Teri Knight’s guest today is Samantha Downing. She hits a homerun with her debut novel, “My Lovely Wife”. It will grip you from the get-go. It’s a disturbing tale of middle class marriage boredom and one couple’s way to find that spark, will keep you up later than your bedtime! The conversations in the book are dead-on natural — dinner with the kids each evening, working their jobs and moving easily into discussing the ways in which they will find their next victim. The narrator of the book is the husband, whose name we never hear. The family appears as your average 2 children suburban couple. A movie is already being considered!
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Her new release UNDER MY SKIN is named one of the most anticipated and top thrillers this Fall. And she’s Teri Knight’s guest today on 15 with the Author. It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband was murdered. In the aftermath, Poppy spirals into grief with pills and disappears. Reappearing with no memory of what happened but nightmares haunt her. What if the nightmares are actually memories? Lisa talks about how she developed the character, Poppy; her research into nightmares and her process of writing Under My Skin.
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is out with her newest novel, “Good Luck with That”. In it, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. The book is about three friends who meet as teenagers at weight loss camp. They make a list of the things that they’ll do when they’re skinny. Some of them silly, some of them profound. Two of the friends remain close into adulthood, while the other moves away. At 35 years old, she calls them to say she’s very sick, she’s dying from complications of obesity. Kristan shares a number of personal observations on how large people think of themselves and how all of us treat those who are obese. kristanhiggins.com
Teri Knight talks with Michelle Gable, the bestselling author of “A Paris Apartment” and “I’ll See You in Paris”. In her latest, THE BOOK OF SUMMER, Michelle uses the faded pages of a guest book to transport readers back in time and introduce them to the inhabitants of Cliff House, a century-old summer home that’s, quite literally, falling into the ocean. It follows the stories of four women of Cliff House from the eve of WWII to present day. The Book of Summer was also inspired by real life events. The erosion of ocean-side bluffs and the inevitable loss of grand homes. michellegable.com
“A ferociously intelligent and intensely gripping portrait of the expatriate community in Kabul—the idealists, mercenaries, aid workers and journalists. Brilliant”. Those are the words of just one of the many reviewers of “Into the Sun” by Deni Ellis Bechard, In America, we really don’t understand what that world is – but “Into the Sun” shines a light. While it IS fiction – Deni spent nearly eight months living in Kabul and has traveled all over the world as a journalist. He talks about the perception of war brought to American audiences through media and social media. denibechard.com
Deni Ellis Béchard has since lived throughout North America and spent years abroad, in more than sixty countries . He has reported from India, Colombia, the Congo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Click below to listen to the full interview: