Conversations about books and reading with authors, booksellers, librarians, and more.
Ep. 91: Debbi Michiko Florence on Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai
Today my guest is Debbi Michiko Florence, whose new middle grade novel Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai is sure to fly off library and classroom shelves and into the hands of young readers. Debbi Michiko Florence is also the author of Keep It Together Keiko Carter, the Jasmine Toguchi chapter book series, and the co-author … Continue reading Ep. 91: Debbi Michiko Florence on Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai →
Ep. 90: Sarah McCraw Crow, Author of The Wrong Kind of Woman
Today I’m sharing an inspiring conversation with author Sarah McCraw Crow. Her debut novel The Wrong Kind of Woman, is about a woman who finds her way through grief when she helps bring the women’s movement to an all male college campus in the early 1970s. Sarah McCraw Crow’s articles and short stories have run in … Continue reading Ep. 90: Sarah McCraw Crow, Author of The Wrong Kind of Woman →
Ep. 89: Soman Chainani, Author of Beasts and Beauty
I’m thrilled to share an episode today with author Soman Chainani. I’ve seen firsthand the way his School for Good and Evil series hooked kids on reading and young people will be excited to pick up his new collection of fairy tales, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales. Soman Chainani’s debut series, The School for Good … Continue reading Ep. 89: Soman Chainani, Author of Beasts and Beauty →
Ep. 88: Christina Baker Kline, Author of The Exiles
If you love reading (or writing!) novels that bring untold women’s stories to life, this week’s episode is for you. Tune into my conversation with Christina Baker Kline, whose brilliant, captivating novel The Exiles is now out in paperback. A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, Orphan Train, and … Continue reading Ep. 88: Christina Baker Kline, Author of The Exiles →
Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Today we have a special episode with writing partners, Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz, authors of the new young adult novel Fade Into the Bright, about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything. Alyssa Embree Schwartz, from Virginia Beach, and Jessica Koosed Etting, a Los Angeles native, met at the … Continue reading Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz →
Ep. 86: Katie Crouch, Author of Embassy Wife
Tune into this week’s episode with New York Times bestselling author Katie Crouch. Her new novel, Embassy Wife follows two women abroad searching for the truth about their husbands—and their country. Katie is also the author of Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad. She has written essays for The New York Times, Glamour, The … Continue reading Ep. 86: Katie Crouch, Author of Embassy Wife →
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!