Author Q & As

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!


Questions and Answers with the Authors

The world played chess

The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni

Better to Trust

Better to Trust by Heather Frimmer

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce

Bill Hayes

How We Live Now by Bill Hayes

Little Pieces of Me

Little Pieces of Me by Allison Hammer

The Next Wife

The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda

The Guncle

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Raft of Stars

Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff

Where the Grass is Green and the Girls Are Pretty

Where The Grass Is Green And The Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger

Sparks Like Stars

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Sound Between the Notes

The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Lynn Probst

How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones


LifeLines by Melissa Bernstein

Unreasonable Doubts and My Name is Layla by Reyna Marder Gentin

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Asha Lemmie – Fifty Words For Rain

Erica Katz – The Boys Club

Saumya Dave – Well-Behaved Indian Women

Julie Zuckerman – The Book of Jeremiah

Charlotte McConaghy – Migrations

Catherine Adel West – Saving Ruby King

Sameer Pandya – Members Only

R.L. Maizes – Other People’s Pets

Brooke Lea Foster – Summer Darlings

Megha Majumdar – A Burning

Kathleen Barber – Follow Me

Holly Miller – The Sight of You

Paul Podolsky – Raising A Thief

Lian Dolan – The Sweeney Sisters 

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