Author Interview - Irene Wittig!


Get to know Irene Wittig and her new book, The Best Thing About Bennett - here !    Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published books.  My name is Irene Wittig. I was born in Rome, lived in Argentina and Austria before arriving in the US when I was seven. I grew up in New York, went to the High School of Music and Art and City College. I was in Germany on a Fulbright, later lived in Italy for almost five years, and much later Switzerland for six. My husband and now live in Arlington, Va. We have two children and four grandchildren. I have described my books in some of the following questions.  Tell us about the genre you like to write and how it is similar/different from other women fiction genres?   I like to create characters one cares about. These can fall into different genres. In THE BEST THING ABOUT BENNETT I wanted to write about someone who had to overcome loneliness and self-doubts to find purpose and love. In my historical novel ALL THAT LINGERS, my goal was to…

Author Interview: Susan Reinhardt!


Meet best selling author and humorist, Susan Reinhardt and get her book Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle - Winner of Best Regional Fiction and a Number One Amazon Bestseller! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I always loved writing, and in high school, wrote a play with my best friend. When it was time to go to college, I decided to study nursing instead of journalism and worked for a couple of years as a nurse’s assistance: Queen of the bedpan and Princess of enemas and changing Depends. Though I loved the patients, writing was my truest love so I changed majors and ended up with a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. For nearly thirty years (yes, I’m an OLD hen), I worked as a columnist and feature writer. And while I worked, married, and had kids, I also penned a few non-fiction humor books⸺Not Tonight Honey: Wait Til I’m a Size Six⸺and others. My debut novel, Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle came out in 2013 from a traditional …

Author Interview: Jenn Bouchard!


Meet Jenn Bouchard and get her debut novel FIRST COURSE to be released on 6/21/21!  FIRST COURSE is set in coastal Maine, making it an ideal book to kick off summer. There is food... lots of food. The main character Janie is an incredible cook, and her delicious creations serve as a connection for the Whitman family as they deal with a tragic accident, infidelity, and a host of other issues. Reminiscent of Nora Ephron's classic HEARTBURN, FIRST COURSE is about family dynamics, life's second acts, and savoring a delicious antipasto, with plenty of humor and love. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I live in the Boston suburbs with my husband; we met when we were undergraduate students at Bates College in Maine. We have a 14-year-old and a 10-year-old. Both kids play competitive sports, so we are on the run most of the time. I am an avid cook and enthusiastic Red Sox fan. I started contemplating writing a novel about 7 years ago, when I had just …

Tamara Dever’s Ultimate Mix Tape Is a Rock ’n’ Roll Trivia Book Treasure!


Hey Henlit Readers! We all know that the last year has been anything but righteous and that every sane person is, like, nostalgic to the max. So you’ve watched both seasons of   Stranger Things , the entire   Back to the Future   franchise, and every John Hughes movie ever made. Now what?   Unwind – no REWIND! Jump in your Fast Car, cruise down Thunder Road, and Escape with Tamara Dever’s  Ultimate Mix Tape Music Quiz Book , a rock’n’roll party in a book! You probably already have Don’t Stand So Close to Me and Alone running through your head. Now it’s time to put your knowledge of ’70s and ’80s music to the test with over 1,000 trivia questions in a whopping 17 different categories.   “How Will I Know that I’ll love this book,” you ask? Check out a few trivia categories and a question or two.   Who’s that Girl?  Name the girl in the song, the song’s title, and the singer or band.   A. Released in 1983 B. She never lets the singer down, especially at night. C. She makes you feel nice.…

Author Interview: D'yan Forest


Well, here's something fun! Meet D'yan Forest and get to know a bit about in her memoir I Did It My Ways: An 86-Year-Old Standup Comedian’s Lifelong Journey from Prudish Bostonian to Scandalous Parisienne, and Beyond….   Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I’m an 86-year-old stand-up comedian, cabaret artist and singer. Prior to COVID, I worked as an entertainer in Paris and New York City. My book, I DID IT MY WAYS, is an autobiography that covers my life from age 0 to 86. It’s a fun book and quick read. The book description sums up the book pretty well. “This joyful and humorous memoir is one nice Jewish girl’s journey from innocent music student to educated, bilingual, worldly entertainer. As a child in Boston during World War 2, she grew a victory garden while also witnessing American antisemitism of the forties and fifties. Shortly after graduating from college, she discovered she wasn’t “wife” material. Unfortunately, she was married when she…

Author Interview: Sarahlyn Bruck


Get to know Sarahlyn Bruck and her second novel  Daytime Drama   -  Released March 2 2021!  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). Sure! I write novels and teach English full-time at a local community college. My husband, daughter, and I live in Philadelphia. My first book, Designer You, came out in 2018. And my second, Daytime Drama, releases on March 2, 2021. Tell us about the genre you like to write, and how is it similar / different from other women fiction genres? Both my books are firmly set in the contemporary women’s fiction genre. They are each centered on a woman’s emotional journey, which is what makes women’s fiction unique and special. Within the genre, my interests as an author tend to gravitate toward topics like changing family dynamics and the ways women can reinvent themselves when life takes an unexpected sharp turn. What are some of the biggest challenges authors of older protagonists face today? I think there’s a misconception that charac…

Author Interview: Cari Scribner


Funny, sexy, and a bit steamy, A Girl Like You (Feb. 9th 2021) is both author Cari Scribner's debut as well as the debut publication for new press Circuit Breaker Books . A Girl Like You chronicles the dating misadventures of 50-something, recently divorced, Jessica. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I was born, raised and went to college in upstate NY. I have a bachelor’s in journalism with a writing minor. I’ve always known I was a creative writer. When I was 5 years old, I composed commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, which was a big thing back then. I wrote a YA novel 10 years ago that was shopped around by an agent but never found a home – it wasn’t about the supernatural. AGLY is my debut women’s fiction novel. It chronicles a year in the life of newly-divorced Jessica Gabriel, 53, and her kids Madison Gabriel, 25, and Ian Gabriel, 21, all of whom are single and dating – or attempting to date. I wrote the novel to encompass equal …