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Thoughts from a Page is hosted by me, Cindy Burnett, a voracious reader and book columnist who provides you with casual author conversations and insider information on all of the newest releases that I have read and personally recommend. With so many books coming out weekly, it can be hard to decide what to read so I find the best ones and share them with you.  Listen to find your next great book.

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    • 4.9 • 128 Ratings

Thoughts from a Page is hosted by me, Cindy Burnett, a voracious reader and book columnist who provides you with casual author conversations and insider information on all of the newest releases that I have read and personally recommend. With so many books coming out weekly, it can be hard to decide what to read so I find the best ones and share them with you.  Listen to find your next great book.

    Interview with Sally Page - THE KEEPER OF STORIES

    Interview with Sally Page - THE KEEPER OF STORIES

    In this interview, Sally and I discuss The Keeper of Stories, how she collected the stories for the book, why she started writing fiction, the importance of intergenerational relationships, how truth is stranger than fiction, and much more.
    Sally’s recommended read is Still Life by Sarah Winman.
    My Houston Life episode recommending The Keeper of Stories.
    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    The Keeper of Stories can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.       
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
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    • 31 min
    Interview with Alison Wisdom - THE BURNING SEASON

    Interview with Alison Wisdom - THE BURNING SEASON

    In this interview, Alison and I discuss The Burning Season, her inspiration for this book, her fascination with cults as well as the wider world's fascination with them, infertility, writing from a first person point of view, and much more.
    Alison's recommended reads are:

    Small Game by Blair Braveman

    The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

    Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand


    My Read-Alike Request Recommendations for Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau:

    Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie


    Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan


    The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith


    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawn Walton

    The Daydreams by Laura Hankin


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    The Burning Season can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.     
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
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    • 41 min
    Interview with Audrey Burges - THE MINUSCULE MANSION OF MYRA MALONE

    Interview with Audrey Burges - THE MINUSCULE MANSION OF MYRA MALONE

    In this interview, Audrey and I discuss The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone, how she came up with the idea for the story, the fascination with miniatures, how her fabulous cover came about, choosing the book's locales, the Thorne Miniature Rooms at The Art Institute of Chicago, her inspiration for connecting the miniature house with the full size house in the story, and much more.
    Audrey's recommended reads are:

    The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker

    More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez

    New to Liberty by DeMisty D. Bellinger


    My Read-Alike Request Recommendations for The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton:

    The High House by Jesse Greengrass

    Waiting for the Night Song and The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton

    The Alex Carter series by Alice Henderson

    Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.     
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  
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    • 44 min
    Interview with Grady Hendrix - HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE

    Interview with Grady Hendrix - HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE

    In this interview, Grady and I discuss How to Sell a Haunted House, his decision to write about dolls and puppets, how he started writing horror, world building, and much more.
    Grady’s recommended reads are:

    Revenge of the Dolls by Carol Beach York

    Among the Dolls by William Sleator

    Moth Manor by Martha Sherman Bacon


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    How to Sell a Haunted House can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.       
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 37 min
    Interview with Erika Bolstad - WINDFALL

    Interview with Erika Bolstad - WINDFALL

    In this interview, Erika and I discuss Windfall, how she decided to write this book and the ways it changed over time, how everyone yearns to know where they come from, her internal conflicts about her family's inheritance, her book cover, climate change, her visits to North Dakota, and much more.
    Erika's recommended reads are:

    Boys in Oil by Taylor Brorby

    O Beautiful by Jung Yun


    My Read-Alike Request Recommendations for The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali:

    The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan

    The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

    I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

    Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    Windfall can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.     
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 37 min
    Interview with Jenna Blum - THE KEY OF LOVE

    Interview with Jenna Blum - THE KEY OF LOVE

    In this interview, Jenna and I discuss her new serial audio drama The Key of Love, creating this story, how she approached writing it and how it differed from writing a traditional book, the process for creating the audio drama from beginning to end, and much more.
    Jenna's recommended reads are:

    Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff

    Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt

    The Society of Shame by Jane Roper


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    Ask Me Anything question for me for April's episode? Submit it here.
    Want to submit a Read-Alike Request for the podcast? Submit it here.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

JC4080 ,

The best interviewer!

I’ve had the pleasure of both being a guest on Cindy’s wonderful podcast and listening to many many episodes. Cindy is thorough and insightful and often asks unique questions about both story and process to truly engage the listener! I can hardly wait until the next episode is released!

CC-Houston ,

Smart and sophisticated book talk

Cindy interviews are in depth and interesting, and she always brings a fresh perspective to the books she reviews. This is my favorite bookish podcast.

history1884 ,

Great pod

So interesting to listen to and Cindy does such a great job asking questions and doing her research.

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