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Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Thoughts from a Page is hosted by me, Cindy Burnett, a voracious reader and book columnist who provides you with casual author conversations and insider information on all of the newest releases that I have read and personally recommend. With so many books coming out weekly, it can be hard to decide what to read so I find the best ones and share them with you.  Listen to find your next great book.

Tracks

Flynn Berry - TRUST HER
In this interview, I chat with Flynn Berry about Trust Her, why she returned to writing about Tessa and Marian, creating such a strong sense of place, focusing on motherhood, her title and cover, her writing process, Northern Spy's screen adaptation, Reese's Lit Up program, and much more. Flynn's recommended reads are: Greta & Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly Roman Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Trust Her can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:14 7/18/24
Laura Wood - UNDER YOUR SPELL
In this interview, I chat with Laura Wood about Under Your Spell, writing an adult novel, how she wrote this one, her title and cover, how writing adult novels varies from Young Adult and children's books, her title and cover, and much more. Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Under Your Spell can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
41:24 7/13/24
Kristy Woodson Harvey- A HAPPIER LIFE
In this interview, I chat with Kristy Woodson Harvey about A Happier Life, her title and cover, why this is a very personal story for her, tackling a dual timeline story, unearthing her feelings about traditions, her next book, and much more. Kristy's recommended reads are: Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghan A Novel Summer by Jamie Brenner Seven Summer Weekends by Jane L. Rosen The Summer Pact by Emily Giffin A Wedding at Lake Como by Jennifer Probst Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     A Happier Life can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:34 7/5/24
Julie Satow - WHEN WOMEN RAN FIFTH AVENUE
In this interview, I chat with Julie Satow about When Women Ran Fifth Avenue, deciding to write about these women, her research, getting the cover right, how her title came about, and much more. Julie's recommended reads are: Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghan All the Summers in Between by Brooke Lea Foster Seven Summer Weekends by Jane L. Rosen Anna Bright Is Hiding Something by Susie Orman Schnall Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     When Women Ran Fifth Avenue can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
35:19 6/27/24
Laura Hankin - ONE-STAR ROMANCE
In this interview, I chat with Laura Hankin about One-Star Romance, setting the book over a longer period of time than most rom-coms, the publishing world as a backdrop, writing a rom-com versus women's fiction, and much more. Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer (free to paying patrons). Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     One-Star Romance can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:30 6/18/24
Clare Pooley - HOW TO AGE DISGRACEFULLY
In this interview, I chat with Clare Pooley about How to Age Disgracefully, including a memorable dog in this book, how readers do not like dogs to die in books, Iona Iverson's various covers and titles, the easiest and hardest characters to write in this one, her research into gang behavior, and much more. Clare's recommended reads are: Weyward by Emilia Hart You Are Here by David Nicholls Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer (free to paying patrons). Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     How to Age Disgracefully can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:24 6/12/24
Susie Orman Schnall - ANNA BRIGHT IS HIDING SOMETHING
In this interview, I chat with Susie Orman Schnall about Anna Bright Is Hiding Something, how her marketing background helps her as an author, the research she conducted for this one, the Elizabeth Holmes effect, how she decided what invention to use, the Thursday Authors group, and much more. Susie's recommended reads are: Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters Funny Story by Emily Henry Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Anna Bright Is Hiding Something can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37:35 6/7/24
Annabel Monaghan - SUMMER ROMANCE
In this interview, I chat with Annabel Monaghan about Summer Romance, the term "hard pants", exploring grief as well as what it means to be a mother, multi-tasking, skateboarding, her book title, and much more. Annabel's recommended reads are: This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune Seven Summer Weekends by Jane L. Rosen Anna Bright Is Hiding Something by Susie Orman Schnall Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Summer Romance can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:15 6/4/24
Ann Leary - I'VE TRIED BEING NICE
In this interview, I chat with Ann Leary about I've Tried Being Nice, why she decided to write this essay collection, how she is trying to no longer be a people pleaser, how hard it can be to get along with people as an introvert, why your priorities change as you get older, and much more. Ann's recommended reads are: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote The Collector by John Fowles Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     I've Tried Being Nice can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:07 5/28/24
Susan Elia MacNeal - THE LAST HOPE
In this interview, I chat with Susan Elia MacNeal about The Last Hope, ending the series, what she plans to do next, how this installment is based on actual events, including Coco Chanel and Kim Philby, the title of the book, and much more. Susan's recommended reads are: American Daughters by Piper Huguley Do What Godmother Says by L.S. Stratton Missing White Woman by Kelley Garrett Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Last Hope can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:03 5/22/24
Kelly Hooker - Our Favorite Books of January - March 2024
In this episode, Kelly and I chat about our favorite books that published in January through March 2024. Our shared top reads: First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston The Turtle House by Amanda Churchill Kelly’s remaining top reads: Mercury by Amy Jo Burns Everyone But Myself by Julie Chavez Drinker of Ink by Shannon Castelon Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame by Oliva Ford  Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan James by Percival Everett How To Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin Cindy’s remaining top reads: Family, Family by Laurie Frankel Dixon, Descending by Karen Outen Everyone On This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson Whiskey Tender by Deborah Jackson Taffa Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Perkins The Hunter by Tana French What Happened to Nina? by Dervla McTiernan The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:13 5/14/24
