In 2015, I was honored to be asked to help continue John Seigenthaler's literary legacy by co-hosting A WORD ON WORDS, his long-running literary television series on Nashville Public Television.

It has been an incredible ride alongside my fabulous co-host, fellow Nashville author Mary Laura Philpott, talking with authors from all kinds of genres and walks of life. And in 2017, we were over the moon to win an EMMY for our first season!

Take a second, pop up your feet, and hear from some of your favorite authors. You can learn more about the show here, and follow along online at #keepreading.


Season 3


Matthew Quick

Jesmyn Ward


Celeste Ng

Claire Cameron


Stephanie Powell Watts




At The Festival,   Round 2

       Tom Perrotta                    


At The Festival,   Round 1


At The Festival,   Round 3


Chris Bohjalian


Billy Collins


Elizabeth Gilbert

Ron Rash


John Boyne


Anna Quindlen


Mohsin Hamid