Episode 75: Interview with Barbara Graham
I’m so excited to share my latest author interview on the Thriving Authors Podcast with multi-talented, best-selling author Barbara Graham.
Barbara writes nonfiction, fiction, and plays, and one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation is the truth that everything we do – and everything we write – is interconnected. No writing ever goes to waste. You have no idea where each piece, where each glimmer of imagination, will take you. Your only job is to follow!
Barbara Graham is the author/editor of the New York Times bestselling Eye of My Heart: 27 Women Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, her non-Hallmark take on the complexities of being a grandparent in the 21st century. She’s also the author of Women Who Run with the Poodles: Myths and Tips for Honoring Your Mood Swings, a national bestseller that offers a satirical look at the dark side of the self-help movement. Her memoir, Camp Paradox, is a haunting yet wry coming-of-age tale set at an all-girls summer camp which fast-forwards decades into the future when Barbara realizes that the “love affair” she believed she’d shared with her camp counselor fits every definition of sexual abuse. Barbara has contributed to many magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, O The Oprah Magazine, Food & Wine, Glamour, Vogue, and her essays have been collected in numerous anthologies, and her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at theaters around the country. Her first novel, that we focus on a lot in this interview, is titled What Jonah Knew.