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!).
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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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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.”
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.
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 .
“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.
I’m excited to share a conversation with Jennie Fields, author of an enthralling new historical fiction novel, Atomic Love.
“A novel of science, love, espionage, beautiful writing, and a heroine who carves a strong path in the world of men.”— Ann Patchett
Jennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, The Middle Ages, and The Age of Desire. A Chicago native, Fields was inspired by her own mother’s work as a University of Chicago-trained biochemist in the 1950s. After years as a creative director at large New York ad agencies, Fields now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
Historical romance fans and anyone who has been binge watching Bridgerton, this week’s episode is for you! My guest isUSA TODAY bestselling author Evie Dunmore, whose new book in the League of Extraordinary Women series is called A Rogue of One’s Own.
Rich with subplot, historical detail and beautifully descriptive writing that keeps the pages turning until the delightfully unconventional happy ending.”—NPR
Evie Dunmore is also the author of Bringing Down the Duke, which she wrote inspired by the magical scenery of Oxford, her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. In her civilian life, she is a consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford. Evie is a member of the British Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA).
Aspiring writers and kid lit fans will enjoy my conversation with today’s guest, Jamie Sumner. Jamie is the critically acclaimed author of the middle grade novels Roll With It and Tune It Out as well as the adult nonfiction books Unbound and Eat, Sleep, Save the World.
“A vivid, sensitive exploration of invisible disability, family bonds, and the complex reality of happily-ever-after.” — Kirkus Starred Review
I had to ration my reading of Tune It Out, I adored this heartfelt, compelling read and couldn’t bear to leave these characters. Grab this one and wrap it up for the kids in your life (and their librarians and teachers!).
Today on A Bookish Home my guest is Signe Pike. She is the author of The Lost Queen and the travel memoir Faery Tale, and has researched and written about Celtic history and folklore for more than a decade. Her new book The Forgotten Kingdom, continues Langoreth’s story in a trilogy that has been called “The Mists of Avalon for a new generation” and “Outlander meets Camelot-but with the focus firmly on the lives and loves of women”.
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Today on A Bookish Home my guest is Raúl The Third, this year’s Massachusetts Book Award winner in the children’s picture book and early reader category for Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market. I had the honor of serving as a juror in this category and was so happy to get to discuss this wonderful picture book with Raúl!
Raúl is an illustrator, author, and artist living in Boston. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He is currently working on the expanded world of his Vamos! series, and illustrating the fourth volume of the Lowriders series, written by Cathy Camper.
About the Book:
“Richard Scarry’s Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.
Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!”
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