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Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, and mother of four, conducts warm, inquisitive interviews with authors on this award-winning, widely heralded literary podcast. Zibby, dubbed "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture, is a regular books columnist for Good Morning America and Katie Couric Media. Launched in 2018, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has been downloaded millions of times and has spawned two anthologies, an online magazine, a virtual book club, and a publishing house. Learn more at zibbyowens.com.


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Nina LaCour, YERBA BUENA: A Novel

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24m
Aug 11
Emily Maloney, COST OF LIVING: Essays

Zibby is joined by author Emily Maloney to talk about her book of personal essays, , which grew out of a piece that is featured in the  compilation. The two discuss the current state of healthcare in America, as well as what Emily sees as the industry's potential future. Emily also shares her 15-year process of publishing this book, at which stage she decided to incorporate anecdotes about her parents, and what she is working on next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bCwGP5 Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3JF8msb Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 10
Kim Fay, LOVE & SAFFRON: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love

Author Kim Fay joins Zibby to discuss her latest historical novel, , which was an instant national bestseller. The two talk about the relationships that inspired the friendship at the center of the story, which family memories helped Kim set the scenes, and how the pandemic helped her write the book quickly. Kim also shares why she wanted the novel to revolve around food and how she likes to practice self-care. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3JDlHBg Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3diLz9P Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 09
Michelle Figueroa, A GOOD THING HAPPENED TODAY

"It's a reference book for kids to get ideas as to how they can make the world a kinder place." Journalist Michelle Figueroa joins Zibby to discuss Good News Movement and its corresponding book, A Good Thing Happened Today. Michelle explains why she decided to start a news organization focused on sharing exclusively good news and the importance of packaging these stories for young kids. Send in your own good news to @GoodNews_Movement https://www.instagram.com/goodnews_movement/?hl=en on Instagram! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3d9hf1c Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3P1tom3 Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17m
Aug 08
Sean Williams, GIRL DAD

Zibby is joined by Sean Williams to talk both about his picture book  as well as his organization, The Dad Gang. Sean shares The Dad Gang's mission to shatter stereotypes about Black fatherhood, how their non-profit wing empowers fathers around the country, and where the company is expanding next. The two also discuss how Sean's close relationship with his daughters inspired his new children's book and the main message he hopes other fathers talk away from it. Check out @TheDadGang https://www.instagram.com/thedadgang/?hl=en on Instagram! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zvpL1Y Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3BKQIkQ Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 08
Erin Napier, THE LANTERN HOUSE

Star of HGTV's  Erin Napier joins Zibby and her husband Kyle to discuss her picture book, Erin explains why she's not joined by her husband and co-star Ben and shares why she was set on working with her illustrator and friend, Adam Trest, on this children's book. The three also talk about the house flipping projects that get Erin the most excited, what she's currently reading, and how she and Ben found their way into house flipping in the first place. Shop Erin and Ben's brand, Laurel Mercantile Co., here https://www.laurelmercantile.com/! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3SxKCdL Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3P11A1f Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31m
Aug 08
Kerry Docherty, SOMEWHERE, RIGHT NOW

Kerry Docherty joins Zibby to talk about her new picture book  which was inspired by the range of emotions we all felt during the Covid lockdown. The two discuss Kerry's background in mindfulness and how she wove her teachings into the book, as well as why she decided to shift from her own small business to help her family start Faherty Brand which is one of Zibby's favorite brands. Kerry also shares the significance of her role as Chief Impact Officer at the company and the major changes happening in her life. Shop the store here https://fahertybrand.com/! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zXWmPr Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3OZNI7n Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Aug 08
Richard Roper, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Zibby is joined by editor and author Richard Roper to discuss his latest novel, , which was inspired by a real trip he took with his friends. The two talk about his intentional journey to becoming an editor and his accidental journey to becoming an author, as well as which books he currently works on at Headline Publishers in the UK. Richard also shares which author is his greatest inspiration, why he decided to structure the novel from two points of view observing the same moments, and what inspired his next novel.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vHAkxX Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3zWGEE1 Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Aug 07
Bethany C. Morrow, CHERISH FARRAH: A Novel

Bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel,  which was Belletrist and BookClubs' April pickBethany shares why she wanted to challenge white supremacist notions by creating a character like Farrah, as well as why she loves to write social horror. The two also discuss why Bethany jokes about being a contrarian, how she writes her books for group consumption, and Zibby reads Langston Hughes' poem "Warning" which Bethany chose as the book's dedication. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Q2j2U7 Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3Qm7riM Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 06
Amanda Bestor-Siegal, THE CARETAKERS: A Novel

Zibby is joined by Amanda Bestor-Siegal to talk about her debut novel, , which was inspired in part by her experience as an au pair in Paris. The two discuss the social politics of being an au pair, why Amanda chose to tell the story from the six female characters' perspectives, and the main things she took away from her MFA. Amanda also shares how the loss of her mother inspired her to travel to Paris in the first place, and what the TV adaption of this novel will likely look like.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3JpPUUy Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3bqZYQB Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29m
Aug 05
Amelia Morris, WILDCAT: A Novel

