Recent Interviews

The merge of Two Giants!
Mark Coker &
Kris Austin

First, Their Backstories

Long before I met Sonali, I had so many friends singing her praises and encouraging me to try her books, that I decided to see what all the gushing was about. Well, I’m now among the gushers! Her stories are just as warm and interesting as the woman, herself. From growing up in India, to immigrating to the U.S., she enlightens and educates as much as she entertains.

I originally met Christina at a conference years ago when InD’tale was just getting started. She was setting up for the giant book signing and I was just wandering around (a bit starstruck). She looked up and made a sweet quip about my curly blonde hair and I returned the compliment about her edgy red hair. She laughed and joked for a few minutes with this stranger (to her).

In all my years of interviewing, I don’t think I have ever experienced a more amazing story of  mega success coming from such an interesting set of setbacks.  Having to drop a name because of poor sales, not once, but multiple times, then having those names rise back up to stardom!

One of the very best things about owning a magazine is getting to meet my personal favorite authors and (quietly, of course) have giddy fan-girl moments.  That is exactly what happened with Mariana. I discovered this NYTimes mega-selling author a few years ago, and have since devoured every single book she has written.  And the very best thing?  She is SO cool in real life!  Seriously, folks!