Jessie Zahner talks with CJ Zahner about her book, "Dream Wide Awake." Three boys are missing. Six-year-old Mikala Daly can see the spirit of one of those boys.
Through dreams, the murdered boy shows Mikala that the other two boys are alive but clinging to life. She knows she can find and save them. But will Daddy let her? [...]
Jeff Graham talks with Richard Robbins about his book, "Love, Loss, and Lagniappe." Life is good for Dr. Drew Coleman, a successful young eye surgeon living in Uptown New Orleans, and he knows it. Having met and married his beautiful medical school classmate, Kate, the two settle happily into the routine of raising their two young daughters.
Drew's charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey of self-discovery, during which he explores the nature of God and Man, the divine inspiration for many of New York's landmarks and artistic treasures, and the relationship between the [...]
Louiza Shar talks with Cindy Gaber about her book, "Ascenders." Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.
Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.
She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.
These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” [...]
Tami Goveia talks with Elana Arnold about her book, "Damsel." A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by [...]
Thelma Mbaezue-Daniel talks with Dr. Gary Small about his book, "SNAP!: Change Your Personality in 30 Days." Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, the latest scientific research contradicts this long-held assumption. New compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities – either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two – and meaningful personality change can be achieved in a snap! – as quickly as 30 days. These groundbreaking findings have shattered the false belief that we are locked [...]
Tami Goveia talks with Peter Stone about her book, "The Perfect Candidate." The Perfect Candidate, - published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 2, 2018. The story is inspired by his experience working in Washington, D.C. as a Spanish tutor for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and as an intern for Congressman Gary A. Condit just after he graduated from high school. Having majored in political science, Stone managed a Congressional primary campaign and is a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He is also a high school speech and debate national champion and maintains that speech and debate tournaments [...]
Fern Ronay talks with Janna King about her book, "The Seasonaries." Inspired by this deceivingly heady atmosphere, acclaimed screenwriting talent makes her fresh and thrilling debut with The Seasonaires. An idyllic Nantucket summer begins like a dream for Mia, a scrappy "Southie," Presley, the gorgeous southern beauty queen, Cole, a quiet newcomer with startling eyes, Jade, the exotic daughter of a model and music mogul, J.P., the energetic young designer, and Grant, the playful party-boy. All six are working as seasonaires for the clothing brand Lyndon Wyld. But like all things that look too good to be true, the darkness lurking underneath slowly [...]
Marisa Serafini talks with Katerina Cozias about her book, "Rising up from Mental Slavery." Do you feel an urge to expand your financial success, create a stronger romantic relationship, carve out a better work/life balance, or gain increased freedom to do what you want, when you want? Perhaps deep down you do, but you are asking yourself: Am I capable? Can I really have all the things I dream of having? The answer to these questions is YES. [...]
In Confidence Creator, Heather offers a resource she wishes she had when she was younger. Using personal stories from her life and career, Heather illustrates the tough lessons she learned along the way that helped her develop the self-assurance necessary for getting what she wanted [...]
Lem Gonsalves talks with Dr. Javon Johnson about his book, "The End of Chiraq." The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape is a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews, and artwork about Chicago, the city that came to be known as "Chiraq" ("Chicago" + "Iraq"), and the people who live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods. Tuned to the work of Chicago's youth, especially the emerging artists and activists surrounding Young Chicago Authors, this literary mixtape unpacks the meanings of "Chiraq" as both a vexed term and a space of possibility. [...]
Ashley Allen talks with Rainbow Barris about his book, "Keeping Up With the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting."
Bow Johnson, a doctor and the beloved mother of five hilarious children on ABC's hit comedy "black-ish" is writing a parenting book. Bow will share some of the outrageous scenarios she has faced as a mom and how she dealt with the situations and the consequences. Bow will show us that imperfect parenting can often turn out perfect children. The book will be featured prominently on the show. [...]
Lem Gonsalves talks with Yesika Salgado about her book, "Corazon."
Corazón is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn't enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song. It is a celebration of heartache, of how it can ruin us, but most importantly how we always survive it and return to ourselves whole. [...]