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S4 E39: Ruth Reichl, Emily Nussbaum, and Emilie Pine

In this episode meet Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the Plums; Emily Nussbaum, author of I Like to Watch; and Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self. Each of these nonfiction writers shares work inspired by her life, whether it’s a memoir about her career or essays about personal-yet-universal experiences. And find out which writer would cast Julia Whelan as her dream narrator.

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Staff Round-Up: Which Character is Invited to Your Summer Dinner Party?

Rolling into the season of rooftop hopping, park picnicking, and backyard barbecuing has us wondering about the big questions:

what’s the perfect amount of time to leave a burger on the grill? Which summer shandy goes best with a cheese board? And perhaps most importantly, which fictional characters should be invited to our summer dinner parties? Read more

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7 Audiobooks About Reinvention and Self-Discovery

Wanting to change yourself, learning to live with your past, and then figuring out who you are is a journey that everyone takes. It’s no surprise that many authors decide to write about it. Read more

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Q&A with Jennifer McMahon, Author of The Invited

Bestselling author Jennifer McMahon knows how to write a chilling story. According to People magazine, “McMahon’s gift is the deliciously twisty way she subverts all of your expectations, keeping you guessing with wry wit and feverish chills.” With her newest novel, The Invited, she does just that. Read more

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Martha Hall Kelly author of Lost Roses and Lilac Girls
S4 E23: Martha Hall Kelly

In this special episode of This Is the Author meet Martha Hall Kelly, bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She tells us about her newest audiobook, Lost Roses which is narrated by four talented narrators: Catherine Taber, Tavia Gilbert, Kathleen Gati, and Karissa Vacker.

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S4 E20: Gigi Gorgeous, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, and Kwame Onwuachi

In this episode of This Is the Author meet Gigi Gorgeous, author of He Said, She Said; Shannon Sedgwick Davis, author of To Stop a Warlord; and Kwame Onwuachi, author of Notes from a Young Black Chef. More than one of these authors described the audio recording process as “therapeutic.” Hear why…whether it was overcoming that childhood fear of being picked to read aloud, to completing that final step in a long publishing journey from living a story to writing it down. These authors can inspire us all to achieve our dreams and fight for what we believe in. Plus, find out which author would cast Snoop Dogg to narrate their audiobook.

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