Interview with Amanda Skenandore, author of THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This week’s interview is with dear friend and author Amanda Skenandore, whose award-winning historical fiction explores painful episodes in the American experience with great sensitivity and insight. Her forthcoming book, THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST will be out in July and was inspired by the true story of a Louisiana leprosy hospital where patients were forcibly quarantined. Below, Amanda talks about the research she did at the national leprosarium,…

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Interview with Pamela Skjolsvik, author of FOREVER 51

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

I’m so excited for this week’s interview with Pamela Skjolsvik whose debut novel, FOREVER 51 is the delightful story of an eternally menopausal vampire on a quest to become mortal. Below, Pamela talks about the strangest job she’s ever had, the remaining items on her bucket list, and the story behind the title of her book. Enjoy!   ABOUT PAMELA Pamela Skjolsvik has been published in Creative Nonfiction, Witness, Ten…

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Interview with J.S. Dewes, author of THE LAST WATCH

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

This week’s interview is with J.S. Dewes whose debut novel, THE LAST WATCH (available 4/20!) is a fast-paced sci-fi adventure that has been described as The Expanse meets Game of Thrones. Below, Dewes talks about some of the strangest jobs she’s had, the books she read as a child, and what she’s most looking forward to with the release of her book (hint: get your painting sets ready!). Enjoy!   J.S. DEWES…

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Interview with Leila Rafei, author of SPRING

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I’m so excited about this week’s interview with Leila Rafei because I simply loved the real, flawed, and beautiful characters and storylines in her debut, SPRING that came out in August 2020. Below, Leila talks about the research she did for the book, how she’s dealing with writer’s block, and her next big project. Enjoy!   LEILA Leila Rafei is an Iranian American author who was born and raised in…

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Interview with Liv Arnold, author of ETCHED IN STONE

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

This week’s interview is with Liv Arnold whose romance, ETCHED IN STONE came out in February 2020. Below, Liv talks about her dreams of flying, her job promoting shavers, the time she called the cops on herself, and a special skill she’s never learned. Enjoy!   ABOUT LIV Liv Arnold has worked as a copywriter for several global companies and now runs her own freelance business. She grew up in…

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Interview with David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of WINTER COUNTS

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

I’m so excited about this week’s interview with David Heska Wanbli Weiden. I got to read an advance copy of his book, WINTER COUNTS, last summer and immediately fell in love with this story about Virgil, a Native American vigilante fighting to keep heroin off his reservation. Below, David talks about the meaning behind his book’s title, the people his characters are based on, and his next big project. Enjoy!…

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Interview with Ellen Birkett Morris, author of LOST GIRLS

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

This week’s interview is with Ellen Birkett Morris whose debut, LOST GIRLS, explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future and say goodbye to the past. Below, Ellen talks about her favorite time of day, books that inspired her as a child, and a few of the amazing prizes she’s won over the years. Enjoy!   ABOUT ELLEN Ellen…

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Interview with Barbara Conrey, bestselling author of NOWHERE NEAR GOODBYE

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This week’s interview is with Barbara Conrey whose debut novel, NOWHERE NEAR GOODBYE is a USA Today bestseller. Below, Barbara talks about the authors that inspire her, the story behind her book’s title, her next big project and more. Enjoy!   ABOUT BARBARA Barbara Conrey worked in the health care industry for many years before opting for an early retirement, which lasted all of three months. She then accepted a position…

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Interview with Mary Keliikoa, author of DERAILED

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

This week’s interview is with Mary Keliikoa whose debut novel, DERAILED, came out last May and has just been nominated for a Lefty Award for Best Debut. Congratulations Mary! Below, Mary talks about her love of early mornings and dancing, a co-worker that tried to sabotage her work, and what literary success looks like to her. Enjoy!   ABOUT MARY Mary Keliikoa spent the first 18 years of her adult life…

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Interview with Julie Carrick Dalton, author of WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I’m so excited that this week’s interview is with Julie Carrick Dalton whose debut novel, WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG, came out YESTERDAY! Julie has been an incredibly generous writer friend who has always gone out of her way to shine a spotlight on every new debut author so it’s exciting to see her have this moment in the sun. Congratulations Julie! Below, Julie shares about the books she loved…

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