Read Between the Lines
Molly Southgate interviews authors about their latest books, favorite book series, and more.
info_outline Donna Gordon discusses her book, "What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me" 11/30/2022
Donna Gordon discusses her book, "What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me" Molly talks with author Donna Gordon about her book, "What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me". Order "What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Michelle Major discusses her book, "The Wish List" 11/30/2022
Michelle Major discusses her book, "The Wish List" Molly talks with author Michelle Major about her book, "The Wish List". Order "The Wish List" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Veronica Gutierrez discusses her book, "As you Look" 11/29/2022
Veronica Gutierrez discusses her book, "As you Look" Molly talks with author Veronica Gutierrez about her book, "As You Look". Order "Hanna Howard" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Raquel V Reyes discusses her book, "Mango, Mambo, and Murder" 11/29/2022
Raquel V Reyes discusses her book, "Mango, Mambo, and Murder" Molly talks with author Raquel V Reyes about her book, "Mango, Mambo, and Murder". Order "Mango, Mambo, and Murder" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Matthew Harffy discusses his book, "For Lord and Land" 11/29/2022
Matthew Harffy discusses his book, "For Lord and Land" Molly talks with author Matthew Harffy about his book, "For Lord and Land". Order "For Lord and Land" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Ashley Winstead discusses her book, "Fool Me Once" 11/27/2022
Ashley Winstead discusses her book, "Fool Me Once" Molly talks with author Ashley Winstead about her book, "Fool Me Once". Order "Fool Me Once" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Christy Nicholas discusses her book, "Ireland: A Guide to Hidden Ireland" and much more 11/27/2022
Christy Nicholas discusses her book, "Ireland: A Guide to Hidden Ireland" and much more Molly talks with author Christy Nicholas about her book, "Ireland: A Guide to Hidden Ireland" and much more. Order from an independent bookseller at this link: Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. Ireland: Mythical, Magical, Mystical or at Amazon right here Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd Ireland: Mythical, Magical, Mystical
info_outline Marcykate Connolly discusses her book, "Hollow Dolls" 11/27/2022
Marcykate Connolly discusses her book, "Hollow Dolls" Molly talks with author Marcykate Connolly about her book, "Hollow Dolls". Order "Hollow Dolls" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Erica Plouffe Lazure discusses her book, "Proof of Me and Other Stories" 11/26/2022
Erica Plouffe Lazure discusses her book, "Proof of Me and Other Stories" Molly talks with author Erica Plouffe Lazure about her book, "Proof of Me and Other Stories". Order "Proof of Me and Other Stories" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Carter Wilson discusses his book, "The New Neighbor: A Thriller" 11/26/2022
Carter Wilson discusses his book, "The New Neighbor: A Thriller" Molly talks with author Carter Wilson about his book, "The New Neighbor: A Thriller". Order "The New Neighbor: A Thriller" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Louise Marburg discusses her book, "No Diving Allowed" 11/26/2022
Louise Marburg discusses her book, "No Diving Allowed" Molly talks with author Louise Marburg about her book, "No Diving Allowed". Order "No Diving Allowed" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here Order "You Have Reached Your Destination" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here
info_outline Daisy Bateman discusses her book, "A Dismal Harvest" 11/18/2022
Daisy Bateman discusses her book, "A Dismal Harvest" Molly talks with author Daisy Bateman about her book, "A Dismal Harvest". Order "A Dismal Harvest" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT A DISMAL HARVEST Autumn on the Sonoma Coast. A welcome chill is whipping through the crisp Pacific air, but something else is stirring in this rural California town… Witty and down-to-earth Claudia Simcoe is sure that the gourmet harvest dinner being held at her artisan marketplace will wipe away any memories of the unpleasantness last summer. Not to mention give her a chance to figure out the bewildering relationship budding with her craft-beer-brewing neighbor, Nathan. But rather than dealing with carefully curated food and cautious flirting, Claudia finds herself thrown into the center of a murder investigation when a secret compartment in her market is tied to the death of a local lawyer. At least this time she isn’t the prime suspect. Instead, it’s one of Claudia’s marketplace tenants who is wanted by the police: the locally-famed cheesemaker, Julie Muller. Determined to help clear her friend’s name—and to discover the history connecting her market to the murder victim—Claudia is forced to test her mettle as a detective once more. As she starts digging into San Elmo’s long-buried past, she is confronted with Prohibition-era mysteries, shady land deals, and a small town bursting with motives to kill the crooked lawyer. But just as she thinks she’s getting a handle on this investigating thing, another gruesome death brings Claudia dangerously close to the killer. The second installment in Daisy Bateman’s Marketplace series delivers cozy mystery and charming humor as Claudia works to uncover the truth about the murders, her marketplace, and her feelings for her ruggedly attractive neighbor. ABOUT DAISY BATEMAN Daisy Bateman is a mystery lover, cheese enthusiast, and world-renowned expert in Why You Should Buy That. In what passes for normal life, she works in biotech. She lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and a cat, only one of whom wears a tuxedo on a regular basis, and a puppy on a mission to chew the whole world into tiny pieces.
