Summary: Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.
Christy Potter is a Midwesterner who moved to New York almost 20 years ago – she calls herself a “displaced hayseed” – to pursue a career as a journalist and creative writer. Her love of talking to people is second only to her love of writing. And all of that comes through in her book”The World is My Oyster But I Didn’t Know How to Cook.” It’s a compendium of humorous and thought-provoking essays on New York, Kansas (where she’s from), childhood, books, infertility, good days, bad days, and life in general, as well as interviews she’s done with well-known writers like Janet Evanovich and Lois Lowry. There are also a couple of short stories tossed in, just for a little variety. Christy’s book is a diverse collection of the style and voice her longtime readers have come to know and love. More below the media player. Listen to Christy Potter The Indie Author Life Someone asked Christy Potter at a recent booksigning if it’s at all scary to put her book out there for the world to read, knowing there are those who may not like it, and may not be shy about saying so. In a recent blog [...]Similar Posts:An Appetite for AdventureA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeHow to Write Mom’s StoryA Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlCan a Patient’s Silence Kill the Doctor? The post Inside A Successful Writer’s Imagination appeared first on The Bookcast.
A mild-mannered introvert named Horace Gray was always on a schedule, a routine. Every day like the one before.. And part of Horace’s routine was a morning visit to the automat around the corner from the office where he wrote reports no one would ever read for an insurance company. Then, in Cristina Martin‘s psychological thriller “The Automat” Horace becomes obsessively enamored with a woman who stares at him from behind the automat wall. And from there he slowly descends into madness. “The Automat” explores the dark side of human nature and the innate desire to be loved. It’s a story of unexpected change in the routine of a simple life, of obsession, guilt, and the consequences of betrayal. More below the media player. Listen to Cristina Martin The Indie Author Life Had to go Google “automat,” didn’t you? According to Wikipedia: Originally, the machines in U.S. automats took only nickels. In the original format, a cashier would sit in a change booth in the center of the restaurant, behind a wide marble counter with five to eight rounded depressions in it. The diner would insert the required number of coins in a machine and then lift a window, which [...]Similar Posts:Terrified, Lost In The Woods – With a GhostThey’re Literally Pawns in a Twisted GameA Teen’s Life – College, Family .. ShapeshiftingGuaranteed: You Won’t Read Another Book Like This All…A Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky For The post A Pair of Eyes Becomes a Deadly Obsession appeared first on The Bookcast.
Washington, D.C. lawyer Breecie Lemay has been called to the aid of her father, who has suffered a debilitating stroke. But not long after her arrival, she makes a startling discovery at her father’s home. She fears the gun she has found hidden in a secret compartment in her father’s staircase is the same weapon used to kill her mother years ago. In search of the truth, she’s thrust into a world of her father’s only true legacy – lies. In Lala Corriere‘s suspense thriller “Widow’s Row” warnings become death threats because Breecie now knows too much. But .. she knows nothing. She can trust no one. More below the media player. Listen to Lala Corriere The Indie Author Life The late Sidney Sheldon is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. And he liked Lala Corriere’s writing: [Her writing is] “Provocative and fast-paced, with vivid descriptions and skillfully crafted dialogue. Real page-turners.”Similar Posts:Candidly, He’s Cautiously OptimisticA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeDear Mom (And Dear Dad)Sometimes Revenge Really Is SweetShe Wanted to Kill Him – But Fell in Love Instead The post A Father’s Only True Legacy: Lies appeared first on The Bookcast.
A respected physician in Cordoba, Spain, receives a mysterious phone call – a request to attend to the ailing daughter of a wealthy but secretive family in Madrid. What seems to be a routine house call quickly turns into a disturbing labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, and a fight for the girl’s life, in Birgitte Rasine‘s novel “Verse in Arabic.” The outcome of the battle will impact the doctor – and the journalist interviewing him – in ways neither imagined. Set against the unstable political climate of General Franco’s Spain in the 1940s, and based on a bizarre real-life incident that remains unsolved to this day, “Verse in Arabic” twists medical ethics and psychosocial tyranny into a cord that pulls at your heart from both ends. More below the media player. Listen to Birgitte Rasine The Indie Author Life A writer must write. But what is she to do if writing means, well, writing? As in, cursive penmanship on a pad of paper? In a recent blog post Birgitte Rasine tells of her visit to the Caribbean island of Providencia – and her decision to leave all 21st century writers’ tools behind: I wrote everywhere. In the airport, on the [...]Similar Posts:Inside A Successful Writer’s ImaginationA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeKeep on Truckin’, MamaWar, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and RunicsWhat a Pain It Is, Being a Messiah The post Can a Patient’s Silence Kill the Doctor? appeared first on The Bookcast.
