Posts by Kitty Bucholtz

117I – All I Want For Christmas Is a Book Contract: An Interview with Alys Murray

Episode 117I All I Want For Christmas Is a Book Contract

New author Alys Murray joins us today to talk about her first book, The Christmas Company, released by Hallmark Publishing in October 2018. Alys shares her journey from finding Hallmark’s call for unagented writers to submitting her manuscript to finding an agent to selling two more books – all in short order. Quite the exciting…

116I – Writing a First Novel Isn’t Easy: An Interview with Stacey Donovan

Episode 116I Writing a First Novel Isn't Easy

Stacey Donovan is back as today’s guest – but this time as an author! Stacey wrote the first original novel published by Hallmark Publishing, Sunrise Cabin. She also writes under the name Bryn Donovan. Last time we talked to Stacey, she told us about her job as Director of Hallmark Publishing and what kinds of…

115I – How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Episode 115I How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Today, we’re back again with Shawn Smucker, but this time we’re talking about nonfiction and his new memoir, Once We Were Strangers. It’s the story of how Shawn came to have a friendship with a Syrian refugee in Shawn’s hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and how their friendship changed both men. This book moved me like…

114E – Preparation

Episode 114E Preparation

Advent is here, and many people around the world are preparing for Christmas! Others are preparing for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. Families are making plans to get together, to bake a lot, cook a lot, shop a lot. There’s a lot going on this month! In addition to the holiday planning, many…

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113I – Imagining a Real Life: An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Episode 113I Imagining a Real Life - An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick writes historical fiction from a different angle. She researches fascinating real people and then writes what’s missing from history — their personal stories. Everything She Didn’t Say is the latest of Jane’s novels. It’s about the real and imagined life of Carrie Strahorn, a pioneer woman and journalist of the late 19th century.…