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Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

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United States

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Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

Twitter:

@burn555555

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with Chanel Cleeton - OUR LAST DAYS IN BARCELONA

5/27/2022
In this interview, Chanel and I discuss Our Last Days in Barcelona, writing a dual timeline story, how readers wanted to learn Isabel's story, why writing historical fiction starts with research, the connection between all of her book titles, and much more. Chanel's recommended reads are: The Winter Orphans by Kristen Beck Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the podcast can be found here. If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:29:14

Interview with Joy Callaway - THE GRAND DESIGN

5/20/2022
In this interview, Joy and I discuss The Grand Design, why she decided to write about the Greenbrier and Dorothy Draper, the Greenbrier's rich history and political connections, understanding how Dorothy Draper went from heiress to interior designer, her gorgeous cover and recently recreating it, and much more. Joy's recommended reads are: Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck The Mozart Code by Rachel McMillan The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock Support the podcast by...

Duration:00:29:02

Interview with Audrey Blake - THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER

5/19/2022
In this interview, we discuss The Surgeon's Daughter, writing together as a duo and what that process is like for them, setting their books in the real scientific world with fictional characters, how surgery used to be a man's world, the advent of the caesarean section and anesthesia, and much more. Their recommended reads are: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the...

Duration:00:27:22

Interview with Natalie Jenner - BLOOMSBURY GIRLS

5/17/2022
In this interview, Natalie and I discuss Bloomsbury Girls, why she chose to set her novel in a bookstore, the bookstores that inspired her fictional Bloomsbury Books, how the 51 Rules for the bookstore came about, her legal background and how it informs her writing, including famous literary figures as cameos in the story, and much more. Natalie's recommended reads are: In the Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce Le Divorce by Diane Johnson Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on...

Duration:00:34:26

Elizabeth Barnhill - Book Club Recommendations

5/11/2022
In this episode, Elizabeth and I chat about some great titles for book clubs. Elizabeth’s picks: The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn When All Is Said by Anne Griffin Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Someone We Know by Shari Lapena Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport These Is My Words by Sarah Agnes Prine...

Duration:01:02:47

Interview with David J. Dennis, Jr. - THE MOVEMENT MADE US

5/10/2022
In this interview, David and I discuss The Movement Made Us, his father's role in the Civil Rights Movement, getting his father's story down and how the format of the book came about, the hardest part of writing the book, what surprised him the most about it, how the cover came about, and much more. David's recommended reads are: South to America by Imani Perry Shine Bright by Danyel Smith Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the podcast can be...

Duration:00:35:23

Mary O'Malley and Pamela Klinger-Horn - Their Favorite Summer 2022 Reads

5/6/2022
Mary and Pamela join me to discuss their recommended reads for Summer 2022. Mary's selections: It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perotta The Ski Jumpers by Peter Geye Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark Dirtbag Massachusetts by Isaac Fitzgerald The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger The Boys by Katie Hafner Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins The Matchmakers Gift by...

Duration:01:21:06

Interview with Heather Lazare - Editorial and Publishing Consultant

5/5/2022
In this interview, Heather provides an inside look at the editorial process and how she got started, what the job entails, the Northern California Writers' Retreat, her favorite and least favorite aspects of the job, writing a good query letter, and much more. Heather's recommended reads are: In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen...

Duration:00:56:52

Interview with Erica Ferencik - GIRL IN ICE

5/3/2022
In this interview, Erica and I discuss Girl in Ice, how she likes to "follow her fascinations," writing an arctic setting, hovering on the cusp of what is real and what is imaginary, her incredible research trip, the incident that inspired this story, and much more. Erica’s recommended reads are: The Push by Ashley Audrain The Need by Helen Phillips The North Water by Ian McGuire Into the Distance by Hernan Diaz Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Support the...

Duration:00:31:13

Interview with Adriana Trigiani - THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE

4/28/2022
In this interview, Adriana and I discuss The Good Left Undone, writing an epic family saga, taking a jewelry-making class at Christie's and how it inspired portions of the book, her title's origin, creating Adriana Ink,, and much more. Adriana's recommended reads are: Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking of Susan Cain The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Alison...

