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Welcome to the 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 the 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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Welcome to the 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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@burn555555

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English


Episodes

Lisa Gardner - BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

1/22/2021
Lisa and I discuss her new mystery Before She Disappeared, the complexity of plotting a person’s disappearance in 2021, walking the streets of Mattapan for research and the delicious food item that she discovered there, the real-life inspiration for Frankie Elkin, and much more. Before She Disappeared can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Lisa’s recommended reads are: Thanks to Danielle Martin for sponsoring this episode. Her novel Glimmer As You Can can be purchased here. If you enjoy...

Duration:00:21:50

Liese O'Halloran Schwarz - WHAT COULD BE SAVED

1/19/2021
Liese discusses her new book What Could Be Saved, writing about Bangkok in both the 1970s and present day, pulling from her experiences as an expat, how her writing process has evolved over time, pandemic reading recommendations, and much more. What Could Be Saved can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Liese’s 4 recommended reads are: The book we discuss about Pan Am is entitled Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke. If you enjoy reading literary and/or contemporary fiction and want to...

Duration:00:29:40

Mateo Askaripour - BLACK BUCK

1/15/2021
Mateo discusses his debut novel Black Buck, using a creative format to tell the story, fiction’s incredible power to teach empathy and understanding, his unique (and very cool) cover and the story behind it, having his novel chosen as a Read with Jenna book club selection, and much more. Black Buck can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Mateo’s 2 recommended reads are: If you enjoy reading contemporary fiction and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Ehsaneh Sadr, Julie...

Duration:00:31:10

Julie Carrick Dalton - WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG

1/14/2021
Julie discusses her debut Waiting for the Night Song, why she loosely based the plot line on a cherished children’s book, choosing New Hampshire for the book’s setting, the importance and urgency of climate fiction, how every region of our planet is interconnected, and much more. Waiting for the Night Song can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Julie’s 4 recommended reads are: Interested in the Conversations from a Page online event with Julie Carrick Dalton and Nancy Johnson? Find...

Duration:00:33:15

Nick Petrie - THE BREAKER

1/13/2021
Nick discusses his latest mystery The Breaker, incorporating cutting edge technology into some of his stories, the long-range implications and societal changes resulting from new technology such as cell phones and social media, writing about PTSD, the progression and development of his current book covers, and much more. The Breaker can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Nick’s 2 recommended reads are: If you enjoy reading mysteries and want to listen to more episodes like this one,...

Duration:00:34:36

Julia Kelly - THE LAST GARDEN IN ENGLAND

1/12/2021
Julia discusses her latest book The Last Garden in England, the pros and cons of choosing a popular topic like gardening to write about, the importance of creating a strong sense of place, recruiting her father to help her research English gardens, writing a story set in three time periods, and much more. The Last Garden in England can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Julia’s 4 recommended reads are: Sadeqa Johnson Thanks to Densie Webb for sponsoring this episode. Her novel When...

Duration:00:31:40

Sadeqa Johnson - YELLOW WIFE

1/11/2021
Sadeqa discusses her latest novel Yellow Wife, how the story spoke to her, switching from contemporary fiction to historical fiction for this book, tackling a tough and timely topic, how she loves to hike when she has free time, and much more. Yellow Wife can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sadeqa’s 2 recommended reads are: Other books mentioned are Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke and The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Yellow Wife is one of my She Reads Winter's Most Anticipated...

Duration:00:26:31

Melissa Croce - SINGLE AND FORCED TO MINGLE

1/8/2021
Melissa discusses her book Single and Forced to Mingle, how her story went viral, creating the fun format she used in the book, why millennials are choosing to not have children, debunking the myth that there is one path that a life should follow, and much more. Single and Forced to Mingle can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Melissa’s 3 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:24:57

Molly Greeley - THE HEIRESS

1/5/2021
Molly discusses her novel The Heiress, writing Austen-inspired fiction, creating a story around a fictional character from Pride & Prejudice, her favorite Jane Austen book, researching Regency-era England, and much more. The Heiress can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Molly’s 2 recommended reads are: Thanks to my sponsor We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall. You can purchase the book here. If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes like this...

