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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.
Episodes
Ellen Marie Wiseman and The Lost Girls of WillowbrookAugust 08, 2022 Episode artwork Tess & Karen Share Marketing Tips for AuthorsAugust 01, 2022 Episode artwork Author Dee Ernst Believes It's Never Too LateJuly 25, 2022 Episode artwork Kayte Nunn, Author of The Only Child, on the Feeling She Gets from WritingJuly 18, 2022 Episode artwork How Debra Clopton's Writing Routine Helped Her Recover from a Life-Threatening IllnessJuly 11, 2022 Episode artwork Gregory Maguire, Author of WICKED: An Interview Not to be Missed!July 04, 2022 Episode artwork Jodi Allen Brice: How the Pandemic Inspired a Genre Change June 27, 2022 Episode artwork From Rejection to #1 Amazon BestsellerJune 20, 2022 Episode artwork Sara Rosett, Author of Cozy and Historical MysteriesJune 13, 2022 Episode artwork Karen McQuestion --Three Things Every Great Novel Must HaveJune 05, 2022 Episode artwork Editor Jacque Ben-Zekry Explains the Promise of the PremiseMay 30, 2022 Episode artwork How Simone St. James' Love of True Crime Inspired a NovelMay 23, 2022 Episode artwork 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