Author Interview – F.M. Meredith

Today we are joined by F.M. Meredith, (also known as Marilyn Meredith) author of “Smell of Death,” reviewed yesterday. F.M., we’re so glad you could be here. You write the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, of which “Smell of Death” is the fourth installment. What are the titles of your other books, and can you give us a brief synopsis of each? “Final Respects” is the first in the series, and it focuses on Doug Milligan and his best friend Al Bertalone. Both men are good policemen. The big difference between the two is their wives. Doug’s wife hates the fact … Continue reading

Author Interview – Sandra Worth

Today we are joined by Sandra Worth, the author of the book I reviewed this morning, “Lady of the Roses.” Sandra, thank you for joining us here on I’m impressed with the amount of research that went into this book. Where did you find your information, and how do you keep it all organized? Thank you, Tristi. I read everything I can get my hands on –biographies, historical texts of the period, articles—whatever is available at university libraries, by purchase, and online. As a result, I have quite a library now, and no more shelf space! Being historical fiction, … Continue reading

Author Interview – Camille Marchetta on Writing for Television

Thank you for joining us for part two of our conversation with Camille Marchetta, author of “The River, By Moonlight.” If you missed part one, click here. Camille, you wrote for television before you became a novelist. Can you tell us a little about that? For almost as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. And because I grew up loving films and television almost as much as books, it never occurred to me to choose one over the other. In fact, in England where I worked as an agent for a while, writers pretty much … Continue reading

Author Interview – Camille Marchetta

Today we are joined by author Camille Marchetta, who wrote the book “The River, By Moonlight.” I enjoyed the book and am glad to bring you this interview. Camille, thank you for joining us. Your book is set right at the start of World War I. What interested you in writing a book about this era? It’s always been a period that interested me, because of Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” I suppose, and Ford Maddox Ford’s “Parade’s End” Trilogy, and Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front,” books I read at an impressionable age. But, more to the point, … Continue reading

Week in Review – Media

What a week we had in Media Reviews! Keep reading for a great new interview series on bloggers, children’s picture books, podcasts, parenting advice, and lots of great fiction! Lauri shared a classic children’s story, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Read about the unique illustrations in this fun story that won the Caldecott award in 1963. Tristi interviewed Camille Marchetta on Writing for Television. Read what she has to say on co-authoring and the differences in script writing and writing novels. In Read Books for Charity!, Tristi explains a new promotion from Harlequin books. If you love … Continue reading

The White Bedouin – George Potter

LDS novel “The White Bedouin” is the story of Jake Sorensen, a writer who travels to Saudi Arabia to intern at a magazine. When he arrives, he hears stories of the Empty Quarter, a land full of death and danger, where no man with any brains would dare enter. However, there is one who wanders freely through that land. He is known only as the White Bedouin,” and somehow he survives in that harsh land when no one else can. Curious and intrigued, Jake decides to investigate for a story. We also follow the story of Stephen Markham, circa 1936, … Continue reading