The Bookshop at the End of the Internet

The Bookshop at the End of the Internet

The Bookshop at the End of the Internet is a podcast dedicated to helping book lovers discover new authors. Like any good bookshop, this podcast features a wide variety of books by the equally varied and interesting authors who felt compelled to write them. Stacey Horan, author and book lover, is the host of The Bookshop at the End of the Internet. Her interviews give you a chance to meet wonderful writers and discover your next must-read book. Listen to the authors describe their books and tell you their own stories in their own words. This podcast features books from all genres and authors from all walks of life, including those who are indie published, as well as those published by small presses and large publishing houses. Looking for unique, not-so-easy to find books for yourself, a friend or a book club? Tune in to this podcast and find your newest favorite author or maybe a soon-to-be bestseller. This podcast, like all the best bookshops, is filled with all kinds of books and all kinds of authors. There is something for everyone here. Tune in, browse around, find a new author and discover a new favorite book. You never know what treasures you might find in The Bookshop at the End of the Internet.

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May 18, 2022 27 min

Author Gale Massey discusses her short story collection, Rising and Other Stories, and her coming-of-age novel, The Girl from Blind River. After Gale curated Rising and Other Stories, she realized her stories share several themes in common: nature, water, grief, and the notion of girls taking on the world. This latter theme also runs through The Girl from Blind River. Gale discusses how learning to play poker was the spark for her ...

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Author Kristen Fogle is the Executive Director of the nonprofit literary center San Diego Writers, Ink and the author of four journaling books. Kristen discusses why she believes that everyone is (or has it within them to be) a writer. She has spent her career helping writers as an editor and instructor. Kristen discusses creating dynamic characters, journaling in whatever format sets you on fire, and the importance of feedback—not...

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Author Lars Emmerich discusses his conspiracy thriller series featuring female protagonist Sam Jameson. Lars admits that having a female lead in this genre is a bit unusual. But if murder, espionage, and smart, tough, feisty female government agents are your thing, you’ll want to check out this series. Lars chats about how he was inspired by Tom Clancy and similar authors, and why he thinks that writing books always ends up being m...

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Author Brooklyn Quintana discusses her debut young adult novel, Fynneas Fog: Nine of Swords. This dark fantasy adventure is the first installment in a nine-part series. It follows young Prince Fynneas, who is sent to the Morancy Academy of Military Arts on a magical and dangerous island where his survival cannot be guaranteed. Being homesick is the least of Fynneas’s worries, given that he must deal with eccentric instructors, ench...

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Author Theresa Kaminski discusses her latest biography, Queen of the West: The Life and Times of Dale Evans. This project was 10 years in the making, but the inspiration for it goes back to Theresa’s childhood when she watched reruns of The Roy Rogers Show on television. Dale Evans was the first female Western star and was dubbed Queen of the West. Theresa discusses the differences between Dale Evans’s public celebrity image and he...

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Author Shannon Stocker discusses her new children’s picture book biography, Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion. This project is near and dear to Shannon’s heart. Evelyn Glennie began learning music as a small child. She also began to lose her hearing starting at age 8, but her profound hearing loss did not keep her from continuing to play. Shannon’s new book, Listen, is the story of Evelyn Glennie, a deaf w...

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Author Jolie Tunnell discusses her series, The Idyllwild Mysteries. This historical cozy mystery series is set in 1912 in the small mountain town of Idyllwild, CA. Jolie’s main character, Loveda Brown, reluctantly finds herself in Idyllwild but grows to love the town. 1912 is a year of great change for Idyllwild with the arrival of new, modern ideas and technological advances like the automobile. All this upheaval, plus Loveda’s ar...

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Author Nicholas Erik discusses his numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including his latest: The Tess Skye series. Nick has written over twenty novels, most of them under the pen name D.N. Erikson. These fast-paced, thrilling books are largely dark, urban fantasy stories with paranormal elements such as vampires, demons and supernatural bounty hunters. Nick is also the author of two comprehensive guides for authors in whic...

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Author Melissa Sercia discusses her new Immortal Billionaires steamy romance series. Each book is a standalone novel, connected by a shared world, an underlying plot arc and crossover characters. These stories feature smart, strong, feisty heroines, plus dangerously hot vampires, demons and werewolves...and, of course, a Happily Ever After. The Immortal Billionaires is the latest series by Melissa, who has written two other urban f...