info_outline Connie Berry discusses her book, "The Shadow of Memory (A Kate Hamilton Mystery- Book 4)" 11/16/2022
Connie Berry discusses her book, "The Shadow of Memory (A Kate Hamilton Mystery- Book 4)" Molly talks with author Connie Berry about her book, "The Shadow of Memory (A Kate Hamilton Mystery- Book 4)". Order "The Shadow of Memory" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT THE SHADOW OF MEMORY As Kate Hamilton plans her upcoming wedding to Detective Inspector Tom Mallory, she is also assisting her colleague Ivor Tweedy with a project at the Netherfield Sanatorium, which is being converted into luxury townhouses. Kate and Ivor must appraise a fifteenth-century paintingand verify that its provenance is the Dutch master Jan Van Eyck. But when retired criminal inspector Will Parker is found dead, Kate learns that the halls of the sanatorium housed much more than priceless art. Kate is surprised to learn that Will had been the first boyfriend of her friend Vivian Bunn, who hasn’t seen him in fifty-eight years. At a seaside holiday camp over sixty years ago, Will, Vivian, and three other teens broke into an abandoned house where a doctor and his wife had died under bizarre circumstances two years earlier. Now, when a second member of the childhood gang dies unexpectedly—and then a third—it becomes clear that the teens had discovered more in the house than they had realized. Had Will returned to warn his old love? When Kate makes a shocking connection between a sixty-year-old murder and the long-buried secrets of the sanatorium, she suddenly understands that time is running out for Vivian—and anyone connected to her. ABOUT CONNIE BERRY Connie Berry is the author of the Kate Hamilton Mysteries, set in the UK and featuring an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving crimes. Like her protagonist, Connie was raised by antiques dealers who instilled in her a passion for history, fine art, and travel. During college she studied at the University of Freiburg in Germany and St. Clare's College, Oxford, where she fell under the spell of the British Isles. In 2019 Connie won the IPPY Gold Medal for Mystery and was a finalist for the Agatha Award’s Best Debut. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and is on the board of the Guppies and her local Sisters in Crime chapter. Besides reading and writing mysteries, Connie loves history, foreign travel, cute animals, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable Shih Tzu, Emmie.
info_outline Timothy Miller discusses his book, "The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter" 11/16/2022
Timothy Miller discusses his book, "The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter" Molly talks with author Timothy Miller about his book, "The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter". Order "The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DUTCH PAINTER Paris, 1890. When Sherlock Holmes finds himself chasing an art dealer through the streets of Paris, he’s certain he’s smoked out one of the principals of a cunning forgery ring responsible for the theft of some of the Louvre’s greatest masterpieces. But for once, Holmes is dead wrong. He doesn’t know that the dealer, Theo Van Gogh, is rushing to the side of his brother, who lies dying of a gunshot wound in Auvers. He doesn’t know that the dealer’s brother is a penniless misfit artist named Vincent, known to few and mourned by even fewer. Officialdom pronounces the death a suicide, but a few minutes at the scene convinces Holmes it was murder. And he’s bulldog-determined to discover why a penniless painter who harmed no one had to be killed–and who killed him. Who could profit from Vincent’s death? How is the murder entwined with his own forgery investigation? Holmes must retrace the last months of Vincent’s life, testing his mettle against men like the brutal Paul Gauguin and the secretive Toulouse-Lautrec, all the while searching for the girl Olympia, whom Vincent named with his dying breath. She can provide the truth, but can anyone provide the proof? From the madhouse of St. Remy to the rooftops of Paris, Holmes hunts a killer—while the killer hunts him. ABOUT TIMOTHY MILLER Timothy Miller is a native of Louisiana, a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. He has two Sherlock Holmes novels under his belt, with a third in the oven. His screenplays have placed in several contests, including five times as a semifinalist in the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship. He tended bar for twenty-five years everywhere from Bourbon St. in New Orleans to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. When not mourning over his beloved New Orleans Saints he is mourning over his beloved Chicago Cubs. His favorite superhero is Underdog.
