Jennifer Hillier, ‘Things We Do In the Dark’

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — “Jimmy was considered one of my favourite characters… although he’sdead. Lifeless from the primary phrase!” declares Jennifer Hillier, whentalking in regards to the character of Jimmy Peralta in her new thriller,THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK. When Jimmy is discovered useless, hiswife Paris is arrested for his homicide. Jennifer joins Olivia on the podcast to speak about her approachto the plot, why this ebook feels her most genuine but, howdistance studying and her writing collided, all-nighters, chickenadobo, and extra. Jennifer Hillier is an award-winning, bestselling creator wholives in Toronto. THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK is revealed byMinotaur Books. Study extra in regards to the creator at

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez, “Take My Hand”: Historic fiction at its best, TAKE MY HAND is a fictional retelling of a very stunning apply in Alabama within the early Seventies: the compelled sterilization of poor, largely Black, girls and women. Dolen Perkins-Valdez joins the podcast to speak with Olivia in regards to the shifting novel, advised from the angle of Civil Townsend, a nurse on the Montgomery Household Planning Clinic, who should advocate for her sufferers in methods she by no means anticipated. After researching the historical past of the time and occasions, she approached the fiction with an emotional query: “What wouldn’t it have been prefer to be a nurse at the moment, underneath your watch…and the way do you reside with your self?” Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a New York Occasions bestselling creator, Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Basis, and an Affiliate Professor of Literature at American College. For extra on the creator go to:, TAKE MY HAND is a fictional retelling of a very stunning apply in Alabama within the early Seventies: the compelled sterilization of poor, largely Black, girls and women. Dolen Perkins-Valdez joins the podcast to speak with Olivia in regards to the shifting novel, advised from the angle of Civil Townsend, a nurse on the Montgomery Household Planning Clinic, who should advocate for her sufferers in methods she by no means anticipated. After researching the historical past of the time and occasions, she approached the fiction with an emotional query: “What wouldn’t it have been prefer to be a nurse at the moment, underneath your watch…and the way do you reside with your self?” Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a New York Occasions bestselling creator, Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Basis, and an Affiliate Professor of Literature at American College. For extra on the creator go to:

Bonnie Garmus, “Classes in Chemistry”: Extensively praised as among the best books of 2022, LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY is the debut novel in regards to the reluctant host of Nineteen Sixties cooking present from Bonnie Garmus. Bonnie joins Olivia for the podcast to speak in regards to the sensation of debuting as a bestseller a long time after first dreaming of changing into a novelist, and her personal irritating skilled second that sparked the distinctive character of Elizabeth Zott. LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY is now in manufacturing as a restricted sequence for Apple+ starring Brie Larsen, and Bonnie is engaged on a brand new novel. For extra on the creator go to: A Second With Margaret, different books that contact on reluctant stars: Audrina Patridge’s TO THE HILLS & BACK, and ONE TO WATCH from Kate Stayman-London.

Julia Whelan, “Thank You For Listening”: Julia Whelan is a multi-hyphenate, multi-talented actor and author. Her new novel, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING, is revealed by AVON Books (8/2 launch.) When not writing, you’ll discover her narrating for authors like Kristin Hannah, Taylor Jenkins Reid and Gillian Flynn, she’s earned countless accolades: Earphone Awards, Audies, Society of Voice Awards, even honored with Audiofile Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Golden Voice Award in 2020. Julia’s additionally an achieved actress who debuted on ABC’s As soon as and Once more on the age of 14. The audiobook trade is the setting for Julia’s second novel, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING: “I wished to write down one thing that was a love letter to the style…however that wasn’t 100% a romance novel,” she tells Olivia on the podcast. Humorous, heartfelt and (in fact) romantic, the story of Sewanee Chester and her Brock McKnight can also be offers her readers distinctive perception into each the world of romance and the audiobook trade. For extra on the creator, go to A Second With Margaret: Margaret seems forward to the August releases she’s most excited for, together with new books from favourite authors Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lisa Jewell, and Karin Slaughter, in addition to THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY by Jaime Ford.

Katherine Heart, The Bodyguard: “Like, is that too enjoyable?” Katherine Heart says she questioned, about THE BODYGUARD plot that locations Hannah, an government safety agent, within the enviable place of posing because the girlfriend of a good-looking film star named Jack Stapleton. Initially thought of extra grounded careers for her shopper of Hannah’s safety (scientists, and so forth.,) Katherine tells Olivia that in the end “in the course of the pandemic, there was no such factor as too enjoyable, we went most enjoyable,” including that she felt compelled to write down the kind of ebook she wished to learn in a second of life that felt too darkish and too critical. On her second go to to Olivia’s E book Membership Podcast, Katherine shares extra in regards to the inspiration probably the most anticipated rom-coms of the 12 months, her Texas roots that add life to the story, and the inside track on her HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS, that’s headed to Netflix. In the event you’re digging into her ebook backlist, you’ll discover Katherine and Olivia discussing THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE in Episode 6 of the podcast: THE BODYGUARD is offered now in paperback from St. Martin’s Press and on audio from MacMillan Audio. For extra on the creator go to A Second With Margaret: Since Katherine Heart is all about studying for pleasure, Margaret retains it mild together with her ebook suggestions for the week, sharing the books that carry her joyful summer time vibes (juicy & refreshing!) First, Margaret shares why she loves Emily Henry’s latest novel, BOOK LOVERS- which she loves much more than BEACH READ and THE PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION. She additionally shares her love for Mary Kay Andrews’ THE HOMEWRECKERS, which tells an uplifting story of a house flipper that she describes as “mild and ethereal” and an ideal supply for summer time leisure. Margaret’s private replace: we’re three weeks till our ebook membership discusses LESSONS IN CHEMISTY, and Margaret continues to be on her library waitlist!

David Ellis, Look Nearer: LOOK CLOSER is a wildly entertaining home thriller with so many twists and turns – even the savviest readers will fail to determine who or what to consider till the final web page. The story facilities on Simon and Vicky, a Chicago couple approaching ten years of marriage, and what (if any) connection they need to a girl discovered useless in a neighboring suburb. Writer David Ellis joins the podcast to speak to Olivia about writing a tough plot, his earlier work with James Patterson, and discusses his different profession: as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Courtroom. David additionally tells Olivia in regards to the distinctive expertise of as prosecutor within the impeachment of the previous governor of the Illinois, Rod Blagojevich. LOOK CLOSER is offered in hardcover from Putnam and the audiobook is from Penguin Audio. For extra on the creator go to:

Delia Owens, “The place the Crawdads Sing”: Delia Owens’ marsh lady story is a fiction phenom, on the bestseller lists 166 weeks and counting, and holds the New York Occasions Bestseller Record document for essentially the most weeks at #1. The WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING novelist joins the podcast to speak to Olivia about seeing her story made for the large display screen, and “assembly” the characters she imagined, on the set of the Hi there Sunshine and 3000 Footage movie. Owens shares who impressed the title of the ebook and film, and updates the standing of her subsequent novel. “The place the Crawdads Sing” is in theaters July 15, rated PG-13. The ebook is revealed by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Daniel Seddiqui, Piecing Collectively America: Summertime is highway journey season, and this week’s podcast visitor is the proper information to encourage our sense of journey. Daniel Seddiqui joins Olivia to speak about his new ebook, “Piecing Collectively America: Serving the Greatest Options and Craftsmanship of Each Main Metropolis,” and the unique ebook that put him on the map,”50 Jobs in 50 States.” Daniel displays on a few of his most rewarding moments, encourages customers to purchase American, and shares a few of his methods for connecting with individuals wherever, anytime, to search out widespread floor and make pals of strangers.

Jenny Mollen, “Metropolis of Likes”: When Meg Chernoff strikes from LA to NYC and turns into pals with Instagram influencer Daphne, every part adjustments, together with her personal priorities. Jenny Mollen, the New York Occasions bestselling creator of I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY I AM and LIVE FAST, DIE HOT joins the podcast to speak with Olivia about her first novel. Movie star standing and the sensation of being superstar adjoining is an idea that Jenny is aware of nicely, as daughter to Arizona TV favourite, Dr. Artwork Mollen, and spouse to actor Jason Biggs. In the best way solely Jenny has, she describes the motivation and drive that she mines from these relationships. CITY OF LIKES is offered now from Nacelle Books. Second With Margaret: Margaret & Olivia focus on two different books that contact on the facility or affect of social media that Margaret not too long ago loved. First SMILE AND LOOK PRETTY by Amanda Pellegrino, and Alex Finlay’s THE NIGHT SHIFT.

Taylor Hahn, The Life-style: A really trendy, NYC retelling of the Jane Austen basic, “Emma,” Taylor Hahn’s “The Life-style” is a seaside learn that can make you blush! The lawyer turned novelist joins Olivia within the podcast studio of her Arizona hometown to speak in regards to the analysis she did- and didn’t do- to be taught the swinger life-style for her horny story. The married legal professional turned novelist talked in regards to the eye-opening analysis that went into writing the story of Georgina Wagman (suppose Cher from Clueless, however sensible and grown up,) and her sex-positive answer to saving her marriage after catching her husband with one other girl. From a seemingly good life to sophisticated chaos, Hahn’s protagonist is humorous and endearing and the forged of characters undergo change that the author discovered not simply entertaining however significant. Taylor talks about her love for Peloton teacher Robin Arzon, and the way considered one of her playlists performed a key position in inspiring THE LIFESTYLE. THE LIFESTYLE, revealed by Anchor Books, is out now. For extra on the creator, go to: In a Second With Margaret: Contemplating the Jane Austen inspiration for THE LIFESTYLE, Margaret recommends PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND OTHER FLAVORS BY Sonali Dev, and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard.

Riley Sager, “The Home Throughout The Lake”: Stress-free lakeside just isn’t an possibility whereas studying Riley Sager’s newest, THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE. His newest twisty, creepy, suspenseful novel takes readers away to a household trip dwelling in Vermont the place actress Casey Fletcher can disguise out after the lack of her husband and a really public meltdown. The arrival of a high-profile couple who purchased the home throughout the lake, Katherine and Tom Royce, adjustments issues for Casey in methods she’d by no means count on. Riley returns to the podcast to speak in regards to the lake view that impressed the novel, heading out on tour for the primary time because the pandemic, and why as the author of scary tales he prefers his leisure on the humorous facet. Olivia and Riley discover they’ve one thing deep in widespread: a love for the Peacock sequence Girls5eva. THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE is launched June 21, 2022 by Dutton Books For extra on the creator:

Carola Lovering, “Can’t Look Away”: CAN’T LOOK AWAY is a romantic suspense novel from Carola Lovering, that follows the 2013 romance between Molly Diamond and Jake Danner, and the love that evokes the hit, “Molly’s Music.” Carola joins the podcast to talk with Olivia in regards to the story, plot surprises, and the fun of visiting the set of TELL ME LIES, her 2018 novel that’s headed to Hulu as an authentic sequence. CAN’T LOOK AWAY is revealed by St. Martin’s Press and is offered on audio from Macmillan Audio June 14, 2022 . A Second With Margaret: Margaret recommends audiobooks which are adequate to share this summer time in your highway journeys. First, THE HOUSE ON THE CERULEAN SEA, by TJ Klune, and Eva Jrczyk’s THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS.

Jennifer Weiner, ‘The Summer time Place: Why would a bestselling novelist put a stick of butter in her bra—and who notices when she does? These questions and extra are answered when the Queen of the Seaside learn Jennifer Weiner returns to the podcast. Her newest novel, THE SUMMER PLACE takes readers again to Cape Cod and delivers what we all the time count on within the pages of her novels: advanced, intriguing characters who you care about and root for, and a plot that can ship surprises. THE SUMMER PLACE is a household drama that performs out by means of the pandemic- the place relationships are shared by the strain cooker atmosphere of residing and dealing collectively on a regular basis all the times. Jennifer talks to Olivia in regards to the private moments which impressed a few of the story, reflecting on the next 12 months because the lack of her mom, and the feminine characters who bear her unimaginable traits. THE SUMMER PLACE is offered in hardcover from Atria Books. The Simon & Schuster audiobook is narrated by Sutton Foster.

Nina LaCour, “Yerba Buena”: With many YA novels to her credit score already, Nina LaCour releases YERBA BUENA, her first grownup novel. YERBA BUENA is a shifting story of overcoming loss, studying to like, and what it means to discover a place to name dwelling. Nina talks with Olivia on this episode about crafting the love story of Sara and Emilie, the mandatory analysis (mixing and consuming cocktails) required for writing mixologist Sara, and her ebook’s Los Angeles setting. Nina LaCour can also be the creator of a kids’s ebook, MAMA AND MOMMY AND ME IN THE MIDDLE, a ardour mission impressed by her personal daughter. YERBA BUENA is revealed by Flatiron Books. A Second With Margaret: Books on Grief – Margaret recommends NOTES ON YOUR SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE by Alison Espach and Kristen Bailey’s HOW MUCH WINE WILL FIX A BROKEN HEART?

A Look Again (In Paperback): Olivia’s E book Membership Podcast has survived its first 12 months! The podcast launched on Might 17, 2021 with three episodes that includes novelists Kristin Hannah, Donna Freitas, and Jennifer Weiner, and ebook suggestions from Margaret Stewart. This week, the podcast seems again at a number of previous conversations with writers whose books are actually beach-bag prepared in paperback. Don’t pack in your Memorial Day weekend with out listening to those ebook suggestions! Debut novelists Zakiya Dalila Harris (THE OTHER BLACK GIRL,) Ashley Audrain (THE PUSH,) and T.J. Newman (FALLING) share their journeys to publishing a buzz-worthy ebook. Boss of the bestseller record Colleen Hoover (REMINDERS OF HIM, IT ENDS WITH US) talks to Olivia about her earlier profession in social work and her non-profit The Bookworm Field. Historic fiction favorites Kristin Harmel (THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS,) JoJo Moyes (THE GIVER OF STARS) and Kristin Hannah (THE FOUR WINDS) discuss in regards to the analysis that goes into these novels, and the methods plot and characters can remodel from draft to draft. If these authors have piqued your curiosity, there may be rather more to every dialog. Simply seek for the creator by title within the Olivia’s E book Membership podcast library for extra ebook discuss.

Christina Lauren, “One thing Wilder”: Lovingly often called the “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar), the writing duo often called Christina Lauren are as lovable as a pair of pals as they’re profitable as a writing group. Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings be a part of the podcast to speak with Olivia about their new ebook, SOMETHING WILDER, a wildly thrilling romantic journey set in Utah involving a treasure hunt and a second likelihood romance. Christina and Lauren speak about the best way they collaborate (and why they have been already prepped for pandemic life), their love for BTS, placing Lauren’s PhD in neuroscience to make use of in THE SOULMATE EQUATION, and never being remotely outdoorsy. A Second With Margaret: Favored This? Learn That! For followers of Lisa Jewell’s THEN SHE WAS GONE, Margaret recommends LOCAL WOMAN MISSING by Mary Kubica. In the event you loved studying the heartwarming and humorous THE GUNCLE by Steven Rowley, Margaret says you’d get pleasure from WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Lisa Roe. Margaret additionally shares her love for former Pump Guidelines star Stassi Schroeder’s comply with as much as NEXT LEVEL BASIC, this memoir titled OFF WITH MY HEAD.

Jeneva Rose, “Considered one of Us is Lifeless”: “Generally friendship could be lethal.” In ONE OF US IS DEAD, Jeneva Rose delivers a deliciously dramatic thriller written from the views of 4 girls within the posh Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, the place Southern civility and hospitality is for present solely. Jeneva Rose joins the podcast to speak about her strategy to writing the novel, and the way she makes use of her earlier profession in social media advertising and marketing to advertise THE PERFECT MARRIAGE on #booktok, and the hilariously awkward (and profitable) final result. She talks to Olivia about her distinctive strategy to writing the ebook blurb earlier than the ebook, and the inventive methods she made essentially the most of an IRL ebook tour. A Second With Margaret: “BookTok Made Me Do It!” Like Jeneva Rose’s viral movies from her husband, Margaret discovered Kiersten Modglin on TikTok, and discusses why she loves her books. Likewise, THE FRIEND ZONE by Abby Jimenez, and THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS by Ali Hazelwood stay a #Booktok sensations, and Margaret shares her ideas on each (considered one of them simply won’t stay as much as the hype!)

