Mary Kay Andrews (also known around the Bookreporter office as MKA) and Carol talk about her new beach read, Hello, Summer, which is set in a Florida beach town. The protagonist is a journalist working at her family’s small-town newspaper. Before writing fiction Mary Kay wrote for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, so her thoughts on newspapers and newspaper writing are grounded in her own experiences, and in this interview she reflects on what’s happening to journalism today, especially in small towns. They also talk about the decision to layer in a mystery into the book, and the germ of that idea that got her writing. She also talks about what she misses by not being on book tour this year and the isolation of writing.
Books discussed in this episode:
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
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