Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory for conversation about her new book, ROYAL HOLIDAY.
Jasmine Guillory is the author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party and Royal Holiday. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Oprah Magazine.com, and Shondaland.com. She lives in Oakland, California.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly for conversation about her new book, THE LOST ROSES, the prequel to her superstar bestseller THE LILAC GIRLS. On the show, good friends Sarah and Martha discuss her work but also the annual Bookmarks Festival for which Martha was visiting Winston-Salem.
Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls released on April 5, 2016. A New England native, became captivated with the story of fellow Connecticut resident Caroline Ferriday’s fight to help the fifty Polish survivors of Ravensbruck known as “The Rabbits.” The search for the true story took Martha across the globe, to Caroline’s three archives in Connecticut, Washington D.C. and Nanterre, France. Kelly is the mother of three. She now lives in Connecticut with her husband Michael.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott for conversation about her new book, THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK, a nonfiction account of infamous Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus.
Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author ofSIN IN THE SECOND CITY, AMERICAN ROSE, and LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY. She has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications. THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK, is an Indie Next pick, an Amazon best book of August, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly as a top fall history read, calling it“ a real-life page turner that will appeal to fans of Erik Larson.” And the Wall Street Journal said THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK is “vibrant and enormously readable,” and names Abbott “one of the masters of the art” of narrative nonfiction.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Jean Kwok for conversation about her new book, Searching for Sylvie Lee, an immigrant mystery novel and Jenna Bush Hagar’s June 2019 Book Club Pick for the Today Show.
Jean immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood while living in an unheated, roach-infested apartment. In between her undergraduate degree at Harvard and MFA in fiction at Columbia, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer. Her beloved brother Kwan passed away in a tragic plane accident and was the inspiration behind Searching for Sylvie Lee. Jean is trilingual, fluent in Dutch, Chinese and English, and studied Latin for seven years. She lives in the Netherlands with her husband, two sons and four cats.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes bestselling author Elizabeth Cobbs for conversation about her new book, The Tubman Command, a historical novel inspired by the life of Underground Railroad hero, Harriet Tubman.
Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University, and now teaches history at Texas A&M University. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes bestselling author John Burnham Schwartz for a fascinating conversation about his new book, The Red Daughter, a historical novel inspired by the life of Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva.
Schwartzis the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest Corner, The Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for the major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times #1 bestselling author, Lisa See to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about her new book, The Island of Sea Women. See is the author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
Start the New Year right with NPR WSNC 90.5 FM’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy. Sarah defies her winter cold to bring readers soon-to-be-released recommendations including Mary Laura Philpott’s I Miss You When I Blink, Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Light, Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris, and Tara Conklin’s The Last Romantics. In addition, Sarah and co-host Jim Steele confess what classic novels they have yet to read but should! Last but not least on the discussion table is Bookmarks’ upcoming mega-party Moveable Feast on February 9-10, featuring 18 authors, including Winston-Salem’s own New York Times bestseller Sarah McCoy. All this and more!
Be sure not to miss next month’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: 4th Thursdays (or capriciously) at 4:30pm ET.
NPR WSNC 90.5 FM’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes… none other than show host, New York Times bestselling author, Sarah McCoy! She’s home from a month of book touring for Marilla of Green Gables and giving us the recap.
Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Patti Callahan Henry to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about her new book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Callahan is the author of twelve contemporary novels under the name Patti Callahan Henry. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is her first historical fiction, penned as Patti Callahan. Clearly, these good friends had too much fun inaugurating the first (of many to come) PCH Days in Winston-Salem.