Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Thoughts from a Page Podcast

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.

Recent Episodes


Amy E. Reichert - Holiday Traditions and Reads

Dec. 3, 2022

In this special holiday episode, Amy and I discuss her family's holiday traditions and her recommended holiday reads, what makes a good holiday rom-com, tropes in the romance genre, fairy food, the allure of holiday music, a…

Behind The Scenes

Interview with Kevan Lyon - Literary Agent, Marshal Lyon Literary Agency

Dec. 1, 2022

In this Behind the Scenes interview, Kevan and I chat about her role as a literary agent, forming her own agency, what she is looking for when is pitched by writers, how the manuscript submission process works, the importanc…


Interview with Marcia Smart - DINNER IS DONE

Nov. 30, 2022

In this interview, Marcia and I discuss Dinner Is Done, how she got started in the culinary world, the process for creating the cookbook, her focus on easy weeknight meals, how she decided to structure the cookbook and why, …

Guest: Marcia Smart
Nonfiction General

Elizabeth Barnhill - No Way It's Nonfiction! (originally aired 8/23/21)

Nov. 25, 2022

Elizabeth and I discuss our favorite narrative nonfiction books, our auto-buy nonfiction authors, categorizing the genre, the categories we gravitate toward, and more.


Interview with Elly Griffiths - BLEEDING HEART YARD

Nov. 22, 2022

In this interview, Elly and I discuss Bleeding Heart Yard, the inspiration for the story and title, how her writing process has changed over her career, dark academia and its appeal, how working in the publishing industry af…

Historical Fiction

Interview with Tori Whitaker - A MATTER OF HAPPINESS

Nov. 20, 2022

In this interview, Tori and I discuss A Matter of Happiness, her personal interest in bourbon and craft cocktails, what the car in her book symbolizes, her gorgeous cover, the revisions she made while writing the book, how s…

Guest: Tori Whitaker

Interview with Alice Henderson - A GHOST OF CARIBOU

Nov. 15, 2022

In this interview, Alice and I discuss A Ghost of Caribou, the importance of old-growth trees for mountain caribous' existence, how the loss of one species impacts an entire ecosystem, her favorite scenes to write, what surp…


Interview with Joe Pompeo - BLOOD AND INK

Nov. 14, 2022

In this interview, Joe and I discuss Blood and Ink, timing the publication of his book with the 100th year anniversary of the crime, the birth of tabloid journalism, his long-term interest in historical true crime, his resea…

Guest: Joe Pompeo

Recent Blog Posts

Best Fiction of 2022

So many great books published in 2022. In this post, I am highlighting my favorite fiction titles of the year. I have already posted about the best histo…

Best Historical Fiction of 2022

2022 was a stellar year for historical fiction – so many titles in the genre released, and I worked my way through as many as I could. I love that …

Most Anticipated Fiction of 2023

I enjoy looking ahead to the next reading season, and the upcoming fiction releases of 2023 look very promising. To help readers decide which ones to pic…