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Archives - October 2012

Author Talk: Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Oct 26, 2012

Lauren Groff, bestselling author of ARCADIA and THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON, talks with Emma Straub about her new novel, LAURA LAMONT’S LIFE IN PICTURES. In the book, we follow a young actress from the idyllic countryside of early 20th-century Wisconsin to her success in the dazzling world of Hollywood. Groff asks Straub about her “opposite” trajectory from Brooklyn to Wisconsin, her favorite Hollywood starlets, and the pleasures of living with cats.

Author Talk: Tasha Alexander, author of Death in the Floating City: A Lady Emily Mystery

Oct 19, 2012

Bestselling author Lauren Willig took time out of her busy schedule to interview author and friend Tasha Alexander about Tasha's latest book in the Lady Emily series, which is now in stores. DEATH IN THE FLOATING CITY takes readers to 19th-century Italy, where Emily is wrapped up in a centuries-old puzzle, the answer to which lies hidden in the tangle of tiny streets, canals, palaces and slums that make up the City of Bridges. In this interview, Tasha talks to Lauren about her witty and fearless heroine, singing gondoliers, and the best place to eat in Venice.

Author Talk: Kim Vogel Sawyer, author of A Home in Drayton Valley

Oct 12, 2012

Seeking a better life on the Western frontier, Tarsie Raines sets off for Kansas aboard an unusual wagon train, accompanied by her friends and their children. But when tragedy strikes on the prairie, can they trust God with their dreams for the future? In this interview, Kim Vogel Sawyer talks about the inspiration behind her new novel, A HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY, as well as the research she conducted for the book and what she wants readers to take away from her work.

Author Talk: Lynn Austin, author of All Things New

Oct 12, 2012

Josephine vows to rebuild her family’s plantation after the Civil War. But in Reconstruction-era Virginia, life has become a matter of daily survival. When faced with the destruction of her entire world, can she find the strength to carry on? In this interview, Lynn Austin reveals why she decided to return to the Civil War period in ALL THINGS NEW, what makes this setting so compelling for her, and her future writing projects.