Don Winslow, “Metropolis on Hearth”: Don Winslow turns to the Greek tragedies for inspiration in what the creator says just isn’t solely his final trilogy, however will probably be his final revealed books. CITY ON FIRE is the primary of the three novels, and the primary ebook Don has set in his hometown of Windfall. The internationally bestselling creator talks with Olivia on the cusp of his retirement from writing about crafting characters like Danny Ryan, who feels intimately acquainted to him, or remodeling a literal goddess into a recent and complicated character. Don talks with Olivia about connecting with rising writers like T.J. Newman, and his pleasure to tour the nation and work together with readers, and why he felt known as to dive into politics. A Second With Margaret: Paperback Preview: Olivia and Margaret suggest books popping out in paperback that we’ve featured on the podcast (seek for these authors in our podcast library.) From thriller favourite Lisa Jewell, THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED is in paperback now. Debut sensation Zakiya Dalila Harris’ THE OTHER BLACK GIRL bought everybody (together with us) speaking, and as of June 7, you’ll be able to tote the ebook to the seaside. From writing group Christine Delight and Jo Piazza, the shifting story of how a friendship examined within the wake of a police capturing of an unarmed Black teen, WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM, is offered in paperback August 2nd.

Abby Jimenez, “A part of Your World”: Abby Jimenez simply could be the most fascinating girl on this planet! She’s competed on the Meals Community, is the proprietor of Nadia Truffles, a bakery that ships all throughout the nation, and is a bestselling creator (to not point out mother to pets who’re very talked-about on social media.) She joins the podcast to speak about her new novel “A part of Your World,” which she describes as an “age hole, social hole romance” about Alexis Montgomery and Daniel Grant, a physician and carpenter who meet-cute when she’s driving by means of city and her automobile will get caught within the mud. Abby shares particular recommendation with Olivia for aspiring novelists, talks about her bakery enterprise, and shares which community supply to adapt this ebook for display screen that she’s already turned down. A Second With Margaret: Seaside reads which are high of the TBR for Margaret embrace Emily Giffin’s “Meant To Be,” (Might 31) and “A Botanist’s Information to Events and Poisons” (June 7) by Kate Khavari. Olivia and Margaret focus on having fun with Jennifer Weiner’s new ebook, “The Summer time Place” (Might 10).

Gilly Macmillan, “The Lengthy Weekend”: Bestselling creator of THE NANNY, Gilly Macmillan, joins the podcast to debate her latest thriller, THE LONG WEEKEND. Set within the remoted Darkish Fell Barn, the place three girls are on edge as they obtain a threatening word that considered one of their husbands will probably be murdered. Gilly talks with Olivia in regards to the characters, the significance of the isolation of the atmosphere for constructing the stress, and an outdated film known as “A Letter to Three Wives” that sparked her concept. “It’s a sort of messy course of but it surely’s the one one I do know, actually,” she says of working her method from first draft to a considerably totally different remaining draft. THE LONG WEEKEND was revealed by William Morrow on March 29, 2022. A Second With Margaret: suggestions primarily based on different standard books. In the event you preferred Grady Hendrix’s THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP, choose up FINAL GIRLS from Riley Sager. In the event you loved Rebecca Serle’s ONE ITALIAN SUMMER, then add MEET ME IN PARADISE, by Libby Hubscher, to your TBR. For followers of THE WIFE UPSTAIRS, learn Carter Wilson’s THE NEW NEIGHBOR.

Erika Krause, “Inform Me The whole lot”: Erika Krouse is a author of each fiction and nonfiction, who joins the podcast to debate her ebook, TELL ME EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION. This can be a memoir targeted on a story of true crime which parallels the narrator’s private historical past. This can be a shifting, painful story of energy, powerlessness, and the best way lives are left shattered when the system doesn’t defend those that want it. In her ebook, Erika describes herself as concurrently “forgettable” and “acquainted,” however in the end she’s the sort of individual others will share their secrets and techniques with. This high quality, paired together with her personal scars and data as an abuse survivor, make her a singular voice to inform the story of efforts to carry a Colorado college legally chargeable for making a poisonous atmosphere that results in sexual assault and abuse. Erika talks with Olivia in regards to the selections she made in penning this book- together with efforts to steadiness honesty with defending the victims, the talents she’s developed to control others, and the implications of sharing her private story of abuse. TELL ME EVERYTHING is revealed by Flatiron Books, March 15,2022. For extra on the creator go to This week Olivia’s joined by Hannah Makela, a Tucson-based ebook blogger and host of Brunch Babes Reads ebook membership, Hannah recommends Sydney Blondell’s ebook of poetry MONARCH (which her will focus on on April thirtieth) and Erin A. Craig’s SMALL FAVORS. Olivia and Hannah get hungry discussing tasty brunch favorites, and Olivia mentions a latest learn: LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki. Hannah could be discovered on Fb, Instagram and TikTok at @thepaperbackbruncher or comply with/be a part of the membership @brunchbabesreads

Sally Hepworth, “The Youthful Spouse”: A marriage ceremony is pierced by a scream, that units the scene for Sally Hepworth’s newest suspenseful thriller, THE YOUNGER WIFE, advised by alternating narrators. Filled with the twists and unreliable household reminiscences and histories Hepworth is legendary for, her new novel focuses on two sisters, Tully and Rachel, and the way their lives change after they meet their seemingly good father’s new fiancée, Heather. Sally returns to the podcast to debate the ebook, post-pandemic life, and the challenges (and joys) of studying books, along with writing them. In A Second With Margaret, Margaret and Olivia discusses the Australian narrators of THE YOUNGER WIFE audiobook, true crime tales like Paul Holes’ UNMASKED: MY LIFE SOLVING AMERICA’S COLD CASES, Erika Krouse’s TELL ME EVERYTHING, and themes which are touched on equally to TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell. Recommending two works of fiction for individuals who prefer to learn true crime: Liz Moore’s LONG BRIGHT RIVER and Paula McLain’s WHEN THE STARS GO DARK. THE YOUNGER WIFE is launched by St. Martin’s Press on April 5, 2022. THE GOOD SISTER is now accessible in paperback.

Peng Shepard, “The Cartographers”: “The method of writing felt very very like a scavenger hunt. I might have one clue, then I as the author additionally didn’t know, just like the reader, the place it led,” says Peng Shepherd of her new novel, THE CARTOGRAPHERS, when in-studio for the podcast. Peng shares her curiosity in cartography, her lifelong ardour for tales, and the way she approached the comply with as much as her extremely profitable 2019 debut, THE BOOK OF M. Olivia and Peng have been joined by her mom, Lin Sue Flood, a former longtime Phoenix information anchor and full-time proud dad or mum. Lin Sue talked about how she inspired her daughter’s success, all the time stated sure to her requests of latest books, and inspired her earliest efforts at storytelling. An avid reader herself, Lin Sue beneficial two books she not too long ago loved: Matt Haig’s THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, and Celest Ng’s LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. Peng Shepherd will meet her readers at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm. Info: THE CARTOGRAPHERS is revealed by William Morrow. THE BOOK OF M is now accessible in paperback.

Wanda M. Morris, “All Her Little Secrets and techniques”: Ellice Littlejohn has succeeded as company legal professional in Atlanta -in spite of her many secrets and techniques. A secret affair, a secret hidden crime, a childhood stuffed with chaos and poverty she’d prefer to hold secret from colleagues and even pals. Secrets and techniques come to the service when her boss is killed, and Ellice responds in the one method she is aware of how: with extra secrets and techniques. Wanda M. Morris joins the podcast to speak about her debut novel, ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS. Morris is a company legal professional who aspired to write down a ebook for years, beginning and stopping this one a number of instances earlier than its November 2021 launch from William Morrow. Wanda shares her response to her debut, from accolades and buzz out of Leisure Weekly, Marie Clair, LA Occasions, to being the #1 Prime Decide for “Library Reads” by librarians throughout the nation. Wanda shares with Olivia how studying a disappointing ebook was necessary to her personal new profession, how themes of racism, sexism, office pressure and discrimination are central to the ebook, and why she wanted to symbolize a middle-aged Black girl as her protagonist within the pages, and on the quilt of her ebook. In a Second With Margaret, Olivia and Margaret speak about Margaret’s large life adjustments (new job, new trade, new schedule, new hair!) and the way it will shake up her studying habits. Sharing from the latest studying lists within the spirit of ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS: Margaret recommends a special type of office drama, WIDOW FALLS by Kiersten Modglin, one other ebook stuffed with twists and surprises.

