Episodes

Nonfiction

Jason B. Rosenthal - MY WIFE SAID YOU MAY WANT TO MARRY ME

Jason discusses his book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, his wife Amy’s viral essay and his response, processing grief, advice for writing a memoir, attending Burning Man, and much more. My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me can be purchased at M...

Historical Fiction

Gill Paul - JACKIE AND MARIA

Gill discusses her latest novel Jackie and Maria, the reader who gave her the inspiration for this story, Jackie and her sister Lee’s complex relationship, the rivalry between Jackie and Maria, her year-round love of swimming, and more.

Mystery/Thriller

David Heska Wanbli Weiden - WINTER COUNTS

David discusses his debut mystery Winter Counts, the inspiration for his story, Lakota traditions, maintaining racial identity and culture, life on the Rosebud Reservation, the Indigenous food revolution, and much more.Winter Counts can be purchased at ...

Mystery/Thriller

S. C. Perkins - LINEAGE MOST LETHAL

Stephanie discusses her new novel Lineage Most Lethal, her lifelong interest in genealogy, writing about World War 2 and spy craft, her favorite places to conduct research, and much more.Lineage Most Lethal can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Steph...

General

Kathleen Carter

Kathleen discusses how she became a literary publicist and eventually started her own firm, a typical day as a publicist, her favorite part of the job, trends in the book industry, the effects of the pandemic on the book world, celebrity book clubs and m...

Mystery/Thriller

S. F. Kosa - THE QUIET GIRL

Sarah discusses her new novel The Quiet Girl, writing under the name S.F. Kosa, her background as a psychologist, switching genres, constructing a thriller plot, trying to understand the human psyche, and much more.The Quiet Girl can be purchased at Mur...

Mystery/Thriller

Megan Collins - BEHIND THE RED DOOR

Megan talks about her new novel Behind the Red Door, her fascination with memory repression, the importance of normalizing anxiety, creating terrible parents in her novels, and much more.Behind the Red Door can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Megan...

Historical Fiction

Alka Joshi - THE HENNA ARTIST

Alka speaks about her debut novel The Henna Artist, having Reese Witherspoon select her book for her May book club, honoring her mother, the importance of women telling their stories, and much more.The Henna Artist can be purchased at Murder by the Book...

Historical Fiction

Alex George - THE PARIS HOURS

Alex discusses his latest novel The Paris Hours, the challenge of writing a story that takes place over the course of one day, owning an independent bookstore, setting a book in Paris, and much more.The Paris Hours can be purchased at Murder by the Book...

Contemporary Fiction

Julie Pennell - LOUISIANA LUCKY

Julie discusses her latest novel Louisiana Lucky, winning the lottery and what often happens next, her love of print journalism, which character she likes the most in this book, what makes someone lucky, and much more.Louisiana Lucky can be purchased at...

Historical Fiction

Bryn Turnbull - THE WOMAN BEFORE WALLIS

Bryn discusses her debut novel The Woman Before Wallis, Thelma Furness and her twin sister Gloria Vanderbilt, the characters she enjoyed writing the most in this book, her gorgeous cover, the research she did, and much more.The Woman Before Wallis can b...

Historical Fiction

Fiona Davis - THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE

Fiona speaks about her latest novel The Lions of Fifth Avenue, writing about iconic New York City buildings and how she conducts her research, the manner in which the title and cover influenced her storyline for this book, what she is working on next, an...

Historical Fiction

Stephen P. Kiernan - UNIVERSE OF TWO

Stephen and I discuss his latest novel Universe of Two and the story behind it, the building of the atomic bomb and life at Los Alamos, the moral qualms of those who worked on the bomb, finding redemption, and much more.Universe of Two can be purchased ...

Mystery/Thriller

Deborah Royce - FINDING MRS. FORD

Deborah talks about her book Finding Mrs. Ford, her role as Silver Kane (Erica’s half-sister) on All My Children, where she gets her inspiration, and much more.Finding Mrs. Ford can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   Deborah’s 3 recommended reads ar...

Mystery/Thriller

Emily Liebert - PERFECTLY FAMOUS

Emily and I talk about her latest novel Perfectly Famous, her partnership with WACOAL for this novel and modeling their products on her front porch, marketing in today’s digital world, her preference for shorter titles, and much more.Perfectly Famous ca...

Nonfiction

Bridgett Davis - THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

Bridgett discusses her decision to honor her mother with a memoir, growing up in Detroit and participating in her mother’s business, writing the screenplay for The World According to Fannie Davis for Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, and some great ...

Contemporary Fiction

Amy Poeppel - MUSICAL CHAIRS

Amy talks about her latest book Musical Chairs, best laid plans, having adult children living back (especially during the pandemic), why she chose to write about a classical music trio, the inspiration for her characters, and finding humor in everyday things.

Contemporary Fiction

Katherine Center - WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Episode 9 – Katherine discusses her latest book WHAT YOU WISH FOR, finding joy in little things, her love of OUTLANDER (the books not the TV show), why she set this book in Galveston, and the making of THE LOST HUSBAND movie.WHAT YOU WISH FOR can be pur...