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”All of Us In Our Hoop Skirts” with Kerri Maher and Fiona Davis

Always Authors

Kerri Maher has written three historical fiction novels: The Kennedy Debutante, The Girl In White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly and just released in 2022,  the national best-selling The Paris Bookseller, about trailblazing entrepreneur Sylvia Beach and the original Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris.  Fiona Davis, is the New York Times best-selling author of six historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pick. Her latest novel, The Magnolia Palace, was released in February of 2022.   Kerri and Fiona have a wide-ranging discussion that includes their work, lives, passions and creative process. They cover it all, from fictionalizing real people, to researching real places, to their mutual love of hoop skirts.


22 Mar 2022

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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby is once again joined by New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis to talk about her latest novel, The Magnolia Palace, which takes place in New York's famed Frick Collection. The two talk about what inspired Fiona to tell a fictionalized version of the Frick's story, how she managed to write so vividly about the museum during the early days of the pandemic while in lockdown, and the multiple projects she's working on next. Fiona also shares why she decided to talk publicly about her Parkinson's disease and how it may fit into one of her upcoming books. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hyI4e1Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3MhxmqxSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


4 Mar 2022

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Mastering Multi-POV and Multi-Timeline Novels with Fiona Davis

The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe each tackle two query letters. In the process, they discuss the importance of not only having internal conflict, but also having external conflict so that you can create a proper hook; the difference between women’s fiction and romance, and a larger discussion of what ‘women’s fiction’ actually is; making sure the types of stakes of your novel match your genre; the best POV when writing a non-human narrator; how women’s fiction queries should be less about feelings and more about plot; and how a good submission is about two main questions for an agent: ‘am I curious?’ and ‘is the writing strong?’After which, Bianca chats with Fiona Davis, author of The Magnolia Palace, about the difficulty of writing two POVs and timelines within one book; ensuring that each storyline has an inciting incident and key event, and that readers are fully invested in both; Fiona’s ‘w’ story structure and how she plots out her story beats and plotline; and deciding on an author brand and genre. Find us on our socials: Twitter: @TSNOTYAW @BiancaM_author @carlywatters @ceciliaclyra Instagram: @biancamarais_author @carlywatters @cece_lyra_agent @ the_shit_about_writingFacebook: @tsnotyawWebsite: www.biancamarais.comFiona Davis can be found at www.fionadavisbooks.com and on Instagram  at @FionaDavisAuthor and Twitter at @FionaDavisBooks


3 Feb 2022

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Fiona Davis (2/1/2021) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #95

Inside the Writer's Studio

Charlie talks to historical novelist Fiona Davis about her novel The Magnolia Palace, set largely at the Frick Museum in New York City in 1919 and 1966. They discuss (among other things) New York, researching historical details, the place of the model in society, and the amazing true story of Audrey Munson, the artists' model who served as the basis for one of the heroines in Fiona's novel.


1 Feb 2022

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Episode 103 - How Fiona Davis Writes

How Writers Write by HappyWriter

Welcome to episode 103 - How Fiona Davis Writes Welcome my friends to a wonderful episode with best-selling historical author Fiona Davis. Join Fiona and I as we jump into what makes New York City just so amazing for writers, how she researches her novels, and how she designs her work. This is such a fun episode. Another one of those interviews that felt as if it ended right as it was getting started because I was having such a good time. I want to take a moment to thank Fiona for her time. This episode should also drop right when Fiona's new novel, The Magnolia Palace, so be sure to check it out at your local book store.And now, my friends here is the episode with Fiona Davis.Support the show


27 Jan 2022

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Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Fiona and I discuss The Magnolia Palace, choosing the Frick Collection for this book, why and how she created the scavenger hunt in the book, what surprised her most during her research, writing about Henry and Helen Frick, the magnolia connection, and much more.Fiona’s recommended reads are: The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale The Maid by Nita Prose Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    Check out the Bookstorian Podcast if you are looking for a new podcast.If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Julia Claiborne Johnson, Judithe Little, Renee Rosen, Emma Brodie, and Julia Kelly.The Magnolia Palace can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.     Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 Jan 2022

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Fiona Davis interview - Episode 348

Reading And Writing Podcast

The 348th episode of the Reading & Writing podcast features an interview with Fiona Davis, author of the novel THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


14 Feb 2021

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Revisiting Suffragette City with Fiona Davis, MJ Rose, and Katherine Chen

Fifty Feminist States: Interviews with Feminist Activists and Artists Across the U.S.

In this episode, Amelia speaks with Fiona Davis, MJ Rose, and Katherine Chen, contributors to the new historical fiction collection Stories from Suffragette City. Together they celebrate the book’s pub day, discus the escapist and critical ways we can revisit the past in historical fiction, and talk about their plans for voting and Election Day.Links:Click here to order your copy of Stories from Suffragette City!Katherine’s New York Times Op-Ed This Is the Only Country My Mother Calls Her OwnA Trip Through New York City in 1911 Follow:Fifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstatesSupport the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation on our glow.fm page at this link.


3 Nov 2020

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Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Fiona and M.J. discuss Stories from Suffragette City, the inspiration for this compilation, the speed with which the project came together, honoring the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, how each author is reflected in their individual story, the bright and engaging cover, and much more. Stories from Suffragette City can be purchased at Murder by the Book. M.J.’s 2 recommended reads are: A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams Fiona’s 2 recommended reads are: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote by Johanna Neuman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Oct 2020

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Friends and Fiction with Fiona Davis

Friends & Fiction

Fiona Davis joins the Fab Five to discuss her new release THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE, a Good Morning America Book Club Pick. http://www.fionadavis.net


21 Oct 2020