info_outline Kate Elliott discusses her book, "Servant Mage" 11/15/2022
Kate Elliott discusses her book, "Servant Mage" Molly talks with author Kate Elliott about her book, "Servant Mage". Order "Servant Mage" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT SERVANT MAGE Fellian is a Lamplighter, able to provide illumination through magic. A group of rebel Monarchists free her from indentured servitude and take her on a journey to rescue trapped compatriots from an underground complex of mines. Along the way they get caught up in a conspiracy to kill the latest royal child and wipe out the Monarchist movement for good. But Fellian has more than just her Lamplighting skills up her sleeve… At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ABOUT KATE ELLIOTT Kate Elliott lives in Hawaii, USA. In addition to the Crossroads series and the Crown of Stars series, she is co-author of THE GOLDEN KEY.
info_outline Maggie Smith discusses her book, "Truth and Other Lies" 11/13/2022
Maggie Smith discusses her book, "Truth and Other Lies" Molly talks with author Maggie Smith about her book, "Truth and Other Lies". Order "Truth and Other Lies" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT TRUTH AND OTHER LIES Megan Barnes' life is in free fall. After losing both her job as a reporter and her boyfriend in the same day, she retreats to Chicago and moves in with Helen, her over-protective mother. Before long, the two are clashing over everything from pro-choice to #MeToo, not to mention Helen's run for U.S. Congress, which puts Megan's career on hold until after the election. Desperate to reboot her life, Megan gets her chance when an altercation at a campus rally brings her face-to-face with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jocelyn Jones, who offers her a job on her PR team. Before long, Megan is pulled into the heady world of fame and glamour her charismatic new mentor represents. Until an anonymous tweet brings it all crashing down. To salvage Jocelyn's reputation, Megan must locate the online troll and expose the lies. But when the trail leads to blackmail, and circles back to her own mother, Megan realizes if she pulls any harder on this thread, what should have been the scoop of her career could unravel into a tabloid nightmare. Readers who love Jodi Picoult's topical plot twists and Liane Moriarty's character-driven novels will devour this fast-paced tale of three women whose lives converge as one fights a devastating accusation, another campaigns for a contested seat in Congress, and one, the young reporter with ties to both, navigates the tricky line between secrets and lies. ABOUT MAGGIE SMITH Maggie Smith, former psychologist and later CEO of a national art consulting company, lives in Wisconsin and is the host of the weekly podcast Hear Us Roar (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google) where she interviews debut women’s fiction authors about their novel and their path to publication. Her short story, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, appeared in the 2018 anthology False Faces and she’s a regular monthly blogger for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. A board member of the Chicago Writer’s Association, she serves as Managing Editor of their on-line literary publication The Write City Magazine.
info_outline Sarah Henning discusses her book, "The King Will Kill You" 11/12/2022
Sarah Henning discusses her book, "The King Will Kill You" Molly talks with author Sarah Henning about her book, "The King Will Kill You". Order "The King Will Kill You" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT THE KING WILL KILL YOU Princess Amarande is finally on the verge of having everything she wants. To be with her true love Luca, no one nor law standing in the way. To rule Ardenia as queen outright, no marriage necessary, as Luca does the same with the reformed Torrence. To rebuild the continent of The Sand and Sky into a place not defined by archaic, patriarchal laws, but by the will of its people. However, threats await in the shadows of Amarande’s hoped-for happily ever after. One expected and deadly to both her love and every one of her objectives. The other, unexpected, and arising with a vicious aim: revenge at any cost. Against the princess who killed him, the boy whose love made her do it, and the continent cruel enough to deserve his rage. The King Will Kill You is the epic, pulse-pounding conclusion to Sarah Henning’s Kingdoms of Sand and Sky trilogy. ABOUT SARAH HENNING Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids, and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, hometown of Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs, and a really good basketball team.
