Authors Love Bookstores, Part 2

I’m back with more of those CAN’T MISS interviews with writers and booksellers that run each week on A Mighty Blaze. (Missed my previous post about this? Here’s the link where you can see my interviews with Judy Blume, Ann Patchett, Lily King, Janet Fitch, and Marjan Kamali.)

As a quick reminder, A Mighty Blaze is a volunteer effort of writers and creatives who love books and storytelling and authors and bookstores. We work to bring attention to these essential parts of our culture, during COVID-19 and beyond. Authors Love Bookstores is a weekly Facebook Live program, highlighting indie bookstores across the US and Canada and the authors who love these stores.

MARISA DE LOS SANTOS! Marisa’s warmth comes shining through on this interview. Bookstore featured: Hockessin BookShelf, Hockessin, DE

JENNA BLUM! Jenna is a co-founder of A Mighty Blaze. She’s a dazzling light, a remarkable teacher, and a must-read author. Featured bookstore: An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA

MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON! I can’t stop thinking about Margaret’s novels, A KIND OF FREEDOM and THE REVISIONERS. They’re the kind of stories that get in under your skin and stay with you always. Featured bookstore: A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA

CARTER SICKELS! Carter’s novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR, has received so much buzz–deservedly so. It’s a must-read. Featured bookstore: Downbound Books, Cincinnati, Ohio

REBECCA MAKKAI! We lost Rebecca mid-way through the interview (damn those technical difficulties!), but she rallied and came right back, making for some good live entertainment. Featured bookstore: Madison Street Books, Chicago, IL

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