Authors Love Bookstores, presented by A Mighty Blaze

In a previous post, I shared the news that I’ve joined the team at A Mighty Blaze, 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.

I co-host and co-produce Authors Love Bookstores, a weekly Facebook Live program. Our goal is to highlight indie bookstores across the US and Canada, to tell you what makes them so special and what you can do to support their continued survival. We do this by speaking with booksellers and with the authors who love and appreciate their stores.

Now, all of our interviews are available on YouTube, making these wonderful conversations with writers and booksellers even more accessible.

Want to see the impressive and awe-inspiring roundup of award-winning and bestselling authors I’ve have the honor of talking with? I’m highlight these five today on the blog, with more to come…

JUDY BLUME! Yes, yes, yes. I can’t believe it either. She’s amazing. Bookstore featured: Books & Books @ The Studios, Key West, FL

ANN PATCHETT! One of my favorite authors. EVER. This interview has dogs, hula hoops, and books (of course). Bookstore featured: Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

JANET FITCH! This was my first Authors Love Bookstores interview, and she was so lovely. I still remember the first time I read WHITE OLEANDER… what a book. Bookstore featured: Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

LILY KING! Her new novel, WRITERS & LOVERS, is one of my favorite reads of 2020. Bookstore featured: Print: A Bookstore, Portland, Maine

MARJAN KAMALI! I loved talking with Marjan about her must-read books, TOGETHER TEA and THE STATIONERY SHOP. Bookstore featured: Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

Learn more about A Mighty Blaze here. Follow us on Facebook to watch Authors Love Bookstores interviews live!