All posts tagged: author interviews

Special Pub Day Edition: Sally Hepworth’s THE MOTHER’S PROMISE now in Paperback

By Leslie Lindsay  A powerful and emotionally riveting portrait of what it means to be a family, A MOTHER’S PROMISE is poignant, breath-taking, and authentic, perhaps Hepworth’s best to date.  [2018 edit from Leslie]: I’m re-running this 2017 interview with Sally because it’s so, so timely with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Plus, there’s the love between a mother and daughter, and just how touching the message portrayed within these pages. I promise,  you will probably ugly-cry, but that’s a good thing. Really. I flew through this book, not because the topics touched upon are light-hearted; but because the writing is so smooth, so effortless, so authentic and engaging. But be warned: if domestic abuse (including rough sex), miscarriage, cancer, and social anxiety are triggers for you, by all means, select this book with caution. Still, Hepworth does a remarkable job of presenting these situations in a veiled attempt so that we get the gist of what’s happening, but don’t have to relive every raw moment with her characters. Alice is a 40 year old single …

BOOKS ON MONDAY: Drs. Anne E. Cunningham and Jamie Zibulsky on BOOK SMART

By Leslie Lindsay  I am in absolute awe of this amazing book on reading with your children, aptly titled, BOOK SMART: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers. Think back to your own childhood: do you have a special memory with a caregiver and a book? Perhaps you curled up into a grandparent’s lap with a dog-eared copy of nursery rhymes. Maybe you escaped into a popular series as a grade-schooler. Do you recall *your* favorite childhood book? BOOK SMART will touch on nostalgia while presenting a fabulous array of research in parent-friendly terms, while offering ideas for increasing the love of literature at home, being tech-savvy, and so much more. I am honored to have Drs. Anne Cunningham and Jamie Zibulsky with us to tell us more. Leslie Lindsay: Welcome and thank you for being with us today, Anne and Jamie! I understand you two are passionate readers, have been for most of your lives. I really resonated with Jamie’s story earlier about how she and her father would cozy up with a …

Coming Up: Authors! Books! Give-a-ways! Interviews!

By Leslie Lindsay Don’t you just love, love, love a good book?  How about when that writer is equally cool? And she graciously offers a complimentary copy? Well, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that we will soon be meeting two wonderful authors who will be doing just that! Laura McHugh is a debut psychological/family saga thriller writer from the heartland. Missouri, that is–who will be sharing her book, THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (March, 2014). Think gritty Ozark moutains, a missing girl, family secrets. Lacy Crawford writes with elegence and humor in her debut EARLY DECISION, based on the college admissions process, the elusive college essay, and the wealthy kiddos that don’t (always) have a clue. A must read for any parent about to send their kiddos off to the wild blue yonder,high school english teachers, and so many more! Wednesdays right here are the days to watch–that’s when you just might get to “meet” one of these lovely ladies and enter to WIN a complimentary copy of their books. Happy reading! Leslie : ) [cover images …