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Jane Harper joins Carol Fitzgerald from her office in Australia to talk about The Survivors, her latest thriller. Setting has a strong influence on Jane's thriller work, and she talked about exploring Tasmania as part of her research process. Humorously, the setting had Carol looking at maps and confessing that she had no idea where Tasmania was in…
 
Janet Skeslien Charles joins us to talk about her historical novel, The Paris Library. While working as the programs manager at The American Library in Paris, she learned the history of the library, which celebrated its centennial last year. Included in its storied history are the heroic librarians who stood up to the Nazis during World War II and …
 
Sharon Virts joins us to discuss her debut novel, Masque of Honor: A Historical Novel of the American South. Inspiration for this book came as Sharon was restoring the historic home where she now lives, called Selma. During her restoration research, she learned about the home’s original owners, and that set her on a path to learn more about the peo…
 
Sadeqa Johnson joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss Yellow Wife, her first novel of historical fiction. Yellow Wife tells the story of Pheby Delores Brown, a mixed-race woman who grew up in Virginia. When the book opens, she is living on a plantation with her mother, who is a medicine woman. Pheby’s father is the Master of the plantation, which gives …
 
Almost everyone engages in goal setting nowadays. It is almost as if it has become a trend. But isn’t it true that goals can often just create pressure in our lives? Moreover, goals can lead us down a path of feeling like a failure. This is not God’s design for you! Listen as Lisa talks about goal-setting from a biblical perspective and gives pract…
 
Welcome to our January "Bookaccino Live" Book Group event, in which we discuss This Tender Land with William Kent Krueger. We opened the program with Carol Fitzgerald interviewing Kent about This Tender Land, a New York Times bestseller and Bookreporter Bets On selection. Four readers were then invited to join the discussion on camera to ask questi…
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner has been writing thrillers for the past twenty years. You probably know her best from her three book series, including the one with Detective D.D. Warren, but her latest novel, Before She Disappeared is a standalone novel. In Before She Disappeared, Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged woman who spends he…
 
Never Close Your Heart (Book 2) by Monica F. Anderson All Faith Henry wanted was peace. She gave up almost everything to have it. She resigned from her position as mayor, filed for divorce, and sold her dream home, vowing no job or man would ever control her again. Ten years later, her self-made perfect life is changing directions without her conse…
 
Liese O'Halloran Schwarz joins us to discuss her new novel What Could Be Saved, a Bookreporter Bets On selection. The book began as a short story in which she reflected on her life in Bangkok as a child. The bones of the story were there and grew to be the novel we have now. What Could Be Saved follows the perspectives of a family. When the book op…
 
Melanie Benjamin, the New York Times bestselling author of Mistress of the Ritz and The Swans of Fifth Avenue, returns to our podcast and video series to discuss her new novel, The Children's Blizzard. This blizzard, so named in 1888, provides the backdrop for the book, and gives readers insight into what happened in the Dakota Territory on that fa…
 
We kick off 2021 talking to Ashley Audrain, the author of The Push, a book that has been getting well-deserved buzz. In it, Blythe has given birth to her daughter, Violet, and while she dreamed of a loving mother-daughter relationship, she is not bonding with Violet. Something feels off. Her husband, Fox, does not see it, and this has her questioni…
 
Mental Health First Aid The key to helping others starts with our ability to help ourselves. Listen as Lisa teaches these students how to help their peers mentally and emotionally by empowering them to recognize their own emotions and thoughts first. She gives practical tips as well as examples that help these youth walk away feeling more confident…
 
Welcome to our End-of-Year video where Carol Fitzgerald talks about all 42 of the books that she selected as Bookreporter "Bets On" selections in 2020! You can read more about the books and enter to WIN ALL 42 of these books by Monday, January 4th here: https://www.bookreporter.com/features/end-of-the-year-celebration/end-of-the-year-contest-2020 H…
 
Your Honor, Your Honor: A Journey Through Grief to Restorative Justice by Judge Leonia J. Lloyd In 1949, twin sisters came into this world surprising everybody including their parents and the doctor because he heard only one heartbeat. On a path ordered by God, the twins touched the lives of many in their roles as teachers, attorneys, and judges. T…
 
Isn’t it true that life requires boundaries? So, why is it difficult to set boundaries? Moreover, why is it difficult to hold to our boundaries? In this episode, Lisa and her co-host discuss the importance of healthy boundaries and the value they add to your life. To educate & empower you to remain passionately engaged and connected to YOU and your…
 
