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Author Talk: Jamie Ford, author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

Aug 4, 2022

Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, returns with his highly anticipated new novel, THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY. This powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations is this month’s “Read with Jenna” Today Show Book Club pick. In this interview, Ford explains what epigenetics is and why he decided to write a love story that revolves around it. He also discusses what fascinated him about the true story of Afong Moy, how he managed the personalities of the various female characters who span several generations, the challenges he faced in writing about the future, and what’s next for him.

Interview: Ron Shelton, author of The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit

Jul 21, 2022

Ron Shelton, the award-winning screenwriter and director of the cult classic Bull Durham, has penned THE CHURCH OF BASEBALL, an entertaining behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film, as well as an insightful primer on the art and business of moviemaking. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, Shelton talks about the surprising popularity of Bull Durham, how the miraculous casting of Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy came about, a few of his favorite baseball movies, and which film he would like to see get the CHURCH OF BASEBALL treatment.

Interview: Joshua Moehling, author of And There He Kept Her

Jun 22, 2022

When two teenagers break into a house on a remote lake in search of prescription drugs, what starts as a simple burglary turns into a nightmare for all involved. That’s the intriguing premise of Joshua Moehling’s debut novel, AND THERE HE KEPT HER, a thrilling page-turner that introduces readers to a complicated new hero and forces us to consider the true nature of evil. In this interview conducted by Bookreporter reviewer Ray Palen, Moehling talks about his inspiration for the book, his decision to set the story in a small town, some of his favorite mystery/thriller authors, and his future writing plans.

Interview: Richard O'Rawe, author of Goering's Gold: A Ructions O'Hare Novel

Jun 2, 2022

Richard O’Rawe follows up his debut novel, NORTHERN HEIST, with the newly released GOERING’S GOLD. Based on one of history's greatest unsolved heists, this thrilling sequel pits ex-IRA soldier Ructions O'Hare against the IRA, Interpol and neo-Nazis. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, O’Rawe talks about his decision to make Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering the subject of his second book, why it’s so important to have patience during the writing process, and who he would like to see play Ructions in a potential film or television adaptation of GOERING’S GOLD.

Interview: Jeffrey Siger, author of One Last Chance: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Apr 14, 2022

ONE LAST CHANCE is the 12th installment in Jeffrey Siger’s mystery series starring Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis. It’s set upon the mountainous rugged Greek island of Ikaria, against its storied past of exploitation, exiles and lives spent in hiding from conquerors, slavers and pirates, and its current worldwide reputation for the longevity of its people. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, Siger explains why he chose Ikaria as the setting for his latest book, names the one character whose development throughout the course of the series has been the most unexpected for him, and discusses his latest project, which is a huge departure from his Kaldis novels.