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Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents NYT Best Seller Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn't getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel. When not...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Suanne Schafer

West Texan, Suanne Schafer is a retired family-practice physician whose only child has fledged the nest. Suanne completed the Stanford Univeristy Creative Writing Certificate program. Her short works have been featured in print & on-line magazines (Bête Noire & Brain, Child) & anthologies: (Night Lights & Licked). Her debut women’s fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire, explores the life of Ruby Schmidt, a nineteenth century artist who escapes—and returns—to West Texas. Suanne’s next book...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Carly Bloom

Carly Bloom began her writing career as a family humor columnist and blogger, a pursuit she abandoned when her children grew old enough to literally die from embarrassment. To save their delicate lives, Carly turned to penning steamy, contemporary romance. The kind with bare chests on the covers. Carly and her husband raise their mortified brood of offspring on a cattle ranch in South Texas. Also? Carly is vegan. The cows love her. You can find Carly on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Felicity Hayes-McCoy has always been a working author. She's created works that include fiction and non fiction books as well as original TV dramas and contributions to TV series. In addition, she's penned radio scripts, screenplays, and work in digital media. She relocated to London after studying English and Irish language and literature at Univeristy College Dublin and began her career as first, an actress and then a writer. Her book, Summer at the Garden Cafe,...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents NYT Bestseller Peter James

Peter James is an international bestselling thriller writer. He is a New York Times bestseller, as well as having 11 consecutive Sunday Times No 1s, and he is published in 37 languages. His DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold 18 million copies worldwide. Prior to becoming a full-time author, he was responsible for 25 movies. In 1994 Penguin published his novel, 'Host', on two floppy discs as the world’s first electronic novel. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the coveted...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Ryan Jo Summers

Ryan Jo Summers writes romances that blur the lines of subgenres by mixing contemporary with time travel, Christian, suspense, sweet, &/or paranormal. Her non-fiction works have appeared in numerous magazines including WNC Woman Magazine, Critter Magazine, & Asheville Pet Gazette, where she regularly contributes. She lives in a century-old cottage in North Carolina with her own menagerie of rescued pets & way too many houseplants. “September’s Song” is her second self-published work. Ryan Jo...


Book Lights Radio with Lisa Kessler presents USA Today Bestseller Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories. Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances! She read the...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents YA author, Jen Calonita

Forner entertainment journalist Jen Calonita knows all about Hollywood. After beginning her career at a teen magazine where she chronicled the backstage life at concerts with Justin Timberlake and interviewing Zac Efron on film sets, the writing bug hit. Her first series, Secrets of My Hollywood Life about a teen starlet named Kaitlin Burke who grew weary of the fame game, but loved being an actress was published in nine countries. His led to her other YA series including Sleepaway Girls and...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents NYT Best Seller Douglas Clegg

Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dark fiction (including horror, gothic, fantasy, supernatural, and suspense thrillers.) His books have been published worldwide and translated into various editions. His short fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award and the Shocker Award, and has been included in several Years’ Best anthologies. Keep in contact with him (and get a free ebook) at his Newsletter. Keep up with his...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents Julia London

Julia London is the New York Times & USA Todaybest-selling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular historical series including the Cabot Sisters, The Secets of Hadley Green, and the Highland Grooms, with Tempting the Laird being her most recent release. Her contemporary romances include the Lear Sisters Trilogy, Lake Haven Series, and the Pine River series. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance & a six-time...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents Author Tonya Burrows

Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance at age 13 and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. As of now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with The Boyfriend, a diva schnoodle, a plucky pug-mix, and #writercat. When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found kayaking, hiking, or road tripping across the country. She also...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents Author Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author June Faver

Author June Faver is owned by two cats and a small, yappy rescue dog. As a former educator and healthcare professional, she is an advocate for children, animals and elderly/disabled individuals. She would rather be sailing or on a beach somewhere, but if not, you can probably find her with her fingers on a keyboard, pouring word images onto the virtual films playing in her head. Her Dark Horse Cowboys series was launched last month with the first book, Do or Die Cowboy. Book two will be out...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents Author Douglas Fetterly

Douglas Fetterly is a freelance writer and novelist with a passion for literature, love of adventure, and propensity for social consciousness in his stories. During his writing career, he was awarded 2nd place in the 2012 national New York City Gotham / The Writer Magazine short story contest, judged by the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard. His relative education includes a Bachelors in English Literature, summa cum laude, and storytelling classes at Dominican University, Marin...


Reader's Entertainment Talks to JoCarol Jones of BookLoversCon

We catch up with event coordinator and industry specialist JoCarol Jones to talk about her all-new book convention! New Orleans in 2019 is a great place to start. Find out what opportunities there are for authors and what fun is planned for readers. JoCarol discusses how the convention is unique, what's included and gives us an idea of her own philosophy when it comes to book conventions. Find out more about the convention at


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents Author Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction. His novels have been praised for their strong characters, action, and gritty realism. Each book promises an exciting experience with people you’ll care about in a world that feels real. These works have been nominated for major literary awards such as the Bram Stoker Award and Audie Award, translated into multiple languages, and optioned for film. He is a member of the HWA, International Thriller...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Molly Mirren

Molly Mirren loves being a writer. She also loves witty company, exotic food, creative cocktails, and obscure music. When not writing, she is doing laundry. She is also a firm believer in the Oxford comma and defends it fiercely. Long live the Oxford! Molly also loves to read and will read almost anything if it holds her attention. However, the stories that pop into her head, so far, have all been romances. Her first book, To Each Her Own, was released in 2015. Beware the Stranger, the first...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents USA Today Bestseller Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives...


Readers Entertainment Radio presents author Alana Albertson

Alana Albertson is a bestselling romance author (#3 in entire Amazon store) with over half a million views on her Se7en Deadly SEALs serial on Radish. She’s the former President of Romance Writers of America’s Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, and Chick Lit chapters. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, she lives in San Diego, California, with her husband,...


Book Lights radio with Lisa Kessler presents Author Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK and the World Fantasy Award nominated and Bram Stoker Award winning A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS. A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS has been option by Focus Features. He's also the author of the novels The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey's Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones). He is the author of the short story collection In the Mean Time. His essays and short fiction...