Category: Interviews

Readerly Chats With Summer’s Reigning Queen, Mary Kay Andrews

Readerly Chats With Summer’s Reigning Queen, Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is a New York Times bestselling author of women’s fiction. The Weekenders her 24th novel. A newspaper journalist for 14 years, she spent the last ten years as a features writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She describes her books as romantic comedies, […]

Turtle Magic & Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Inspire Jenni Ogden’s New Novel <i> A Drop In The Ocean</i>

Turtle Magic & Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Inspire Jenni Ogden’s New Novel A Drop In The Ocean

I was thirty when I saw my first Green sea turtle emerging from the sea and lumbering up the beach to lay her eggs. Earlier that day I had arrived—with a slightly queasy stomach after the rough 50-mile boat ride from the mainland—with my family […]

The Real Life Inspiration Behind <i>The Good Liar</i>‘s Octogenarian Schemer

The Real Life Inspiration Behind The Good Liar‘s Octogenarian Schemer

What lies behind The Good Liar? The answer I’m tempted to give is highly unsatisfactory: everything, and nothing. I need to navigate somewhere between those two extremes. To deal with the “everything” first of all. On one level, The Good Liar is a summation of […]

Readerly Chats: Martine Bailey, Author of <i>A Taste For Nightshade</i>

Readerly Chats: Martine Bailey, Author of A Taste For Nightshade

Martine Bailey’s latest work of historical fiction,  A Taste For Nightshade, an intoxicating and suspenseful novel filled with passion, intrigue, danger and period recipes for the food of the time as well as spells and enchantments. We had the opportunity to chat with Martine Bailey and she […]

Readerly Chats: Sarah McCoy, Author of The Mapmaker’s Children

Readerly Chats: Sarah McCoy, Author of The Mapmaker’s Children

Sarah McCoy just celebrated the release of her latest work of historical fiction, The Mapmaker’s Children. We had the opportunity to interview author Sarah McCoy prior to her event at One More Page Books, an independent bookstore in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Readerly: You are […]

Finding Sherlock Holmes by Thomas Goetz

Finding Sherlock Holmes by Thomas Goetz

Joseph Bell is often credited with being the inspiration for the great detective, but is there more to the story?  The inspiration for Sherlock Holmes is routinely attributed to one singular influence: Joseph Bell, a professor of Arthur Conan Doyle’s when he studied medicine at […]

Readerly Chats: Cynthia Swanson, Author of The Bookseller

Readerly Chats: Cynthia Swanson, Author of The Bookseller

Tell us about yourself- how you got started writing, what kind of books you like to write? My name is Cynthia Swanson. I’ve been writing fiction my entire life, and have published numerous short stories before my debut novel, The Bookseller, was published by HarperCollins this […]

Readerly Chats: Robert Jackson Bennet, Author of City of Stairs

Readerly Chats: Robert Jackson Bennet, Author of City of Stairs

Readerly: Would you give us a bit of introduction and let my readers know who you are, how you got started writing, and what kind of books you like to write? Robert Jackson Bennett: I’m Robert Jackson Bennett, and I tend to write about characters […]

Thrity’s Hour

Thrity’s Hour

Bloggers Recommend talks to novelist Thrity Umrigar about her latest book, The Story Hour. Would you give us a bit of introduction and let our readers know who you are, how you got started writing, and what kind of books you like to write?  I […]