This is the Author | Howard Michael Gould and John Michael Higgins

In this episode of This is the Author, the author, Howard Michael Gould, and the narrator, John Michael Higgins, discuss recording Last Looks. The two are longtime friends that were able to collaborate on this audiobook. We learn about how Howard Michael Gould came to write this mystery via a career as a screenwriter and playwright, why he wanted John Michael Higgins to narrate, and how John Michael Higgins approached voicing all the characters in the book.

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This is the Author | Srinivas Rao, Tiffani Bova, and Jessica Honegger

In this episode of This is the Author meet “Unmistakable Creative” podcaster Srinivas Rao, businesswoman Tiffani Bova, and entrepreneur Jessica Honegger. You’ll learn personal and professional skills as these authors talk about creativity, discovering new paths to success, facing your fears…and why one author may have found a new career path thanks to the recording process!

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This is the Author | Maeve Higgins, Fatimah Asghar, and Mitch Abblett

In this episode of This is the Author, meet comedian Maeve Higgins, poet Fatimah Asghar, and psychologist Mitch Abblett as they reflect on their experiences recording their audiobooks. You’ll go on a journey of personal enlightenment with these authors as they talk about everything from being an immigrant, to how writing is a way of thinking, and how we can better understand ourselves and our patterns in order to find happiness.

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This is the Author | Laura June

“What inspired me to write this memoir was I had a daughter four years ago, and my mother, who had been dead for a long time, was an alcoholic. And as I began to write about motherhood I realized that one thing that was very important to me, in my life with my daughter, was to sort of break a cycle of silence and secrecy that exists within most alcoholic families.”

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This is the Author | Jean Guerrero

“I was inspired by Isabel Allende’s memoir PAULA, which she wrote when her daughter was in a coma, which she ultimately did not recover from. I remember I found that book when I was in my MFA program, already pretty close to done with my book. I read that and I saw how she was addressing her daughter directly, and giving the family history to her daughter in an effort to revive her daughter and bring her back to this world. And I realized that what I had wanted to do all along with this book, which felt a little crazy to me in my head, was something that could actually be done.”

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This is the Author | Heather Turgeon MFT & Julie Wright MFT

“What inspired us to write this book was that we saw so many families and parents struggling with the dilemma of conflicting sleep advice that they were getting. A lot of parents telling us that they really had a feeling that their child was capable of better sleep but that they wanted to be good, responsive, warm parents, and that they’d been reading about attachment parenting and the importance of responding to your baby, your child, so how could they make sense of these two things?”

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This is the Author | Cara Alwill Leyba

“I was inspired to write this book because I actually wrote a book called GIRL CODE a couple of years ago, which was all about women coming together and supporting one another. But I noticed there was an issue. Women were totally excited and on board to support one another, and they knew that they’d be happier if they did that, but they couldn’t get there if they didn’t have confidence in themselves first.”

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