Behind The Book

Author Guest Posts

  • Behind the Book: Women of the Post
    I’ve written and published five other books, but I never imagined my debut novel would be historical fiction. I was so inspired learning about the Six Triple Eight, officially known … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Audrey Hepburn Estate
    Book! Club! Pick! By Brenda Janowitz There’s one thing every author dreams of: for their book to be chosen as a book club pick. It’s such a big deal that … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Housekeepers
    Dear Reader, It’s a strange and wonderful thing to be sending a story out into the world for the very first time: a long-held dream, of course, and a tad … Read more
  • Behind the Book: Cassandra in Reverse
    I’m embarrassed to say that Cassie is the closest thing to me I’ve ever written or will be able to write. She’s essentially me on the page. So, it was … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Paris Deception
    In Praise of Subject Matter Experts There’s a meme doing the rounds on the internet at the moment that describes the author’s dilemma as this: we write characters into tight … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Revenge List
    Under Pressure – Finding Inspiration Authors are often asked where the inspiration for their work came from. So far, I can pinpoint the origin of my books exactly. My debut … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Sister Effect
    When I was growing up, my best friend came from a big, raucous family. I loved going to her house because there was always something going on, always playmates on … Read more
  • Behind the Book: Never Never
    Almost a decade ago, I had an idea for a story where a teenage girl wakes up in class with no memory of how she got there. I told my … Read more
  • Behind The Book: It’s One Of Us
    IT’S ONE OF US Origin Story The germs of this story have been floating around in my brain for over a decade, sparked by one of those tragic-comedic life moments: … Read more
  • Behind The Book: One Last Secret
    Dora Popular culture of TV, film and crime novels would have us believe the role of a sex worker is largely to be a nameless body in the background: perhaps … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Code Name Sapphire
    I’m often asked how I find the ideas for my books. The short answer is: I go looking for them. Although my love for stories set around the Second World … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Angels of the Resistance
    I was fifteen the first time I read a novel with historical elements in it. The book was a romance. Zoya, by Danielle Steel, and I can remember vividly, decades … Read more
  • Meet (A Handful Of) Our Authors
    Pam Jenoff, author of Code Name Sapphire We ❤ Pam Jenoff! Not only because she’s the author of several (NYT bestselling) books, but because she has so many layers; she’s … Read more
  • Behind The Book: The Binding Room
    True Crime by Nadine Matheson As a criminal defence lawyer and a crime writer, I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour and what would drive someone to commit the most … Read more
  • Behind The Book: The Librarian Spy
    The Inspiration By Madeline Martin My inspiration for The Librarian Spy came from two real areas of WWII – the American librarians who were sent to neutral countries to gather … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Codebreaker’s Secret
    WOMEN AND CODEBREAKING By Sara Ackerman Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? This was one of the first things I had to wrap my head … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Dinner For One
    FINDING STRENGTH AND KINDNESS IN COOKING DINNER FOR ONE The moment you find yourself looking into the eyes of your person–the person you’ve decided was the love of your life–and … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Fool Me Once
    Inside You There Are Two Wolves. One Writes Thrillers. One Writes Romcoms. You Are Very Confusing to Readers. By Ashley Winstead In August 2021 I made my fiction debut with … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Woman Last Seen
    Meet Adele My new novel is out and I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control and…well, you know how it goes. WOMAN LAST SEEN … Read more
  • Behind The Book: Sister Stardust
    Female Friendships By Jane Green There have been moments in my life, at a party, or a restaurant, a bar, when a woman has walked in and I have known, … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Last Grand Duchess
    Dear Readers, It started, as so many books do, at the end. I knew the final scene of The Last Grand Duchess before I started writing it. The first words … Read more
  • Behind the Book: The Good Son
    A girl is murdered and time is served; but is it enough? Did he even commit the crime? How can he move on? How can his mother? This rich and … Read more
  • Author Sara Ackerman on Location with Radar Girls in Hawai’i
    The much anticipated Radar Girls is an amazing story inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense during the WWII. Author Sara Ackerman takes us on location with her in … Read more