Between the Pages of WELL READ Magazine

Hear interviews and readings from some of today’s hottest authors and learn more about the stories behind the stories you’ll find in each issue of WELL READ Magazine - THE online magazine for readers, writers, and booklovers of all genres.

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Doc by Holly Hart Shirley

Monday Mar 06, 2023

Monday Mar 06, 2023

Welcome to the Holley House!
Holly Hart Shirley shares stories about her family with WELL READ. In March's issue, she introduces us to her Grandfather, Dr. Al Fonto Holley, otherwise known as Doc.

Sunday Mar 05, 2023

Donna Everhart is full of surprises and a pleasure to talk with!
We covered lots of topics, including her writing process, what she's been reading, what's on her to be read list, what she's working on, and lots of encouraging words for fellow writers.
Donna is the USA Today bestselling author of authentic, vivid Southern fiction, including the Southeastern Library Association Award-winning The Road to Bittersweet, Indie Next Pick and Amazon Book of the Month, The Education of Dixie Dupree, The Forgiving Kind, The Moonshiner’s Daughter, and her most recent, The Saints of Swallow Hill. Her sixth novel, currently untitled, will be released February 2024.

Sunday Mar 05, 2023

Originally from the Ozarks, Paulette Kennedy now divides her time between her Missouri hometown and Los Angeles, where she lives with her family and a menagerie of rescue pets.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys tending to her garden, knitting, and finding unique vintage treasures at thrift stores and flea markets. As a history lover, she can get lost for days in her research—learning everything she can about the places in her stories and what her characters might have experienced in the past.

Sunday Mar 05, 2023

Jeff Arch received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay, Sleepless in Seattle, and his debut novel, Attachments, quickly became a bestseller.
The entire trajectory of Jeff’s life pivoted when, in 1976, he made a phone call to Conrad Hall, a well known and successful American Cinematographer...

Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

Vincenzo (Vince) Spinnato, author of My Pursuit of Beauty: A Cosmetic Chemist reveals the Glitz, the Glam, and the Batsh*t Crazy, Cosmetic Chemist and President/CEO of TurnKey Beauty Inc, has been selected by The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation and Ella Fitzgerald's licensing and brand management agency Evolution USA, to create a perfume that honors the iconic “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald. 

Tuesday Feb 07, 2023

Join Robert Gwaltney and Jeffrey Dale Lofton as they talk about Jeffrey's debut novel, growing up in Georgia, finding your voice, mixing truth and fiction, and realizing the power of words on the page. 
RED CLAY SUZIE - A novel inspired by true eventsThe coming-of-age story of Philbet, a gay, physically-misshapen boy in rural Georgia, who battles bullying, ignorance, and disdain as he makes his way in life as an outsider—before finding acceptance in unlikely places.Fueled by tomato sandwiches and green milkshakes, and obsessed with cars, Philbet struggles with life and love as a gay boy in rural Georgia. He’s happiest when helping Grandaddy dig potatoes from the vegetable garden that connects their houses. But Philbet’s world is shattered and his resilience shaken by events that crush his innocence and sense of security; expose his misshapen chest skillfully hidden behind shirts Mama makes at home; and convince him that he’s not fit to be loved by Knox, the older boy he idolizes to distraction. Over time, Philbet finds refuge in unexpected places and inner strength in unexpected ways, leading to a resolution in the form of a letter from beyond the grave.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Mary Gauthier is a decorated musical artist, with numerous awards and recognition for her songwriting, including a Grammy nomination.
She's also the author of, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting. Part memoir, part philosophy of art, part nuts and bolts of songwriting, her book celebrates the redemptive power of song to inspire and bring seemingly different kinds of people together.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting
"Gauthier has an uncanny ability to combine songwriting craft with a seeker's vulnerability and a sage's wisdom."--Amy Ray, Indigo Girls

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

From the Grammy nominated folk singer and songwriter, an inspiring exploration of creativity and the redemptive power of song - Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting
"Think Anne Lamott meets Julia Cameron meets Patti Smith... Anyone who can still write from the heart about writing from the heart after being in the music business as long as Gauthier has is the real deal. Her book invites seasoned artists to deeper authenticity, new artists to deeper craft and all readers to deeper self-reflection. --BookPage

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting
The Associated Press named Mary Gauthier one of the best songwriters of her generation. Her album Rifles & Rosary Beads was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Folk Album and Record of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Her songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Boy George, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Bettye Lavette, Kathy Mattea, Amy Helm and Candi Staton. Saved by a Song is her first book. She lives in Nashville.


Between the Pages

Welcome to my podcast where you'll find interesting interviews, great readings, and more surprises from authors you'll find on the pages of each issue in 2023. Enjoy the stories!

Mandy Haynes, Editor in Chief, Publisher, and cat herder at WELL READ Magazine.

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