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Author Interviews

Finding the Fear Factor: An interview With Indie Horror Author, Tammy Vreeland

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Finding inspiration, Vreeland took what happened and weaved a fictional story around it. Since then, Vreeland has authored six horror books. Her most recent, The Sea of Souls, is a sequel to The Folks.

The Older I Get, the Less I Like Rules: An Interview With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.18.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Cathy Lamb, 47, is a women's fiction author. Her first novel, Julia's Chocolates, was published when she was forty, in 2007.

Claire Fallon

David Mitchell On The Challenges Of Writing An 'Episodic, Polyphonic Head-Mangler' | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.18.2014 | Books

David Mitchell is the acclaimed author of six novels, including The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Black Swan Green. His books Cloud Atlas and ...

Courage to Speak Personal Truth: An Interview with Kathryn Craft

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kathryn Craft is the author of The Art of Falling (Sourcebooks, 2014) and The Far End of Happy, due May 2015. Her work as a developmental editor at follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic.

Why My Anger Turned To Sadness When I Took A Closer Look At My Parents' Lives

Posted 09.10.2014 | OWN

There is no better season for losing yourself in someone else's past. Author Gary Shteyngart on the perils and pleasures of plundering the secre...

Interview With Author Susane Colasanti on Now & Forever

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Susane Colasanti's bestselling books strike a chord with teenage girls, often finding a fan base with adults as well, because they shine a light on the angst, worries, dreams, and passion of youth while always giving an optimistic spin to every story.

How Far Your Favorite Authors Went For Their Love Of Books

Posted 08.11.2014 | OWN

...because when you really love something, you'll do anything for it. Books Made Me: Mouth Off When I was in second grade, my teacher would pa...

Interview With Author Liane Moriarty on Big Litte Lies

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

In our interview, Liane shares the inspiration behind her latest release, her advice for aspiring writers, and how she ignores the best advice she's ever been given.

Bernardine Evaristo, Literary Rebel With a Cause

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

British-Nigerian novelist and poet, Bernardine Evaristo is not only a master of literary gender-bending but she's also adroit at subverting well-worn tropes from slavery to stifled sexuality in a way that feels new, visceral, vital.

Interview With Author Lindsey Palmer on 'Pretty In Ink'

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Lindsey Palmer's debut novel, Pretty in Ink, will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on behind the doors of their favorite glossy magazines. Having spent nearly a decade working in the magazine industry, Palmer writes about a world she knows well.

Four Ways to Deal With Confrontational Interviewers

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Stacey J. Miller

A few authors seek publicity in any way they can grab it. Recently, a highly successful comedian stormed off the set during a nationally-televised interview during her book promotion campaign.

Mary E. Pearson on The Kiss of Deception & Writing YA Books

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I recently chatted with Mary E. Pearson about her book's unique changes in point of view and writing and reading young adult literature.

Interview With Author Karin Salvalaggio on Bone Dust White

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Karin Salvalaggio is an exciting new voice in crime fiction. Bone Dust White has been called a "first rate debut" and she continues to receive critical praise for her heroine, Detective Macy Greeley.

Interview With Author Julie Sarkissian on Dear Lucy

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Julie Sarkissian burst on the literary scene with her debut novel, Dear Lucy. Joyce Carol Oates calls Dear Lucy "a boldly lyrical, suspenseful, and mysterious fictional world."

Interview with Author Mary Hogan on 'Two Sisters'

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Mary Hogan is already a well-known and award-winning young adult author. Now she is bursting on the adult scene with her emotional and heartfelt novel, TWO SISTERS, from William Morrow. S

Early Gay Literature Rediscovered

Trebor Healey | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Trebor Healey

Specializing in gay titles, gothic and horror novels, as well as literary fiction, they founded Valancourt Books in 2005 to restore many of these works to a new generations of readers. It's an impressive and fascinating list. I got so lost in it, and had so much fun looking around at all the great books I've never even heard of, I just had to interview these guys.

Dining With the Author: Dangerous Misadventures With Owen Matthews

Jennifer Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

The story of Russia's colonies in Alaska and northern California have been filed away in obscure historical territory for those who come from outside of Russia, but for author, journalist and historian Owen Matthews, it became the core topic of his book Glorious Misadventures.

Interview with Author Susan Gloss on VINTAGE

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Susan Gloss is the author of the debut novel VINTAGE (William Morrow/HarperCollins), a charming story about friendship set in a vintage clothing shop.

Follow Your Fantasy: Reshaping Erotica in a Post-Fifty Shades World

Jennifer Walker | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

In a post-Fifty Shades world, erotica has metaphorically climaxed as a genre all over the publishing industry, but with publishers on the look out for...

Interview With Author Allison Winn Scotch on The Theory of Opposites

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Alison Winn Scotch's high-concept novels take compelling plots ('What if you could go back in time and fix your mistakes? What if you woke up one day and all of your dreams had come true?') and mixes them with well-drawn-out characters and realistic settings.

Interview With Author Jennifer Robson on Somewhere in France

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Jennifer Robson had the idea for her gorgeous and riveting historical novel, Somewhere in France, bouncing around in the back of her mind for years before she put pen to paper. What resulted was a phenomenal story of hope and love set amidst the Great War.

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

Writer Alexandra Franzen Shows Us How to Think Creatively, Express Compassion, and Be Thankful

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Alexandra has written the perfect book to help us all express our thanks and gratitude.

Interview With Author Lisa O'Donnell on The Death of Bees

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Lisa O'Donnell's debut novel explores the lives of two sisters coming of age while facing the mysterious deaths of their parents. O'Donnell answered a few questions about her writing process, her inspiration and the best piece of writing advice she ever received.

Interview With Author Kristina Riggle on The Whole Golden World

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Inspired by a true story, this novel delves into the murky water of a teacher-student relationship while also putting marriage, motherhood, love, and deception center stage.