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Sonali Dev | Exclusive Interview: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
Author Guest / May 10, 2019

Thanks so much for chatting with us today! Can you tell us a bit about your new novel, Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors?      Thanks so much for having me! Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors is a gender swapped reimagining of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, where she’s the Mr. Darcy and he’s the Lizzie Bennet. It launches a new series about the Rajes, an Indian American family descended from royalty (think the Indian Kennedys) who have built their lives in San Francisco. It’s the story of two strangers from completely different worlds that explores cultural assimilation, identity, and the meaning of the word home. Dr. Trisha Raje is an accomplished brain surgeon, working on the forefront of cutting edge medicine in her field, and yet, her family’s perception of her is still her biggest weakness. How did Trisha’s need for her family’s acceptance change throughout the novel? I believe that for all of us, our need to be accepted by those who make up our world follows our journey of self acceptance. How much you care about what those around you think of you is directly proportional to how much you accept yourself for who you are….

Dacia M Arnold | Author-Reader Match: APPARENT POWER
Author Guest / May 10, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Dacia M Arnold!  Writes: Dystopian Mom Fiction. In Apparent Power, Sparks fly in a mother’s journey to pick up the pieces after devastation. Because saving the world without a kid on your leg is just child’s play. Does she save her family? Or humanity? Thirty-something contemporary science fiction author seeks closet readers of YA dystopian who enjoy the high-action and high-stakes of titles like Divergent and Hunger Games, but desperately want a heroine who understands the struggles of motherhood. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Their idea of a perfect date includes an overnight babysitter (they exist), and silence found in a nice hotel with a Jacuzzi tub, paperback or e-reader, candles, and wine. Did I mention silence? Loves to read strong, relatable female characters with morals and reverence for marriage Likes action-packed adventures of a mother doing everything she can to keep her family safe Has parental guilt every single time they leave their children for any reason,…

Robin Jones Gunn | BECOMING US
Author Guest / May 10, 2019

Becoming Us is the 101st book by bestselling, Christy award-winning author Robin Jones Gunn. Her repertoire includes picture books, non-fiction, gift books, anthologies, a memoir, devotionals, co-authored works, and 48 novels. You’ll find an exclusive list of all her novels below. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii where she is currently writing the next book in the Haven Makers Series. Dear Beautiful Readers, I’d like to tell you a story. My birthday was a few weeks ago and two of my friends took me to get pedicures. As we were selecting our nail color, a woman came over and asked, “Are you Robin? The writer?” I nodded and she said, “You have to meet my mother.” I shook hands with a lovely woman who looked a bit older than me. The daughter explained to her that I was the author of the book, Finding Father Christmas, which was made into a Hallmark movie by the same title. She kept my hand in hers and started tearing up as she said, “Your movie changed my life.” I admit that I love Hallmark movies as much as anyone but I wasn’t sure how a heartwarming Hallmark Christmas movie could change her…