Duration:00:19:16

Judithe Little - THE CHANEL SISTERS

12/29/2020
Judithe discusses her novel The Chanel Sisters, why she chose Antoinette to tell the sisters’ story, how Coco Chanel’s early years influenced her designs and fabrics, the unique research Judithe conducted, and much more. The Chanel Sisters can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Judithe’s 2 recommended reads are: Bryn Turnbull Thanks to We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall for sponsoring this episode. You can purchase the book here. If you enjoy reading historical fiction and...

Duration:00:32:47

Marie Benedict - THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE

12/18/2020
Marie discusses her latest novel The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, writing about the venerated Agatha Christie, telling the stories of women that history forgot, the event that changed the trajectory of Agatha Christie’s career, and much more. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Marie’s 8 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:36:30

Sarah McCraw Crow - THE WRONG KIND OF WOMAN

12/15/2020
Sarah discusses her debut novel The Wrong Kind of Woman, writing about women’s issues in the 1970s, how her story resonates in today’s world, including the music and television of the era into her research, how long it took for certain college to admit women, finding just the right title for her book, and much more. The Wrong Kind of Woman can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sarah’s 2 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:21:05

Lainey Cameron - THE EXIT STRATEGY

12/11/2020
Lainey discusses her debut novel The Exit Strategy, working in the tech industry as a one of the only women in the boardroom, her desire to inspire and empower women with this story, the importance of titles and covers, publishing during the pandemic and the fabulous 2020 debut group, and much more. The Exit Strategy can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Lainey’s 5 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:29:45

Sharon Harrigan - HALF

12/8/2020
Sharon speaks about her debut novel Half, writing about twin sisters who speak in one voice, publishing during the pandemic, the inspiration for her story, and much more. Half can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sharon’s 7 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:20:31

Denise Williams - HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING

12/1/2020
Denise discusses her debut novel How to Fail at Flirting, tackling a tough subject matter in her novel, how comparing oneself to others is a “thief of joy”, the struggle to find the perfect title for her book, serving as a mentor in Pitch Wars, and much more. How to Fail at Flirting can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Denise’s 4 recommended reads are: If you enjoy reading contemporary fiction and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Jane Igharo, Lauren Ho, A.H. Kim,...

Duration:00:23:53

Heather Caliendo - Book Club Chat

11/30/2020
Heather discusses how she started Book Club Chat, her favorite and least favorite aspects of what she does, how she decides which books to select, her favorite genres, recent changes and trends in the publishing industry, celebrity book clubs and much more. Heather’s 2 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:31:33

Julie Clark - THE LAST FLIGHT

11/20/2020
Julie discusses her instant New York Times bestseller The Last Flight, writing her first thriller, her advice for aspiring authors, the importance of the right book cover and how the cover sets up expectations for readers, and more. The Last Flight can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Julie’s 2 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:23:28

Halley Sutton - THE LADY UPSTAIRS

11/17/2020
Halley discusses her debut novel The Lady Upstairs, her love of murder bus tours, writing feminist noir, participating as a mentee and mentor in Pitch Wars, the importance of building a community in the book world, and more. The Lady Upstairs can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Halley’s 2 recommended reads are: If you enjoy reading mysteries and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Alice Henderson, Megan Collins, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and/or Wendy Walker.

Duration:00:22:12

Katharine McGee - MAJESTY

11/13/2020
Katharine discusses her latest novel Majesty, the amount of world building she did for this series, writing a uchronic book, the difficulties in writing a sequel, her efforts to upend reader expectations, and much more. Majesty can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Katharine’s 3 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:22:17

Ehsaneh Sadr - A DOOR BETWEEN US

11/12/2020
Ehsaneh discusses her debut novel A Door Between Us, her desire to portray all sides of a conflict, writing about an event that is not frequently covered in literature, growing up in a Muslim/Mormon home, what she hopes readers take away from her book, and much more. A Door Between Us can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Ehsaneh’s 2 recommended reads are:

Duration:00:27:34