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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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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.

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.