Sue Miller discusses Monogamy, her latest novel. Set in a New England town, it is the story of Graham, a gregarious bookseller, and Annie, a shy photographer, who have been married for nearly 30 years. By all appearances, they are a golden couple. When Graham suddenly dies, Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? The…
 
Designed to Prosper How do you define prosperity? God did not create us to think small or to shrink back, but rather He designed us to live life leaning forward… ever-growing and increasing. In other words, we are designed to prosper. Unfortunately, many have misinterpreted what it means to prosper and have thrown the baby out with the bathwater! L…
 
Elizabeth Berg , the bestselling author of over thirty books, comes to us with a beautiful memoir about her parents in their final years. In this personal family love story, Elizabeth tells her experience of watching her parents' relationship when she was growing up. When her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and they are moved out of their home…
 
Jacqueline Winspear talks about her memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing. After 16 novels, she has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant and fascinating family accounts of three generations --- …
 
We have a new format for our first “Bookaccino Live” Book Group event, in which we discuss American Dirt with the author, Jeanine Cummins. Carol interviews Jeanine at the start and then invites eight readers to ask questions live. To finish we went to questions from our Zoom audience. Carol had been looking forward to this interview for a long time…
 
We are designed to walk in connection with others in a way that feels safe, thus fulfilling our deepest need in relationships. In this episode, Lisa and her co-host Brittany discuss the traits of healthy relationships and share practical examples from their own lives as well as the lives of others. Be encouraged and equipped to shift your relations…
 
Susie Yang joins Carol to discuss her debut novel, White Ivy, which is the “Today Show Read With Jena” selection for November. Susie's main character, Ivy Lin, was born in China. Her parents left her there and moved to the States, bringing her to join them when she was five. When Ivy is accepted as a scholarship student at the school where her fath…
 
Persevering Through the Storm tribulations? Listen as Lisa shares from Mark 4 her own personal story of learning to forge ahead in the midst of a storm. Be encouraged as she inspires you to be confident in what you have learned about God and His character when life throws you a “pop quiz” and if feels like He is silent. See acast.com/privacy for pr…
 
Aimee Molloy, the instant New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother, joins Carol to discuss her second novel, Goodnight Beautiful. It is one of those books Carol simply cannot stop talking about, with stellar twists that are so well plotted. In Goodnight Beautiful, Sam, a psychotherapist, and Annie are newly married. While Sam works l…
 
Rose Carlyle joins Bookreporter Talks To from New Zealand to discuss her debut thriller, The Girl in the Mirror, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Carol loves this line to describe it, “It’s a thriller with identical twins, fast yachts, tropical harbors, secrets and deceit, sex, and crocodiles.” She read it floating in the pool and looked …
 
New Talk Show! Lisa and her co-host introduce her new talk show, “Let’s Talk Purpose” and overview the many life topics that will be discussed in upcoming episodes. This show is designed to maximize YOU and help you overcome the daily challenges that come with life and relationships... because who you are is important to what you do and where you a…
 
Lisa Jewel joined Carol from London to discuss her newest novel, Invisible Girl. Carol and Lisa first met at BookExpo a few years ago, where they quickly bonded over Lisa’s thriller writing. Carol has interviewed Lisa before, which brings a very funny moment to the interview. They talk about Lisa’s inspiration for Invisible Girl, which came from a …
 
Lisa Unger, the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels, joins Carol to discuss her newest psychological thriller, Confessions on the 7:45. In this thriller, Selena's usual train commute is interrupted and stalled. She begins a deep conversation with her seat neighbor and reveals a few too many secrets from her personal life the way many of …
 
Containing HIS Character Too often we rely on the anointing to stir up the presence of God’s glory, but the reality is, it is HIS presence that stirs up the anointing. When we learn to contain His character, the anointing will begin to flow automatically from our lives. Listen as Lisa teaches practically on the difference between the anointing of G…
 
Suzanne Skyvara, the Vice President of Marketing & Editorial for Goodreads and Danny Feekes, who is their Managing Editor, return for a fall book discussion with Carol where they share titles that are resonating with Goodreads readers! Like their talk in June, there's a lot here to discover, with discussions about each new suggestion. They share bo…
 
Crown Holders Unplugged: How We Love, Heal & Empower Women How does writing and telling your story heal old wounds? We are discuss living single & saved, life after divorce, how to become your own woman when it seems as if the world is crumbling. Do long distance relationships work? Why do mothers and daughters struggle in their bonds? How do you m…
 
Minding Your Business (Tips on starting, scaling and promoting a business, agency or publishing house.) Let's talk about innovative ways of making money, scaling your business, investing money to create several streams of income and changing the crooked path to generational wealth. Topics of Discussion: We will discuss how we are pivoting or adapti…
 