info_outline Tee O'Fallon discusses her book, "Tough Justice: K-9 Special Ops Book 1" 11/12/2022
Tee O'Fallon discusses her book, "Tough Justice: K-9 Special Ops Book 1" Molly talks with author Tee O'Fallon about her book, "Tough Justice: K-9 Special Ops Book 1". Order "Tough Justice: K-9 Special Ops Book 1" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT TOUGH JUSTICE: K-9 SPECIAL OPS BOOK 1 It should have been a routine investigation. Instead, DEA K-9 agent Adam “Deck” Decker watches in horror as one Denver hospital seems to be Ground Zero for overdoses of a new drug. Now Deck can only hope a certain icy, green-eyed ER doctor will help him and his canine partner track down the deadly source. Dr. Tori Sampson has her reasons for not trusting federal agents, especially ones working for the DEA. But the rash of overdoses―including a heartbreaking case involving a teen―is alarmingly high. And the new opioid is not only extremely dangerous, it defies all the usual medical treatments. So Tori has a choice: work with the big, brawny, and annoyingly hot DEA agent…or watch more innocent people die. Tori’s the only person who can help Deck break the case, and they’ll need to trust each other, no matter how high the tension and attraction sizzling between them runs. But with every question answered, they realize there’s something more behind these typical teen overdoses. There’s a pattern here, and a pattern can only suggest one thing. There’s a killer on the loose.
info_outline Lina Rather discusses her book, "Sisters of the Forsaken Stars" 11/11/2022
Lina Rather discusses her book, "Sisters of the Forsaken Stars" Molly talks with author Lina Rather about her books, "Sisters of the Forsaken Stars" and "Sisters of the Vast Black". Order "Sisters of the Vast Black" from an independent bookseller at this link: Order "Sisters of the Forsaken Stars" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT SISTERS OF THE VAST BLACK Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care―and that of the galactic diaspora―are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself.
info_outline Hilde Lysiak discusses her book, "Hilde on the Record: Memoir of a Kid Crime Reporter" 11/10/2022
Hilde Lysiak discusses her book, "Hilde on the Record: Memoir of a Kid Crime Reporter" Molly talks with author Hilde Lysiak about her book, "Hilde on the Record". Order "Hilde on the Record" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT HILDE ON THE RECORD When seven-year-old Hilde Lysiak found out her new town didn’t have a paper, she grabbed a notepad and began to work. Hilde Lysiak spent her early childhood in New York City with a passion for journalism. When her family moved to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, Hilde didn’t complain. Instead, she started reporting. Hilde began by reporting on the birth of her sister, the newest resident on Orange Street, then began expanding her coverage to the entire city. She interviewed hundreds of locals in her effort to deliver “All the News Fit for Orange Street”: a seed exchange at the local library, a fundraiser for a hospital’s neonatal unit, a fire at a church, and a mysterious vandal destroying landscaping on city property. Everything changed when Hilde received a tip that a terrible crime had happened just blocks from her house. By using the tools she had learned on the beat, the enterprising young reporter was able to confirm the facts and get the important information out to the public several hours before the other local media. Hilde was proud of her work, but not everyone in her small town felt that way. Cyberbullies targeted her, zeroing in on her age and gender. Hilde considered ignoring them but decided she had to stand up to the haters to protect the reputation she had worked so hard to earn. Her response went viral, and nearly every major news organization took notice. Hilde hasn’t let anything stand in her way since. ABOUT HILDE KATE LYSIAK Hilde Kate Lysiak is the reporter and publisher of the Orange Street News. Since starting her paper at the age of seven Hilde has written and published hundreds of stories in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Hilde has been recognized for her work in the New York Times, NBC Today Show, GMA, The Washington Post, and thousands of other media across the world.
