Thoughts from a Page Podcast
Summary: Welcome to the Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!
Melissa discusses her book Single and Forced to Mingle, how her story went viral, creating the fun format she used in the book, why millennials are choosing to not have children, debunking the myth that there is one path that a life should follow, and much more.Single and Forced to Mingle can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Melissa’s 3 recommended reads are:Last Tang Standing by Lauren HoAn American Sunrise by Joy HarjoTrue or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy L. Otis
Molly discusses her novel The Heiress, writing Austen-inspired fiction, creating a story around a fictional character from Pride & Prejudice, her favorite Jane Austen book, researching Regency-era England, and much more.The Heiress can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Molly’s 2 recommended reads are:Conjure Women by Afia AtakoraThe Mercies by Kirin Millwood Hargrave Thanks to my sponsor We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall. You can purchase the book here.
Judithe discusses her novel The Chanel Sisters, why she chose Antoinette to tell the sisters’ story, how Coco Chanel’s early years influenced her designs and fabrics, the unique research Judithe conducted, and much more.The Chanel Sisters can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Judithe’s 2 recommended reads are:The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn TurnbullThe Age of Light by Whitney Scharer Thanks to We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall for sponsoring this episode. You can purchase the book here.
Marie discusses her latest novel The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, writing about the venerated Agatha Christie, telling the stories of women that history forgot, the event that changed the trajectory of Agatha Christie’s career, and much more. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Marie’s 8 recommended reads are:Hamnet by Maggie O’FarrellThe Nature of Fragile Things by Susan MeissnerThe Rose Code by Kate QuinnThe Arctic Fury by Greer MacallisterBand of Sisters by Lauren WilligThe Invisible Woman by Erika RobuckSurviving Savannah by Patti CallahanThe Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Sarah discusses her debut novel The Wrong Kind of Woman, writing about women’s issues in the 1970s, how her story resonates in today’s world, including the music and television of the era into her research, how long it took for certain college to admit women, finding just the right title for her book, and much more.The Wrong Kind of Woman can be purchased at Murder by the Book.Sarah’s 2 recommended reads are:Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel JoyceFaye, Faraway by Helen Fisher
Lainey discusses her debut novel The Exit Strategy, working in the tech industry as a one of the only women in the boardroom, her desire to inspire and empower women with this story, the importance of titles and covers, publishing during the pandemic and the fabulous 2020 debut group, and much more.The Exit Strategy can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Lainey’s 5 recommended reads are:The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que MaiA Door Between Us by Ehsaneh SadrAfter Elias by Eddie Boudel TanForever 51 by Pamela SkjolsvikLast Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
Sharon speaks about her debut novel Half, writing about twin sisters who speak in one voice, publishing during the pandemic, the inspiration for her story, and much more.Half can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Sharon’s 7 recommended reads are:You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary SouthYou Again by Debra Jo ImmergutBook of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-SharmaPale Morning Light with Violet Swan by Deborah ReedThe Heart and Other Monsters by Rose HendersenI Have the Answer by Kelly FordonThe Fear of Everything by John McNally
Denise discusses her debut novel How to Fail at Flirting, tackling a tough subject matter in her novel, how comparing oneself to others is a “thief of joy”, the struggle to find the perfect title for her book, serving as a mentor in Pitch Wars, and much more.How to Fail at Flirting can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Denise’s 4 recommended reads are:In a Holidaze by Christina LaurenQueen Move by Kennedy RyanIsland Affair by Priscilla OliverasThe Roommate by Rosie Danan
Heather discusses how she started Book Club Chat, her favorite and least favorite aspects of what she does, how she decides which books to select, her favorite genres, recent changes and trends in the publishing industry, celebrity book clubs and much more.Heather’s 2 recommended reads are:The Midnight Library by Matt HaigThe Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Julie discusses her instant New York Times bestseller The Last Flight, writing her first thriller, her advice for aspiring authors, the importance of the right book cover and how the cover sets up expectations for readers, and more.The Last Flight can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Julie’s 2 recommended reads are:And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell HallGoodnight Beautiful by Aimee Malloy
Halley discusses her debut novel The Lady Upstairs, her love of murder bus tours, writing feminist noir, participating as a mentee and mentor in Pitch Wars, the importance of building a community in the book world, and more.The Lady Upstairs can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Halley’s 2 recommended reads are:Little Threats by Emily SchultzThe Anthill by Julianne Pachico
Katharine discusses her latest novel Majesty, the amount of world building she did for this series, writing a uchronic book, the difficulties in writing a sequel, her efforts to upend reader expectations, and much more.Majesty can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Katharine’s 3 recommended reads are:The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-HennessyPretty Things by Janelle BrownTokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
Ehsaneh discusses her debut novel A Door Between Us, her desire to portray all sides of a conflict, writing about an event that is not frequently covered in literature, growing up in a Muslim/Mormon home, what she hopes readers take away from her book, and much more.A Door Between Us can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Ehsaneh’s 2 recommended reads are:Spring by Leila RafeiBladebone by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Ann discusses her debut novel A Good Family, her very personal inspiration for the book, joining the amazing debut author community on Facebook, trying to settle on the perfect title for the book, publishing during the pandemic, and much more.A Good Family can be purchased at Murder by the Book. Ann’s 2 recommended reads are:A Door Between Us by Ehsaneh SadrRemembrance by Rita Woods
Alice discusses her new mystery A Solitude of Wolverines, combining her passion for wildlife and writing, how she settled on wolverines for the first book in this new series, the research she conducted for the book, her current wildlife research studies, and much more.A Solitude of Wolverines can be purchased at Murder by the Book.Alice’s recommended reads are:White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildDemon Crown by James RollinsThe River is Dark by Joe HartEverything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe RobinsonThe Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen