The Bookshop at the End of the Internet is a podcast dedicated to helping book lovers discover new authors. Like any good bookshop, this podcast features a wide variety of books by the equally varied and interesting authors who felt compelled to write them. Stacey Horan, author and book lover, is the host of The Bookshop at the End of the Internet. Her interviews give you a chance to meet wonderful writers and discover your next must-read book. Listen to the authors describe their books and tell you their own stories in their own words. This podcast features books from all genres and authors from all walks of life, including those who are indie published, as well as those published by small presses and large publishing houses. Looking for unique, not-so-easy to find books for yourself, a friend or a book club? Tune in to this podcast and find your newest favorite author or maybe a soon-to-be bestseller. This podcast, like all the best bookshops, is filled with all kinds of books and all kinds of authors. There is something for everyone here. Tune in, browse around, find a new author and discover a new favorite book. You never know what treasures you might find in The Bookshop at the End of the Internet.
Bookshop Interview with Author Nicole Strickland, Episode #160
Author Nicole Strickland, director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society, discusses her numerous books about paranormal activity. Three of her books explore the RMS Queen Mary, the retired luxury ocean liner considered one of the most haunted places on earth. The Queen Mary is a particular favorite of Nicole’s, due to its rich history and the consistency of its paranormal activity. When writing about haunted places, Nicole takes great care to respect the privacy of both the spirits and their living relatives.
Bookshop Interview with Author Michelle R. Young, Episode #159
Author Michelle R. Young discusses her latest young adult novel, Soul Cogs. It is the second installment in Michelle’s Gear Heart sci fi series set in Victorian England with a distinct steampunk vibe. Book Two picks up where Book One left off, and the characters are on the run during a very dangerous time. You can expect new characters and lots of new adventures for the both the heroes and the villains. Michelle describes Soul Cogs as being a roller coaster, not just for the reader, but for her as a writer.
Bookshop Interview with Author C.M. Newell, Episode #158
Author C.M. Newell discusses her Unwanted series. The final installment, Sacred, was released earlier this year. This YA fairytale/fantasy series is not a damsel-in-distress story, but rather one where the female lead was on equal footing with her male counterpart. Cassie felt finishing the series was her own coming-of-age as a writer. Cassie also shares how she works as a writing coach to help other authors, and what it was like to undertake a rebranding of her work as she retired her pen name.
Bookshop Interview with Author Robert Valletta, Episode #157
Author Robert Valletta discusses his new Gaslamp Quarter Thriller series. The first book, Blood Running Hot, is a noir thriller in which a former NYPD detective relocates to southern California to begin a new life only to find herself the prime suspect in a series of murders. Fans of the genre will find Blood Running Hot contains plenty of twists and turns, a strong female protagonist and a convergence of seemingly unrelated crimes. Robert is also the author of the award-winning techno-thriller, Crossfire.
Bookshop Interview with Author Cheryl Hollon, Episode #156
Author Cheryl Hollon discusses her cozy series, the Paint & Shine Mysteries. Along with a murder mystery, this series boasts the unique and whimsical combination of landscape painting, southern cooking and moonshine. This series is close to Cheryl’s heart, as it features the Appalachian farmhouse where her father grew up and where she spent her summers as a kid. Also, the main character, Miranda Trent, is named after both of her great grandparents. Cheryl is also the author of the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series.
Bookshop Interview with Author Lindsey Salatka, Episode #155
Author Lindsey Salatka discusses her novel, Fish Heads and Duck Skin. This story is loosely based on Lindsey’s own life, specifically the five years she and her family lived in Shanghai. When she began to write the book, Lindsey originally intended it to be a memoir but that quickly changed. Fish Heads and Duck Skin is the fictional story of a woman far from home who learns to fall in love with herself and her place in the world. And the inspiration for the book’s title? (Hint: Her daughter’s two favorite foods.)
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Stacey Horan asks the questions that both readers and writers would ask authors if they had the opportunity. Listening to the podcast feels like sitting in on a casual conversation with literary friends.
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The podcast allows you to discover new authors in different genres and their stories.