Maggie Smith, “Fact and Different Lies”: Maggie Smith’s debut novel, Fact and Different Lies, is the fascinating story of three girls and the secrets and techniques and lies that join them, form them, and threaten them. A journalist, psychologist, podcast host and enterprise proprietor, Maggie joins the podcast to speak about what impressed the ebook. Maggie talks about utilizing her personal life expertise writing the connection Megan and her mom, the political candidate. The ebook tackles politics, household dynamics, skilled id, and what occurs if you look deeper past the facades of these you admire, and people you resent. Margaret and Olivia focus on sharing a reputation with one other individual (Maggie Smith the creator just isn’t Maggie Smith the actress) with Margaret sometimes receiving emails for THE Martha Stewart, and the present Indefensible. Margaret recommends different new books launched this week: The E book of Chilly Instances by Simone St. James and Harlan Coben’s The Match, 9 Lives by Peter Swanson. Olivia recommends I’m So Effin’ Drained by Dr. Amy Shah, a earlier podcast visitor, now in paperback.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, “The Golden Couple”: “The Golden Couple” is the most recent thriller from bestselling writing duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Their newest page-turner focuses on therapist Avery Chambers’ unorthodox 10 session therapy program, and her purchasers, Marissa and Matthew Bishop. Attractive and glamorous, the Bishops’ marriage is affected by secrets and techniques and lies which are about to be delivered to the floor by Avery. Greer & Sarah talked with Olivia on the podcast in regards to the ebook, the perks of writing as a group, and share recommendation for aspiring writers. A Second With Margaret: Olivia & Margaret focus on different new releases this week that Margaret is serious about, “The Candy Spot” by Trish Doller, “The E book of Souls” by Kevin Moore, “Smile and Look Fairly” by Amanda Pellegrino, and why we love the TV present “Ghosts.”

Rebecca Serle, One Italian Summer time: Rebecca Serle is taking readers to Positano, Italy in her newest novel, “One Italian Summer time.” The story follows Katy, who, within the depths of grief after her mom’s loss of life, goes alone on a deliberate mother-daughter journey to the Amalfi Coast. Rebecca joins the podcast this week to speak about writing the emotional novel a couple of daughter’s love for her mom, the inevitable way forward for defining your self after you lose your dad and mom and her fears of shedding her personal dad and mom. She talks about curiosities surrounding your dad or mum’s life earlier than yours, “reminiscence is fiction,” she says. Rebecca shares an unimaginable reminiscence of her personal of a visit to Rome together with her mom, that even concerned assembly a person her mother had dated! Olivia and Rebecca focus on her different works, and the magic that’s “The Gilmore Ladies” and audiobook narrator, Lauren Graham. “One Italian Summer time” is offered now from Atria Books.

Eve Rodsky, Discover Your Unicorn House: Reclaim Your Artistic Life in a Too-Busy World: When Eve Rodsky utilized her experience in organizational administration to creating her personal family and partnership change into extra manageable and equitable, she sparked a motion amongst readers of her first ebook “Truthful Play.” Now, Eve is again to talk with Olivia about her new ebook, “Discover Your Unicorn House: Reclaim Your Artistic Life in a Too-Busy World.” Right here, Eve makes use of this podcast for instance of what a unicorn area could be, involving creativity, connection, and a way of completion. She talks in regards to the pandemic’s impression on private area, and the problem most of us face when claiming time for actions that carry pleasure. Eve shares why we could need to swap a gratitude journal for a “guilt journal” and methods when searching for help from others if you’re searching for your unicorn area. “Discover Your Unicorn House: Reclaim Your Artistic Life in a Too-Busy World” is offered in hardcover now from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Eve additionally hosts “Time Out: A Truthful Play Podcast” for iHeart.

A ‘Bromance’ with romance novels: Valentine’s Day vibes on this week’s podcast, with Tim Xayasomloth, bookseller at Altering Fingers Bookstore. Tim has change into often called “The Romance Man” on the retailer ever since he challenged himself to learn genres exterior his fantasy and science fiction favorites, and located he beloved the up to date romance! Evaluating a romance novel to a tasty margarita that “goes down simple,” Tim explains to Olivia why he believes males can profit from studying romance to know methods to be a greater man and higher companion. Tim talks in regards to the ebook that began him off: “The Bromance E book Membership” by Lyssa Kay Adams, and why a few of the romance tropes like enemies to lovers are so pleasing. Tim additionally recommends “The Proper Swipe” by Alisha Rai, “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang, and Rachel Lynn Solomon’s “The Ex Speak.” This podcast episode is devoted to Elizabeth Stewart, Margaret’s sister, who shared her love for books not solely together with her little sister, however by means of her profession as a librarian. To take a look at extra ebook suggestions from Tim and his colleagues at Altering Fingers, go to: page/staffpicks

Lisa Harding, Vivid Burning Issues: Irish author Lisa Harding makes her American literary debut with the extremely acclaimed novel, “Vivid Burning Issues.” Harding writes an emotionally highly effective story of Sonya, an actress and single mom who’s spiraling uncontrolled, battling alcoholism and trauma. Her four-year-old son, Tommy, is concurrently Sonya’s lifeline and her jail because the pressures of motherhood push her to her limits. The kid is heartbreakingly saddled with taking part in the position of grownup, adoring his mom, and anxiously navigating his unstable atmosphere. Lisa joined the podcast from Dublin to speak about this emotionally uncooked story: her need to inform a narrative of dependancy authentically, her response to each the success of the ebook and reader response who discovered it too tough. Previously an expert actress, Lisa additionally tells Olivia about her expertise recording the audiobook and what fueled essentially the most beautiful moments of her efficiency. After the creator interview, Olivia and Margaret focus on “Crying In H Mart” by Michelle Zauner and Rebecca Serle’s “One Italian Summer time.” “Vivid Burning Issues” is offered in hardcover from HarperVia.

Elle Cosimano, Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Lifeless: Seize your favourite soup or sandwich from Panera and settle in for a chat with Elle Cosimano – don’t fear, no spoilers! The beloved Finlay is again and smack dab in the course of yet one more fantastic mess in Elle Cosimano’s February 1st launch, “Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Lifeless,” the comply with as much as her hit, “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It.” On this story Finlay and Vero should type out who’s after her ex-husband Steven, and what they’ll do to guard him, or in the event that they need to. Throw in loads of secrets and techniques, lies, disguises and love triangles and the ebook is a continuous thriller stuffed with laughter, friendship, and an adorably relatable heroine. Elle joined the podcast to speak to Olivia in regards to the sequence, crafting the friendship between Finlay and Vero, and what number of extra tales are already within the works (greater than listeners could count on!) She shares recommendation on writing, and her delight over the love her ebook covers have acquired on Instagram. “Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Lifeless” is revealed by Minotaur Books. “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It” is now accessible in paperback. In A Second With Margaret, Margaret and Olivia focus on a few of the studying challenges and ebook membership choices which are on the market for the beginning of the 12 months, and Margaret discusses her present reads and TBR.

Katherine Faulkner, Greenwich Park: Katherine Faulkner has a powerful new title so as to add to an already spectacular (or posh) resume. The Cambridge grad is the Head of Information Initiatives for The Sunday Occasions, and now a debut novelist, with the discharge of “Greenwich Park” from Gallery Books. The story facilities round Helen, a sophisticated and sometimes socially awkward girl who—after many miscarriages—is pregnant once more and carrying her child to time period. Helen falls into an uncommon friendship with Rachel, a fellow expectant mother who shortly and intentionally inserts herself into Helen’s life for mysterious causes. The ebook is a psychological thriller illustrating that we by no means know what lies beneath the floor of the shiny veneers of prosperous suburbanites. Katherine joins the podcast to speak in regards to the ebook, the balancing of her information profession and what it brings to her inventive writing, lends perception into a few of settings and backgrounds that show to be necessary to the characters in “Greenwich Park” that People won’t choose up on. A Second With Margaret: they focus on this ebook, wanting ahead to the upcoming launch of “The Golden Couple” and get sidetracked from books with a chat about Wordle and different phrase video games. Katherine Faulkner’s “Greenwich Park” is launched within the US January 25, 2022.

