Welcome to the whispers between girlfriends, the sleepover chatter that nobody else gets to hear, the secret truth behind the fiction. Host & novelist, Amy Impellizzeri, interviews the biggest authors with this year’s best sellers and gets down and deep to reveal the true inspiration behind the story.
Hannah Mary McKinnon - Author of YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
In this episode, we deep dive into the truth behind the fiction of a truly diabolical story and how a nice person like Hannah (“I’m rubbish at breaking rules!”) can write such dark stories!
Talk about HOW THIS BOOK ENDS?! We learn how this particular shocking ending got selected from 3 possible endings! (Spoiler-free, of course!)
Jessica Strawser - Author of A MILLION REASONS WHY
In this episode, we discuss Jessica Strawser’s most recent novel - a story that Jodi Picoult calls “a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask.”
We talk about the unusual love story at the crux of this story, and the complicated characters that surprise and anger and intrigue us.
We talk about how this book ends (spoiler-free!) and why (surprise!) that wasn’t the way it originally ended!
Sarah Penner, Debut Author of the INSTANT NYT BESTSELLER, The Lost Apothecary
In this episode, host Amy Impellizzeri talks to debut author, Sarah Penner about the truth behind the fiction of her instant New York Times bestseller, The Lost Apothecary.
We get a glimpse behind the curtain of what it means to be a debut author releasing a much buzzed about book - for good and for bad.
We learn about how this journey to publication has been literally life-changing for Sarah with some breaking news.
We talk about Sarah’s incriminating Google history, and how exactly she researched ways to poison people ... and get away with it!
We talk about how the book ends (spoiler free!) and how it almost ended differently.
Nancy Johnson - Debut Author of THE KINDEST LIE
Nancy Johnson is the debut novelist of one of the most buzzed books of 2021 so far: THE KINDEST LIE - which has a spot on every most anticipated list from O Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Shondaland, NBC News, Marie Claire, ELLE, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, PopSugar, and more. It's been reviewed by The Washington Post and is an Amazon Book of the Month and February Book of the Month Pick.
In this episode, Nancy shares the wildest moment of buzz THE KINDEST LIE has received so far, and also talks about how the book got its ending (and how different a story it almost was!) https://nancyjohnson.net/
Elle Cosimano - Award winning author of FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT
Elle Cosimano is the award-winning author of four young adult novels, and now her newly released adult debut, FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT, is taking the book world by storm. It was recently optioned for television by Marlene King, creator of Pretty Little Liars.
In this episode, we get the inside scoop on how the television option came about, and Amy and Elle dish about why it is that a book about a divorced suburban mom fighting off Russian mobsters and hot bartenders is actually the most relatable book you might read this month. (Also, find out what Amy thinks is the most shocking part of the book, and Elle agrees! Non-spoiler: it's NOT any of the Russian mob scenes). https://www.ellecosimano.com/
Ann Garvin in conversation with Amy Impellizzeri
Executive producer (& USA Today Bestselling author) Ann Garvin introduces podcast host, Amy Impellizzeri (award-winning author of I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS). In an evocative and raw conversation, Ann and Amy talk about the real life stories behind Amy’s own novels. Ann asks the questions Amy says no one has ever asked her about the real life inspiration for her early novels ... but that she wishes she HAD been asked. The two writers discuss the plan for the podcast giving forward - an unsanitized, honest discussion author to author in which readers will be invited inside the minds and journeys of the authors of some of the biggest books out this year.
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A must listen for book lovers
If you ever wanted to know how authors get the idea for books this podcast is a must listen. Amy gets the story behind the story and she interviews authors. It reminds you of sitting on the sofa having coffee and conversation.
So much more than how it ends!
What is better than chatting with your friends about reading a book? Amy invites us inside these intimate conversations with amazing authors about the story behind their books.