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DARE TO ENTER THE STORM
 BOOKSTORM    PODCAST  
A Deep Dive Into Bestselling Books
with your hosts

Christen Civiletto and Chris Storm.
Love great fiction? So do we.
We love books that matter. Books that inspire.
Books that change lives.

Dive down deep with your favorite, Best-Selling authors.
They Are Here Live!

"This was the best interview I've ever had
 out of hundreds!"
"Nobody has ever asked me these meaningful 
questions!"
"This is one of my favorite questions that I've ever be
en asked!"
"Your questions are very thoughtful and not the usual!"
"You know you're getting something fresh here!" 
"Are you inside my brain?!"

"That question is so astute!"



WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
BOOKSTORM HAS INTERVIEWED
OVER 150
 AUTHORS!
THANK YOU LOYAL LISTENERS
 IN:
86 COUNTRIES
ALL 50 U.S. STATES
&
1,800 CITIES!
Thank you gifted authors and book lovers Everywhere!
(Literally)


 

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Listen: Our Most Recent Guest Author!

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About The Guest Author and The Book

LISA WINGATE

Lisa Wingate is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours, which remained on the NYT list for more than two years and has sold over three million copies. She has written more than 30 novels and co-authored the nonfiction Before and After with journalist Judy Christie. Wingate’s books have been translated into over forty languages and have appeared on bestseller lists worldwide. Shelterwood (2024) marks her thirty-third release.

 

Wingate is a Goodreads Choice Award winner, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, a Southern Book Prize winner and was named a 2023 Distinguished Alumni of Oklahoma State University. Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Wingate as a recipient of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. “Booklist” summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

 

She was inspired to become a writer by a first-grade teacher who said she expected to see Lisa’s name in a magazine one day. Wingate also entertained childhood dreams of being an Olympic gymnast and winning the National Finals Rodeo but was stalled by a mental block against backflips on the balance beam and by parents who stubbornly refused to finance a rodeo career. She was lucky enough to marry into a big family of tall tale enthusiasts who never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Wingate lives in Texas and Colorado with her family and her cuddly teddy bear of a dog, Huckleberry.

SHELTERWOOD

Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

UPCOMING AUTHORS

Preston & Child, ANGEL OF VENGENANCE

Jamie Brenner, A Novel Summer

Jeffrey Deaver and Isabella Maldonado, FATAL INTRUSION

Brian Freeman for Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Shadow

Aimie K. Runyan, Mademoiselle Eiffel











 

Virginia Kantra, the fairtale life of dorothy gale

Kathleen Grissom, Crow Mary

Nick Petrie, the price you pay

Nita Prose, the mystery guest

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