Guest Host: Kristina Riggle

Kristina Riggle was a #LitChat guest host once again at 4 p.m. ET on October 17, 2016. Read the chatscript of her #LitChat session here.

A sweeping love story, family mystery and historical drama set eighty years apart, Kristina Riggle’s Vivian in Red introduces a cast of endearing characters bridged by one man’s repressed memories. Famed Broadway producer Milo Short may be eighty-eight but that doesn’t stop him from going to the office every day. So when he steps out of his Upper West Side brownstone…

Guest Host: Jade Chang

Jade Wang was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on October 10, 2016. Read a chatscript of her#LitChat session here.

Jade Chang‘s debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World, is a hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together….

Guest Hosts: Shannon Capone Kirk and Kimberley Cameron

Author Shannon Capone Kirk and literary agent and publisher Kimberley Cameron were guest hosts of #LitChat on October 3, 2016. Read the complete chatscript of their #LitChat session here: here.

What if you could choose your Heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts?In Shannon Capone Kirk’s new novel, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall, thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU after a fatal walk into the path of a truck….

Guest Host: Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on September 26, 2016. Read the complete chatscript of her #LitChat session here.

In Jenny Colgan‘s The Little Bookshop on the Corner, Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village…

Guest Host: Rebecca Brewster Stevenson

Rebecca Brewster Stevenson was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on September 19, 2016. Read the complete chatscript of her #LitChat session here.

In this exquisitely written narrative, the author explores questions of honesty and commitment, of disease and isolation, and of the many shapes healing takes Maddie Brees has been given bad news: she is seriously ill. But she also has an old friend, an ex-boyfriend who might be able to heal her…

Guest Host: Katharine McGee

Katharine McGee was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on August 29, 2016. Read the chatscript of Katharine’s #LitChat session here.
In The Thousandth Floor, debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

Guest Host: Anne Clermont

Anne Clermont was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on August 15, 2016. Read the chatscript of Anne’s #LitChat session here.

Brynn honors her passion for horses by studying at the toughest veterinary program in the country. Months from graduating, tragedy strikes―tragedy for which she can’t help but feel responsible. Brynn feels suffocated by the weight of her father’s legacy and his dusty hopes for…

Guest Host: Richard Fifield

Richard Fifield was guest of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on August 8, 2016. Read the chatscript of Richard’s #LitChat session here.

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield is a snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana, filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won’t want to leave behind. Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—the only bar in town—refuses to serve mixed drinks (too much work), where the locals …

Guest Host: Erika Marks

Erika Marks was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on August 1, 2016. Read the chatscript of her #LitChat session here

New from Erika Marks, author of It Comes in Waves and The Guest House, comes a novel of three lives entangled in the secrets of the sea and the enduring bonds of love. In The Last Treasure, students with a shared passion for shipwrecks…

Guest Host: Iris Smyles

Iris Smyles was guest host of #LitChat on July 25, 2016. Read the complete chatscript here.

In 24 absurd, lyrical, and louche episodes, Iris Smyles weaves a modern odyssey about trying to find one’s home in the world amid the pitfalls and insidious traps of adult life. A wickedly funny picaresque touching on quantum physics, the Donner Party, arctic exploration…

Guest Host: Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock is guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. E.T. on July 18, 2016. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login to our dedicated channel at

The Pharos Gate rejoices in the book as physical object, weaving together word and image in beautifully illustrated postcards and removable letters that reveal a sensual and metaphysical romance, one full of mystery and intrigue. Published simultaneously with the 25th-anniversary edition of Griffin & Sabine

Guest Host: James Tate Hill

James Tate Hill was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. E.T. on July 11, 2016. Read the chatscript of James’s #LitChat session here.

Hardboiled noir meets academic satire in James Tate Hill’s debut novel, Academy Gothic. Tate Cowlishaw is late for another faculty meeting when he discovers the body of Scoot Simkins, dean of Parshall College. Cowlishaw might be legally blind but sees that a man with three bullets in his head didn’t put them there himself….