Conversations about books and reading with authors, booksellers, librarians, and more.
Ep. 111: Jamie Brenner on Gilt, Seasonal Writing Rhythms, and Sparkling Summer Settings
Jamie Brenner is on the podcast this week to discuss Gilt, a luxurious and richly compelling novel about a famous family jewelry dynasty and the hidden past that could topple it all.
Ep. 110: Zibby Owens - Moms Don’t Have Time To... Shake Up the Publishing World
Today bookfluencer extraordinaire Zibby Owens is back on the podcast to discuss her two new books, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature and a picture book called Princess Charming. Zibby also gives the inside scoop on all of her exciting entrepreneurial projects included Zibby Books, Zcast, Moms Don't Have Time To Read Books, and more.
Ep. 109: Emily Henry on Book Lovers and Writing Bestselling Rom-coms
Calling all romance fans: today my guest is Emily Henry, author of Book Lovers, an insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.
Ep. 108: Maggie Smith, Author of Truth and Other Lies
This week, tune in to hear debut author and Hear Us Roar podcast host, Maggie Smith discuss Truth and Other Lies, a novel in which The Devil Wears Prada meets All The Presidents' Men.
Ep. 107: Julia Glass, Author of Vigil Harbor
This week, I was honored to get to talk all things books and writing with the National Book Award–winning, best-selling author of Three Junes, Julia Glass. Her masterful new novel, Vigil Harbor, is set in a fictional version of Marblehead, Massachusetts, ten years in the future and explores climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals. Tune in to go behind the book with us.
Ep. 106: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Author of Take My Hand
Today my guest is Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Take My Hand, a profoundly moving story about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients.
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!