Eileen Garvin - CROW TALK
In this interview, I chat with Eileen Garvin about Crow Talk, the inspiration for Adam, writing a book during COVID, creating her own field guide, the characters that were the easiest and hardest to write, the title and cover, and much more. Eileen's recommended reads are: Solito by Javier Zamora Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross Gay Looking for some great summer reads? Check out my Summer Reading Guide Preview or my complete printable 12-page 2024 Summer Reading Guide with 45 new titles vetted by me that will provide great entertainment this summer. Want to know which new titles are publishing in May - October of 2024? Check out our second Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Crow Talk can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:02 5/8/24
Michelle Collins Anderson - THE FLOWER SISTERS
In this interview, I chat with Michelle Collins Anderson about The Flower Sisters, inspired by an actual event from 1928, her daily family newsletter, how she decided to structure the story, the highlights of writing the book, the title and cover, and much more. Michelle's recommended reads are: The Husbands by Holly Gramazio Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith Murder Bot by Martha Wells Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Flower Sisters can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
35:11 4/26/24
Tommy Tomlinson - DOGLAND
In this interview, I chat with Tommy Tomlinson about Dogland, how he became interested in the world of show dogs and the Westminster Dog Show, following Striker and his handler, creating the interludes throughout the book, what surprised him the most when researching this one, the purple cover, and much more. Tommy's recommended reads are: Being a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Dogland can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
35:11 4/23/24
Amy Lin - HERE AFTER
In this interview, I chat with Amy Lin about Here After, writing about the grief she experienced after losing her husband, narrating her audiobook and how that process worked, creating a book that is a mirror versus a guidebook, writing in the present tense and moving around in time, the title and cover, and much more. Amy's recommended reads are: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson State of Paradise by Laura van den Berg Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Here After can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:10 4/19/24
Kelly Hooker - Our Literary Lookbook and Summer Reading Guides
In this episode, Kelly Hooker and I discuss our upcoming Literary Lookbook and our Summer Reading Guides and how they are different. Kelly’s Summer Reading Guide Preview Selections:   All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whitaker Same As It Ever Was by Clare Lombardo   Cindy’s Summer Reading Guide Preview Selections: How to Age Disgracefully by Clare Pooley Anna Bright Is Hiding Something by Susie Orman Schnall   Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out our original Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Kelly and I chat monthly for my Patreon group. Join the Patreon group to support the podcast and hear great content. Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:20 4/16/24
Piper Huguley - AMERICAN DAUGHTERS
In this interview, I chat with Piper Huguley about American Daughters, writing about the secret friendship between Portia Washington and Alice Roosevelt, how she learned about their relationship, her research, how her book cover came to be, why she chose the time period she did to write about, and much more. Piper's recommended reads are: The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe In a League of Her Own by Kaia Alderson Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. My April Buzz Reads picks. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     American Daughters can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:13 4/10/24
Meghan Friedlander and Luca Dotti - AUDREY HEPBURN IN PARIS
In this interview, I chat with Meghan Friedlander and Luca Dotti (Audrey's son) about Audrey Hepburn in Paris, how the cover came about, why Luca asked Meghan to write this book, Audrey and her connection to Paris, how Meghan started her blog, getting the rights to the rare photos used in the book, how so many photos in this book have not been published before, and much more. Meghan's blog Rare Audrey Hepburn can be found here. Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Audrey Hepburn in Paris can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
47:18 4/7/24
Mary Webber O'Malley and Pamela Klinger Horn - Spring/Summer Recommended Reads
Mary Webbey O'Malley and Pamela Klinger-Horn join me to recommend their favorites reads of Spring and Summer 2024. Mary's selections: April Days of Wonder by Caroline Leavitt Somehow by Anne Lamott May Long Island by Colm Toibin Long After We Are Gone by Terah Shelton Harris The Klanman's Son by R. Derek Black June Bear by Julia Phillips Service by Sarah Gilmartin Swift River by Essie Chambers One-Star Romance by Laura Hankin All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whittaker July The Wedding People by Alison Espach The Days I Loved You Most by Amy Neff Pamela's selections: April  I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger The Fellowship Of Puzzle Makers by Samuel Burr May Brother Do You Love Me by Manni Coe Loneliness & Company by Charlee Dyroff Every Time We Say Goodbye by Natalie Jenner June  The Last Twelve Miles by Erika Robuck Anna Bright Is Hiding Something by Susie Orman Schnall Love Letters To A Serial Killer by Tasha Coryell Same As It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo Youthjuice by E.K. Sathue July The Love Of My After Life by Kirsty Greenwood The Lion Women Of Tehran by Marjan Kamali Support the podcast by joining my Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, Threads, and Twitter.  Mary's social media handles: Instagram, Facebook, Threads, and Twitter. Pamela's social media handles: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:01 4/4/24
Holly Gramazio - THE HUSBANDS
