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Interview: Sarita Mandanna, author of Tiger Hills

Jun 1, 2012


Sarita Mandanna, author of Tiger Hills, discusses her inspiration for the book, and how her background in investment banking affected her writing process.

Interview: Alison Bechdel, author of Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

May 3, 2012

In the midst of reading Alison Bechdel’s newest memoir, ARE YOU MY MOTHER?, an amazing thing happens: You begin to realize how truly universal this story is, regardless of the type of relationship you have with your own mother. The analytical search for identity forms and shapes us, and the older we get, the more we want to trace our foundations and understand the nature vs. nurture conflict that went us within our own beings as we developed.

Interview: Sherry Lee Hoppe, author of A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe

Oct 5, 2010

Q: Sherry, why did you decide to write the book?

A: I wrote A Matter of Conscience because I wanted people to see who Bobby Hoppe really was…the man behind the mask. It is important to understand the kind of person he was --- a sensitive, caring, and generous man who carried a heavy burden in his heart. A man who lived with a split-second decision that burdened him without end.

Q: What is the book about?

Interview: Charlotte Greig, author of A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy

May 12, 2009

Q: Your new novel, A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy,has a unique structure: it’s an entertaining narrative effortlessly interspersed with heavy-laden philosophy lessons from the masters --- Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Kierkegaard. Was it difficult to make these complicated ideas so accessible? How did you come up with the idea?

Interview: Jane Kirkpatrick, author of A Flickering Light: Portraits of the Heart, Book 1

Apr 14, 2009

Q: Your newest novel, A Flickering Light, is based on the life of your grandmother. Tell us about the Jessie Ann Gaebele you knew growing up?