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Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, talks to other writers about their work.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Zibby Owens

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Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, talks to other writers about their work.

    Zibby's Essay: "In Defense of AMERICAN DIRT... and Just Being a Nice Person"

    Zibby's Essay: "In Defense of AMERICAN DIRT... and Just Being a Nice Person"

    There has been a storm of controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins' novel, AMERICAN DIRT. One big objection is that Jeanine shouldn't have written a story about a Mexican mother and her son trying to flee to the U.S. because she herself isn't Mexican and hasn't had that experience. I wrote this short essay in response to it. I published it on Medium and am reading it here (a 3-minute read!). 

    • 4 min
    Ann Napolitano, DEAR EDWARD

    Ann Napolitano, DEAR EDWARD

    Ann Napolitano is the author of Dear Edward, which is a huge sensation. It's a December 2019 Book of the Month Club pick, a January Today Show #ReadWithJenna Pick and the Barnes & Noble January pick among many others. Ann spent 8 years writing this riveting novel, and I got to talk to her about the beautiful storyline, the writing process, her family, and more. 

    • 25 min
    Megan Alexander, ONE MORE HUG

    Megan Alexander, ONE MORE HUG

    Megan Alexander is an Emmy-nominated national news correspondent on Inside Edition, the number-one syndicated news magazine TV show. She has covered football for CBS, acted in the TV show Nashville, appeared in several films, and executive-produced the feature film Heartbeats. She is the author of Faith in the Spotlight: Thriving in Your Career While Staying True to Your Beliefs, and a new children's book, One More Hug, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. My kids request to read it over and over again - they love it, and every time I read it out loud, I start crying because it's really about cherishing moments with people you love.

    • 25 min
    Marti Bledsoe Post, RETROFIT

    Marti Bledsoe Post, RETROFIT

    Marti Bledsoe Post is the author of Retrofit: The Playbook for Modern Moms. She's an executive coach and transformation leader at Mindset Digital, where she was previously the chief strategy officer, and a founding member of Women in Digital. A former White House intern with twenty years of experience in marketing and social media, Marti is now a professional champion of working mothers as the founder of a'parently - get it!? Her book has all of these amazing resources for working moms - and one of the resources was my podcast, which was so fun to see when I read it! 

    • 30 min
    Michael Frank, WHAT IS MISSING

    Michael Frank, WHAT IS MISSING

    Michael Frank is the author of What Is Missing, a gripping psychological novel centered on the lives of three brilliantly developed characters. His memoir, The Mighty Franks, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, one of The Telegraph's and The New Statesman's best books of 2017, and the winner of the 2018 JQ Wingate Literary Prize. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He was a contributing writer to the Los Angeles Times Book Review for almost ten years. 

    • 32 min
    Thatcher Wine, FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

    Thatcher Wine, FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

    I'm here today with Thatcher Wine who's the coauthor, with Elizabeth Lane, of For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library. A book by book lovers for book lovers, it's about collecting, displaying, and admiring books in a way that reflects who you are. Thatcher is also the founder of Juniper Books, a company that works with book enthusiasts, homeowners, and designers to create custom libraries. He may even be a bigger book lover than I am, so it's such a pleasure to talk to someone else who also shares such a passion for books. 

    • 27 min

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