Rosie Walsh, Author of GHOSTED

July 31, 2018

Rosie Walsh is making her US debut with GHOSTED, a novel set in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where she was raised. (It was actually called THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL when it came out in England.) A former documentary filmmaker, a huge animal lover and a new "mum" herself, Rosie talks about dropping her pseudonym (Lucy Robinson) and using her real name for this novel, how she structured it, how tough it was to actually write, and her tricks for getting over a "Bad Writing Day."  

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Jill Santopolo, Author of THE LIGHT WE LOST

July 24, 2018

International best-selling author, Jill Santopolo, talks about writing THE LIGHT WE LOST, her strategies for crafting a successful book (short chapters!), how she writes anywhere and everywhere but always schedules it in, why she started writing and editing for kids, and what's coming next for her, including an appearance at Author's Night on the East End on August 11th. 

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Jen Oliver, Author of “The Love FitMama Way: Transforming The Core of Motherhood”

July 17, 2018

Jen Oliver is the Canada-based founder and CEO of FitMama, a movement empowering women to love their bodies while focusing on pre and post-natal care, even decades post-partum! The author of "The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood," Jen uses her fitness training, nutritional counseling expertise and healing arts to help moms look and feel good about their bodies. Listen to our chat as Jen and I interview each other for our respective podcasts (hers is called: FitMama). Listen in! 

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Chef Lauren Costello, Author of “Notes on Cooking”

July 10, 2018

Chef, food stylist, author and instructor, Lauren Costello, shares some of her French Culinary Institute-trained well-earned tips from her books, "Notes on Cooking" and "The Competent Cook." One tip: just say yes to everything! She reveals some food styling secrets, how to make breakfast kids will eat, and the importance of putting a little love into every dish. 

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Elyssa Friedland, Author of “The Intermission”

July 3, 2018
Elyssa Friedland is the author of two novels, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, and now THE INTERMISSION (released July 3, 2018!). Elyssa, a Yale and Columbia Law School grad, was a corporate lawyer before moving to writing full-time after the birth of her second child. She has contributed to many publications including New York, Modern Bride, Real Simple and, most recently, The Washington Post. Listen to our chat about Instagram addiction, sexy tennis players, her writing tricks, and how she has sex in the mornings despite having three young kids.

 

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Rebecca Makkai, Author of “The Great Believers”

July 1, 2018

Pushcart Prize winner, Rebecca Makkai, talks about her latest novel, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, the story of a man facing the 1980s Chicago AIDS crisis as well as the story of a mother searching for her lost daughter in 2015 Paris. This beautiful, interwoven tale paints such a vivid picture of an intimate relationship, a time and place, and a mother's love. Rebecca shares what gives her "writer goosebumps," her use of dramatic irony (remember that term from school?!), and what she wished other women wouldn't ask her at book readings. She also gives specific advice to aspiring fiction writers. 

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Andrea Petersen, WSJ Contributor, Author of “On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety”

June 26, 2018

Wall Street Journal Contributor, Andrea Petersen, shares her research and personal experiences from her book, "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety." She gives tips for how to raise less anxious children, how to help loved ones with anxiety and when to leave your kids alone in the house. 

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Priscilla Gilman, Author of “The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy”

June 19, 2018

Priscilla Gilman, author of "The Anti-Romantic Child" and former assistant English professor at Yale and Vassar, talks about raising her autistic son, coping with divorce, managing her career and finding happiness, all the while weaving the wonderful words of Wordsworth throughout her story. 

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Courtney Maum, Author of “Touch”

June 12, 2018

Courtney Maum, author of "Touch" and "I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You," talks about her unique professional path to becoming a writer (Corona party promoter in Paris!!), her meeting with a professional cuddler, how she accidentally came up with her novel ideas and the eternal quest to stock the fridge. 

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Kwame Alexander, Author of “The Crossover” Series

June 5, 2018

Poet and author extradordinaire, Kwame Alexander, speaks off the cuff about love, life and writing. A best-selling author and Newbery Award winner for "The Crossover," Kwame has written 25 books including "Rebound," "Booked," and "Solo." His work is intended for middle grades/young adults, but as a grown-up, I absolutely love his work. (I cried, repeatedly.) He blends sports and poetry in a unique way which provides "instant access to humanity." Hear about Kwame's plans, his work in Ghana, his future books and his thoughts on the NFL's taking a knee. 

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