Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.

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Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.

Nightstand | August 14th, 2014

Catherine Bell’s Nightstand

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell, the winner of the 2014 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, is bursting into the literary world with her debut novel in October. Rush of Shadows is a deeply emotional story about two women, one white and one Native American, who form an unlikely friendship in 19th century California when tensions were flaring between the two cultures. To tide us over until pub, Catherine shares the books she’s currently reading.

Nightstand | August 12th, 2014

Five Books I Can’t Leave Behind by Stephanie Joyce Cole


In Stephanie Joyce Cole’s debut novel, Compass North, a desperately unhappy woman is thrust into a new life and a new identity in a small town in Alaska when she is presumed dead in a freak accident. She discovers that it takes more than a change of venue to reinvent a life. In honor of publication, Stephanie shares the books she can’t live without.

My husband and I are moving soon. It will be both wonderful and wretched. Wonderful, because it’s exciting to have a new place to live and explore. Wretched, because moving is so much work, and involves so many hard choices.

Nightstand | August 10th, 2014 | 2 responses

Jessica Barksdale Inclán’s Nightstand


Jessica Barksdale Inclán is the bestselling author of Her Daughter’s Eyes, The Matter of Grace, and When You Believe. In honor of her latest novel, How to Bake a Man (we LOVE the title!), she put together a list of the fun summer reads on her nightstand. 

Nightstand | August 5th, 2014

Savannah Page’s Nightstand

Savannah PageSavannah Page is an American expatriate indie author living in Berlin, Germany. She’s the author of six chick lit novels in her When Girlfriends… Collection: When Girlfriends Let Go, When Girlfriends Take Chances, When Girlfriends Chase Dreams, When Girlfriends Make Choices, When Girlfriends Step Up, and When Girlfriends Break Hearts. She is also the author of the personal / travel narrative, Bumped to Berlin. Here she shares her summer reads…

Nightstand | August 4th, 2014

Mary Behre’s Nightstand

Mary Behre

My name is Mary Behre. I’m a paranormal romantic suspense author and my nightstand is overflowing with books I want to read.

See, I’m in the middle of promoting Guarded, Book #2 in the Tidewater Series. That leaves me precious little time for anything else. But, I really need time to read for pleasure.

So I’ve carved out a mini vacation. For two glorious days, my only responsibility will be to read to my heart’s content! And there are three books on my nightstand that take top priority.

Nightstand | August 1st, 2014

On My Nightstand by Lisa Loomis

Lisa LoomisIn honor of her latest women’s fiction title, A Horse Named Joe, author Lisa Loomis shares the books – and memories –  currently sitting on her nightstand.

I have a very small nightstand and I don’t like a lot of clutter. It’s a wooden nightstand, made out of oak, and there is a metal lamp with a cream colored shade that sits on it along with two rocks.

One of the rocks is a slice of a rock that has been polished, sort of looks like granite, greys and blues with tiny black veins, but with naturally rough edges. I use this as a coaster to set my water glass on at night.

Throughout my house there are rocks and shells; I like the natural beauty of them. The other rock is one I picked up on a beach in Del Mar, California during a walk I took with my mom before she died. It was a windy day and she wore her jeans rolled up and a pink slicker jacket as we walked along the shoreline. There is a scene in my book Casanova Cowboy that is very similar to that day. The rock is there to remind me of her, and that very simple things in life can be the most pleasurable.

Inside the swinging door of my nightstand are some books, including a couple of my high school yearbooks. I sometimes flip through them in search of a new characters name. And then some of my favorite books are inside as well, books that hit home and I can’t stand to not have near. I just like a good story, one that gets to me, makes me feel something. Pat Conroy’s Beach Music is one book I always keep close. I enjoyed it because it was different; there is emotion about life, love, and coping; a lot of it not always pretty and neat. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is also there. I’m a bit of a sucker for cowboys and oh how the characters in this book grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go.

Also in my nightstand is an original printing of my first novel Boy In A Band; it serves as a reminder that I never thought I could write one book, let alone eight, with more to come. When I have those nagging doubts it stares back at me, encourages me to push harder; to keep writing.

I started reading very young. Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne was one of my favorites. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is another one I remember clearly. A good book can take one places they never dreamed of, emotionally and mentally.

Lisa Loomis resides in Park City, Utah with her husband and two children. For more information about A Horse Named Joe and her other releases, visit her website.