Duration:00:26:26

Interview with Delia Ephron - LEFT ON TENTH

4/27/2022
In this interview, Delia and I discuss Left on Tenth, how she decided to write this book, her work with The Empathy Project which works to teach doctors empathy, combing through thousands of pages of her own medical records, the relevance of the book's title, and much more. Delia's recommended reads are: Today a Woman Went Mad at the Supermarket by Hilma Wolitzer How Do I Un-Remember This? by Danny Pellegrino Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the...

Duration:00:32:30

Interview with Reyna Grande - A BALLAD OF LOVE AND GLORY

4/26/2022
In this interview, Reyna and I discuss A Ballad of Love and Glory, shedding a light on a lesser-known time period, writing in a variety of genres and how they compare, her favorite character to write in this book, what she wants her readers to take away from the novel, and much more. Reyna's recommended reads are: You Sound Like a White Girl by Julissa Arce A Woman of Endurance by Dahlia Llanos-Figueroa The Hacienda by Isabel Canas The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela Support the podcast...

Duration:00:27:45

Interview with Michelle Huneven - SEARCH

4/25/2022
In this interview, Michelle and I discuss Search, her inspiration for the story, the format for telling the tale, the characters that were the easiest and hardest to write, how her cover came about, the way her characters developed as she wrote them, and much more. Michelle's recommended reads are: A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym My Antonia by Willa Cather Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the podcast can be found here. If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:24:16

Interview with Kimberly Brock - THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE

4/20/2022
In this interview, Kimberly and I discuss The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare, the inspiration and historical background for this book, providing Eleanor Dare with her own story, writing about America's oldest known mystery, her gorgeous cover, and much more. Kimberly's recommended reads are: Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett Melmoth by Sarah Perry The School for German Brides by Aimie K. Runyan The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways...

Duration:00:32:53

Interview with Dolen Perkins-Valdez - TAKE MY HAND

4/20/2022
In this interview, Dolen and I discuss Take My Hand, the inspiration for this book, her research, how she selected Civil's name, creating the court transcript, the hardest part about writing the book, and much more. Dolen's recommended reads are: The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis A Woman of Endurance by Dahlia Llanos-Figueroa The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock The...

Duration:00:27:16

Interview with Christine Simon - THE PATRON SAINT OF SECOND CHANCES

4/19/2022
In this interview, Christine and I discuss The Patron Saint of Second Chances, her inspiration for this story, when she knew she wanted to be a writer, her unusual publishing journey, creating a tremendous sense of community in her book and why that is so important, and much more. Christine's recommended reads are: The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the podcast can...

Duration:00:23:29

Kelly Hooker - Best Books of 2022 (so far)

4/15/2022
In this episode, Kelly and I chat about the best books of 2022 publishing in January through March. Kelly’s top 10 reads: No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib Honor by Thrity Umrigar Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb The Shadows of Pecan Hollow by Caroline Frost Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith Booth by Karen Joy Fowler Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn Cindy’s top 10 reads:...

Duration:01:06:18

Interview with Ashley Winstead - FOOL ME ONCE

4/14/2022
Ashley and I discuss Fool Me Once, how second-chance romance is her favorite trope, writing books in several genres, her fabulous cover, setting a book in the world of politics, weaving pop culture and humor into this novel, rom-com character expectations, how much more latitude there is when writing thrillers versus rom-coms, and much more. Ashley's recommended reads are: A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder As Seen on...

Duration:00:37:47

Interview with Mary Laura Philpott - BOMB SHELTER

4/14/2022
Mary Laura and I discuss Bomb Shelter, her life changing moment, focusing on why loving someone is not enough to keep them safe, grappling with growing older and letting go, embracing the little feel-good things to keep anxiety at bay, incorporating musical theatre into this memoir, the importance of practicing kindness, and much more. Mary Laura's recommended reads are: The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley Support the podcast by becoming a Page...

Duration:00:46:29

Interview with Fareeda Bullert - Senior Marketing Manager, Berkley

4/7/2022
In this interview, Fareeda provides an inside look at marketing in the publishing world and discusses how she got started in marketing, her favorite part and least favorite part of her job, finding the right audience for each book, measuring the success of her efforts, and much more. Fareeda's recommended reads are: The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon. Other ways to support the podcast can be...

Duration:00:32:07