When I moved back to the Philadelphia area about a year ago (time flies, right?) I didn't know so many of my neighbors would be writers -- but it seems to be true. One such neighbor is Janet Benton, whom I had the pleasure of meeting not long after I arrived, and right before the publication of her debut novel, Lilli de Jong. What I love about interviewing and talking to authors is how ever … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Janet Benton Spent 8000 Hours Writing Lilli de Jong
Wait 'til you hear about Kristina McMorris's new book! I was so excited to interview Kristina because my questions about her book, her process, and what she thinks about writing and publishing were flowing! I had trouble keeping it to just a few. I always ask questions I want to know the answers to, figuring you might want to know too! Today, Kristina and I chat about hives, prison, and running … [Read more...] about Author Interview: NY Times Bestselling Kristina McMorris Crosses Continents and Decades In Her Latest Novel
As an author of contemporary fiction, I always jump at the chance to ask questions of historical fiction authors. To me, the research process seems laborious and daunting—but to them, it drives the story and fuels their creativity. Today, author Linda Pennell shares with us a little of her inspiration, method, and how she combines her love of the past with the social media frenzy of today. I also … [Read more...] about Author Linda Pennell Writes History Fiction, Embraces Social Media, And Laughs At Those Who Belittle Women's Fiction
There is undeniable joy to having in-real-life friends who are authors. Hugs and wine are just part of it. I am always so happy to share in my friends' triumphs (tribulation sharing builds the bond, but it's not joyful).Truly, what more could a writer want than to be part of someone else's story? That's why today I'm thrilled to present the cover for my friend, Renee Rosen's, cover for her next … [Read more...] about Book Cover Reveal For Historical Fiction Author Renee Rosen's "WHAT THE LADY WANTS"