Classic Interview with Bestseller Liane Moriarty

Saturday, January 25, 2020

We’re turning back the clock this week to a 2011 interview with the wildly popular Liane Moriarty. Liane Moriarty is the author of seven international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number one bestsellers, The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, Truly Madly Guilty and her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. Big Little Lies has been adapted into a TV show…

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Finding the Perfect Comp. (This isn’t my favorite part of being a writer, FYI)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

There are certain things about publishing that I find tricky, and as far as I can tell, they’re more or less the same things that other people find tricky. Here’s a non-comprehensive list of tricky things and a rating on a scale of 1-10 on how tricky I find them, 10 being the most tricky. Query letters: 9 Waiting: 5 Rejection: 7 First Drafts: 8.5 “Clean Up Edits”: 4 Synopses:…

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Kathleen’s Favorite Books of the (Half) Decade

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I’ve been scanning the lists popping up recently of favorite books of the decade. I can’t do a full decade because I didn’t “reclaim my reading life” and resolve to read 52 books per year until 2014. But, since then, I’ve been recapping my reading in a series of year-end blog posts. I thought it would be fun this week to choose the five novels from my own personal “best”…

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“I Want to Write Like That”: The Authors that Inspired Kathleen’s Debut

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

After I read Celeste Ng’s debut, Everything I Never Told You, I started thinking about writing fiction for real. It wasn’t that I had any delusions about writing quite as beautifully as Ng does. It was more that the story she told–of family members who loved each other, but didn’t really know each other–moved me so intensely. So, after I finished it, I started writing my own multi-generational (and highly…

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It’s Summer! Now, Get Reading.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Karma’s summer reading list: I’m SHOWING rather than TELLING today … 🙂 Books: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (Amy E. Reichert) In the Unlikely Event (Judy Blume) Pretty Baby (Mary Kubica) Nothing Like Love (Sabrina Ramnanan) Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)

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News Flash: June 19, 2011

Congrats to Jennifer who won Camille Noe Pagan’s The Art of Forgetting. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is so excited to be visiting The Bookworm in Edwards, CO this Thursday the 23rd! I’ve been hearing about The Bookworm since I moved to Colorado, and I can’t wait to see it in person. Mountains, here I come! Deb Elise spent Friday night at the Emmys!  She was nominated for her writing…

Sunday, June 19, 2011
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Liane Moriarty (Giveaway!)

Today Liane Moriarty joins us to put on her tiara and gloves and take a spin around the floor! Stick around after her interview for a chance to win a copy of her latest book! Liane Moriarty is the author of three novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary and most recently, What Alice Forgot (Amy Einhorn/Putnam). Liane is also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children, and all…

Saturday, June 4, 2011
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