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself. In Garrett Addison‘s novel “The Traveller” a family man struggling in his pursuit of a work-life balance embarks on yet another trip at the whims of his tyrannical bitch of a boss. But on this trip he is a world apart from his usual self. Suddenly confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, reclaiming his life becomes less about corporate advancement and satisfying his ego than outright revenge on his boss. With nothing but success in his wake, and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, being coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world provides the opportunity for not just a confrontation, but a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life. Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him. Or the end of him. More below the media player. Listen to Garrett Addison The Indie Author Life Authors have heroes, too. For Garrett Addison, one such figure is the bestselling Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher series of mystery-thrillers. Thoughts that I stalked him are absolutely untrue, but [...]Similar Posts:“The Traveller”- A Book of Exceptional QualityA Father’s Only True Legacy: LiesA Body in The Basement – Of Course He’s the…Will Ambition Get The Better of Verity Parker?Hidden Masters vs Unspeakable Evil, A Tag Team Match The post Sometimes Revenge Really Is Sweet appeared first on The Bookcast.
Psychologist Barb Stark’s dapper Atlanta lawyer, Eldee Dupree, is being sued. So despite a heavy workload at her practice back in Duncan, Tennessee, Barb decides to sit in on a couple of depositions to help Eldee — and also to spend a few relaxing days at her Atlanta estate. Soon, though, in Margaret Koch‘s suspense mystery “Cauldron,” Barb finds herself deep in a national forest staring at burned bodies — and dodging bullets on the streets of Atlanta. And her irritating ex in-laws, the prominent Starks of Atlanta, have been up to their eyeballs for decades in the murder plots. Back in Duncan, meanwhile, a new patient suffering from panic attacks begins therapy. She’s convinced that she’s about to be killed by occult forces. And, oh yes – she happens to be a witch herself. More below the media player. Listen to Margaret Koch The Indie Author Life Who’s on first, what’s on second … Margaret Koch said recently on Facebook that…. I’ve been asked by several people to post the order of the books in my series. Here it is: Blonde Joke (book one), Camp Soul (book two), Song of the Monster (book three), Power in the Blood (book [...]Similar Posts:The Bookcast Is HereHer Superpower – From GodA Suicide, A Homecoming, and TerrorShould I Have Agreed to This Interview?A Life Told Via Facebook Updates The post Barb Stark, Psychologist, Who Doesn’t Believe in Witches appeared first on The Bookcast.
Dangerous obsessions abound when a former assassin and a homicide detective race the clock to find a missing girl before she’s lost forever. After being identified as a “person of interest” in three cold case murders she didn’t commit, ex-assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles Fournier, who believes he is the target of kidnappers. Now, in D.V. Berkom‘s suspense thriller “Bad Traffick,” Leine has her hands full trying to protect the headstrong celebrity while at the same time fighting her desire for Detective Santiago Jensen; a game she knows she can’t win. Soon, a woman contacts Miles, claiming to be his long-lost sister, and confessing that her 12-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted by sex-traffickers. She’s desperate to get Mara back, and hoping that Miles will use his considerable resources to find her. Leine discovers that Mara escaped, but is now alone on the streets of Los Angeles. The traffickers are determined to track her down and deliver her to the powerful client who bought her for his twisted ends. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or she will be lost forever. More below the media [...]Similar Posts:Solving a 40-Year-Old Murder Case Might Prove DeadlyTrapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?Inside A Successful Writer’s ImaginationWho Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls?War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and Runics The post A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old Girl appeared first on The Bookcast.