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Author Barbara Krasner discusses her new middle grade novel, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the M.S. St. Louis, 1939. It is a novel in verse about a refugee ship fleeing Nazi Germany for Cuba in 1939, told from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. Barbara’s novel is based on the true story of the M.S. St. Louis, and she did extensive research, including interviewing people who were children on board the M.S. St. Louis in 1939. 37 Days at...

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Author Heather Weidner discusses her new cozy mystery series, the Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries. The first book, Vintage Trailers and Blackmailers, is out now. This series is set outside Charlottesville, VA in a luxury camping resort where, as in all good cozy mysteries, life seems to be complicated by mystery, mayhem and murder. Heather chats about how her love of mysteries started with Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew and how growing u...

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Author Christopher Parker discusses his debut novel, The Lighthouse. A young couple’s chance encounter in a small seaside town known for its haunted lighthouse places them on a path to discover long-kept secrets and the shocking reason why fate brought them together. Christopher has crafted a story that mixes mystery, adventure, romance and magical realism. After the birth of his daughter, he was inspired to write that full-length ...

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Author Adrian Spratt discusses his new novel, Caroline. In 1980’s New York City, practical, goal-driven lawyer Nick meets free-spirit Caroline, and they develop a romance that is at times wonderful but may ultimately be doomed. The story follows Nick as he navigates mainstream society as a blind man, something Adrian Spratt knows about personally, having lost his sight at age 13. Adrian also practiced law for 20 years in NYC, so he...

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Author Shirley Reva Vernick discusses her latest novel, Ripped Away. It is a YA mystery featuring a teen boy named Abe, his crush Mitzy, a fortune teller’s prophecy, time travel, the slums of Victorian London and Jack the Ripper. The novel is based on real historic events, including the Ripper crimes and inquests, as well as the accusations made against Jewish immigrants at that time. Shirley hopes her books inspire teens to consid...

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Author Zach Sabra discusses his debut novel, Land of Demons: A New Age Dawns. It’s the first installment in the Land of Demons series, a sweeping and gritty fantasy that starts as young adult but is intended to grow with readers in terms of content, symbolism and violence. Zach’s background is in screenwriting and game design. Land of Demons has been 20 years in the making and is inspired by Zach’s love of movies, anime and video g...

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Author Marina Brown discusses her latest work, a short story collection titled, When Women Danced with Trees. This collection contains thirty-five short stories, some of which are inspired by Marina’s own life and travels. When Women Danced with Trees is a collection that was years in the making, and her stories will make you laugh and cry, daydream of far-away places, and contemplate both the fragility of life and resilience of th...

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Author George R. Dekle, Sr. discusses his latest true-crime book, The East River Ripper: The Mysterious 1891 Murder of Old Shakespeare. Shortly after Jack the Ripper terrorized London, New York City had its own Ripper-like murder—that of Carrie Brown, a prostitute who went by the name of Old Shakespeare. The police arrested a suspect, but much controversy surrounded the investigation, arrest and trial. Did the police arrest the rig...

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Author Laurie Wallmark discusses her new children’s picture book, Dino Pajama Party. With this book, Laurie explored her love of fiction and writing in verse. Dino Pajama Party is Laurie’s first picture book for the youngest of readers, a departure from the books she usually writes. She is also the author of five other children’s book biographies about women in STEM, and she has more STEM biographies on the way. For all her books, ...

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Author D.S. Lang discusses her new series, the Arabella Stewart Historical Mysteries. Debbie’s novels are set in Northern Ohio at the end of World War I. Her main character, Arabella Stewart, arrives back home after serving as a US Army Signal Corp operator in the Great War. Debbie’s stories involve a colorful mix of post-war recovery, women’s suffrage, prohibition, gangster bootlegging, championship golf tournaments and, of course...

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Author Daniel Powell discusses his debut middle grade novel, Paper Birds and Other Flying Objects. This delightful story is about a ten-year-old girl named Ellie who loves books, origami and adventures. Unfortunately for Ellie, everyone thinks she’s weird, and Ellie believes they may be right when she discovers she has magical powers. Paper Birds and Other Flying Objects is a story about being an outsider, which is a theme that Dan...

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