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!



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