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Exploring our wanderlust through the pages of books. Book recommendations for different destinations, interviews with favorite authors to find out their favorite escapes, and more.

Literary Escapes with Becki Literary Escapes LLC

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Exploring our wanderlust through the pages of books. Book recommendations for different destinations, interviews with favorite authors to find out their favorite escapes, and more.

    Ep 112: Exploring Colorado with Author Kerry Evelyn

    Ep 112: Exploring Colorado with Author Kerry Evelyn

    Ever wonder why authors choose specific settings for their stories?
    For Kerry Evelyn, it started with a character's backstory involving a hockey player and a significant trade to Colorado — spurred by her personal beef with the Colorado Avalanche. What started as a single tale evolved into a beloved series featuring teams like the Denver Edge and Palmer City Voltage.
    'That Thing You Brew' is a delightful romantic comedy set against the backdrop of Colorado’s breathtaking mountain vistas. The tale revolves around Xavier and Penny, whose marriage of convenience evolves into a love story as they navigate personal and familial challenges.
    Kerry also provides a sneak peek into her upcoming projects and shares her journey from teacher to prolific author, juggling parenthood and writing along the way.
     
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    Every week at Literary Escapes, we travel through the pages to a new destination, discovering the landscapes and heartbeats of different states through the wonderful world of books. From the golden coasts of California to the lively streets of New York City, each book we explore offers a unique slice of life and culture, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.
     
    Find links to the books, author, and book club here:
    https://literaryescapes.fun/ep-112-exploring-colorado-with-author-kerry-evelyn/

    • 27 min
    Ep 111: Exploring Pennsylvania with Author Susan Mellon

    Ep 111: Exploring Pennsylvania with Author Susan Mellon

    Susan Mellon has lived in Pennsylvania her whole life and brings her love of the vibrant cultural scene in Pittsburgh and the varied geography of the state to her writing.
     
    She discovered her love of writing as a child but life got in the way and she didn’t start her full-time author career until later in life, proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
     
    Learn more about our book of the week, “Tag You’re It”, the first of Susan’s Not So Fake series about three brothers living in Pittsburgh – a fun romance perfect for those who enjoy a good, clean love story.
     
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    Every week at Literary Escapes, we travel through the pages to a new destination, discovering the landscapes and heartbeats of different states through the wonderful world of books. From the golden coasts of California to the lively streets of New York City, each book we explore offers a unique slice of life and culture, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.
     
    Find links to the books, author, and book club here:
    https://literaryescapes.fun/ep-111-exploring-pennsylvania-with-author-susan-mellon/

    • 22 min
    Ep 110: Exploring California with Author Emi Hilton

    Ep 110: Exploring California with Author Emi Hilton

    In this week’s episode, we travel to the sunny shores of California with our guest, author Emi Hilton.
    Having lived in California almost her entire life, Emi brings an authentic perspective to her writing, capturing the state’s diverse beauty from its bustling cities to serene coastal towns. 
    Today, she discusses her journey from supporting her family during her husband’s law school years to embracing her passion for writing during the pandemic—a silver lining that led to the creation of her romance novels set in picturesque California locations.
     
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    Every week at Literary Escapes, we travel through the pages to a new destination, discovering the landscapes and heartbeats of different states through the wonderful world of books. From the golden coasts of California to the lively streets of New York City, each book we explore offers a unique slice of life and culture, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.
     
    Find links to the books, author, and book club here:
    https://literaryescapes.fun/ep-110-exploring-california-with-author-emi-hilton/

    • 25 min
    Ep 109: Exploring South Carolina with Author Jackie Layton

    Ep 109: Exploring South Carolina with Author Jackie Layton

    Today, our literary travels take us to the Lowcountry of South Carolina with our guest, author Jackie Layton.
     
    Jackie, who beautifully captures the essence of South Carolina in her Lowcountry Dog Walker series, joins us to discuss moving from Kentucky to the charming coastal town of Pawleys Island in South Carolina, the local lore surrounding the mysterious "Gray Man" ghost, and her journey from pharmacist to cozy mystery author.
     
     
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    Are you an author who would like to join me for a conversation on the podcast?
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    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you'd like to support me, there are a few ways that would be helpful:
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    2. Share this episode on social media
    3.  Buy me a coffee!
     
    In this week’s episode, we travel to the sunny shores of California with our guest, author Emi Hilton.
    Having lived in California almost her entire life, Emi brings an authentic perspective to her writing, capturing the state’s diverse beauty from its bustling cities to serene coastal towns. 
    Today, she discusses her journey from supporting her family during her husband’s law school years to embracing her passion for writing during the pandemic—a silver lining that led to the creation of her romance novels set in picturesque California locations.
     
    CLICK HERE to sign up for the BOOK CLUB!
     
    CLICK HERE to check out the SHOW NOTES for this episode!
     
    Are you an author who would like to join me for a conversation on the podcast?
    CLICK HERE to get more information and fill out the form.
     
    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you'd like to support me, there are a few ways that would be helpful:
    1. Leave a review on iTunes
    2. Share this episode on social media
    3.  Buy me a coffee!
     
    Every week at Literary Escapes, we travel through the pages to a new destination, discovering the landscapes and heartbeats of different states through the wonderful world of books. From the golden coasts of California to the lively streets of New York City, each book we explore offers a unique slice of life and culture, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.
     
    Find links to the books, author, and book club here:
    https://literaryescapes.fun/ep-109-exploring-south-carolina-with-author-jackie-layton/

    • 26 min
    Ep 108: Exploring Illinois with Author Kelly Ohlert

    Ep 108: Exploring Illinois with Author Kelly Ohlert

    This week we are taking a delightful journey to the heart of the Midwest—Illinois—with author Kelly Ohlert. 
    Hear about deep dish pizza, hockey games, and urban northern beaches as Kelly brings us a slice of her childhood and shares the Chicago that's woven into her stories. And you won’t want to miss the story of how an injured chicken strolling through downtown inspired her to write "To Get to the Other Side!"
    Considering a real escape to Chicago for yourself? Kelly leaves us with her top three must-visit attractions. Hint: There's something for culture vultures, beach bums, and comedy connoisseurs alike!
     
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    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you'd like to support me, there are a few ways that would be helpful:
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    • 19 min
    Ep 107: Exploring New York with Author Maria DiRico

    Ep 107: Exploring New York with Author Maria DiRico

    Our author this week is New York native and author extraordinaire, Maria DiRico (pen name of Ellen Byron), who shares her love for the Big Apple, her career path from playwright to TV writer to a master of mysteries, and the personal connections and life experiences that enhance her stories.
     
    With a career that spans both coasts, Maria talks about her pivot to novel writing as a result of the harsh realities of ageism in Hollywood comedy writing, and how she found happiness writing cozy mysteries.
     
    For more books set in New York, check out episodes 87 and 40!
     
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    Are you an author who would like to join me for a conversation on the podcast?
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    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you'd like to support me, there are a few ways that would be helpful:
    1. Leave a review on iTunes
    2. Share this episode on social media
    3.  Buy me a coffee!

    • 35 min

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Summer Reading Here I Come!

Becki’s podcast is fun and chock full of great book recommendations! I’m already compiling my list. I’m excited to step out if my comfort zone and try new genres. You’ll want to head straight to the library after listening to this gem.

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