Ep. 83: Sarah Penner, Author of The Lost Apothecary

This week I’m chatting with Sarah Penner, whose debut novel The Lost Apothecary was an instant NY Times bestseller and is being translated into 30 languages worldwide. We discuss Sarah’s inspiring path to publication, writing a dual timeline historical novel, the casting of the phenomenal audiobook, and much more!

 

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Spellbinding… Like in a well-brewed potion, all the ingredients have been given exactly the right level of care and time, and the result is a novel that simply overwhelms with its delicate spell.

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A graduate of the University of Kansas, Sarah spent thirteen years in corporate finance and now writes full-time. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida. To learn more about Sarah Penner, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://www.sarahpenner.com/.

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 82: Mary Dixie Carter, Author of The Photographer

Looking for summer reads to add to your list? My guest today is Mary Dixie Carter, whose debut novel The Photographer is sure to have you binge reading on the beach.

Mary Dixie’s writing has appeared in TIME, The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and other print and online publications.  She worked at The Observer, where she served as the publishing director and also has a background as a professional actor. Mary Dixie graduated from Harvard with an honors degree in English Literature and holds an MFA from The New School.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children.

 

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Mary Dixie Carter’s debut is standout psychological suspense! With excellent pacing and a completely addictive style, The Photographer is exactly the kind of book you want to read in one sitting. This is a sneaky and unsettling read that’ll leave you guessing from start to finish.

—Becky LeJeune, BookBar, Denver, CO (Indie Next List)

 

To learn more about Mary Dixie, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://www.marydixiecarter.com/.

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 81: Children’s Book Author Andrea J. Loney

Aspiring kidlit writers, parents, teachers, and librarians: check out this fascinating behind the books conversation with children’s book author Andrea J. Loney.

Andrea is the author of Double Bass Blues, which won a Caldecott Honor. She also won the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee! and is the author of Bunnybear

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“A book about a lot of things—music, and determination, and straddling worlds, and the celebration of Black boyhood and family—that nevertheless feels cohesive and effortless.” 

Horn Book, Starred Review

To learn more about Andrea, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://andreajloney.com.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 80: Mary Alice Monroe on The Summer of Lost and Found

Today I’m thrilled to be chatting with bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe. If you’re looking for a beach read to add to your stack, The Summer of Lost and Found is sure to sweep you away!

 

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Mary Alice Monroe’s inspired choice to write about the pandemic during the pandemic has paid off in this next installment of her acclaimed Beach House series, which can easily be read as a stand-alone, too. Quarantine isn’t so much an issue as it is a setting in the book, bringing unlikely housemates together…A novel of growing up, saying goodbye to the past, and learning to ask yourself the hard questions, including one of the most vital of all: ‘Who do you really want to be?’

—Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of 27 books, including the latest addition to her bestselling Beach House series, The Summer of Lost and Found. More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame. Mary Alice is also the co-creator and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends and Fiction featuring the five bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, and Patti Callahan Henry. 

To learn more about Mary Alice, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming The Summer of Lost and Found events visit https://maryalicemonroe.com.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 79: Kate Hope Day, Author of In the Quick

Today I’m chatting with author Kate Hope Day. We discussed her new book, In The Quick, the story of a young, ambitious female astronaut whose life is upended by a love affair that threatens the rescue of a lost crew. 

 

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To learn more about Kate Hope Day, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming In the Quick Events visit https://www.katehopeday.com.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 78- Zibby Owens on Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology

Today I’m excited to share an interview with book-fluencer extraordinaire Zibby Owens. We discussed the new book she edited and contributed to, Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology, how she got started in the literary world, balancing passions for reading and writing, favorite words of wisdom from authors, and much more!

 

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Order a copy of Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology on Bookshop.org.* It would make a great Mother’s Day gift for the moms in your life (or for yourself!).

 

To learn more about visit Zibby and follow along with all of the “Moms Don’t Have Time To” happenings visit zibbyowens.com

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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*A Bookish Home is now an affiliate of Bookshop.org. At no extra cost to you, we receive a small commission if you purchase something through the Bookshop.org links provided.

Ep. 77: Spotlight on the Newburyport Literary Festival with Co-Director Jennifer Entwistle

Today we have a special episode where you’ll get the inside scoop on the upcoming Newburyport Literary Festival, which will be virtual this year. 

Listen to my conversation with festival co-director Jennifer Entwistle. We chatted about the sessions she’s most looking forward to, how to watch this free festival, the literary culture in Newburyport, and much more!

 

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To register for virtual sessions at this year’s festival visit:  https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Order from the participating festival bookstores: Jabberwocky Books and Bookshop of Beverly Farms.

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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*A Bookish Home is now an affiliate of Bookshop.org. At no extra cost to you, we receive a small commission if you purchase something through the Bookshop.org links provided.

Ep. 76: Kristin Hannah, Author of The Four Winds

NY Times Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her new novel, The Four Winds and all things bookish.  Find out how Kristin got started as a writer, the inspiration behind this new book, how she feels about the new Netflix adaptation of her novel Firefly Lane, and much more!

 

“A spectacular tour de force of survival that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women.” 

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Kristin is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter Garden, Night Road, and Firefly Lane. A former-lawyer-turned writer, Kristin lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

The Four Winds has been a #1 bestseller everywhere, a Today Show “Read with Jenna” Book Club pick, a Book of the Month Pick, and much more.

To learn more about Kristin Hannah and follow her on social media visit https://kristinhannah.com


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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 75: Kristin Bair, Author of Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything

This week, my guest on the podcast is Kristin Bair, author of the hilarious new novel, Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything.

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Agatha will draw readers in with her wry takes…Fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Elinor Oliphant Is Fine will love this clever romp. 

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Kristin has also published two other books, The Art of Floating and Thirsty, as well as numerous essays including one I loved, The Parenting Break: Finding Your Way Back to Literary CitizenshipA native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two kids. 

To learn more about Kristin Bair and follow her on social media visit http://www.kristinbairokeeffe.com


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 74: Jennifer Robson, Author of Our Darkest Night

This week, my guest on the podcast is historical fiction author Jennifer Robson. Fans of The Gown will love her latest novel, Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World .

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“Robson shines with this stellar WWII story. Expert characterizations and perfect pacing are rounded out by lyrical prose … This will break readers’ hearts.” -Publishers’ Weekly Starred Review

An academic by background, a former editor by profession, and a lifelong history nerd, Jennifer Robson is now a full-time writer. She is the author of six novels set during and after the two world wars: Somewhere in France, After the War is Over, Moonlight Over Paris, Goodnight from London, The Gown, and her latest, Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War.

To learn more about Jennifer Robson and follow her on social media visit https://jennifer-robson.com.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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