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Author Interviews

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

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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.

Interview With Author Laura Spinella on PERFECT TIMING

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

It is always inspiring to discuss the publishing process with an author who has been down this road before. They are more knowledgeable, seasoned, and better prepared for the second time around.

Author Gary Kamiya Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.18.2013 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The book is a love song in 49 chapters to his home town.

Interview With Author Kathleen McCleary

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

In her latest novel, Leaving Haven, due in stores in October, we are introduced to two friends, Georgia and Alice, and the complicated choices they make in the name of love.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.

Interview With Author Emily Liebert

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Debut author Emily Liebert has burst onto the scene with her new novel, You Knew Me When.

Freelance Writing: An Interview About Inspiration, Obstacles and Advice

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Patricia Leavy, PhD

As an author I am routinely interviewed by freelance writers while I promote my work. Over the years I have developed a curiosity into their world of writing.

Author Interview With Hollywood Insider Charity Gaye Finnestad

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

What started originally as a popular blog, Hollywood in Heels, where Finnestad chronicled her "misadventures while dating in Hollywood," is now a fascinating and humorous memoir by the same name.

A Woman on Top of Her World

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Kristin Meekhof

Every now and then you find a book that you have difficulty putting down. Last month, I had that experience with the novel Woman on Top.

Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Cool Sh*t

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Let me tell you just a few reasons why Miki Agrawal, whom I met through the inspirational Summit Series community, is a firecracker of a human being and one of my personal heroines.

Get Inside the Mind of an Author: Conversing Rather Than Critiquing

Michael Drew | Posted 08.27.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

I was speaking with an executive at a small publishing house who told me that among the many upheavals in publishing, one of the most telling has been the lessening impact of the book review.

Novelist Patrick McGrath on Writing, Setting, and Psychology

Ryan D. Matthews | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Ryan D. Matthews

Patrick McGrath is a convivial sort. Pushing hair from his eyes with a smile, he'll have you seated, snug, and sipping tea on the couch before you've had a chance to say hello.

Jennifer Weiner's Latest Literary Feud

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Weiner isn't just expert at giving her reading public what it wants, she's a master at creating controversy and making headlines by attacking noted authors in the news. It's a canny strategy guaranteed to boost her already high public profile. Midlist authors, take note.

The Selection Author Kiera Cass on Princess Kate, Self-Publishing and The Elite

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

With The Selection sequel The Elite currently on the New York Times bestseller list, Kiera Cass is an author to be reckoned with.

Poet Jackie Kudler Interviewed

David Kudler | Posted 06.16.2013 | Books
David Kudler

As a fitting tie-in to National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the Marin County Free Library is launching a new monthly television series in partnership with the Marin Poetry Center, and in collaboration with Community Media Center of Marin.

'The Operating System of the 21st Century': John Gerzema on Femininity and The Athena Doctrine

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Laura Cococcia

Athena's broad range of qualities and skills are a symbol and namesake for best-selling author John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio's new book, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule The Future. A more apt title would be hard to find.

5 More Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author That I Learned the Hard Way

Deborah Plummer | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Deborah Plummer

Once again, with the upcoming release of a new book, I am attempting to integrate additional lessons into my author knowledge base.

The Two Truths About Love: Jason Fischer Interview

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.01.2013 | Books
Laura Cococcia

"Taking responsibility for our emotions is not about prohibiting ourselves from experiencing our emotions, it's about understanding how to transform ourselves emotionally from a state of unrest to a state of calm instead."

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of This Beloved Show

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

To tide you over until the third season of Downton Abbey airs on PBS, check out The Chronicles of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis.