Author Q & As

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Authoring a Book is a Full Time Job

A huge amount of work goes into writing, publishing and marketing a book.  Many authors exert a lot of effort toward connecting with readers, whether on book tour, at major author events or on social media. I have been extremely fortunate to have met and been in conversation with so many talented authors, in person, via email and online.  Hearing about how books I love came to be, makes me appreciate them even more, so I try to include Author Q & A in as many reviews as I can.  Sharing the author’s thoughts, intentions and process can make the reading experience richer and even more fulfilling. Here are some author interviews – hope you enjoy!

 

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Questions and Answers with the Authors

Nguyen Phan Que Mai – The Mountains Sing

 

Chris Bohjalian – The Red Lotus

 

Julia Phillips – The Disappearing Earth

 

Marjan Kamali – The Stationary Shop

 

Catherine Ryan Hyde – Have You Seen Luis Velez?

 

Thanhha Lai – Butterfly Yellow

 

Ann Napolitano – Dear Edward

 

Neil Pasricha – You Are Awesome

 

Alex North – The Whisper Man

 

Jennifer Rosner – The Yellow Bird Sings

 

Jeffrey Diamond – Live to the Network

 

Lori Gottlieb – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

 

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke – The Two Lila Bennetts

 

Fiona Davis – The Chelsea Girls

 

Candace Bushnell – Is There Still Sex in the City?

 

Jean Kwok – Searching for Sylvie Lee

 

Deborah Goodrich Royce – Finding Mrs. Ford

 

Mary Beth Keane – Ask Again, Yes

 

Heather Rose – The Museum of Modern Love

 

Lisa Duffy – This is Home

 

Crystal Hana Kim – If You Leave Me

 

Julie Langsdorf – White Elephant

 

R.L. Maizes – We Love Anderson Cooper

 

Jillian Cantor – In Another Time

 

Joanne Ramos – The Farm

 

Emily Liebert – Pretty Revenge

 

Lynda Cohen Loigman – The Wartime Sisters

 

Nathalie Jacob – Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor

 

Bianca Marais – If You Want to Make God Laugh

 

Kate Quinn – The Alice Network

 

Fiona Davis – The Masterpiece

 

Delia Owens – Where the Crawdads Sing

 

Tracy Stopler – The Ropes That Bind

 

Rhiannon Navin – Only Child

 

Fiona Davis – The Address