QUEENIE’S PLACE: An Interview with Toni Morgan

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Toni Morgan (Photo courtesy Toni Morgan, Author/Facebook)

Toni Morgan is an artist and author of six novels, including Queenie’s Place, the compelling story of a military family who is reassigned from California to North Carolina during the 1970s, only to find themselves at odds with practically everyone. We are so delighted she can stop by and chat with us today, and we hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! –J&H

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TO THE DARK: An Interview with Chris Nickson

On the streets of Leeds, payback can be brutal. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love a chilling mystery populated with carefully crafted characters who leap off the page and settings that are so tangibly described it feels as if I have walked the city streets along with the novel’s protagonist. That is exactly what Chris Nickson’s latest thriller, To the Dark, is like. Atmospheric and dangerous, malice seems to emanate from every page of this new Simon Westow tale as the beloved thief-taker and his protégé, Jane, strive to solve a perplexing mystery before they are implicated in the crime. We hope you enjoy our exclusive interview with the author! —J&H

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THE SKY WORSHIPERS: An Interview with F.M. Deemyad

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F.M. Deemyad looks beyond the majestic landscape toward the history of Mongolia in The Sky Worshipers. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Ghengis Khan was the founder of one of the largest dynasties in history, the Mongul Empire, which united many of the nomadic tribes in Northeast Asia during the 13th century. Now, debut author F.M. Deemyad has courageously dared to retell his epic story in her new novel, The Sky Worshipers, and she is here with us today.

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RHAPSODY: Six Questions for Mitchell James Kaplan [INTERVIEW]

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Mitchell James Kaplan brings George Gershwin and the jazz age to dazzling life in Rhapsody. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Few musicians left as indelible a mark on the great American songbook as George Gershwin. But it was his epic masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, that made him an icon. From the first moment audiences heard the score’s opening wail, it was clear there were few musicians as adventurous or brilliant as Gershwin. Yet as with every artist, there is much more to his story than just his music. Now novelist Mitchell James Kaplan pulls back the curtain on the famed pianist’s fabled career in the forthcoming novel, Rhapsody, a book that is both vividly written and utterly compelling, and truly worthy of becoming our first Diamond Reviewed title for 2021. It shines a light not only on Gershwin’s discography, but also on his decade-long romance with another pianist, Kay Swift. We loved the book so much we couldn’t wait to sit down with Mitchell James Kaplan for this exclusive interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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THE CANTERBURY MURDERS: 7 Questions for E.M. Powell [INTERVIEW]

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Timeless Canterbury has seen everything… even murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Sherlock and Watson. Poirot and Hastings. Dean and Sam. The list goes on and on. When you stop to think about it, we love sleuthing duos! So when E.M. Powell’s medieval detectives, Stanton and Barling, appeared on the scene in 2018, it is no wonder they quickly became reader favorites. They are the epitome of an unlikely pairing, and yet they are absolutely perfect for one another. It’s the reason we get all excited every time we find out there’s a new book coming out in this beloved series. Now we’re thrilled to tell you the third book in their story, The Canterbury Murders, is now available. To tell us more about it, we invited E.M. Powell herself to come by and dish on their latest adventure. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H

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