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Archives - April 2021

Elizabeth Brundage is the author of five novels, including the literary thrillers ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR (the basis for the new Netflix film Things Heard & Seen) and THE VANISHING POINT, which releases on May 18th. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Elizabeth reflects on the two people in her life who helped influence her to become a writer by nurturing her creative soul at a very young age. As she points out in her wonderful blog post, “Both my mother and my grandmother instilled in me the importance of reading and sharing stories --- funny ones, sad ones, tales of woe and struggle. Because, from the beginning of time, storytelling is how we learn about who we are.”  
Lea Geller, recipient of the 2019 Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College, is the author of two novels: TROPHY LIFE and her latest, THE TRUTH AND OTHER HIDDEN THINGS, which is about one woman’s secret life, the stories she tells, and the thrill and notoriety of being noticed. When her two sons were younger, Lea would read to them at night to ensure that they would get into their beds and cause as little trouble as possible. However, when it came time to read them A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Ernst Gombrich (a book that she highly recommends), the reaction she got from her boys wasn’t quite what she had hoped for or expected, as she explains in her hilarious blog post.
We are kicking off this year’s Mother’s Day Author Blog series with Laura Munson, the New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of the novel WILLA’S GROVE (which recently released in paperback) and the memoir THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS. Laura hasn’t been able to see her mother, Virginia, in over a year due to the pandemic, but they talk on the phone all the time. She loves hearing Virginia reminisce about her childhood and tell stories about her mother, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. These memories have helped strengthen the bond that Laura has with her mother, especially during these tough times, and have made her feel closer to other members of her family, many of whom she never had a chance to meet.