info_outline Elayne Audrey Becker discusses her book, "Forestborn" 11/09/2022
Elayne Audrey Becker discusses her book, "Forestborn" Molly talks with author Elayne Audrey Becker about her book, "Forestborn". Order "Forestborn" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT FORESTBORN TO BE BORN OF THE FOREST IS A GIFT AND A CURSE. Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness―and as feared. She uses her abilities to spy for the king, traveling under different guises and listening for signs of trouble. When a magical illness surfaces across the kingdom, Rora uncovers a devastating truth: Finley, the young prince and her best friend, has caught it, too. His only hope is stardust, the rarest of magical elements, found deep in the wilderness where Rora grew up―and to which she swore never to return. But for her only friend, Rora will face her past and brave the dark, magical wood, journeying with her brother and the obstinate, older prince who insists on coming. Together, they must survive sentient forests and creatures unknown, battling an ever-changing landscape while escaping human pursuers who want them dead. With illness gripping the kingdom and war on the horizon, Finley’s is not the only life that hangs in the balance. ABOUT ELAYNE AUDREY BECKER Elayne Audrey Becker is a storyteller with a passion for history, myth, mountains, and magic. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MSc from the University of Aberdeen, and she has worked as an editor at a New York publisher. Born and raised in Georgia, she grew up with a lake and woods as her backyard, spending long days outside and visiting national parks with her family.
info_outline Divya LV Jagasundaram discusses her book, "Amma's Cookbook" 11/08/2022
Divya LV Jagasundaram discusses her book, "Amma's Cookbook" Molly talks with Divya LV Jagasundaramr about her cookbook, "Amma's Cookbook". Order "Amma's Cookbook" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT AMMA'S COOKBOOK We all need food.Whether it be for nutrition, good health or just a tool by which we can bring people together, food is an important feature in everyone’s lives. #However food is enjoyed when surrounded with love or when made with love. There is no bigger epitome of this than meals which you remember from your childhood. There is no greater evoking of positive emotions and times of enjoyment than when you are enjoying your Amma’s food!This book presents an amalgamation of such recipes with a modern twist. Why not combine the treasured culinary memories of your youth in a robust and healthy way?! In the hustle and bustle of everyday life here are recipes that will not only contain wholesomeness of home cooked meals without the hours of careful preparation! This book is not so much a presentation of traditional recipes but more an exploration of how one can adapt traditional meals in a modern day setting thereby allowing the future generations to forge their own memories to revert to when the going gets tough. Remember the old adage that “the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This book will adapt that adage to, “The key to everyone’s heart is through their stomach!” Enjoy! Eat! Experience! ABOUT DIVYA LV JAGASUNDARAM Divya LV Jegasundaram was born in Oxford, England, and then migrated to Toronto, Canada in 2007. Divya was the youngest Bank Manager for the 7th largest Bank in the world in the UK, and then was able to repeat her success and become the youngest for North America as well. Divya then left her very successful career in Banking and is now a Certified Fulfillment Life Coach, Executive Coach, Master Spirit Life Coach, Senior Faculty for a leading Life Coaching School, International Keynote Speaker and 4 time Best Selling Author. Divya also spends a lot of time giving back to the community and has been recognized globally for her achievements and professional services, as well as being the recipient for the Women In Management Canada (WIM) Entrepreneur Award, the Woman On Fire (WOF) Business Woman of the Year Award and nominee for Canada's Top 40 Under 40.
info_outline Boyd and Beth Morrison discuss their book, "The Lawless Land" 11/07/2022
Boyd and Beth Morrison discuss their book, "The Lawless Land" Molly talks with Boyd and Beth Morrison about their book, "The Lawless Land". Order "The Lawless Land" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT THE LAWLESS LAND Live by the sword. Die for the truth. England, 1351. The Pestilence has ravaged the land. Villages lie abandoned but for crows and corpses. Highways are patrolled by marauders and murderers. In these dark and dangerous times, the wise keep to themselves. But Gerard Fox cannot afford to be wise. The young knight has been robbed of his ancestral home, his family name tarnished. To regain his lands and reputation, he sets forth to petition the one man who can restore them. Fate places Fox on the wrong road at the wrong time as he hurtles towards a chance encounter. It will entangle him with an enigmatic woman, a relic of incalculable value, and a dark family secret. It will lead him far from home and set him on a collision course with one of the most ambitious and dangerous men in Europe – a man on the cusp of seizing Christendom's highest office. And now, Fox is the only one standing in his way...
