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Behind the Book

Tess Thompson and Karen McQuestion

Behind the Book is hosted by authors Tess Thompson and Karen McQuestion, both of whom have a passion for books, lack filters, and are too curious for their own good. Listen to insider scoops, insightful conversation, and lots of laughs as they chat with bestselling authors and other top publishing industry insiders. Join them to find out the real story behind your favorite books and authors. New episodes are dropping, every week. Give or take. Depending. Produced by the incredible Craig A. Hart.
Elizabeth Mackey on the Art of Designing Effective Book Covers May 16, 2022 Episode artwork Award-Winning Picture Book Author & Illustrator Chris Van Dusen on Creating Stories for KidsMay 09, 2022 Episode artwork Susan Mallery on the All-Important Opening LineMay 02, 2022 Episode artwork Actor Kristin Carey Talks Story and CharacterApril 25, 2022 Episode artwork Tess Thompson On Successfully Creating & Marketing a SeriesApril 18, 2022 Episode artwork Mike Chen Pens Science Fiction Novels with HeartApril 11, 2022 Episode artwork Heather Gudenkauf on Writing Stories of Intrigue and SuspenseApril 04, 2022 Episode artwork Author Boo Walker: the Most Interesting Man in the WorldMarch 28, 2022 Episode artwork Sally Hepworth on Making the Puzzle Pieces of a Domestic Suspense Fit TogetherMarch 21, 2022 Episode artwork How Suzanne Redfearn's Real Life Influences her NovelsMarch 14, 2022 Episode artwork Jami Davenport on Achieving her Dream as a Full Time NovelistMarch 07, 2022 Episode artwork Susan Meissner -- On Why She Writes Historical Fiction About Those ForgottenFebruary 28, 2022 Episode artwork Tori Eldridge - From Broadway Performer to National Bestselling AuthorFebruary 21, 2022 Episode artwork How Lauren Fox's Family History Inspired her Novel, SEND FOR MEFebruary 14, 2022 Episode artwork Maggie Marr on How Hollywood Chooses Books for MoviesFebruary 07, 2022 Episode artwork Karina Yan Glaser and The Vanderbeekers Of 141st StreetJanuary 31, 2022 Episode artwork Rea Frey: Dispelling Publishing MythsJanuary 24, 2022 Episode artwork Tess Thompson: From Drama School to USA Today Bestselling AuthorJanuary 17, 2022 Episode artwork Elana Johnson on Finding the UnicornJanuary 10, 2022 Episode artwork The Team from Barnes & Noble Press Tell AllJanuary 03, 2022 Episode artwork Tess & Karen Discuss the Making of a PodcastDecember 27, 2021 Episode artwork Craig A. Hart and S.J. Varengo: Brought Together by TwitterDecember 20, 2021 Episode artwork Heather Huffman On Declining an Agent's Advice December 13, 2021 Episode artwork Katherine Center on Writing for the Love of ItDecember 06, 2021 Episode artwork Jacquelyn Mitchard, Mother of Nine, Talks about The Good SonNovember 29, 2021 Episode artwork