I'm so excited to host a number of author Q&A's on the blog this month. Tara Woolpy, author of Releasing Gillian's Wolves, was my guest last week. Releasing Gillian's Wolves tells the story of a woman, the ultimate supportive political spouse, whose husband's betrayal finally forces her to choose between staying or forging a life of her own. Her book is a thoughtfully written, enjoyable and romantic read and it was wonderful to hear her perspective on political spouses in the media today, the rewards and challenges of self-publishing, growing up in a political family, and more.
Coming up tomorrow, I'm delighted to welcome Craig Machen, writer for film and television (MTV's Wasted, Summerland with Zac Efron) and author of Still Life With Brass Pole. Still Life is a frank, funny and heartfelt memoir of misspent youth and personal redemption, and in his interview Craig talks candidly and humorously about his experience as well as writing and parenthood. Next week, thriller writer extraordinaire Jason McIntyre joins the blog to introduce his new novella and share his thoughts on scary stories, writing dangerously, and self-publishing success (his work has been downloaded more than 100,000 times). Please drop by to learn more about the authors and their work, say hello and/or ask questions.
LitStack is in its second month now - with reviews of books in many genres, book news, and author interviews, there is something there for every reader. I was thrilled to read and review So You Know It's Me, by Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2011) and literary publications Specter Literary Magazine , Shelf Unbound Magazine, and Hayden's Ferry Review among others.
What does Fall have in store for you - what reads are you looking forward to, what new and exciting projects are coming up? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Wishing a very happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week to all my wonderful blogging colleagues, and happy reading!