Guest Host: Terez Mertes Rose

Terez Mertes Rose is guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on November 7, 2016. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at

In Terez Mertes Rose‘s new novel, Outside the Limelight, rising ballet star Dena Lindgren’s dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Looming surgery and its long recovery period prompt the company’s artistic director…

Guest Host: Tim Scullion

Tim Scullion is guest host at 4 p.m. ET on October 31, 2016 for our annual Halloween Haunt #LitChat. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at

Join ghost photographer and researcher Tim Scullion on a two-year tour of Colonial Williamsburg, America’s haunted historic city of ghosts in his new book, Haunted Historic Colonial Williamsburg. Visit 43 creepy locations where Scullion describes his paranormal odyssey to photograph and explain each apparition…

Guest Host: Cristina Alger (reprise)

Cristina Alger was guest author in #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on October 24, 2016. Read the chatscript of her #LitChat session here.

From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes a “funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look” at fatherhood, love, and family life. Charlie Goldwyn’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb…

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…