Processing the Journey: An Interview with Andrea Lani

Each author interview holds a special place in my heart, but some linger there differently. Today’s interview with author, Andrea Lani, falls into that category. We’ve both donated our time to the online literary journal Literary Mama for years, during which I’ve learned from her and about her and her writing. In addition to being…

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Uniqueness and Variety: An Interview with Nola Nash

One of Nola Nash‘s bios mentions that “she also considers tacos and coffee major food groups.” Seeing as I tend to agree with that statement, I’m sure we’d get along just fine should we ever meet in person. But Nola is another author I know only virtually, having crossed paths multiple times before finally publishing…

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You Can Do It

Several days ago, I received a lovely email from a reader: Hello! My name is [Student Name] and I am a student in the Creative Writing MFA Program at [College Name]. I am nearing graduation and am beginning a class, which is designed to prepare us for life as writers! For a course assignment, we…

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Broadening the Mind: An Interview with Maggie Smith

When I started this interview series as a way to support other authors four years ago, did I ever think that I’d reach the milestone of publishing 100 interviews? No, I did not. But here we are, and I’m thrilled that the author who lands in the 100th slot is women’s fiction author Maggie Smith…

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Opening Our View: An Interview with K.D. McCrite

K.D. McCrite is another author I’ve learned about via Diane Windsor of Motina Books, and I’m glad I did. So many things that K.D. says resonate with me. According to K.D., she writes “about the people we encounter daily, those ordinary folks who make us laugh and cry while they keep the wheels of life…

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Blurring the Lines: An Interview with Becca Day

This author interview series has allowed me to virtually meet so many authors, many who write psychological thrillers. And author Becca Day falls into that camp. Her debut, The Girl Beyond the Gate, releases in two weeks, and readers are enjoying it immensely. Early reviews call the book everything from “twisty and unputdownable” to “a…

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Taking Ownership of Death: An Interview with Becky Aud-Jennison

An honest conversation about death is not something many people like to have. But Becky Aud-Jennison of The Death Dialogues Project hopes to change that perspective and “further these conversations globally.”  Part of that mission has turned into a book, Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: Field Notes from the Death…

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Fear Is Real: An Interview with Jennifer Fawcett

It’s impossible for me to read the entirety of every book by every author featured in this series before the interview runs. But sometimes, the planets align, and in the case of Jennifer Fawcett‘s eerie debut, Beneath the Stairs, I’m glad they did. This book has been called creepy, unsettling, and thrilling, and I’d agree…

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Escaping into the Eerie: An Interview with Carolyne Topdjian

Of all the authors and artists I’ve interviewed (I’m approaching 100 soon!), Carolyne Topdjian holds the record for most interesting author photo. Knowing what I now know about her debut novel and her haunted house (keep reading, please!), the photo makes sense. That debut novel, The Hitman’s Daughter, released a few days ago, and already…

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