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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

Elizabeth Barnhill

4/9/2021
Elizabeth and I discuss her job as a book buyer at the indie bookstore Fabled Bookshop and Café, what the job entails, the fortuitous way she landed the job, her favorite genres, how she decides what to buy, how bookstores should be “windows and mirrors,” and more. Listen to the episode to hear Elizabeth’s 8 recommended reads! Support the podcast here. For more information about sponsoring an episode, click here.

Duration:00:42:14

Stephanie Dray - THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE

4/6/2021
Stephanie and I discuss The Women of Chateau Lafayette, writing three timelines and weaving them together, what she discovered while researching one of the characters for this novel that required her to rewrite the book several times, the highlight of writing the story, the character she identifies with the most, and more. Stephanie’s 3 recommended reads are: 1. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn 2. The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner 3. The Social Graces by Renee Rosen Support the...

Duration:00:21:46

Katie Fulton and Desiree Bourkan

4/2/2021
Katie and Desiree join me today to discuss bookstagram (book accounts on Instagram), how they got started, developing relationships with publishers, the best and worst things about the platform, the books they loved and some they didn’t, and much more. Katie can be found at @katieneedsabiggerbookshelf, and Des is at @theboozy.reader. Support the podcast here. For more information about sponsoring an episode, click here.

Duration:00:42:07

Danielle Martin - GLIMMER AS YOU CAN

3/30/2021
Danielle and I discuss Glimmer As You Can, bringing 1960s Brooklyn to life, the inspiration for the Starlight, women’s experiences in the 1960s, her reading recommendations, and more. Danielle’s 3 recommended reads are: The Queen’s Fortune by Allison Pataki Glamour Girls by Marty Wingate The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline Support the podcast here. For more information about sponsoring an episode, click here. If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more podcast episodes...

Duration:00:27:17

Kathleen West - ARE WE THERE YET?

3/29/2021
Kathleen and I discuss Are We There Yet?, how social media and cell phones play such major roles in teens’ lives today, parents who believe their self-worth and social standing are tied to their children’s, parenting in 2021, balancing oversight and privacy as a parent, and more. Kathleen’s 5 recommended reads are: The Second Home by Christina Clancy The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins How to Fail at Flirting by...

Duration:00:29:38

Bianca Marais - IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH

3/26/2021
Bianca and I discuss If You Want to Make God Laugh, creating cultural context and awareness in her writing, her podcast and why she launched it, how to become a more responsible traveler, the importance of Own Voices stories, the advent of writing partnerships, and more. Bianca’s 4 recommended reads are: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans Support the podcast here. For...

Duration:00:35:36

Kim Neville - THE MEMORY COLLECTORS

3/22/2021
Kim and I discuss The Memory Collectors, the way inanimate objects hold power over us because of the memories tied to them, her favorite character to create in this book, her fascination with witches and magic, connecting with readers, and more. Kim’s 2 recommended reads are: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson Support the podcast here. For more information about sponsoring an episode, click here. If you enjoy reading contemporary fiction and want to...

Duration:00:21:10

Jill Santopolo - EVERYTHING AFTER

3/22/2021
Jill and I discuss Everything After, how a Counting Crows song helped spark the title of this book, encouraging open conversations about miscarriage, maintaining individuality and identity after getting married, the one thing that Jill wanted for her recent birthday, and more. Jill’s 4 recommended reads are: Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas Blush by Jamie Brenner Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland Support the podcast...

Duration:00:21:51

Hala Alyan - THE ARSONISTS' CITY

3/18/2021
Hala and I discuss The Arsonists’ City, the character she enjoyed writing the most, wanting to provide a deeper understanding of Lebanon to her readers, how and why intergenerational conflict and secrets provide great fodder for writers, wanting to incorporate the recent political events in Lebanon into her story, and more. The Arsonists’ City can be purchased at Murder by the Book or the CFAP Bookshop storefront. Hala’s 3 recommended reads are: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Such a...

Duration:00:23:36

Patti Callahan - SURVIVING SAVANNAH

3/12/2021
Patti and I discuss her latest book Surviving Savannah, how she found a door into this story, the way the Pulaski and its passengers spoke to her, how Friends and Fiction came about and what the group is doing now, the fascinating research she conducted, and much more. Surviving Savannah can be purchased at Murder by the Book or the CFAP Bookshop storefront. Patti’s 5 recommended reads are: Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews The Summer of Lost...