Colleen Hoover, Reminders Of Him: Colleen Hoover is a publishing phenomenon, dominating bestseller lists together with her catalog of novels week after week. She is a author who breaks the principles, gliding between conventional publishing homes to self-publishing with ease, and who refuses to restrict herself to style or expectations. Her skill to create advanced, emotionally relatable characters make her readers a loyal fanbase who would by no means miss a Hoover launch and are dedicated to sharing their favorites with different readers on-line, successfully making a volunteer publicity machine for work. Colleen joins Olivia on the podcast this week to speak about her emotional new novel “Reminders of Him,” the magical impact social media has had on her profession, what she does to maintain writing enjoyable, and the way her roots as a social employee affect her writing and her continued dedication to giving again, by means of her Bookworm Field : “Reminders Of Him” is offered now. In a Second With Margaret… Margaret checks in from California and talks about Colleen’s books, authors who encourage you to take a look at their again catalogs, and recommends “The Man Who Died Twice” by Richard Osman.

Rachel Hawkins, Reckless Ladies: Rachel Hawkins’ 2020 launch of “The Spouse Upstairs” was an enormous hit. The up to date thriller impressed by “Jane Eyre” was the primary launch exterior of the YA style and confirmed she will craft a page-turner for a wide range of audiences. Rachel talks with Olivia about “Reckless Ladies” (revealed January 2022) that tracks Lux and her boyfriend Nico as they sail off from Hawaii looking for Meroe Island, a distant location with a darkish, menacing historical past with different twenty-somethings looking for journey and filled with secrets and techniques. Rachel talks about her latest success underneath the pseudonym Erin Sterling, selecting a brand new title, her love of literature, and her subsequent thriller within the works. In a particular Second with Margaret, Margaret Stewart recommends a 2010 ebook with a nautical theme, “Bloody Jack” by L.A. Meyer, and explains why she has little interest in slowing down her audio pace.

Gabriela Garcia’s Of Ladies and Salt: For the primary podcast of 2022, we’re joined by an creator whose ‘buzzed about’ 2021 debut novel is now accessible in paperback. Gabriela Garcia’s “Of Ladies and Salt” was named a Greatest E book of the 12 months (2020) by Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Boston Globe. The novel is a multi-generational story of ladies, taking readers from nineteenth-century Cuba, to present-day Mexico, Miami, and the immigrant detention facilities in Texas alongside the southern border. “Of Ladies and Salt” explores the experiences of ladies by means of the lens of sophistication, privilege, citizenship, motherhood, dependancy, poverty and trauma, and with subtlety spotlights the generational injury brought on by household secrets and techniques. Garcia talks in regards to the methods her work as an immigrant rights advocate could be felt in a few of the most shifting parts of the ebook, alongside together with her personal private travels and household historical past as an American of Cuban and Mexican descent. In A Second With Margaret, Margaret shares her tackle Anthony Doerr’s “Cloud Cuckoo Land” and the challenges with listening to a b

Kristi Nelson, Wake Up Grateful: Kristi Nelson brings her highly effective message of the transformative apply of grateful residing to the final podcast episode of the 12 months. The creator of “Wake Up Grateful” guides readers by means of the methods you’ll be able to change your life and perspective for the higher, and the methods this shift is confirmed to enhance your life and even your well being. Govt Director of A Community for Grateful Residing talks with Olivia about methods to start the apply, and the methods the lens of gratitude create change in instances of unhappiness. Her inspirational message and apply is therapeutic and highly effective, cultivated over a long time after a most cancers analysis a long time in the past, and may also help us all as we head into a brand new 12 months. Discover the “Wake Up Grateful” research information right here. After studying greater than 100 books in 2021, it’s laborious to choose your favorites, however Margaret manages to slim down the three books she’s thought of most this 12 months in A Second With Margaret. Study why Vincent Bugliosi’s “Helter Skelter,” S.A. Cosby’s “Razorblade Tears,” and “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey stood out in such a tall stack of books, and why Steven Rowley’s “The Guncle” earns an honorable point out by being the ebook she purchased, somewhat than borrowed. For Olivia, of the practically 70 books learn in 2021, standouts are Ashley Audrain’s “The Push,” Christina Baker-Kline’s “The Exiles,” each of Brit Bennett’s books, and Fredrik Backman’s “Anxious Folks.”

Mary Kay Andrews, The Santa Swimsuit: Brace your self for some critical Christmas magic! New York Occasions bestselling creator of 29 novels (and counting), Mary Kay Andrews joins the podcast to speak about “The Santa Swimsuit” the ebook she calls “a scrumptious, candy, peppermint scented goodie.” The novella celebrates the magic of Christmas and second possibilities with a story of a brand new starting for Ivy Perkins, who’s beginning over personally and professionally with the acquisition of The 4 Roses farmhouse. Mary Kay and Olivia chat about Mates & Fiction, which she co-founded and co-hosts, MKA’s expertise at treasure looking, internet hosting, and design, her early years as a newspaper reporter, how she grew to become tech savvy within the pandemic, and the ritual of self-doubt she nonetheless goes by means of every time she’s set to write down one other ebook. In A Second With Margaret the readers focus on the enjoyable in embracing the Christmas ebook style, and Margaret recommends “One For the Books” by Jenn McKinlay, a earlier visitor on the podcast.

Karen Schaler, A Royal Christmas Fairy Story: Seize a cup of cocoa and get cozy by the Christmas tree for this go to with Karen Schaler, creator of latest vacation romance, “A Royal Christmas Fairy Story.” Leisure Weekly calls her a “vacation publishing darling” who’s equally profitable as a novelist and screenwriter, with vacation movies like Christmas Camp and A Christmas Prince amongst her credit. Earlier than she was often called “Christmas Karen” – she had a profitable profession as a tv information reporter. On the podcast, she talks with Olivia about making the transition from masking tragedies to creating festive magic full time. In a Second With Margaret, Margaret talks in regards to the concept of missed romantic connections in actual life and fiction, and the temper of the vacation season if you’re not somebody who feels fairly so merry and shiny, and why “Have Your self a Merry Little Christmas” is her favourite Christmas music. Vacation themed books beneficial: “Time Subsequent 12 months” by Sophie Cousens and David Sedaris’ “Holidays On Ice.”

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Child: Large Shot: Jeff Kinney is the inventive thoughts behind probably the most profitable ebook sequence for youths of all time. He joins the podcast to speak about his newest tasks: “Diary of a Wimpy Child: Large Shot,” the sixteenth within the sequence, and the animated movie, “Diary of a Wimpy Child” presently on Disney+. He talks with Olivia about why his characters ought to by no means develop up, the perks of working a bookstore, and reacts to latest efforts to ban books throughout the nation. In a Second With Margaret, the 2 discuss in regards to the early books that paved the best way for a lifelong love of studying.

Maria Amparo Escandon, L.A. Climate: “L.A. Climate” tells the story of 1 very tumultuous 12 months within the lifetime of the Alvarado household. Profitable Mexican-People residing and dealing in Los Angeles, the three grownup daughters keep a dedication of assembly their dad and mom for weekly household dinners to share their ardour for meals, and dedication to household. Writer Maria Amparo Escandon joins the podcast to speak in regards to the narrative approach she makes use of within the novel: taking the reader by means of the dramatic 12 months that adjustments every character profoundly, month my month, and who in her personal life impressed the patriarch’s unsettling preoccupation with the climate. Escandon discusses writing the ebook in what just isn’t her native tongue, her love for Los Angeles, and what she calls “transcreation.” “L.A. Climate” is a New York Occasions Bestseller, a Reese’s E book Membership Decide, and named to the Greatest Books of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar. Impressed by the colourful story showcasing a Latino household that defies widespread fictional stereotypes, Margaret and Olivia focus on “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Ericka Sanchez’s “I Am Not Your Excellent Mexican Daughter.”

Christine Delight and Jo Piazza, We Are Not Like Them: When an unarmed Black teenager is shot by police whereas strolling dwelling from faculty, the grief and outrage ripples by means of town of Philadelphia within the novel “We Are Not Like Them.” The capturing requires adjustments in policing, revealing deep divisions amongst those that expertise systemic racism and those that deny it exists. For lifelong finest pals Jen and Riley, the capturing is a deeply private disaster that threatens to tear them aside for good. Christine Delight and Jo Piazza be a part of the podcast to speak about penning this deeply shifting ebook collectively, navigating their very own obstacles to brazenly discussing race, and the worth of exploring divisive points by means of the storytelling lens of friendship, forgiveness, and what it takes for 2 totally different individuals to take their shared historical past into the longer term. In a Second With Margaret: dialogue of different latest books that sort out race, together with Zakiya Dalila Harris’ “The Different Black Woman,” Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” and Emmanuel Acho’s “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Boy.” “We Are Not Like Them” is the primary novel Piazza and Delight co-authored as we speak. The ebook was revealed in October, 2021 by Atria Books.

