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March 27, 2012

Eileen Goudge on Marriage

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Bestselling author Eileen Goudge has always been fascinated with discovering people's motives. In her new novel, The Replacement Wife, she asks a difficult question --- what would you do if you were told you had only six months to live? --- and weaves it into a story of love, family, and fate. Here, she reflects on the experience that inspired her to write this story and shares some of her philosophy about marriage, life, and love.
Claire Bidwell Smith lives in Los Angeles with her husband Greg Boose and their daughter. Claire is an experienced therapist specializing in grief and the author of THE RULES OF INHERITANCE, her new memoir about the death of both her parents when she was a young adult. This book was reviewed on Bookreporter.com and is one of our Bookreporter.com Bets On picks. In this post, Claire discusses her decision to take a nonlinear approach to her memoir, and she also shares her own experiences with the five Stages of Grief.
March 13, 2012

Kate Alcott on THE DRESSMAKER

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Kate Alcott was a reporter covering politics in Washington D.C., where she and her husband still live. Here, she talks about her inspiration to write The Dressmaker, her new novel.
Renowned journalist and former concert pianist, Leila Cobo is a native of Cali, Colombia, the Executive Director of Latin Content & Programming for 
Richard Mason was born in South Africa in 1978 and lives in New York City. His first novel, The Drowning People, published when he was 21 and still a student at Oxford, sold more than a million copies worldwide and won Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Prize for Best First Novel. He is also the author of Natural Elements, which was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2009 and longlisted for the IMPAC Prize and the Sunday Times Literary Award. History of a Pleasure Seeker is his fourth novel. Here, he talks about the process of writing the book.  
Pamela Redmond is the author of eighteen books including New York 
Lisa Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated, and Alice Award-winning Spellman Series. She is also the author of Heads You Lose, written with David Hayward, and lives and works in California. Her new Spellman book Trail of the Spellmans hits stores on February 28th. Here she talks about her experience with book clubs…or lack thereof.   
February 14, 2012

Nicole Baart on Truth and Lies

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Nicole Baart lives in a small town in Iowa and is the mother of three young sons. After the adoption of her second son from Ethiopia, Nicole discovered a deep passion for global issues and co-founded a non-profit organization, One Body One Hope, that works alongside a church and orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. An accomplished novelist, she was a 2009 Christy Award finalist for fiction.