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Kristina McMorris

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Friends and Fiction with Kristina McMorris

Friends & Fiction

Kristina McMorris joins the Friends & Fiction authors to discuss her unexpected path to writing, her former life as a child TV host--and how she was almost a regular F&F host! https://kristinamcmorris.com/home

1hr 7mins

28 Oct 2020

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Chapter 10 | Kristina McMorris: This Story Is Destined For The Big Screen

Just One More Chapter Podcast

2 Children For Sale The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs, and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. Kristina McMorris joins Katie McCormick today for Chapter 10 of the Just One More Chapter Podcast & Book Club to discuss her New York Times bestseller Sold On A Monday. McMorris has been featured on The Today Show. Kristina is a former actress, wedding planner, TV personality and describes her writing career as “accidental.” McMorris’ creative juices are off the charts….and this book is so damn good, y’all.  This story is destined for the big screen!

51mins

14 Oct 2019

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#13 Kristina McMorris, Lydia Bennet, and How to Live a Story with a Happy Ending

Joe Bunting's Character Test

Kristina McMorris is best known as the author of Sold On A Monday, which spent 20 weeks on the NY Times bestsellers list. The novel is set during the great depression and is about a newspaper reporter who takes a photograph of two boys holding a sign, “2 children for sale.” The photograph kicks off a series of events that leads to a romance with a young woman at the paper, a run in with the mob, and a terrible quest to get to the bottom of the fate of the 2 children in the photograph.Get Sold on a Monday hereKistina's WebsiteBooks In this interview, we talk about how McMorris got interested in the great depression, the real photo that she based the novel on, and how she eventually got to meet one of the subjects in that photo.For our character test, we examine Lydia Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (bet that's not the sister you thought we'd choose). Finally we talk about how to live a story with a happy ending.As always, there's a free prize, which you can get by clicking here.Character Test is brought to you by The Write Practice Pro, a premium critiquing community for creative writers. You can learn more about The Write Practice Pro and join the community here.

55mins

1 Oct 2019

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Kristina McMorris and SOLD ON A MONDAY

Wine Women & Writing

KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and the recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her works of fiction have been published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Kristina's novel, SOLD ON A MONDAY (Sourcebooks Landmark), follows her widely praised novels THE EDGE OF LOST, THE PIECES WE KEEP, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES, and LETTERS FROM HOME, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A WINTER WONDERLAND and GRAND CENTRAL. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland's "40 Under 40" by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon, where she is working on her next novel. For more, visit KristinaMcMorris.com From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined. Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens -- a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions. Follow Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author and Wine Women & Writing Radio, at pamelafaganhutchins.com, for more real women, kicking ass and writing books. This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. authorsontheair.com.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wine-women-writing/support

26mins

6 Jun 2019

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Keeping Kurrent

Author Kristina McMorris describes what motivated her to write the novel, "Sold on a Monday;" how her past experiences and current research were used to write this compelling story about a woman who felt compelled to sell her two children. The plot has many twists amn turns including interesting and compelling characters.

23mins

9 Feb 2019

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NYTB Kristina McMorris & SOLD ON A MONDAY

Authors on the Air

KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and the recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her works of fiction have been published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Kristina's novel, SOLD ON A MONDAY (Sourcebooks Landmark), follows her widely praised novels THE EDGE OF LOST, THE PIECES WE KEEP, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES, and LETTERS FROM HOME, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A WINTER WONDERLAND and GRAND CENTRAL. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland's "40 Under 40" by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon, where she is working on her next novel. For more, visit http://KristinaMcMorris.comFrom New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.2 CHILDREN FOR SALEThe scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens -- a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.Follow Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author and Wine Women & Writing Radio, at http://pamelafaganhutchins.com, for more real women, kicking ass and writing books.This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. http://authorsontheair.com.

26mins

19 Oct 2018

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#17 Children for Sale - Author Kristina McMorris

Completely Booked - Official Podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. She stopped by our Pablo Creek Regional Library on her 50-stop book tour to discuss her latest novel Sold On a Monday. Sold On a Monday was inspired by an actual newspaper photograph of four children sitting on a stoop by a sign that reads "Children for Sale. Inquire within." Kristina tells how she came to befriend one of the children in the original photo and all about her love for historical fiction.

24mins

1 Oct 2018

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Author2Author with Kristina McMorris

Author2Author

Bill welcomes novelist Kristina McMorris back to the show. Since her debut, Letters From Home, released in 2011, Kristina's published works have expanded to include the novels Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, and The Edge of Lost, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. We will be discussing her latest novel, Sold on a Monday.

33mins

19 Sep 2018

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Author2Author with Kristina McMorris

Author2Author

Bill welcomes bestselling novelist Kristina McMorris back to the show. Join Bill and Kristina as they discuss her latest novel, The Edge of Lost, as well as her love of history, family, and storytelling. Don't miss it!

32mins

1 Dec 2015

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Author2Author with Kristina McMorris

Author2Author

Bill welcomes novelist Kristina McMorris to the show to discuss life after the publication of her second novel, The Pieces we Keep. Join us as we discuss writing, life, marriage, and much more. Don't miss it!

30mins

26 Nov 2013

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