Last week I had the pleasure of moderating a talk with authors Amy Waldman and Mary Glickman at the Book Festival of the MJCCA here in Atlanta.  The cool thing about the talk was that it was about bringing what the festival calls “Rising Literary Voices” to the attention of the reading public… which is something I am passionate about.

To that end, last week I shared my interview with Amy Waldman, and this week it is my pleasure to bring you another “rising literary voice”, Mary Glickman.

Mary says she has always been a writer, but her personal story of perseverance should inspire would-be novelists everywhere. (Especially this month – what with NaNo WriMo and all!)  After writing 6 novels that did not get published… Mary finally made her debut last year with HOME IN THE MORNING.  Her second book which ONE MORE RIVER is a sequel of sorts in that it is the story of one of the minor characters from HOME IN THE MORNING.

Mary and I had the chance to sit down for a quick interview after our onstage performance at the Book Festival of the MJCCA.  We chatted about both books and Mary’s personal journey.  As always, I hope you enjoy the interview (and will check out the rest of the podcast series available on iTunes)!

Oh – and if you’re in Atlanta, there’s still time to be a part of some of the wonderful Book Festival programming.  Check out for details!