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Mar 4, 2021

A child raised in both Mormon and Muslim religious traditions, Ehsaneh worked in Iran for several years and her experiences there form the backdrop to her novel about  three people whose lives are upended by the 2009 Green Wave protests in that country. We discuss how the 2020 US election echoed many of the themes...


Feb 25, 2021

We discuss Valerie's transition from a corporate writer to writing fiction after her retirement. She’s a fan of  book clubs and built her author platform partly through becoming a regular book reviewer for the national marketing firm Book Trib. In addition to her fans in the US, she’s made recent inroads into...


Feb 18, 2021

Mining her personal knowledge of the Balkans from a long-ago adventure, Michele’s debut braids historical events with a young woman’s personal journey to find her roots, a journey which rang to the author personally because of her own explorations into her own Jewish cultural heritage. Praised for its lyrical...


Feb 11, 2021

Anita, an Ottawa resident, describes the difference between Canadian writers and those in the US, how she channeled her own grief experience into her main character, how she believes writing is rewriting, and how embracing bookstagrammers was her single best marketing decision.

 

Kushwaha's road to publication...


Feb 4, 2021

).  Barbara describes how her age influenced her decision to go with a small press, how her year-long engagement with reader Facebook groups proved invaluable to her book launch, and the story behind how she landed a spot on the USA Today best-seller list four months after her book release. And as a final tidbit, how a...