself. This story is infused with humor, originality and mystery, and I can't recommend it enough.

Why Everyone Needs a Do Over: Q&A with Jon Acuff

Cat Knarr | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Cat Knarr

This past year, I experienced my first Do Over moment. I was suddenly laid off from a startup and left scrambling to rebuild my career. It worked out for the better when I found an exciting new job, but for a few months there, the future got scary.

What's Your Point? Five Questions Authors Should Ask

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

There's a lot of competition in the marketplace for readers, and you want buyers to choose your work over their other options when they're in the market for a book on your topic.

Keely Brooke Keith on Inspiration, Writing a Series, and Fan Mail

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

"I never imagined I'd get fan mail. Well, it's not mail these days -- it's emails and Facebook messages and links to reviews they want me to see. Every little encouragement is huge to an author because we spend most of our days writing alone."

Bonus Book Publicity Opportunities

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

You don't have to be particularly outgoing to get on the media's list of dependable guests and resources. Just let producers, hosts, editors, bloggers and other media decision-makers know that your schedule is fairly flexible.

A One Way Ticket to Understanding: A Conversation With Author Maggie Messitt

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.29.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"I think every story, if told well, has larger implications -- political or otherwise. This is the reason I'm most interested in tackling complex issues through the lens of every day life. I'm more focused on bringing you inside a story and the lives living it."

John R. Gordon, a Master Novelist

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

John R. Gordon is one of the finest novelists working today. His latest novel, Souljah, about a gay former child soldier navigating the harsh realities of life as a newly-arrived immigrant in London, is a spellbinding masterpiece that has just been shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award.

Interview With Hannah Brencher, Author of 'If You Find This Letter'

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Feeling lost, alone and disillusioned, Brencher started writing out her thoughts in journals. Then one day she decided that instead of writing to herself, she would write to help others.

Interview With Author Jane Green on SAVING GRACE

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Powerful and riveting, Jane Green's Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back. In our interview, Jane Green explores the inspiration behind Grace, her own love of cooking, and the most important advice she would give to an aspiring writer.