Zibby is joined by Amelia Morris to talk about her first novel, , which was inspired in part by a fight with her own mother and the desire to call out unrealistic expectations placed on mothers. The two discuss how Amelia got her start with her  blog and food memoir despite always wanting to write fiction, as well as how her husband helped her find time to craft this project during the pandemic. Amelia also shares what she is working on next and how  and  play a role in it. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QbORcS Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3SpAKCQ Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 04
John Searles, HER LAST AFFAIR: A Novel

Writer and book critic John Searles joins Zibby to discuss his latest novel, . The two talk about John's path to becoming a writer which involved being the first in his family to attend college and working at for 23 years as the books editor, the deputy editor, and the editor-at-large. John also shares how losing his father, his sister, and his apartment in a recent fire inspired him to weave elements of grief into this novel and why he was opposed to weddings until his own. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PZwRCT Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3ON7Rxm Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28m
Aug 03
Alan J. Patricof, NO RED LIGHTS: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone

Zibby is joined by investor, innovator, and founder of a number of companies Alan Patricof to talk about his memoir, . Alan tells Zibby about his plans to live until 114 and how his desire to continue trying new things regardless of his age led him to found Primetime Partner which invests in companies that target the over-sixty population. The two also discuss what inspired Alan to write about his wife's battle with Alzheimer's, the role women play in venture capitalism, and the two new things he's trying this year at 87. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3br3L0k Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3vxod6s Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31m
Aug 02
Carley Fortune, EVERY SUMMER AFTER

Award-winning journalist Carley Fortune joins Zibby to discuss her debut novel, , which is already a, , and #1 Canadian national bestseller. The two talk about how the novel was inspired in part by Carley's love for the tiny town of Barry's Bay as well as her time growing up there. Carley also shares how finding her diaries from adolescence informed the story and how writing this book during Covid helped her reclaim her creativity.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PP2ejz Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3SehYOD Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 01
Sumner Brooks and Amee Severson, HOW TO RAISE AN INTUITIVE EATER: Raising the Next Generation with Food and Body Confidence

Nutritional therapist Sumner Brooks and dietitian nutritionist Amee Severson join Zibby to talk about their book, . The three dive into conversations about dismantling diet culture, their favorite methods of implementing intuitive eating habits in their own homes, and what to do if you think your child may be veering into an eating disorder. Sumner and Amee also share the importance of parenting yourself and trusting that your children will know what is best for their bodies. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Brco5v Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3OJvreg Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33m
Jul 31
Julie Wilcox, THE WIN-WIN DIET: How to Be Plant-Based and Still Eat What You Love

Zibby is joined by wellness consultant and childhood friend Julie Wilcox to talk about her new book, . Julie shares how her experience as an Olympic-aspiring gymnast led her down the path of nutrition studies and creating recipes that offer more than just basic sustenance. The two also discuss how to create a sustainable plant-based diet, Julie's experience writing this book during Covid, and some of her creative self-marketing strategies. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3oFLWxj Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3OKuzpJ Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Jul 31
Dr. Katie Takayasu, PLANTS FIRST

Zibby is joined by Dr. Katie Takayasu to discuss her book, , which was inspired by her own food journey. The two talk about how Dr. Katie's experiences in college, medical school, and her residency led her to a plant-forward diet, and how her family approaches food in their home. Dr. Katie also shares why she advises avoiding foods that cause inflammation, her takeaways from dealing with insomnia, and where listeners can find her and more of her recipes https://www.drkatie.com/.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zIUqdF Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3lDWMDR Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25m
Jul 31
Uma Naidoo MD, THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON FOOD: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More

Harvard-trained psychiatrist and professional chef Dr. Uma Naidoo joins Zibby to talk about her book, , which offers a way to approach food as medicine. Uma shares what she's doing to grow the field of nutritional psychiatry and why she's against telling patients to restrict themselves in their diets. The two also discuss how the awareness around the gut-brain connection has been around since the days of Hippocrates, as well as which food facts have blown her mind. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bjHjG7 Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3PXvJiY Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20m
Jul 31
Ann Leary, THE FOUNDLING: A Novel

Ann Leary,  bestselling author of , joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, , which was inspired in part by her own family's story. Ann shares what she learned about eugenics in order to write the book, as well as how moving around a lot as a young girl has helped her as a writer. The two also discuss the story's metaphorical suitcase, the history of asylums and who resided in them, and who Ann fashioned each of her three protagonists after. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cTrO8A Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3OIkTfF Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Jul 30
Grant Ginder, LET'S NOT DO THAT AGAIN: A Novel

Zibby is joined by author and professor Grant Ginder to discuss his latest novel, . Grant explains how his experiences in politics have shaped how he approaches storytelling, as well as which four books he brought on a three-day vacation. The two also talk about their similar writing habits, what Grant has enjoyed the most throughout the ten years he has taught expository writing, and what project he's in the early stages of working on next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Bp3KEr Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3zEYOKm Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 29
Brooke Lea Foster, ON GIN LANE