Vokhtah is not a gentle planet. Ravaged by twin suns, it tests all living things in the battle for survival, but none moreso than the iVokh. Intelligent and clever with their hands, the iVokh (literally meaning ‘small Vokh’) live in eyries under the protection of their huge, winged cousins, the Vokh. But when the Vokh battle each other, the first casualties are always the small creatures who serve them. In A.C. Flory‘s fantasy “Vokhtah” the only place on the whole planet where iVokh can truly be safe is in the Settlement, an eyrie ruled by the Guild of Healers rather than a Vokh. Yet even there, change is coming, and not for the better. Thanks to the healers’ obsession with abominations, even the Settlement may soon become a battleground. As one of the few healers not terrified of abominations, the Blue is determined to save the Guild from itself. It leaves the safety of the Settlement with a caravan of Traders, intent on manipulating the Vokh into dealing with the abomination themselves. And time is running short, for both the Blue and the Settlement. More below the media player. Listen to A.C. Flory The Indie Author Life Seven Things About [...]Similar Posts:An Ancient Celtic Evil ThreatensThis Thief Steals Her Way Almost to DeathA Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlFinally a YA Novel Written By a Real YAHer Superpower – From God The post A Battle for Survival On a Hostile Planet appeared first on The Bookcast.
What would happen if you lost all your dreams? Fourteen-year-old Sara dreams of nothing but becoming a famous runner. But when a tragedy at a race causes her to lose everything, things might just change, in 13-year-old indie author Lily Saki‘s novel “Strive.” Sara is forced to face a future in a wheelchair. Not even her best friend, Dylan can help her overcome the fear of emptiness and loss. Things get better, though, when a scientist uses Sara to experiment with his new invention for the disabled, the “Electronic Walking Pants.” And when she meets a group of girls, her life turns around. Suddenly, change seems like a good thing. More below the media player. Listen to Lily Saki The Indie Author Life Lily Saki may be only 13, but she is a self-confident young woman with a bright literary future. In a recent interview with Aron Joice, Lily demonstrated her aplomb: You have already had a book signing and “Alien Attack” is now in schools. Do your peers treat you any differently? They don’t treat me that differently in school. I think that’s because I don’t really show to them that I have changed in any way. I’m the [...]Similar Posts:The End of the World, Brought To You By The New KidForced To Grow Up (Finally)A Battle for Survival On a Hostile PlanetFalling Hard for the Girl of His DreamsHer Superpower – From God The post Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YA appeared first on The Bookcast.
Passion, betrayal, malevolence, and magic conjured from the depths of ancient Irish legends come to life in the new R. Rose novel “Desires.” It’s the story of Elean, who was created by the ancient Celtic god Dagda and gifted with a spark of his daughter’s soul. Eléan is given the task of living in the mortal realm while being relentlessly hunted in a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance. She must control her legacy and save the immortal soul that lives within her. Liam and James, meanwhile, have been friends, brothers, since they were children. Now the Otherworld is coming for Elean, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will it destroy them, or will they find the strength to fight what’s coming? Greagoir must be the vessel for a Battle Goddess’s uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Elean is the key to his freedom. All that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive. More below the media player. Listen to R. Rose The Indie Author Life Roxanna Rose knows that the ancient Northern Ireland legends can be a little daunting at first, especially if you are [...]Similar Posts:A Battle for Survival On a Hostile PlanetAn Adventure Story for the AgesThe Epic (Epic!) Story of a Magical Land in JeopardyA Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlStealing The Box Was The Easy Part The post An Ancient Celtic Evil Threatens appeared first on The Bookcast.
TJ is a good kid caught up in some strange events. After being paired with Navi, the exotic and beautiful new girl in school on a class project, TJ dumps his arguably psychotic girlfriend Stacey. For that class project, he and Navi choose an obsession of TJ’s: the “Smiling Jack murders,” an unsolved string of serial killings from forty years ago. But as they begin their project, someone who doesn’t want the original case solved begins killing again, to try to scare the teens off. The question, in the thriller “Smiling Jack” by Michael Chambers, is, can TJ and his new friend find the old killer before the new one gets to them? More below the media player. Listen to Michael Chambers The Indie Author Life If you have written a book, and it’s published, and people are buying it, reading it, and commenting on it, are you an “author”? Most would agree: of course you are. But Michael Chambers is not yet sure he’s comfortable with that mantle, as he wrote in a recent blog post: Maybe it’s the small-town, down-home in me, but I have a very hard time referring to myself as an “author;” the word conjures [...]Similar Posts:A (Princess) Penny’s Worth of TroubleA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeA Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlWho Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls?Should This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law? The post Solving a 40-Year-Old Murder Case Might Prove Deadly appeared first on The Bookcast.