Duration:00:35:10

J.T. Ellison - HER DARK LIES

3/11/2021
J.T. and I discuss her latest mystery Her Dark Lies, closed circle versus locked room mysteries, the trip that lead to her creating Her Dark Lies, the character that she really struggled to write, writing books in a series compared to standalone books, and much more. Her Dark Lies can be purchased at Murder by the Book or the CFAP Bookshop storefront. J.T.’s recommended read is The Push by Ashley Audrain. Support the podcast here. For more information about sponsoring an episode, click here....

Duration:00:24:27

Jennifer Dupee - THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP

3/11/2021
Jennifer and I discuss her debut The Little French Bridal Shop, the inspiration for both her story and the bridal shop in the book, how small falsehoods can easily turn into a web of lies, how she balances her day job and writing, reading recommendations, and more. The Little French Bridal Shop can be purchased at Murder by the Book or the CFAP Bookshop storefront. Jennifer’s 3 recommended reads are: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller Your Corner Dark...

Duration:00:16:40

Kate Quinn - THE ROSE CODE

3/9/2021
Kate and I discuss her latest book The Rose Code, writing about the unsung women code breakers at Bletchley Park who helped shorten the war by at least two years, the amount of secrecy required of those who worked at Bletchley Park and the mental and emotional toll on them, her favorite character to write in The Rose Code, and much more. The Rose Code can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Kate’s 3 recommended reads are: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab The Children’s...

Duration:00:25:34

Mark Greaney - RELENTLESS

3/8/2021
Mark and I discuss his new Gray Man novel Relentless, the inspiration for Court Gentry, the character he enjoys writing the most, what it was like working with Tom Clancy and continuing his series, writing two books a year, the fantastic mystery/thriller community and much more. Relentless can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Mark’s 4 recommended reads are: American Traitor by Brad Taylor Robert Ludlum’s The Treadstone Exile by Joshua Hood The Outside Man by Don Bentley The Breaker by...

Duration:00:24:43

Lauren Willig - BAND OF SISTERS

3/5/2021
Lauren and I discuss her latest book Band of Sisters, how she learned about this courageous group of women, how often women’s stories have been erased from the historical narrative, the one issue that almost broke the Smith College group, her 2021 Pink Carnation series Read-a-Long, and much more. Band of Sisters can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Lauren’s 2 recommended reads are: Tooth and Claw by Joe Walton The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Band of Sisters is on my recent She Reads...

Duration:00:32:35

Julia Cooke - COME FLY THE WORLD

3/2/2021
Julia and I discuss her new book Come Fly the World, how she discovered and decided to tell these women’s stories, approaching the issue of memory and recall with her interviews, the importance of stewardesses’ contributions to both the feminist movement and to present-day women and their ability to travel freely, and much more. Come Fly the World can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Julia’s recommended reads are: Musings of a Curious Aesthete by Leonard Koren Fierce Poise: Helen...

Duration:00:22:32

Jennifer Rosner - THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

2/26/2021
Jennifer and I discuss her book The Yellow Bird Sings, her impetus for telling this story, the significance of the violin and the color yellow in the book, what she learned on her research trip to Poland and how that impacted her writing, why she selected Poland as the setting, and much more. The Yellow Bird Sings can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Jennifer’s 4 recommended reads are: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C...

Duration:00:27:19

Bella Ellis - THE DIABOLICAL BONES

2/23/2021
Bella and I discuss The Diabolical Bones, the Brontë novels that inspire the books in this series, the Brontë sister who influenced her pen name, the joy she feels writing these books, how she came up with the word detectors, and much more. The Diabolical Bones can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Bella’s 4 recommended reads are: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly

Duration:00:23:52

Sarah Pearse - THE SANATORIUM

2/20/2021
Sarah and I discuss her debut The Sanatorium, having her novel chosen as a Reese’s Book Club selection, how she created such a strong sense of place, making the sanatorium a character in the novel, writing a closed circle mystery, her stunning book cover, whether there will be a sequel, and much more. The Sanatorium can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sarah’s 2 recommended reads are: The Heatwave by Kate Riordan When They Find Her by Lia Middleton Links for helping Houstonians: Kids’...

Duration:00:18:02

Zibby Owens - MOMS DON'T HAVE TIME TO

2/20/2021
Zibby and I discuss her anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To, the genesis of the essays, how she pulled this project together so quickly, which genre is Zibby’s personal favorite, how she reads so many books, what surprised her the most about compiling these essays into an anthology, and much more. Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Zibby’s 4 recommended reads are: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House...

Duration:00:24:37