#510 YA Author, Mara Rutherford – Reading for Young & Old: Kingdom of Sea and Stone

Dec 31, 2020 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #510.  Today’s show is brought to you by HelloFresh.

As part of our author interview series, today we’re speaking with Mara Rutherford, author of the new book the “Kingdom of Sea and Stone.”  We’re fortunate that Mara Rutherford has agreed to read a passage from the book for us today, but let me tell you a bit about Mara.

Mara is back with us, with her newest novel, and you’ll recall previously that Mara and I are related. My dear cousin Nancy had triplets, and Mara is one of three, who I’ve gotten to know well, and you’ll know her a bit after our conversation today, but trust me when I tell you, this is not nepotism, but a great sequel and duology, from a  book series, from a very hardworking author. Additionally, as I’ve mentioned previously, the Kingdom of Sea and Stone is an ideal read for all ages, but particularly so for grandparents and grandchildren.  Hence, no favoritism here, just a great story for all.
We’ll have links up for more information about Mara Rutherford, but briefly, Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but quickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality.   As I say, Mara Rutherford is a triplet born on Leap Day, and Mara holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London.  Mara has since lived all over the world along with her young family and Marine-turned-diplomat husband.
Mara Rutherford’s sequel  YA fantasy to the CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL, the sequel is titled the Kingdom of Sea and Stone is available for sale now, published by HarperCollins. And now let’s listen as Mara Rutherford reads from her new book, Kingdom of Sea and Stone:
Please join me in welcoming back to The Not Old Better Show, author Mara Rutherford.
And now back to our interview with young adult author, Mara Rutherford.  Mara, thanks again for joining us, and we appreciate the insider info, but without too much spoiler, but let’s talk about Nor…
My thanks to author Mara Rutherford, and her new book, the sequel to Crown of Coral and Pearl, titled “Kingdom of Sea and Stone,” available HERE on Apple Books, and to HelloFresh for sponsoring today’s show, and to all of you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show listeners.  Be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody, and Happy New Year!
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