In this interview, I chat with Holly Gramazio about The Husbands, how she came up with the unique premise for The Husbands, creating all of the different husbands and the many more that were left out of the book, why Lauren's life continues moving forward, creating the attic and coming up with how it would work in the novel, and much more. Holly's recommended reads are: Greta & Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly Glorious Exploits by Ferdia Lennon Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Holly's Husband Generator. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Husbands can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:59 4/2/24
Jo Piazza - THE SICILIAN INHERITANCE
In this interview, I chat with Jo Piazza about The Sicilian Inheritance, how this book is inspired by a family story, Sicily as a setting, why she chose for Sara to be a chef, plotting versus pantsing, what surprised her the most when writing this one, and much more. Jo's recommended reads are: Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice by Elle Cosimano The House on the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Sicilian Inheritance can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:09 3/29/24
Jesse Q. Sutanto - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE AUNTIES
In this interview, I chat with Jesse Q. Sutanto about The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties, creating and now ending this series, the screen adaptation and its status, the highlight of writing this book, her writing process and how she shares it on Instagram, incorporating the Chinese new Year, infusing humor into her stories, and much more. Jesse's recommended read is Till Death Do Us Part by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:58 3/26/24
Allison Pataki - FINDING MARGARET FULLER
In this interview, I chat with Allison Pataki about Finding Margaret Fuller, how she learned about Margaret Fuller and decided to write about her, why her goal is to educate and entertain, visiting Concord, her in-depth Author's Note, Fuller's rivalry with Edgar Allen Poe, and much more. Allison's recommended reads are: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Husbands and Lovers by Beatriz Williams Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Finding Margaret Fuller can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:55 3/26/24
Cara Hunter - ALL THE RAGE
In this interview, I chat with Cara Hunter about All the Rage, how the DI Fawley series came about, creating a police procedural series, basing All the Rage on a real-life case, the title and its mutliple meanings, when book 7 will be out, and much more. Cara's recommended reads are: What Have You Done? by Shari Lapena Anna O by Matthew Blake The Woman on the Ledge by Ruth Mancini Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     All the Rage can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37:51 3/23/24
Rebecca Serle - EXPIRATION DATES
In this interview, I chat with Rebecca Serle about Expiration Dates, incorporating magic into her books, how magic opens up the world she is creating, how she chooses her characters' names, how her title and cover came about, what surprised her the most when writing this one, and much more. Rebecca's recommended reads are: Good Material by Dolly Alderton Sylvia's Second Act by Hillary Yablon Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Expiration Dates can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:24 3/19/24
Jennifer Ryan - THE UNDERGROUND LIBRARY
In this interview, I chat with Jennifer Ryan about The Underground Library, writing a book about books and libraries, how her role as book editor informed her writing, what surprised her the most when writing this one, her stunning cover, and much more. Jennifer's recommended reads are: The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     The Underground Library can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:57 3/18/24
Stephanie Dray - BECOMING MADAM SECRETARY
In this interview, I chat with Stephanie Dray about Becoming Madam Secretary, why she decided to write about Frances Perkins, her research and how she chose what to include and what to leave out, drafting a comprehensive Author's Note, what she is working on next, and much more. Stephanie's recommended read is The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang. Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Becoming Madam Secretary can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:36 3/18/24
Eliza Knight and Denny S. Bryce - CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS
In this interview, I chat with Eliza Knight and Denny S. Bryce about Can't We Be Friends, how they learned about the friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, writing a book together and how they approached it, using song titles for chapter headings, how the title and cover came about, and much more. Eliza's recommended read is The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang. Denny's recommended reads are: Lone Wolf by Gregg Hurwitz Endless Vessel by Charles Soule All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Can't We Be Friends can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:18 3/8/24
Heather Duncan - Executive Director, MPIBA
In this Behind the Scenes interview, Heather Duncan and I chat about her role as Executive Director at Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association, what her job entails, FallCon and SpringCon, the states that make up the MPIBA region, Reading the West book awards, and much more. Heather's recommended reads are: Gideon the 9th by Tamsyn Muir Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie Middlegame by Seanan Maguire Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
46:09 3/7/24
Clare Mackintosh - I PROMISE IT WON'T ALWAYS HURT LIKE THIS
In this interview, I chat with Clare Mackintosh about I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This, how grief changes your identity, structuring this memoir, how her titles and cover came about, the differences and similarities in writing crime fiction and a memoir, and much more. Clare's recommended reads are: A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink The Madness of Grief by Richard Coles The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Mai Messina Want to know which new titles are publishing in January - May of 2024? Check out the new Literary Lookbook which contains a comprehensive but not exhaustive list all in one place so you can plan ahead. Join my Patreon group to support the podcast.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.     I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This and A Game of Lies can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.      Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Threads.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
45:00 3/5/24

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