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Daniela Petrova Interview, Part III

The final installment of my interview with Daniela Petrova, author of HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER, is up on the Columbia Fiction Foundry YouTube channel. Daniela’s debut novel, published by Putnam, has been named “One of Five Thrillers to Read This Summer” by Time Magazine, and “One of Summer’s Most Buzzed-about Debuts” by CrimeReads.

In this segment Daniela shares tips for landing the right agent and what to do if your agent doesn’t like one of the characters in your book! She also discusses the importance of feedback and how to get beta readers as she shares stories from her journey to publication.

Daniela was a lot of fun to interview, and I look forward to talking with her again when her next book comes out!

To watch Part Three of the interview, click here.

Daniela Petrova Interview, Part II

The second installment of my interview with Daniela Petrova, author of the debut novel, HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER, is now up on YouTube.

In this segment Daniela shares how she cultivated sources in order to do research for the police scenes in her book. She also discusses her Bulgarian background growing up during Communism. Daniela came to the United States at twenty-two knowing almost no English and has had a fascinating journey to becoming a published author! 

To watch Part Two of my interview with Daniela, click here.

Daniela Petrova Interview

On September 7th, hosted by Columbia University’s Fiction Foundry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniela Petrova, author of the debut novel, HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER. Daniela and I enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation about the novel and what it takes to get a book published by Putnam, a major publishing house.

HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER has been named “One of Five Thrillers to Read This Summer” by Time Magazine, and “One of summer’s most buzzed-about debuts” by CrimeReads. A twist-filled domestic suspense, the novel explores the emotional and ethical complexities of having a baby through an egg donor cycle. The story is told through the point-of-view of the mother, the father, and Katya, the vivacious, enigmatic egg donor, as it raises provocative questions about this important and timely topic.  

Daniela was generous and fun to interview as she shared tips and advice from her journey to publication. The first clip of the video has just been posted to YouTube. The rest will be unrolled over the next few weeks. To see the first installment of my interview with Daniela Petrova, click here.

Greer Hendricks Interview for Columbia Fiction Foundry

On April 6, at the Columbia Alumni Center in New York City, I had the pleasure of interviewing Greer Hendricks, co-author, with Sarah Pekkanen, of THE WIFE BETWEEN US, which spent 26 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, which debuted at #1 on the NYT list and remained in the top five for over two months.

The novels are slick and suspenseful psychological thrillers, and it was fascinating to talk with Greer about her unique writing process. Unlike most writing duos, who take on alternating chapters or different characters, Greer and Sarah craft every line together on Google Docs or Hangout. They visit each other’s cities to plot, camping out in a hotel room with giant Post-It notes on the wall. How cool to have a magical soul-sister writing partner!

Greer was down-to-earth and fun to interview as she shared her story as well as inside tips on the publishing business, optioning a novel for film and TV, and the importance of sitting down and doing the work.

You can watch the full YouTube interview here.