Award-winning journalist and author of  Brooke Lea Foster joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, . The two discuss the real historical event that inspired this novel, what Brooke finds so magical about the summertime, and why she's so excited about her next book. Find more details about Brooke's summer writing contest on the new site https://www.momsdonthavetimeto.net/read-write/zsoyo8mwehi32fhngzevpse3ruf7g6. Enter by August 15th for a chance to win a lunch with Brooke and Zibby in the Hamptons and more! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3S9AkAu Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3oyT3aX Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25m
Jul 28
KJ Dell'Antonia, IN HER BOOTS

Former editor of Motherlode and author of the instant  bestseller and Reese's Book Club Pick, , KJ Dell'Antonia returns to discuss her latest novel, . KJ and Zibby talk about the exciting new episodes coming up on her #AmWriting podcast, the effect her book  has had on her own parenting, and what she finds hardest about writing. KJ also shares how she is prepping for an upcoming speech on the importance of reading whatever you like and when she's currently reading (besides a book on how to give a speech). Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zyfJOH Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3bboSDt Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29m
Jul 27
Liz Scheier, NEVER SIMPLE: A Memoir

Zibby is joined by editor and author Liz Scheier to discuss her debut memoir, , which details the complex relationship she had with her mother. The two talk about the steps Liz took to paint as full of a picture of her mother as she could, when she found the time to write while raising two kids under two, and how her experience as an editor helped her as a writer. Liz also shares what she's learned about parent-child relationships overall, her thoughts on elder care after arranging as much security as she could for her mother towards the end of her life, and which parts of her story she decided not to share in the book.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3b4qxLb Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3Bc20OP Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28m
Jul 26
Andrea Yaryura Clark, ON A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS

Andrea Yaryura Clark joins Zibby to talk about her debut novel, , which focuses on the history of Argentina's Dirty War. The two discuss how the book grew out of a fascination with the children of those who had been disappeared in the 1970s and 80s, as well as how the project originally began as a documentary about those she interviewed. Andrea also shares why she wrote the two timelines as two separate books, who she would cast to play her protagonist in a movie, and what her children think of her work.  Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PxJqFk Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3RXIxre Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 25
Syed M. Masood, THE BAD MUSLIM DISCOUNT: A Novel

Zibby is joined by Syed Masood to talk about his debut adult novel,  Syed shares how he used to craft long email letters to his now-wife and how her support was what inspired him to pursue writing seriously. The two also discuss how the idea for this novel grew from the aftermath of the 2016 election, what Syed found terrifying about his arranged marriage, and why his writing style might not be the most efficient. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zqkaLr Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3PrLUoP Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 24
Ruta Sepetys, I MUST BETRAY YOU

#1  bestselling author Ruta Sepetys joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, . Ruta explains why she was drawn to tell Romania's under-discussed history, what she found as she began to conduct her research, and how she carries on with her daily life while writing about such heavy subjects. The two also talk about how to write good historical fiction and what Ruta is working on next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3z2HbTu Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3vasPiB Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Jul 23
Gina Sorell, THE WISE WOMEN: A Novel

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25m
Jul 22
Julia May Jonas, VLADIMIR: A Novel

Zibby is joined by writer, director, and professor Julia May Jonas to discuss her debut novel, . The two talk about how the pandemic shifted Julia's trajectory from theater to fiction, as well as the conversation about aging and female desire that lit the spark in her to write this story. Julia also shares how observing her husband write novels helped her craft hers, the gendered power structures and expectations she tries to push back against, and how her next book will differ from this project. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PnyWIB Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3PpLE9y Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28m
Jul 21
Nadine Epstein, RBG'S BRAVE & BRILLIANT WOMEN: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone

Editor-in-chief and CEO of  Nadine Epstein joins Zibby to discuss her new book,, and the special relationship she had with the late Supreme Court justice. The two talk about how Nadine and Justice Ginsburg crafted a list of over 150 inspiring women which was whittled down to the 33 present in the book, why it was important to Justice Ginsburg that the book be targeted to all readers, and how Justice Ginsburg shaped Nadine's personal life. Nadine also shares the story of why she ultimately bought  and tells Zibby about the various projects she's working on. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon: https://amzn.to/3odDRjd Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3zjEbDi Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Jul 20
Dean Koontz, QUICKSILVER and THE BIG DARK SKY

Zibby is joined by #1  bestselling author Dean Koontz to talk about his latest two novels,  and . The two discuss why Dean decided to leave his publisher (as well as why he doesn't think the publishing industry should continue to vilify Amazon) and what many imprints misunderstand about their readers. Dean also shares why he likes to challenge himself more at this stage of his career than he did before, his deep fascination with coincidences, and which projects he is working on next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop. Amazon (Quicksilver): https://amzn.to/3OuFwvL Amazon (Big Dark Sky): https://amzn.to/3OeHwb9 Bookshop (Quicksilver): https://bit.ly/3aQvo2A Bookshop (Big Dark Sky): https://bit.ly/3IPKceb Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here https://zibbyowens.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8aaa1ce151a09216fdc1d6414&id=4cf0ef4d3c. Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here https://www.bonfire.com/store/zibby-owens/. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26m
Jul 19