Eric Rickstad, I Am Not Who You Assume I Am: Eric Rickstad is a New York Occasions and worldwide bestselling creator of novels together with “What Stays of Her” and “The Silent Ladies.” He joined the podcast to speak to Olivia about his newest darkish, psychological thriller, “I Am Not Who You Assume I Am.” It’s a story that begins in 1976, with a tragic act of violence witnessed by then 8-year-old Maynard, who just isn’t solely formed by the trauma and loss, however by the mounting strain of preserving a secret from that day he grows to remorse. The core of the story focuses on a teenage Maynard, satisfied he has a thriller to unravel, whereas navigating sophisticated teenage friendships and needs that drive him to carry new, even darker secrets and techniques. Rickstad talked in regards to the ebook’s distinctive narrative that begins with a letter from the police chief to the group, how his life in Vermont and love of the outside influences each what he writes and the best way he writes it, and displays on his early love of books and reminiscences of first becoming a member of a ebook membership the place he was the one boy. Margaret and Olivia focus on related, darkly affecting psychological thrillers involving youthful characters. Margaret recommends “The Chalk Man” by C.J. Tudor, and Olivia displays on Donna Tartt’s “The Secret Historical past.

Vera Kurian, By no means Noticed Me Coming: Seven psychopaths get pleasure from a free experience to a prestigious east coast faculty, in trade for being collaborating in a psychopathy research. What might go improper? For one, college students hold getting killed. One research participant, Chloe, isn’t at nervous for her security as a result of she considers herself the harmful one. Debut novelist Vera Kurian joins the podcast to speak about “By no means Noticed Me Coming,” and why readers discover her protagonist irresistible, despite her homicidal plotting and lack of empathy. Kurian discusses what it was like to realize the dream of publishing a novel throughout a worldwide pandemic, and in a Second with Margaret, Margaret Stewart recommends “56 Days” by Catherine Ryan Howard.

Emily Itami, Fault Strains: Emily Itami is a debut novelist who makes use of her experience as a journey author to move her readers to Tokyo in “Fault Strains.” The ebook focuses on Mizuki, a rich and delightful Tokyo spouse and mom, who’s profoundly bored. Her witty inner dialogue reveals there are cracks beneath the shiny floor which, just like the fault traces working by means of town, threaten to break or destroy. Emily joined the podcast from London to replicate on her expertise residing in Tokyo, the expectations girls face, and the way motherhood adjustments every part. Margaret discusses a latest novel she loved, “Heard It In a Love Music” by Tracey Garvis Graves.

Riley Sager, Survive The Night time: Followers of Riley Sager’s work know that he’s a grasp at delivering twist after twist in suspenseful thrillers like “House Earlier than Darkish,” “Lock Each Door,” and his newest, “Survive The Night time.” Sager joins the podcast to speak to Olivia in regards to the novel, its protagonist Charlie, and why the movie pupil fears she could be the Campus Killer’s subsequent sufferer. He set the ebook in 1991, the identical time that Sager was a school pupil, permitting him to reference his personal favourite music and films to carry the story and pressure to life. Sager talks about how post-pandemic readers could faucet into their very own emotions of being trapped as they journey alongside within the automobile subsequent to Josh, not understanding when or how the highway journey will finish, or who will survive the night time. Olivia admits to the creator that that is her first time studying his work—one other dependable advice from Margaret! In a Second with Margaret, they focus on the Spotify playlist (and film record!) the creator crafted as companions to his newest ebook. Margaret additionally recommends “Summer time of ‘69″ by Elin Hilderbrand, a special style, however a ebook that additionally faucets closely into music to set the scenes and the interval.

Lisa Jewell, The Night time She Disappeared: Halloween is creeping up and it’s time for some suspenseful reads, and nobody does it higher than Lisa Jewell. This time, Jewell takes us to a fancy boarding faculty within the English countryside the place many secrets and techniques lurk within the magnificence, in her newest thriller, The Night time She Disappeared. The creator joins the podcast to speak in regards to the ebook and tells Olivia the shocking method she approached the novel: starting with the setting and a “Dig Right here” signal, somewhat than a criminal offense or perhaps a character! She talks with Olivia about latest travels to Spain, getting her daughters to learn her books, and switching her ebook tour to digital. She additionally lends her opinion on who readers ought to and mustn’t inform, after they don’t love a ebook or a second in her books, trace: it’s NOT the creator! After the interview, Olivia and Margaret focus on their obsession with British accents, how charming Lisa is, and why Jewell’s catalogue is so price a deep dive, Halloween themes, and one other fan favourite Taylor Jenkins Reid and her newest novel, “Malibu Rising.”

Paula McLain, When The Stars Go Darkish: Bestselling creator of The Paris Spouse, Paula McLain, tackles a brand new style in her highly effective, emotionally-charged thriller, When The Stars Go Darkish. Following a private tragedy, Detective Anna Hart launches herself right into a lacking individuals investigation that takes her down a path proper into her personal painful previous, wrestling with what it means to be a girl, a mom, a sufferer, survivor, and savior. McLain joins the podcast to speak about crafting the layered thriller, and her painful private historical past that shapes this work of fiction, a ebook she feels she was destined to write down. She shares how and why she wove in components of true crime, the attract of setting the ebook within the Nineties, and her private expertise as a proficient cook dinner and mixologist— expertise she places to good use in her friendship with different writers. She talks about nature and the highly effective connection she feels within the outdoor, which is palpable on this novel. In a Second With Margaret, Margaret recommends Depart No Hint by Mindy Mejia and Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, which every have components to attraction to followers of When The Stars Go Darkish.

Jenn McKinlay, Wait For It: Jenn McKinlay is a prolific author who’s finest recognized for the Library Lover’s and Cupcake Bakery Mysteries. McKinlay is shortly constructing a loyal following for her girls’s fiction and romantic comedies, and her newest is “Await It.” When the protagonist, Annabelle, strikes from Boston to Phoenix, McKinlay brings readers a slice of life within the desert, a setting the creator calls dwelling. She talks about writing, the methods the pandemic cramped her fashion, baking, journey, and who’s the boss of her home (trace: not a human.) Her subsequent Library Lover’s ebook, “Killer Analysis” is offered November 2. A Second With Margaret: Margaret and Olivia focus on a number of different books with refined character connections or crossover characters in stand-alone books. Margaret recommends Roni Loren’s “Sure & I Love You” and “What If You & Me,” and Olivia remembers outdated favorites by Emily Giffin, together with “One thing Borrowed” and the enjoyable discovering easter eggs between books, like Jennifer Weiner’s “Large Summer time” and “That Summer time.”

Laura Lippman, Dream Woman: “Dream Woman” is NYT bestselling creator Laura Lippman’s newest suspenseful novel. Lippman calls it “a ebook lover’s ebook.” Instructed from the angle of an acclaimed novelist, Gerry Anderson, whose literary relevance was cemented with publication of a ebook known as “Dream Woman.” The story finds Gerry bed-ridden and remoted, recovering from bodily harm and the passing of his mom, when he begins receiving mysterious cellphone calls from his ebook’s fictional character. Is he shedding his thoughts? Or is somebody out to get Gerry, and if that’s the case, why? A contemporary take a look at life submit #MeToo from the angle of a person who could have a really unreliable tackle his personal previous. Lippman talks with Olivia in regards to the novel, a crossover from Tess Monaughan, her early days as a journalist, #MeToo, and her friendships with millennials. In a A Second With Margaret, Olivia and Margaret focus on revenge themes and Margaret shares why she recommends each Joshilyn Jackson’s “Mom Might I?” and S.A. Cosby’s “Razorblade Tears.

Allison Larkin, The Folks We Maintain: Allison Larkin’s novel The Folks We Maintain takes readers again to the early Nineties, with teenage April lives largely alone in a motorhome in a rundown city in rural New York. The Folks We Maintain is the coming-of-age story of a proficient younger girl who appears to all the time go without- with out a mother, usually with out a dad, with out alternative, with out understanding, with out stability, with out a lot of a security internet. Larkin joined the podcast to speak about about writing the story of a touring musician who spends life on the highway, a personality that first got here to thoughts fifteen years in the past. She shared the journey of the ebook, the work she put in to hone her personal musical expertise, and her ardour for encouraging different writers. In a Second with Margaret, Margaret and Olivia focus on how Instagram-worthy the attractive cowl of The Folks We Maintain is, and their affection for all issues 90s. Margaret recommends The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Olivia admits to having binged (and beloved) Freeform’s Merciless Summer time, additionally set within the 90s and streaming on Hulu.

