Conversations about books and reading with authors, booksellers, librarians, and more.
Ep. 125: Kamila Shamsie on Capturing the Complexities of Lifelong Friendship
This week my guest is Kamila Shamsie, author of Best of Friends, a moving and surprising story of a lifelong friendship and the forces that bring it to the breaking point. We discussed how to tap into your teenage years, the magic of 2am writing, creating unforgettable characters, and much more.
Ep. 124: Connie Berry on Crafting a Cozy Mystery That’s Perfect for Anglophiles
Author Connie Berry is on the podcast this week to discuss a new book in her Kate Hamilton mystery series, The Shadow of Memory, about an American antiques dealer who uncovers a dark secret buried in Victorian England.
Ep. 123: Julie Clark on Female Con Artists and Crafting a Thriller You’ll Want to Binge Read
Bestselling author Julie Clark is back on the podcast this week to discuss The Lies I Tell, a new domestic thriller that will have you up all night reading.
Ep. 122: Sue Mell on Provenance, Bookends, and a Winding Journey to Publication
Sue Mell is on the podcast this week to discuss her new novel, Provenance. Winner of the Madville Publishing 2021 Blue Moon Novel Award, Provenance is a story of hope in ruin.
Ep. 121: Author, Actor, and Activist Maulik Pancholy on Writing Timely, Moving Middle Grade
This week, I'm excited to share an interview with author, actor, and activist Maulik Pancholy. Pancholy’s debut middle grade novel, The Best At It, was a Stonewall Honor Award winner and is in development for television at HBO Max. His second novel, Nikhil Out Loud is available now and is a Junior Library Guild gold selection.
Ep. 120: David Yoon on Crafting a Post-Apocalyptic Page Turner in City of Orange
This week David Yoon is on the podcast to discuss City of Orange, about a man who wakes up in an unknown landscape, injured and alone. Harrowing and haunting but also humorous in the face of the unfathomable, this is a novel about reassembling the things that make us who we are and finding our way home again.
Awesome episode with Kristin Hannah
Episode 76 with Kristin Hannah was fabulous. I couldn’t put The Four Winds down. This episode was a great way to dig in a little deeper. I loved hearing more about the author’s writing process and Laura asked really thoughtful questions. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone bookish!
Episode 67 might’ve just been my gateway to the mystery genre, specifically psychological thrillers like the highlighted novel, The First Lie. Laura led a gracious conversation with the author, Hank Phillippi Ryan, that really makes one feel like they’re at a coffee shop or library lounge right there with them.
I’m so excited to get the book!
Warm, interesting, real
When I listen to Laura’s interviews I feel like I’m in a room in a conversation with friends. I always learn something new, at the same time it’s all so down to earth. Highly recommend!