info_outline Joe Lee discusses his book, "Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor. Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experiments" 11/05/2022
Joe Lee discusses his book, "Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor. Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experiments" Molly talks with author Joe Lee about his book, "Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor. Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experiments". Order "Forgiveness" from Amazon right here ABOUT FORGIVENESS In March of 1944, at age 10, little Eva was arrested with her entire family, including her twin sister, Miriam, for the "crime" of being Jewish. Nazis loaded Eva and her family into a cattle car with other men, women, and children headed to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Within moments of their arrival, the twins lost their entire family to the gas chambers without a chance to say goodbye. Because twins were considered valuable for research, the girls were spared immediate death by Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor and war criminal, in favor of experimentation and torture. This stunning, heartbreaking illustrated biography tells the story of a tenacious girl's fight to survive a horrific childhood ravaged by tragedy; her growing anger as an adult who settled in Terre Haute, Indiana; and her eventual discovery that forgiveness might just save her life. ABOUT JOE LEE Joe Lee is an artist, cartoonist (his Saturday editorial cartoon has run in the Bloomington Herald-Times for the last 19 years), author, and illustrator. His books on Dante, Greek Mythology and the History of Clowns (he is also a former circus clown having graduated from Ringling Bros. Clown College and travelled with several different circuses) were published by For Beginners Publishing (where he also illustrated another dozen titles for their ongoing series).
info_outline Blake Sanz discusses his book, "The Boundaries of Their Dwelling" 11/05/2022
Blake Sanz discusses his book, "The Boundaries of Their Dwelling" Molly talks with author Blake Sanz about his book, "The Boundaries of Their Dwelling". Order "The Boundaries of Their Dwelling" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here About The Boundaries of Their Dwelling Moving between the American South and Mexico, these stories explore how immigrant and native characters are shaped by absent family and geography. A Chilanga teen wins a trip to Miami to film a reality show about family while pining for the American brother she’s never met. A Louisiana carpenter tends to his drug-addicted son while rebuilding his house after a slew of hurricanes. A New Orleans ne’er-do-well opens a Catholic-themed bar in the wake of his devout mother’s death. A village girl from Chiapas baptizes her infant on a trek toward the U.S. border. In the collection’s second half, we follow a Veracruzan-born drifter, Manuel, and his estranged American son, Tommy. Over decades, they negotiate separate nations and personal tragicomedies on their journeys from innocence to experience. As Manuel participates in student protests in Mexico City in 1968, he drops out to pursue his art. In the 1970s, he immigrates to Louisiana, but soon leaves his wife and infant son behind after his art shop fails. Meanwhile, Tommy grows up in 1980s Louisiana, sometimes escaping his mother’s watchful eye to play basketball at a park filled with the threat of violence. In college, he seeks acceptance from teammates by writing their term papers. Years later, as Manuel nears death and Tommy reaches middle age, they reconnect, embarking on a mission to jointly interview a former riot policeman about his military days; in the process, father and son discover what it has meant to carry each other’s stories and memories from afar. About Blake Sanz Blake Sanz, originally from Louisiana, has published fiction in American Short Fiction, Ecotone, Puerto del Sol, Joyland, and elsewhere. A graduate of the MFA program at Notre Dame, his writing has garnered recognition and awards from Zoetrope: All-Story, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, and other conferences and residencies. He teaches writing at the University of Denver.
info_outline Mazey Eddings discusses her book, "A Brush With Love" 11/04/2022
Mazey Eddings discusses her book, "A Brush With Love" Molly talks with thriller author Mazey Eddings about her book, "A Brush With Love". Order "A Brush With Love" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT "A BRUSH WITH LOVE" Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable. A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules. So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can't risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is. Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture. ABOUT MAZEY EDDINGS Mazey is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She’s made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and North Carolina, she now calls Philadelphia home.