Chandler Baker, The Husbands: In “The Husbands,” Chandler Baker takes readers to a suburban, Stepford-inspired, impossibly idyllic Texas group of Dynasty Ranch, which appears to supply Nora Spangler every part she wants. The New York Occasions bestselling creator of “The Whisper Community” joins the podcast to speak about her new novel, her profession as an legal professional that impressed the character, the sexism girls face within the company world, and the way she feels about her authorized colleagues studying her work. Margaret and Olivia speak about different novels that revolve round deliberate communities or notable neighbors, together with “The Therapist” by BA Paris and Megan Miranda’s “Such a Quiet Place.”

Kristin Harmel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars: As a former journalist, novelist Kristin Harmel absolutely embraces the analysis required to craft correct and immersive historic fiction. Harmel grew to become extra deeply immersed in World Conflict II Poland and the Jews who her protagonist, Yona, helps to cover and hold alive within the forest in opposition to the percentages. Alongside the best way, Harmel found that she is immediately descended from the Polish Jews. Sharing private and historic revelations, together with telling Olivia about founding Mates and Fiction, and the way she began an expert profession as a journalist as a teen, her ardour for writing is contagious. In a Second With Margaret, we focus on the Most Learn Books up to now on the Goodreads 2021 Studying Problem, together with “The Forest of Vanishing Stars” and our different favorites, “The Visitor Record” by Lucy Foley, and Rachel Hawkins’ “The Spouse Upstairs.”

Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Different Black Woman: One of the vital talked about books of 2021, Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel is a genre-bending, searing take a look at race, workplace politics, and the micro-aggressions that individuals of colour endure when working in a predominantly white trade. Harris’ “The Different Black Woman” is the story of Nella, a publishing assistant who’s used to being the one black voice within the room. When Hazel arrives, dynamics change dramatically, however under no circumstances in methods Nella would count on or need. A thriller that is stuffed with surprises, “The Different Black Woman” offers a dramatic take a look at how simply a younger skilled can lose her footing when she’s the goal of gaslighting. Harris talks to Olivia about writing a debut novel that earned a lot buzz, the Spotify playlist she crafted to accompany the ebook, and dealing on the difference for Hulu. Margaret and Olivia focus on different books they’ve not too long ago learn and beloved, together with “We Are the Brennans” by Tracy Lange, and “Fault Strains” by Emily Itami.

Lisa Taddeo, Animal: Witnessing a suicide of a married lover, whereas at dinner with one other married lover, is the second that sends Lisa Taddeo’s “Animal” narrator, Joan, out of New York and headed to California. A dive into grief, rage, and sexual energy, the novel is powerfully written and in moments deeply shifting and even disturbing. Taddeo reveals she’s removed from the darkly intense creator many count on is behind her work, shares how she juggled the novel whereas parenting her six-year-old, and the way the pandemic didn’t change her. Pay attention for the hilarious remark her daughter had for her at a book-signing, and what Olivia stated that Lisa jokingly known as “the nicest factor anybody has ever stated to me.” “Animal” is revealed by Avid Reader Press and has been optioned by MGM and Plan B Leisure. In a Second with Margaret, Margaret recommends two different novels with sophisticated characters: “Fairly Woman” by Karin Slaughter and Jodi Picoult’s “Spark of Gentle.”

Jennifer Deibel, A Dance in Donegal: Jennifer Deibel spent practically a decade residing in Eire and Austria, constructing a household and a deep love for all issues Irish. That zeal for the Emerald Isle and the Gaelic tongue continues to be with the Arizona schoolteacher, and fueled her ardour for writing her debut novel, “A Dance in Donegal” from Revell Books. Jennifer talks to Olivia about making a “good cuppa”, life within the desert as in comparison with a land of inexperienced, and the way she identifies together with her protagonist, Moira. “A Dance in Donegal” follows Moira from Boston to Eire in 1920, following by means of on her mom’s dying want for her daughter to show within the village the place she as soon as lived. There, Moira finds a lacking piece of herself, and discovers mysteries surrounding her household’s previous. In a Second With Margaret, they speak about books the place the setting is as necessary because the characters. Margaret recommends “The place the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, Olivia recommends Elena Ferrante’s “My Good Good friend.”

Sophia Benoit: Properly, That is Exhausting: Essays: Be trustworthy, it IS all exhausting! Over time, Sophia Benoit has sharpened her fierce wit as a method for survival: dealing in with life as a girl in a sexist world, discovering love within the age of apps, accepting your self even when society considers you fats, the push and pull of life as a baby of divorce… Benoit, a relationship and intercourse columnist discusses her assortment of essays with Olivia, reflecting on the worth of telling her unfiltered reality, and her hope that after readers snigger out loud (and possibly shed a tear or two) at Benoit’s expense, they’ll really feel rather less alone and exhausted. In a Second With Margaret, Margaret makes essentially the most of getting the Bustle recommendation columnist’s experience accessible and will get her helpful relationship recommendation (a can’t miss for anybody presently on the apps!)

Christina Baker Kline, The Exiles: Christina Baker Kline talks in regards to the analysis and writing of her highly effective work of historic fiction, THE EXILES. The novel tells the story of Evangeline, Hazel, and Matthina, three girls who should faucet into unimaginable resilience within the face of oppression and injustice. The setting is “the land past the seas,” Van Diemen’s Island, a penal colony established by the British, the place 25,000 British girls have been exiled, by the use of a former slave ship, The Medea. The ORPHAN TRAIN creator shares with Olivia the parallels with modern-day, and her curiosity in telling tales that target the facility of feminine friendship. She shares which well-known authors she’s pals with, and recommends mixing up a Darkish & Stormy for THE EXILES ebook membership night time. Margaret recommends two books she beloved this 12 months: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab, and GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey. Along with THE EXILES, Olivia recommends each novels by Brit Bennett, THE VANISHING HALF and THE MOTHERS.

Lauren Layne, To Sir, With Love: Are you able to fall in love with a stranger? Is something a thriller anymore? “To Sir, With Love” is a romantic comedy written by Lauren Layne who serves up a satisfying take a look at trendy love in Manhattan. Half “Love Is Blind” meets “You’ve Obtained Mail,” the novel’s protagonist Gracie Cooper is holding down the fort of her champagne store/ household enterprise, whereas falling for nameless stranger on a relationship app she solely is aware of as “sir.” Lauren talks to Olivia about delivering a feel-good story when readers want it essentially the most, and why her personal life in Manhattan is so necessary to her writing. For a reader who loves “To Sir, With Love” Margaret recommends different simple, breezy romantic comedies: “Sure & I Love You” by Roni Loren, “The Actual Deal” by Lauren Blakely, and two books by Katharine McGee, “American Royals” and “Majesty.” All pair properly with a calming glass of Cava.

Cameron Hamilton & Lauren Pace, Leap of Religion: Falling in love and getting engaged with out ever taking a look at one another? That’s the premise of the Netflix hit actuality present, Love Is Blind. The distinctive relationship present was an enormous hit and launched not solely a wedding however new careers for Lauren and Cameron. Followers comply with their video content material and now they’ll examine their relationship. Olivia talked with the duo about their ebook, “Leap of Religion” which is an element memoir, but in addition a helpful information for {couples} navigating new dynamics, who will take inspiration from the acquainted pair as position fashions in methods to outline their paths as a pair. Olivia & Margaret each LOVE actuality TV as a lot as they love their books, so that they chat about different pleasing reads from Tan France, Andy Cohen, Jonathan Van Ness, Margaret Josephs and Stassi Schroeder.

Ashley Audrain, The Push: Even the informal reader who glanced on the lists of the Greatest Books of 2021, or Most Anticipated Fiction of ‘21 knew of THE PUSH. Ashley Audrain’s debut novel explores a girls’s best fears about motherhood by means of the suspenseful, gripping story of Blythe and her daughter, Violet. She talks with Olivia about how her skilled expertise as a literary publicist each formed and shook her as a author, and the moments when she deleted practically ¾ of her manuscript. She additionally previews her second novel, THE WHISPERS. Margaret and Olivia focus on different extremely hyped debuts and their follow-up novels from Gillian Flynn, Kevin Kwan, Alex Michaelides.

