Our 10 Favorite Author Interviews

1:  Christina Lauren

New York Times Bestselling Author

Standout Quote:We are lucky that we get to write whatever story is in our head, and sometimes that means that we have a book that lends itself well to comedy, and other times the tone comes out more sincere.


2:  Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and former President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation

Standout Quote:When we make it safe to make mistakes, by action, not by words, it frees people to be creative.


3:  Anne Bogel

Bestselling Author and Host of the What Should I Read Next? Podcast

Standout Quote:I was surprised to learn how much of my own overthinking was tied to perfectionism, which I hadn’t realized was such an issue for me at this stage of my life. I also was surprised to discover just how deeply overthinking is tied to our physical bodies, and now I think differently about caring for mine.


4:  Meena Harris

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, and Niece of Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States

Standout Quote:I started Phenomenal shortly after the 2016 election. Like a lot of people, in that moment, I found myself wondering what I personally could do to lift up women, make our voices heard, and support issues I cared about.


5:  Marc Randolph

Bestselling Author and Co-founder of Netflix

Standout Quote:Storytelling. There are so many great stories that go into getting something as unintuitive as Netflix off the ground and my job was to round them all up and tell them.


6:  Isabel Allende

International Bestselling Author and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

Standout Quote:I wrote "The House of the Spirits" on a small portable typewriter;  the process was long, hard and tedious. To correct, you literally had to cut with scissors and paste with scotch tape, to change a word you had to paint it with Tipp-Ex, wait until it dried and type the new word in the white space.


7:  Jojo Moyes

Screenwriter, International Bestselling Author

Standout Quote:Oh I love research. I don’t believe you can write effectively about a place without immersing yourself in it. I need the sights and smells and stories. I visited Kentucky three times between 2017 and 2019 and stayed in a tiny cabin on the side of a mountain, rode horses along the trails the women would have ridden, and talked to a lot of people, to try and get not just the facts, but the rhythms of the language.

8:  Nic Stone

New York Times Bestselling Author, Graduate of Spelman College

Standout Quote: “Especially as the mother of black boys I have to *prepare* for potential interactions with law enforcement. I'm glad people are reading and thinking about these things now


9:  Josh Malerman

New York Times Bestselling Author

Standout Quote:The more I think about it, the more I believe I didn’t finish those books because I wasn’t prepared to call myself a novelist or some sh*t like that. Then, Wendy, the breakthrough, and oh what an experience. 33 books later, I can’t wait to write the next one.


10:  Ann Napolitano

New York Times Bestselling Author

Standout Quote: “If we were all lit up by love and engagement more of the time, the world would be a better place.”

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