Author Archive: MM Finck

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Q & A with Grace Bonney

Q & A with Grace Bonney

Grace Bonney is the author of IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN: INSPIRATION AND ADVICE FROM OVER 100 MAKERS, ARTISTS, AND ENTREPRENEURS (Artisan, 2016) and the founder of design blog Design*Sponge. Her first book, DESIGN*SPONGE AT HOME, became a national bestseller. The New York Times called D*S called “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials.” The site reaches […]

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Q&A with Caroline Leavitt

Q&A with Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the American novelist who penned CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD (Algonquin 2016), already on two Book Club Lists and an Indie Next Pick and praised by Marie Claire, Pop Sugar, Shelf Awareness, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Newsday, NPR’s Weekend Edition and more. Caroline is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author […]

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Q&A with Abda Khan

Q&A with Abda Khan

Abda Khan was born in inner city Bradford, England. She was the seventh of eight children to Pakistani immigrant parents, and the first of their children to be born in the UK. She is an attorney, who after working as a Solicitor for a criminal law firm, set up her own law practice after she […]

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Q&A with Ella Joy Olsen

Q&A with Ella Joy Olsen

Ella Joy Olsen is the debut author of ROOT, PETAL, THORN (Kensington, 2016) and two-time contributor to WWWB. Do not send your manuscript anywhere until you’ve read this piece: “Look Away. You Don’t Want To See This.” As I read it, I cringed, hung my head, and then thanked her. I might have related just […]

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Q&A with Melanie Gideon

Q&A with Melanie Gideon

Celebrated New York Times best-selling writer Melanie Gideon’s talent seems to translate to every genre. (Not jealous, not jealous…J) Her work includes young adult fantasy, memoire, adult contemporary, and with her latest, VALLEY OF THE MOON, she dips her toe into the pools of time-travel, magical realism, and historical fiction. Her “Modern Love” column for […]

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Q&A with Gayle Forman

Q&A with Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is the Young Adult author of the #1 New York Times bestseller IF I STAY, and an executive producer and writer on the hit 2014 film version. She is also the author of its New York Times bestselling sequel WHERE SHE WENT, as well as JUST ONE DAY,  JUST ONE YEAR, and the […]

September 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
This Much I Know Is True (About Writing Fiction. And Me.)

This Much I Know Is True (About Writing Fiction. And Me.)

I didn’t always know these things. I discovered them like fossils. Some are elements of craft: I now know that every protagonist needs a secret that will eventually be discovered or confessed. That secret should evoke deep feelings in her, such as shame, guilt, and the like. Some are about publishing: I now know what […]

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Q&A with  Nancy Cleary, Founder, Designer, Chief Hand-Holder and Cheerleader  at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

Q&A with Nancy Cleary, Founder, Designer, Chief Hand-Holder and Cheerleader at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing is an award-winning independent press nestled on the Oregon coast in a tiny town called Deadwood. Nancy Cleary has spent over twenty-five years as a professional graphic designer and author branding expert. Wyatt-MacKenzie has published hundreds of products over the last 18 years with a special focus on mom writers. They traditionally publish […]

July 27, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Q&A with Karma Brown

Q&A with Karma Brown

As if being a National Magazine Award winning freelance journalist, foodie columnist (check out these recipes. Yum! Blueberry clafoutis anyone? Sesame-ginger noodle salad?), all-around cool runner/sister/wife/mother, and cancer survivor weren’t enough, Karma Brown became an international bestselling author with her debut novel. COME AWAY WITH ME is a heartbreaking and emotional story of one woman’s […]

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Q&A with Allison Winn Scotch

Q&A with Allison Winn Scotch

Allison Winn Scotch is the bestselling author of six women’s fiction novels including: Time of My Life (2008), The Department of Lost and Found (2009), The One That I Want (2010, The Song Remains the Same (2012), The Theory of Opposites (2013) which was optioned for the screen by Jennifer Garner’s Vandalia Films (Hurry, Jen!!!) […]

June 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More