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

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