If you read my earlier post, SHANGHAI GIRLS SEQUEL COMING SOON, you know how excited I was for DREAMS OF JOY and how much I wanted to get a chance to interview Lisa.  Alas, her tour schedule is jam packed, and I was not able to meet her in person when she was here in Atlanta but I WAS able to grab some time with Lisa by phone yesterday when she was in between events in Colorado.

We had a great conversation about the new book, her research trip to China with author Amy Tan, and even what she’s working on next.  And no… it’s not a sequel to DREAMS OF JOY, but it does sound like it will be another fascinating read.  Of course as always we dug into the story and some of the characters in DREAMS OF JOY and Lisa shared her thoughts on their relationships and their growth.  If your book club is reading DREAMS OF JOY, I think the insight into Lisa’s mind will really enhance your conversation.  (Oh – and if you’re not planning to read DREAMS OF JOY for your book club, you should!).

As always, I hope you enjoy the interview.  And be sure to check out the rest of the series on iTunes!

– Dana Barrett, Managing Editor