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Behind the Book
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,... more

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Episodes

Kim Taylor Blakemore on Allowing Characters to Speak

Kim Taylor Blakemore is the bestselling author of After Alice Fell and The Companion, as well as young adult novels... more

26 Sep 2022 · 46 minutes
Julianne MacLean on Having Creative Freedom

Tess & Karen loved interviewing their friend and accomplished author, Julianne MacLean. Julianne  is a USA Today bestselling author of... more

19 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Reaching Readers with Heather Wheeler Sadlemire, Owner of On Top of That Marketing

On this episode, Tess & Karen are joined by Heather Wheeler Sadlemire, book promoter extraordinaire! Listen in as she tells... more

12 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
MaryAnn Schaefer: Working Behind the Scenes as an Author Assistant

We were thrilled when Tess's assistant, MaryAnn, graciously agreed to come on the show! Listen in as she explains how... more

05 Sep 2022 · 32 minutes
Freida McFadden Creates Plot Twists You Won't See Coming

#1 Amazon bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling... more

29 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
David Koepp: Filmmaker, Screenplay Writer, and Novelist

Director and writer David Koepp has used his storytelling skills to write screenplays for more than thirty films,  including the... more

22 Aug 2022 · 49 minutes
Tess & Karen On Creating Characters that Readers Will Care About

Collectively Tess & Karen have written more than sixty books so it's not surprising that they've picked up a few... more

15 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
Ellen Marie Wiseman and The Lost Girls of Willowbrook

Tess and Karen loved talking to Ellen Marie Wiseman, a New York Times bestselling author of six highly acclaimed historical... more

08 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Tess & Karen Share Marketing Tips for Authors

Are you an author looking for new ways to get the word out about your books? Or are you a... more

01 Aug 2022 · 51 minutes
Author Dee Ernst Believes It's Never Too Late

Author Dee Ernst is a big believer in writing books with second chance themes!  Her newest novel, Lucy Checks In,... more

25 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
Behind the Book
Kim Taylor Blakemore on Allowing Characters to Speak
Behind the Book