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Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel,’ Poet and Writing Instructor, Part 1 of 2

Marly Youmans Glimmerglass novel

'Anything that deepens your life is of use to a writer. Anything that makes you a bigger person on the inside is of use. Anything that helps you understand other people is of use. And anything that causes you to grieve, love, be sheltering, be upset, and feel joy is of use.' Read More »

Interview: Cecilia Velástegui, Author of ‘Parisian Promises’

Cecilia Velastegui

In Velástegui's novel, Monica, an innocent American college student studying in Paris in 1973, sees everything in Paris with rose-tinted glasses, and is determined to find the love of her life there. Read More »

Interview: Alinka Rutkowska, Author of ‘Cinderella’s Secret Slipper’

"Writing picture books is very different from writing any other fiction. "

"Writing for children is both an art and a science." Read More »

Interview: Eve Picquette, Author of ‘Open Your Heart for Happy Relationships – 10 Shift Keys – What Your Angels Have Been Trying to Tell You for Centuries’

"There are simple tools that miraculously fix some of the automatic things we do that keep us unhappy and our relationships unfulfilling."

:I am a mix of the romantic hopeful vision of life and the practical and pragmatic." Read More »

Interview: Kevin V. Symmons, Author of ‘Solo,’ ‘Out of the Storm,’ and ‘Rite of Passage’

"I am always working on several projects (usually novels) at once. I call this my intellectual sorbet."

'I’m a multitasker, always have been. I can write for an hour, weed the garden for an hour, go to the store or the gym, then come home and write for three more hours.' Read More »

Interview: Patrick Andendall, Author of ‘Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy’

"I hope readers feel equipped with the tools to hear utterances from politicians in a more critical ear. "

"The reason I wrote this book is that the political parties are founded on values, not figureheads, and the figureheads of the Republican Party are making it a Stupid Party." Read More »

Interview: Grace Mineta, the Texan in Tokyo (‘My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy’)

texan in tokyo

The Texan behind the popular 'Texan in Tokyo' blog and author of 'My Japanse Husband Thinks I'm Crazy' talks about how she got started, and the costs of 'making it big.' Read More »

Interview: Weightlifting Champs and L.A. Trainers Jerzy and Aniela Gregorek

Aniela and Jerzy Gregorek, of The Happy Body in L.A.

I had a chance to talk with world weightlifting champions and famous LA trainers Jerzy and Aniela Gregorek, coauthors of the award-winning book The Happy Body: The Simple Science of Nutrition, Exercise and Relaxation. With their newly released Happy Body Exercise Program DVD set, which I recently reviewed on this site, these fitness gurus are transforming the lives of hundreds of people. ... Read More »

Interview: Rozsa Gaston, Author of ‘Budapest Romance’

Budapest Romance is about an American woman and a Dutch man who discover each other in the thermal bath spas of Budapest.

"Budapest Romance is a tender love story, where passion duets with restraint." Read More »

Interview: Marija Bulatovic, Author of ‘FANTASTICAL: Tales of Bears, Beer and Haemophilia’

"A good memoir is more than just recounting of the historical records."

"I also hope that readers will get a sense of curiosity about another time, place and enjoy some of the cultural elements FANTASTICAL presents." Read More »