Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has recorded an interview with bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore about his new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, which will be published on June 20th. In the conversation, MPR Producer Luke Taylor asks Edward about his inspiration for writing a new Supremes novel, questions about the continuing stories of the main characters from the first book, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean, and about other residents of fictional Plainview, Indiana. During the conversation they also discuss the process of writing a sequel and touch on some of the realities of a life in the arts. And there’s a contest! Two winners will receive a free copy of Edward Kelsey Moore’s new novel. One of them might be you -- enter today!
You can audio stream the informative conversation and listen to it whenever you’d like (it is about 12 minute long), or read a transcript. Either way, this exclusive interview is available free at Minnesota Public Radio’s ClassicalMPR web site and their free music streaming site, YourClassical.org. Click a button below to go directly to A Conversation with Edward Kelsey Moore. You will also find the entry form for the free book giveaway below the text of the interview on either site.
Winners will be drawn at random.
This contest has ended. Two winners received a copy of the novel!
If you enjoy the conversation with Edward Kelsey Moore and want to share it there are social media links on the ClassicalMPR and YourClassical pages. You can also highlight and copy the URL below and paste it into an email to send to your friends.
Earlier this month Amber Gregg from the blog, Judging More Than Just The Cover, did an interview with E.K.M. -- here are a few of the questions she asked (and he answered) about his writing process and about his novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat:
How do you pick names?
An insight on how you create your main characters?
How much research did you do before writing “The Supremes"?
What is the hardest thing about writing?
(And several other questions.)
You can read the entire interview if you -- click here!
Back in May, E.K.M. was one of the authors who participated in Take Three:
A Trio of Novelists Read and Talk at a new arts center on Cape Cod called Twenty Summers. There was a television crew on site who captured the entire evening (and they also recorded other literary and musical events that took place at Twenty Summers). The footage from many of those sessions is now available, free, at the Twenty Summers site! Join E.K.M. (who talks about The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat), and authors Julia Glass (And The Dark Sacred Night) and Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love) for the Take Three presentation: each author reads from their novel, and afterward they answer questions together. The event took place in the historic Hawthorne Barn, located at the edge of Provincetown. It was a lively, entertaining and informative evening, and now you can experience it for yourselves on streaming video! Click here to go directly to the Take Three event video at the Twenty Summers site. E.K.M. is the first author to read, and then he returns again at the end when all three of the authors answer audience questions.
(Note to parents that there are some cuss words in E.K.M.'s reading.)
Author Edward Kelsey Moore has a new interview available at PrintsAsia. Here are some of the questions they explore: Is there anything in your book based on real life experiences, or is it all fiction? Can you tell us about your journey to publication, and perhaps the most memorable part of that journey? How does it feel to know that your work will be read around the world? What are two things people might be surprised to know about you? For the answers to these and other questions click here!
To buy a copy of The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat from PrintsAsia click here!
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