Awaken Your Inner Fire (Overcoming obstacles, tackling abuse, and recovering from health challenges.) Topics of Discussion: The main point of this panel discussion is how do we keep moving the needle and not just get comfortable with success where we are today. How do you handle feeling judged by others and not being able to speak your truth? How d…
 
#SheDaredToDreamMC: I know this past week was such a disappointment to many with the less than favorable outcome for the Breonna Taylor's case and the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I want to try and allay the uncomfortable feelings many of us are having by bringing you 21 women Who Dared to Dream! Sept. 27-Sept. 30 BAN Radio…
 
Robert Dugoni joins Carol to talk about The Last Agent, the second book in his Charles Jenkins series. Jenkins has walked away from his life as an agent after being exonerated on charges of espionage. But when he learns that Paulina Ponomayova, the woman who saved his life, is being held in a Russian prison, he is lured out of retirement to return …
 
Wendy Walker joins Carol to discuss her newest thriller, Don't Look for Me, which like her previous books, All is not Forgotten, Emma in the Night, and The Night Before, is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. In Don't Look for Me, Molly Clarke has disappeared, leaving behind only an empty car at the edge of town and a note at a hotel. She's not the f…
 
This Time Always by Suzette D. Harrison Vivacious Niyana Nichols isn’t looking for love. Between the demands of work as a Wellness Clinic Administrator, recent widowhood, and being there for her two beautiful daughters, love has taken a back seat for the fifty-three-year-old. To complicate matters, she’s also suffering from Alopecia. Yet, when Niya…
 
Ruth Ware joins Carol to discuss her newest suspense/thriller, One by One. This is her sixth thriller, and again it’s a Bookreporter Bets On selection. One by One takes place in a luxury ski cabin in a spectacular setting. It’s attended to by a two-person staff at the ready to cater to the visitors’ every need. The current guests: eight coworkers f…
 
COMFORT ZONES Consider how your current capacity is keeping you from more! The reality is that your comfort zone will determine the limit of what you will experience and who you can become in Christ. You will be challenged as you listen to Lisa encourage these students to step outside of their comfort zone, to soar higher, and go further than they …
 
Bookreporter celebrated its 24th anniversary yesterday! To mark the occasion, we invited nine of our longtime reviewers to share their favorite summer books. They each engaged in a lively dialogue with Carol as they talked at length about what they took away from each book. Our reviewers hail from across the country. They are so much of the heart a…
 
Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN and A PIECE OF THE WORLD, joins Carol to discuss her latest novel, THE EXILES, which is set in Australia in the early 19th century when the country was known for being a penal colony. Three young women are brought together to tell this story. When Evangeline, a young govern…
 
This week, Carol talks to Fiona Davis, who returns for a second "Bookreporter Talks To" interview discussing her latest book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue. As with her other four books, Fiona focuses on a landmark building in New York City. This time it's a building I'm sure we'd all love to spend years roaming around, the New York Public Library. She…
 
Finola Austin joins Carol to talk about her debut historical fiction novel, Bronte's Mistress. Set in 1843, it’s the story of Lydia Robinson, who is best known for her secret affair with Branwell Bronte, the brother of the famous Bronte sisters. Here, Finola looks at the complex character of Lydia, a woman who is trapped in Victorian era social mor…
 
Crown Holders Transmedia is the parent company of EDC Creations Media Group, the Sankofa Literary Society, the Black Authors Network Radio Show and Black Pearls Magazine. The Sankofa Literary Society empowers independent and/or self-published authors through mentoring programs. The popular Black Authors Network radio program offers new authors a ch…
 
Crown Holders Transmedia is the parent company of EDC Creations Media Group, the Sankofa Literary Society, the Black Authors Network Radio Show and Black Pearls Magazine. The Sankofa Literary Society empowers independent and/or self-published authors through mentoring programs. The popular Black Authors Network radio program offers new authors a ch…
 
Alice Feeney joins us for a "Bookreporter Talks To" interview where we discuss her latest thriller His & Hers, which like her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. His & Hers has dueling multiple narrators, who tell unexpected sides of the same story in a murder case where the suspect could be any number of people. Anna…
 
The Weapon of Choice Listen intently and catch the powerful presence that was in the room when this message was given. Lisa challenges her audience to recognize their weapon of “choice” and the armor of His presence. You will be moved as you feel the shift in the room of people receiving, and being empowered to fight for, their identities as warrio…
 
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