Author Leanne Treese

Leanne Treese is the New Jersey-based author of Their Last Chance: A Complicated Love Story. Kirkus Reviews praised her debut novel, saying, “This nuanced and empathetic novel balances the difficult and the heartwarming.” Treese also is a wife and mom and former family law attorney. When not at her computer or cheering on her kids, she can be found running, …

Interview with Author, KJ Dell’Antonia

KJ Dell’Antonia is a New England-based writer and author. Her fiction debut, The Chicken Sisters, is a Reese’s Book Club pick and December 2020 Indie Next Pick. It explores the decades-long rivalry between two restaurants in tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi’s and Chicken Frannie’s, as well as between two sisters, Amanda and Mae Moore. Amanda aligns with Chicken Frannie’s, Mae …

Gretchen Anthony

Gretchen is a vivacious and talented Twin Cities-based author. Her most recent novel, The Kids Are Gonna Ask, combines a heartwarming coming-of-age story with a page-turning mystery that unexpectedly generates national controversy. Her writing is fun and snappy, the characters possess a perfect balance of quirkiness and heart, and the plot touches on so many themes relevant to many of …

Interview with Madi Sinha

Madi Sinha is a New Jersey-based physician and author. Her debut, The White Coat Diaries, was named one of the top books of 2020 by PopSugar, Marie Claire, E! Online and several other outlets. I zipped through it in several days. The writing is sharp and heartfelt, and the characters, engaging and relatable. I loved the deep dive into the …

Interview with Lainey Cameron

Lainey Cameron is a digital nomad, former tech executive, avid Instagrammer, and the vivacious debut author of The Exit Strategy. An Amazon bestseller, The Exit Strategy is the engaging, empowering story of a wife and mistress who end up working together. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about crafting strong women characters, sexism in tech and business, …

Interview with Catherine Adel West

Catherine Adel West, a Chicago-based writer, is the author of Saving Ruby King. Her debut novel explores family, faith, and friendship through beautiful, poetic writing and characters who are complicated and flawed, brave and righteous. Catherine was kind enough to answer a few questions about Chicago, writing, and who she’d like to play the main characters in Saving Ruby King …

Meg Mitchell Moore

Meg Mitchell Moore has been one of my favorite authors since I happened upon her book, The Admissions, in a bookstore while on vacation. She writes beautifully and zeros in on her characters’ full range of emotions. The Admissions focused on one family’s desperate attempts to ensure their daughter’s acceptance to an Ivy League school, and the secrets their efforts …

Interview with Kelly Harms

Kelly Harms is the author of witty, captivating women’s fiction, including the recently released The Bright Side of Going Dark. Kelly grew up in Iowa and studied biology and violin performance at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. After stints selling shoes and interning at the Utne Reader, she headed to New York. There, she rooted for the Mets, sang in …

Interview with author Allen Eskens

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Allen, a Minnesota-based author of six books that have been translated into 26 languages. The New York Times Book Review called his most recent novel, Nothing More Dangerous, “A stunning small-town mystery.” Eskens is also the recipient of numerous writing awards, including  the Minnesota Book Award and the Rosebud Award from Left …

Interview with Alison Hammer, author of You and Me and Us

Alison Hammer’s debut novel, You and Me and Us, is a beautifully written and ultimately hopeful look at how people and relationships can change and grow, even in the grip of tragedy. Hammer writes with compassion and nuance, showing the myriad emotions—love and courage, as well as fear, anger, and hurt–with which Alexis, Tommy and their daughter CeCe grapple in …