Some mornings you grapple with the alarm, and after a few unfocused moments you ask yourself: What’s going on today? Who will I see? What decisions will I make? And as you roll out of bed that adds up to: Who am I today? Multiply all that by the billions of people who lurched awake and asked themselves the same things and you’ll have a bigger question: Who the hell are we? Authors Melanie Benjamin and Edward Kelsey Moore take on the bigger questions (in tasty, bite-sized episodes) with their recently launched podcast, Who The Hell Are We? And they liven up the conversation with entertaining stories, references to good books (plus frequent cocktails).
If you haven’t listened to this free podcast then you are missing out — two new episodes have launched this month — with more on the way!
In Write What You Know? Melanie and Ed discuss these most-often-repeated words of advice for authors. PLUS Ed's dramatic bus ride to the Great Wall of China! (51 minutes)
In Indianapolis Death Tour Ed and Melanie discuss an excellent book by an AIDS epidemic survivor and talk about their experiences, including some blast-from-the-past details of the wild 1980s in Indianapolis (ever heard of strip club star “Chesty” Morgan?). (44 minutes)
Available now from the major podcast services (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc) search for Who The Hell Are We? by its name — and look for the cover art with Edward and Melanie’s faces. Once you find it you can stream or download each episode — and don’t forget to Subscribe to the podcast to receive new episodes a couple of times each month! The Who The Hell Are We? podcast is free — so enjoy!!
You can also listen to the podcast in your web browser’s window (Chrome, Safari, FireFox, etc) from this Apple Podcasts web page: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-the-hell-are-we/id1462927166
Make sure your browser cookies are turned on so you see the list of episodes, click the buttons labeled “Play” to hear each episode.
(Sorry… If the podcast won’t work do what we do: ask a young person for help.)
Melanie and Ed would love it if you email your comments, or any suggestions for discussion topics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you are signed up at Apple Podcasts write your comments there for all the world to see! And tell your friends about Who The Hell Are We?, too!
Anyone in the Chicago area this Thursday, can come and enjoy a Live conversation and meet Melanie Benjamin and Edward Kelsey Moore in person at The Book Stall in the north suburb of Winnetka, from 6:30 - 7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.
Coming up on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 6:30pm, Melanie Benjamin — the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture, will be discussing the release of her newest book, Mistress of the Ritz, a captivating novel based on the story of an extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris. Joining Ms. Benjamin will be Edward Kelsey Moore — author of the New York Times and international bestselling novel The Supremes At Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, and a second novel in the series, The Supremes Sing The Happy Heartache Blues. Together, these two authors have just launched a new, ongoing podcast about our identities called, Who The Hell Are We?.
The book event with Ms. Benjamin and Mr. Moore is hosted by The Book Stall in suburban Winnetka, IL, where a Ritz-y toast will be served up as guests listen in on these two acclaimed Chicago-area writers talking about the art and craft of their work. The presentation will be followed by a book signing with the authors.
This event is free and open to the public. The Book Stall asks that you purchase your books from their store if you will enter the book-signing queue.
Melanie Benjamin & Edward Kelsey Moore
Thursday, June 13, 2019 ~ 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Book Stall
811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
In a little more than a week Westfield, Indiana (located just north of Indianapolis), will welcome award winning author Edward Kelsey Moore to their public library — on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Mr. Moore will be reading from his work, describing his writing process, answering questions and enjoying a conversation with the audience. Edward Kelsey Moore is the author of the best-selling novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, and his most recent novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. He is an Indianapolis native who now makes his home in Chicago. In addition to his writing, Mr. Moore also maintains a career as a professional cellist. (Ask him about his stress level during the recent Amer Ballet Theatre performances of Whipped Cream.)
Doors will open at 6:30 PM, with the author’s presentation beginning at 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be served. The author's novels will be available for purchase and he'll sign books after the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
Follow the link below to read the opening article on Edward Kelsey Moore featured in the library’s Spring Newsletter at Scribd.
(Free access with no forms to fill out. Sorry, but we can’t provide technical assistance if the link doesn’t work properly. Ask a teenager.)
Edward Kelsey Moore at the Westfield Washington Public Library
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
333 West Hoover St., Westfield, Indiana 46074
The Westfield Washington library is able to host this free event thanks to a grant from Indiana Humanities.
This presentation is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.
Learn more about the Novel Conversations program, and how your book club can borrow free books…
Coming up this Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 7:00pm, the Chicago area’s own Edward Kelsey Moore will be the guest speaker for Elmhurst Library’s “Meet the Author” program.
Mr. Moore will discuss the process of writing his first two novels, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, and The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, and he will read from his work. There will be time for Q&As at the end of the presentation and he’ll autograph copies of his novels for visitors. Books will also be available for sale. The program is free, but registration is necessary. Call the library at (630) 279-8696 and ask for the Information Desk to register for this program. The library is open every day of the week, so you can call today!
Meet the Author: Edward Kelsey Moore
Friday, January 25th, 2019 7:00 - 8:30pm
Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126