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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

Posted by Katherine
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.
Jesmyn Ward, author of SALVAGE THE BONES
September 7, 2011

Patti Callahan Henry: COMING UP FOR AIR -- Part I

Posted by Stephen
Patti Callahan Henry is not only a married mother of three, but also a New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Between the Tides and Driftwood Summer. Hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction (though she is originally from Philadelphia), her latest book, Coming Up for Air, is about a house on the coast of Alabama --- a place that reveals the truth and changes the lives of Ellie Calvin and her loved ones.
Helen Schulman is the author of This Beautiful Life, which is about one family handling a crisis at a high school. It is also the latest Bets On pick. In this essay, courtesy of, Helen discusses the process of writing her critically-acclaimed novel.