It begins with a perilous journey to seek a better life. Alan Larson‘s suspense thriller “Mexizona” then adds a spark, that builds to an unquenchable flame, for two star-crossed lovers torn apart by the values and prejudices of their family and friends. “Mexizona” is a story set amidst the current Arizona – Mexico border crisis. The book takes on the cultural, political and social challenges surrounding the immigration debate, while bringing them all to a personal level that no dry congressional debate can touch. More below the media player. Listen to Alan Larson The Indie Author Life According to Wikipedia, “Romeo and Juliet” may be the most-filmed play of all time: The play has been widely adapted for TV and film. In 1960, Peter Ustinov’s cold-war stage parody, Romanoff and Juliet was filmed. The 1961 film of West Side Story—set among New York gangs–featured the Jets as white youths, equivalent to Shakespeare’s Montagues, while the Sharks, equivalent to the Capulets, are Puerto Rican. The 1994 film The Punk uses both the rough plot outline of Romeo and Juliet and names many of the characters in ways that reflect the characters in the play. In 2006, Disney’s High School Musical made [...]Similar Posts:They’re Literally Pawns in a Twisted GameIf You’re Dead And You Know It, Clap Your HandsHow Our Brain-Stories Can Run Our LivesA Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky ForA Teen’s Life – College, Family .. Shapeshifting The post Star-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) Lovers appeared first on The Bookcast.
When pneumonia lands Estelle Trager unconscious in the emergency room, her son Adam, and Liza, the thirty-three-year-old daughter-in-law she once called a godless hippie raised by wolves, learn of some significant tumors. It was a secret Estelle had intended to take to her grave.Similar Posts:Trapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?Solving a 40-Year-Old Murder Case Might Prove DeadlyForced To Grow Up (Finally)A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlWho Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls? The post Should This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law? appeared first on The Bookcast.
Carolyn Ainsworth is drawn into a twisted game of English chess, which places her in a delicate situation. Does finding out the truth about her family merit destroying all that she has known? The Queen’s Gambit is a precise chess maneuver that calculates key positions upon the board. In Kristen Kindoll‘s novel “Queen’s Autumn Gambit,” in order to play, Carolyn must accept the terms of the inheritance. The other beneficiary, Luca Caldwell, is maneuvered to participate in this archaic game of alliances. Their forced partnership begins on opposite sides. As they progress, they discover mounting secrets about both of their families. What starts out in conflict, they unite with one common purpose to discover who has been manipulating them. As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, Carolyn and Luca find themselves embroiled in the mounting lies. They begin to question if they are the players or merely pieces in a greater scheme. More below the media player. Listen to Kristen Kindoll The Indie Author Life The Queen’s .. what? According to Wikipedia, The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. It was mentioned in the Göttingen manuscript of 1490 and was later analysed by masters such [...]Similar Posts:An Ancient Celtic Evil ThreatensStar-Crossed (and Border-Crossed) LoversIn Johnson, Ohio a Star is BoredA Teen’s Life – College, Family .. ShapeshiftingSolving a 40-Year-Old Murder Case Might Prove Deadly The post They’re Literally Pawns in a Twisted Game appeared first on The Bookcast.
Paige Scott is done in. Done for. Done with it. Having spent her childhood shuffled between relatives who ignored her, and her adult life hiding within the walls of her relationships with men, Paige is now prepared to live out her empty days in her crumbling marriage to David Davenport. David has other plans, however. And in Gaelen VanDenbergh‘s novel “Running Against Traffic” David flings Paige into a remote, impoverished world, in stark contrast to the wealthy cosmopolitan one that was all she knew. Here she is forced to face the betrayals of her past and learn, for the first time, how to care for herself, and for others. Hilarity and tragedy, addictions, unexpected friendships, and Paige’s discovery of running and the relief it brings propel her on her journey toward the mending of a broken spirit, and learning how to truly live. Step by step, mile by mile. More below the media player. Listen to Gaelen VanDenbergh The Indie Author Life In a recent interview with the blog “When a Woman Wrongs a Man,” Gaelen VanDenbergh was asked if she shares any traits with her heroine, Paige Scott: Since your lead protagonist is a female does she have any [...]Similar Posts:Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YAWho Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls?Unexpected Relationships Transform Two LivesShould This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law?A Battle for Survival On a Hostile Planet The post Forced To Grow Up (Finally) appeared first on The Bookcast.