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Alice Albinia’s Leela

Alice Albinia’s Leela

Alice Albinia is the author of Empires of theIndus: The Story of a River (2008) which won a Somerset Maugham Award, the Dolman Travel Prize, and the Jerwood/Royal Society of Literature Special Prize for non-fiction. During her brief living inIndia she also wrote her first work of fiction, Leela’s Book. Interview by Stephen Thompson, Ph.D. […]

Final Drive by Shelly Hess

Final Drive by Shelly Hess

Shelly Hess is the author of “Final Drive”, a powerful memoir that blends the suspense of a thriller, the poignancy of a grand tragedy, and the practical wisdom found in the best self-help books. She firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell, and no matter how wounded we may be by circumstance or […]

Carolyn Burke’s "No Regrets"

Carolyn Burke’s "No Regrets"

Carolyn Burke, a seasoned biographer, born in Australia, spent many years in Paris, and now lives in Santa Cruz, California. She is the author of the recently published “No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf”.  Her “Lee Miller: A Life” (2005) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for The […]

Cottleville: Where History Never Grows Old

Cottleville: Where History Never Grows Old

Sheryl Kay Guffey (Spellmann) is an author, professor and entrepreneur, who has been a long time student of political and social history. She is the author of “Cottleville: Where History Never Grows Old”. She has worked as an elementary education teacher, a university professor, an educational consultant and administrator for over 35 years serving in […]

Chicken Writer

Chicken Writer

Phil Truman is a Novelist, Humorist, Writer/Editor. He is the author of the novels “Game” and “Legends of Tsalagee”. He had also published a non-fiction titled “Writing Humor For More Than Laughs”. Phil resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It was a delight talking to him. Enjoy this exclusive interview! His books are available for the […]

Dr. Laura Jeffery on Chagos islanders

Dr. Laura Jeffery on Chagos islanders

Dr. Laura Jeffery is a Lecturer and ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of “Chagos islanders in Mauritius and the UK” published by Manchester University Press. The book deals with the Chagos islanders who were forcibly uprooted between 1965 and 1973. Dr. Laura is currently studying the conflict – between […]

More about “Little Women”

More about “Little Women”

Kelly O’Connor McNees is a well known American novelist. “The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott” is her debut novel, which she actually decided to write after picking up a biography of the Little Women novelist in the library one day. I am so thrilled to welcome Kelly on OpenBeast. Interviewed by Stephen M. Thompson, […]

The secret from India – Jaishree Misra

The secret from India – Jaishree Misra

Jaishree Misra is a London based Indian author whose debut novel “Ancient Promises” was a worldwide bestseller. Her subsequent books include “Accidents Like Love and Marriage”, “Afterwards” and a historical novel called “Rani”. More recently, she completed a three-book deal for a popular fiction imprint of Harper Collins in the UK, the titles being “Secrets […]

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