Steven Rowley, The Guncle: In the event you didn’t already know what a guncle is, the character of Patrick in Steven Rowley’s “The Guncle” is right here to assist. Because the Palm Springs dwelling, mimosa loving, sitcom superstar homosexual uncle to Maisie and Grant, Patrick opens his coronary heart and his dwelling to the children in a time of disaster. Olivia talks with the creator of “Lily and the Octopus” and “The Editor” about this heartfelt and humorous novel of grief, progress, and discovering the individuals you want proper on the proper time. Margaret shares some favourite novels that uniquely contact on grief: “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward, “The Weekend Marriage ceremony Assistant” by Rachel Gladstone, and “Lengthy Vivid River” by Liz Moore.

Bookseller turned Greatest Vendor T.J. Newman: T.J. Newman’s life adjustments dramatically this summer time. The creator is a former indie bookstore bookseller, turned flight attendant, turned novelist. “Falling” is already a bestseller within the UK and is poised for an enormous launch at dwelling July seventh. Overcoming dozens of rejections from literary brokers to get right here, Newman’s suspenseful story of a kidnapping plot focusing on the household of an airline pilot in the end landed her seven-figure offers for the ebook, and the film rights. She talks to Olivia in regards to the failures that paved the best way, and why her mom has earned the correct to say “I advised you so” ceaselessly. In a Second With Margaret, T.J. joins Margaret and Olivia to speak about their love for native bookstores and libraries, and new choices for audiobooks.

Dr. Amy Shah, I’m So Effing Drained: In I’m So Effing Drained, wellness skilled Dr. Amy Shah tackles what we’re doing that’s making us really feel fatigued, outlining a plan for readers to implement adjustments that can create an vitality surge. From what you eat, to if you eat, to managing stress, Dr. Shah talks to Olivia in regards to the vitality trifecta, and the private second that led her to make a change. From surviving shift work to evaluating what, and generally who, to let go of, that is an eye-opening chat that can make listeners need to dig deeper into her ebook. Margaret recommends a piece of fiction that focuses on exhausted mothers known as “Completely satisfied & You Know It” by Laura Hankin, and admits to what’s making her personally exhausted (late nights with Love Island UK.)

JoJo Moyes, The Giver of Stars: For thus many fiction readers, JoJo Moyes is a family title. The British novelist and screenwriter talked to Olivia and Margaret in regards to the analysis that went into her newest novel, “The Giver of Stars.” The ebook is now in paperback, and to write down it, the British novelist made quite a few journeys to America’s heartland for analysis. She shares why it was necessary to experience horses in rural Kentucky (combining two of her passions), and a few of the wild information headlines that helped her craft Alice, Marjery and the opposite Pack Horse Librarians. Moyes previews her subsequent ebook that’s headed to the display screen, the trilogy that made her well-known, and why readers as we speak are making earlier releases best-sellers once more. Impressed by Moyes and the Pack Horse Librarians, Olivia and Margaret focus on different novels that includes librarians. For these into suspense, Margaret recommends “All of the Devils are Right here” by Louise Penny. A novel with a darkish and mysterious community of ladies, there’s “The Misplaced Apothecary” by Sarah Penner. Olivia and Margaret additionally point out standard books “The Time Traveler’s Spouse” by Audrey Niffenegger, and a kids’s basic: “Matilda” by Roald Dahl. For individuals who haven’t learn Sally Hepworth’s “The Good Sister,” Olivia suggests now’s the time, as one of many predominant characters is as a librarian! Olivia talked to Hepworth about this novel in Episode 5 of the podcast.

Dr. Kevin Leman, 8 Secrets and techniques to Elevating Profitable Children: Greatest-selling creator (extra instances than even he can depend with certainty,) Dr. Kevin Leman possible wrote a ebook on any concern in your loved ones you’d like to deal with and enhance. From parenting, to romantic intimacy, to his theories on beginning order that also have individuals speaking a long time later, Dr. Leman is a deep nicely of widespread sense who delivers hilarious reality bombs in a method solely he can. Leman talks to Olivia about his latest ebook, “8 Secrets and techniques to Elevating Profitable Children,” why mother is essentially the most influential determine in her son’s life, and why placing away the toaster is his secret to a cheerful marriage. In “A Second with Margaret”: Olivia & Margaret focus on self-help titles that resonate with them. They focus on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, “Extra Than Sufficient” by Elaine Welteroth, and “Give Them Lala” by Lala Kent.

Katherine Heart, Issues You Save in a Hearth: Katherine Heart is all in regards to the pleasure, writing characters and tales that pull at your coronary heart. The creator of “What You Want For”, she talks to Olivia about “Issues You Save in a Hearth,” now in paperback. The bubbling artist shares the place she goes to fulfill writing deadlines, the enjoyable she has together with her e-newsletter, how she researched life as a firefighter, and Olivia discovers she and Katherine have Duran Duran and Frances Hodgson Burnett in widespread! Go to to buy her books and swag. In A Second With Margaret, Olivia and Margaret focus on three different books that spotlight trailblazing girls or an sudden office romance: CJ Tudor’s “The Burning Ladies,” “The Ex Speak” by Rachel Lynn Solomon, and “Madame Tussaud” by Michelle Moran.

Sally Hepworth: The Good Sister: When Sally Hepworth’s “The Good Sister” was launched in April, it grew to become an on the spot New York Occasions bestseller. Out there now in paperback, this suspenseful thriller about twin sisters Fern and Rose is summer time escape at its best (be warned, it’s possible you’ll chew your nails.) Sally spoke with Olivia about crafting the twin narratives, how organically the character of Fern got here to the story, the a part of her writing course of that’s like “a dagger to the guts” for different writers, and self-expression by means of trend. “The Good Sister” is revealed by St. Martin’s Press. In A Second with Margaret, Margaret shares which thrillers she’ll be studying this summer time from authors she’s loved prior to now: “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides, “Survive the Night time” by Riley Sager, and “The Excellent Household” by Robyn Harding. These books are launched in June, July, and August, respectively.

Samantha Ettus: The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction: Harvard MBA, CEO, and bestselling creator Samantha Ettus shares with Olivia her secrets and techniques to constructing a thriving private {and professional} life, as outlined in her ebook, “The Pie Life.” She tells Olivia about her methods for benefiting from dwelling life, what shouldn’t be talked about at work (from the CEO’s perspective), and the true price for ladies who step out of the workforce. Samantha is like the very best buddy you all the time wished, prepared with supportive, sensible recommendation you’ll need to share with pals.Margaret and Olivia speak about different books with life classes they’d suggest.

Jennifer Weiner, That Summer time: The queen of the seaside learn returns with That Summer time. Novelist Jennifer Weiner talks to Olivia about writing girls’s tales by means of the lens of the #MeToo motion. She shares about life on Cape Cod, why Beatrice is considered one of her favourite characters but, and the significance of physique picture in her writing. When considering of how she fell in love with studying, she shares how an essay by Nora Ephron could have modified her life. Margaret shares her seaside learn suggestions: Sally Thorne’s The Hating Sport, and Libby Hubscher’s Meet Me in Paradise.

Kristin Hannah, The 4 Winds: Olivia interviews Kristin Hannah, No. 1 New York Occasions Bestselling creator. Hannah reveals why she makes us “ugly cry” and shares two stunning surprises about adjustments she made to each The 4 Winds and The Nightingale. She additionally shares the ebook sequence that hooked her on studying. Olivia and Margaret every suggest a ebook and film assured to make you ugly cry. For Olivia, the ebook is When Breath Turns into Air, by Paul Kalanithi and the film Stepmom. Margaret’s make-up will run watching Metal Magnolias and studying Me Earlier than You by JoJo Moyes.

Donna Freitas, The 9 Lives of Rose Napolitano: Olivia interviews Donna Freitas about her grownup fiction debut a couple of girl who doesn’t need kids, and all of the challenges that encompass her alternative. Donna talks about her relationship together with her mom, private moments that make their method into this ebook, and why switching genres left some with a humorous misunderstanding of her work. Olivia and Margaret focus on different “what if” tales. Margaret recommends The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, Two Lives of Lydia Chook by Josie Silver, and Darkish Matter by Blake Crouch.

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