I’d been listening to the authors Walter Mosley and Kareem Abdul Jabbar speaking with each other during a book interview for nearly an hour. Separately they both exuded interesting tales of lives that obviously were thick with rich experiences. During the Q&A someone asked Mosley who or what influenced him as a writer. As was … More And now for something completely different…
It’s been a minute since Jacinta Howard’s USA Today Must-Read book Happiness in Jersey hit bookshelves and Jersey and Zay stole our hearts. I picked up the book when it first came out but I waited to read it the way some savor a great dessert ’cause I just knew I’d love it and I was not wrong. … More What comes after Happiness in Jersey?
One of my recent reading pleasures has been checking out Chicki Brown’s Stafford Brothers series. I’m excited to say that her latest is out and by all accounts it’s another hit. Fifth in this wonderful family series, I Want You Back, features the youngest Stafford brother, Nick. Synopsis I Want You Back: Cherilyn Vernon had been dating … More Chicki Brown’s I Want You Back.
As part of the mini blog tour for her terrific books Maybe Baby and Maybe Tonight, I had the great pleasure of chatting with the author Kim Golden, about writing, about the Maybe series, and about her characters Laney and Mads. LJ: When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a fiction writer? Kim: I always knew I … More A Chat with Kim Golden