Writer's Block Bookstore is proud to present our "Open Book: Author Interview Series", an on-demand viewing platform featuring bestselling authors from all literary genres. Join us as we take a peek behind the pages with your favorite authors, as well as some debut authors who are soon-to-be favorites! Writer’s Block Bookstore chats with them about their books, their inspirations, their publishing journeys, their writing processes, and learns some of the stories behind the pages. Occasionally, we engage storytellers in some fun lightning round "speed dating" questions!
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REBECCA WATSON - LITTLE SCRATCHWriter's Block Bookstore owner, Lauren Zimmerman, chats with British author Rebecca Watson about her debut novel, LITTLE SCRATCH,an experimental novel/prose poem about a day in the life of an unnamed woman, living in a lower-case world of demarcated fridge shelves,office politics, clock-watching, and WhatsApp notifications.
LANA BASTASIC - CATCH THE RABBITWriter's Block Bookstore owner, Lauren Zimmerman, chats with Bosnian writer Lana Bastašić about her debut novel CATCH THE RABBIT,the winner of the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature.
BRENDA PEYNADO - THE ROCK EATERSThis intimate and engaging event begins with author Brenda Peynado sharing an excerpt from her short story "Thoughts and Prayers" from her new book, THE ROCK EATERS. Kimberly and Brenda discuss the stories, the motivations, and the processes that went into creating the collection.
JACLYN GOLDIS AND JENNY LECOATWriter's Block Bookstore owner, Lauren Zimmerman, chats with critically acclaimed debut authors Jaclyn Goldis and Jenny Lecoat about their novels.
LESLIE GRAY STREETER - BLACK WIDOW
Writer's Block Bookstore owner, Lauren Zimmerman, speaks with veteran journalist-turned-author Leslie Gray Streeter about her deeply personal, yet humorous memoir "Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books With Words Like ‘Journey’ in the Title." The author opens up about the loss of her husband and how she navigated the business aspects of burying a loved one while integrating funeral customs and traditions of a blended family. She also shares an excerpt from the book.
KRISTIN HARMELLauren speaks with Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, the upcoming The Forest of Vanishing Stars, and more. Among other things, the skilled storyteller opens up about what it was like launching a book on the cusp of a global pandemic, how her Friends and Fiction web series kept her sane, and what it's like to write while in quarantine.
SHELBY MAHURIN - BLOOD & HONEYYA Author Shelby Mahurin talks about Blood & Honey, her hotly anticipated sequelto the New York Times, and IndieBound bestseller Serpent & Dove.
AMY JO BURNS & RICHARD FARRELLAmy Jo Burns/SHINER and Richard Farrell/THE FALLING WOMAN chatabout their critically acclaimed debut novels.
SUSAN MALLERY - THE FRIENDSHIP LISTBestselling author Susan Mallery is joined by her audiobook narrator,Tanya Eby, to chat about the feel-good summer read, THE FRIENDSHIP LIST.