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Author Interviews

Interview with Mo Daviau, Author of EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Mo Daviau broke into the literary scene with her quirky, exciting, and compulsively readable novel EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE. NPR called it a "bittersweet, c...

Diriye Osman on the Sensual Poetry of Cathy Galvin

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Books
Diriye Osman

The poet Cathy Galvin is a sensualist who understands exactitude. Consider these lines from her new pamphlet, Rough Translation: Our tongues taste se...

From Midlist to Megabestseller: Christina Baker Kline on Selling your First Novel, Maximizing Writers' Conferences and Making a Living While Writing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We are lucky to live in a town called Montclair, New Jersey. We had no idea when we moved here how many amazing writers would live within a stone's th...

Imagine Being the Writer You Are Not...Yet: Cathy Salit and the Power of Performing as an Author

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.13.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Cathy Salit when she had an idea for a book. As the CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, a company that helps individuals and organizations ...

Interview With Jenny Blake, Author of PIVOT

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.12.2016 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Jenny Blake is motivation personified. She is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love.

Finding Your Voice: An Interview With Natalie Grant

Amy Cummins | Posted 09.07.2016 | Books
Amy Cummins

Natalie Grant is a woman who wears many hats: mom, wife, artist (one of our favorites, we might add!), writer, and abolitionist. Despite the impressiv...

Present Over Perfect: An Interview With Shauna Niequist

Amy Cummins | Posted 08.22.2016 | Books
Amy Cummins

After finding herself exhausted, isolated, and sick, author Shauna Niequist came to a point where she knew her life had to change. She was tired, burnt out, and felt unconnected to the people she loved.

Diriye Osman Interviews Paul Burston, Author of "The Black Path"

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Books
Diriye Osman

Paul Burston is a creative multi-hyphenate. A successful author, journalist, critic, and curator of the influential Polari Literary Salon in London, his latest novel, "The Black Path", is a radical shift in genre and tone.

Q&A with Author Molly Ringle on Writing and Her Persephone/Hades 'Greek God Fan-Fiction'

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Pam Stucky

There are some people who were born to write, and author Molly Ringle is one of them. When I see her approach to writing and the way she writes, or he...

Podcast Interviews and Guest Intros - 4 How-to Tips

Joel Boggess | Posted 05.24.2016 | Media
Joel Boggess

1. Handling your Guest's Intro Read out loud, to yourself, your guest's intro 3-4 times, before the interview starts. Here's why: You won't stumble...

What It's Like to Be on a Book Tour

Carly Cylinder | Posted 05.24.2016 | Books
Carly Cylinder

If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years,

Dr. Foster Discusses the Naked Truth About Men and Romance

Stacey Chillemi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
Stacey Chillemi

"I've seen a lot of women struggling in their relationship. They want more connection. I wrote the book, in part, to offer these women empathy."

Becoming Brazen: An Interview With Leeana Tankersley

Amy Cummins | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
Amy Cummins

The word brazen means "without shame," and it describes how author Leeana Tankersley wants us to live. In her newest book, Brazen: The Courage to Find...

Dimestore: An Interview With Lee Smith

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 growing up, her non-fiction benefits from the same gaze.

Jerry Nelson on Feeding the Machine, Husband Training and Getting a Book Deal With a Great Publisher

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We've been to the South Dakota Festival of Books twice so far, and we have now discovered two amazing writers who came to the festival without a book deal.

Sofia Samatar's Fantastic Fiction

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Diriye Osman

(Sofia Samatar is photographed by Peter Duffy) Sofia Samatar is a writer who consistently dazzles. Her first novel, the multiple award-winning "A Str...

Hope Heals: An Interview with Katherine Wolf

Amy Cummins | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Amy Cummins

In their debut book, Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and Overcoming Love, Katherine and Jay Wolf share the story of their devastating pain -- and ultimate healing -- after a brain stem stroke nearly took Katherine's life eight years ago.

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

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.14.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 realistic view of the intricacies of a family gathering.

Author Jennifer Brown Talks About How to Research a Novel, Conquering Rejection, and Writing Even When It Hurts

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'm addicted to book review porn the way some people ogle real estate ads, vacation brochures, or the latest iPhone gadgets. When I first read the advance reviews of Jennifer Brown's debut novel, Modern Girls, I knew this was a must-read.

What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Jackie Walker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Yes, it happened! I now travel the nation sharing motivational and informational keynote presentations on dressing from the inside out. As part of these events, I always ask my audiences if they have ever had a special dream. Many raise their hands and in unison say yes!

One More Day: An Interview with Kelly Simmons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 mothe...

Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon on the Comedy of Office Life

Sean Carman | Posted 02.26.2017 | Books
Sean Carman

Having to endure the soul-sucking, grinding misery of daily office life, with no end in sight, is a pretty grim prospect. Turning that very pain into our escape route was extremely emotionally satisfying. 

Interview With Author Jennifer Robson On Writing Historical Fiction And Her New Book, Moonlight Over Paris

Vanessa Carnevale | Posted 01.21.2017 | Books
Vanessa Carnevale

Jennifer Robson, the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over, shares insights into her writing journey and...

John R. Gordon, a Graphic Novelist on the Rise

Diriye Osman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Diriye Osman

The comic is a smartly drawn, intelligently presented primer on HIV prevention, particularly in relation to young, black gay men in Britain.

Torsten Højer, Editor of a Powerful New Anthology

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Diriye Osman

In an era when mainstream publishers are increasingly reluctant to take chances on LGBT fiction, it's heartening to see one of the most exquisite gay anthologies of the year being published by UK literary imprint, Robinson, a division of Little, Brown Book Group.