After interviewing bestselling women’s fiction author Darien Hsu Gee, who writes books like her most recent Table Manners under the name Mia King, I’m now getting ready to interview Jeannette Walls. She’s the bestselling author of the memoir The Glass Castle, which I liked so much I gave it to a friend of mine to read while traveling in South America and now am sad it’s no longer on my shelves, and of the new “true-life” novel about the life of her maternal grandmother at the turn of the century, Half Broke Horses.

Walls will be appearing at the star-studded Miami Book Fair November 8-15, along with a slew of top authors including Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and the recently deposed Gourmet editor and author Ruth Reichl. Although I won’t be there in person, my interview for the Miami Herald will have me there in spirit.