All posts tagged: William Morrow

Wednesdays with Writers: Laura Lippman Talks about how Memory is a Myth we Create, Being AWFUL at titles, Exploring our Childhoods, & How TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD connects to WILDE LAKE & so much more

By Leslie Lindsay  “The truth is messy, riotous, overrunning everything. You can never know the whole truth of anything. And if you could, you would wish you didn’t.” ~From WILDE LAKE  For twenty years, she was a journalist. She understands space and economy of words. She ‘gets’ motivation and the messiness of people. And it shows. She’s been awarded The Edgar, The Anthony, The Agatha…and so many others. All well-deserved.  And then she churns out WILDE LAKE, a complex coming-of-age story set between the 1960s and present day released May 3rd by William Morrow. Baltimore native Laura Lippman delivers a tale of justice and loyalty, all of which mingle with their friends truth and memory. Lu (Luisa) Brant, younger by eight years is fascinated by her brother, A.J., his friends and his life. She’s the pesky younger sister, but a smart, observant one. As an adult, she gets her “first murder,” thrusting her back to her younger days, when everyone lived in the planned community of Columbia, all divided into succinct villages with a certain …

Write On, Wednesday: Bestselling Author Holly Peterson Talks about her new book, early morning writing, & more

By Leslie Lindsay What a thrill to interview Bestselling author HOLLY PETERSON. She has a brand-new snappy book coming out this spring (oh, dear…let’s *hope* it’s spring-like come April) which explores love, marriage, and friendship in a whole new way–one which leads us to more questions than answers. L.L.: Thank you, Holly for chatting with us today about your upcoming book, THE IDEA OF HIM (April 1, 2014 William Morrow, where books are sold, Amazon, Barnes & Noble). I think many of us are enamored with the idea of being happy and thus surrounding ourselves with the things we think will bring that happiness—the perfect job, the well-decorated home, the handsome husband. But when we dissect the situation further, we realize none of its making us feel happy and secure. Do you feel this is a phenomenon—or a trap—we as a society have fallen into? Holly Peterson: Interesting question. I do think when we get an idea of a person into our head that will fulfill our emotional needs, it’s very easy to be unrealistic …