Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

In this ambitious and wildly original debut—part social-political satire, part international mystery—a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. Raymond Villareal was kind enough to answer some questions before he comes to the store to speak about his novel, A People's History of the Vampire … Continue reading Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Comic book writer Charles Soule stops by the store this Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his first novel, The Oracle Year. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below.   BP: What are you reading these days? CS: I’m in the middle of a bunch of books right now, which is … Continue reading Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Christopher Moore stops by the store Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, Noir, a parody of hard-boiled detective fiction. Check out Moore's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? CM: Jack London’s San Francisco Stories by Jack London, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa … Continue reading Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer stops by the store this Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new novel, The Female Persuasion. Check out her answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? MW: Gary Shteyngart’s upcoming Lake Success. A while back, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. BP: … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Charles Frazier stops by the store Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel Varina, which we predict will be a hit -- Frazier previously penned Cold Mountain! Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CF: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage; Paolo Cognetti, The … Continue reading Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Robert Ashcroft stops by the store this Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. to discuss The Megarothke, a sci fi/horror novel that's drawing comparisons to Blade Runner and Westworld. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? RA: I just finished Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown and … Continue reading Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry

Leah Stewart stops by the store this Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss her new novel, What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw. Put simply, it's about a famous actor who gets kidnapped on a hiking excursion. Check out Stewart's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below!  BP: What are you reading these days? … Continue reading Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry

Q&A with Cecile Richards

Scott Butki, a regular contributor to our MysteryPeople blog, interviewed Cecile Richards about her newly released memoir, Make Trouble. Check out their conversation below!  I was looking forward to reading Cecile Richards' memoir, Make Trouble, even before I was given the generous offer to interview her about it. The book has something for everyone. Want to know … Continue reading Q&A with Cecile Richards