info_outline Rebecca Johns discusses her book, "VIRUS CITY" 11/03/2022
Rebecca Johns discusses her book, "VIRUS CITY" Molly talks with Rebecca Johns about her book, "Virus City". Virus City AVAILABLE NOW Virus City, shares the stories of Chicagoans navigating life in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This collection is full of people who are telling their stories with honesty and in earnest. You’ll be reading about firefighters and EMTs who see death and pain on a daily basis and have to be around groups of people; a worker at an adolescent psychiatric inpatient facility who watches his students find some other home to go to; teachers and students who were thrown into online learning with little to no preparation, and how that has created worry about an uncertain future; or a student working in Chinatown who now has to deal not only with the stress of work, but also with prejudice and hate against Asian-Americans. This collection is about human beings living and struggling, but most importantly, overcoming. This collection is about more than the human condition. It’s about human resiliency.” –KENYATTA ROGERS
info_outline Neil Sharpson discusses his book, "When the Sparrow Falls" 11/02/2022
Neil Sharpson discusses his book, "When the Sparrow Falls" Molly talks with thriller author David Richman about his book, "When the Sparrow Falls". Order "When the Sparrow Falls" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT "WHEN THE SPARROW FALLS" When the Sparrow Falls Now available Life in the Caspian Republic has taught Agent Nikolai South two rules. Trust No One. And work just hard enough not to make enemies. Here, in the last sanctuary for the dying embers of the human race in a world run by artificial intelligence, if you stray from the path―your life is forfeit. But when a Party propagandist is killed―and is discovered as a “machine”―he’s given a new mission: chaperone the widow, Lily, who has arrived to claim her husband’s remains. But when South sees that she, the first “machine” ever allowed into the country, bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, he’s thrown into a maelstrom of betrayal, murder, and conspiracy that may bring down the Republic for good. ABOUT NEIL SHARPSON Neil Sharpson lives in Dublin with his wife and their two children. Having written for theater since his teens, Neil transitioned to writing novels in 2017, adapting his play The Caspian Sea into When The Sparrow Falls. A huge fan of animation, Neil writes Unshaved Mouse, a comedic review blog mostly focusing on animated film and comic book movies.
info_outline David Richman discusses his book, "Cycle of Lives" 11/01/2022
David Richman discusses his book, "Cycle of Lives" Molly talks with thriller author David Richman about his book, "Cycle of Lives". Order "Cycle of Lives" from an independent bookseller at this link: or at Amazon right here ABOUT "CYCLE OF LIVES" Cycle of Lives: 15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer Now available Have you ever been forced to consider the fact of your mortality? If confronted with cancer, how would you feel? What would you say to the people you love? What would they say to you? No two people have the same answers to these questions, a lesson I learned well during a solo six-week, 5,000-mile cross-country bike ride I called Cycle of Lives. The trip started as a fundraiser in honor of my sister, June, who died of brain cancer. But long before I even set out on my endurance ride from L.A. to Florida to N.Y., I exhaustively interviewed fifteen people across the country whose lives had also been irrevocably changed by cancer—either as patients, survivors, loved ones, or caregivers. Hearing their moving stories, which were influenced by many different forms of past and present trauma, transformed my cycling odyssey into a journey of emotional self-discovery as I relived the chaos and emotional upheaval of cancer through them: from the man who found true love after losing his soulmate to cancer, to the elite athlete who had to reckon with his all-star body finally letting him down, to the medical oncologist who cares as much about her patients as she cares for them. Whether you or someone you care about is going through cancer or some other major trauma, I hope this thought-provoking collection of astonishing stories can help you, too. ABOUT DAVID RICHMAN An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others. As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life. With his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. Over the last 15 years, David has completed over 50 triathlons, including 15 Ironman-distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run), more than 50 runs longer than marathon distance, including several 24-hour runs, running 85 miles in Mexico in the heat of the summer, and ran four consecutive marathons (104 miles) from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach. In Cancer: The Queen of Emotional Chaos â Fifteen Remarkable Stories, One 5,000-Mile Bike Ride, David introduces us to fifteen unique, evocative, relatable people, whose diverse and wide-ranging experiences shed light on the human experience and emotions related to the trauma of cancer. Told through personal, insightful narratives, these stories delve deep into the psyche so that we can all learn how to better navigate the emotions that accompany intense trauma. David was born in Miami and has since been a Southern California resident. He has twins in college and a wife who are as aspirational and driven as their father.