AMA stands for 'Ask Me Anything' where you'll have the chance to ask our featured guest any question you'd like.
To join these AMAs, you must first be a member of our Slack community. After joining the community enter the #AMA discussion channel in the Slack group at the specified date and time. If you are not already a member and would like to participate in these intimate, real-time Slack Q&A sessions, make sure you join now!
Peter WattsFor our first AMA, we hosted the amazing science fiction novelist and ex-marine biologist Peter Watts and talked to him about everything from writer’s block to free-will, artificial intelligence, and consciousness.
Matt RidleyA scientist, writer, businessman, and an expert on evolution. Matt has written many provocative books on evolution, genetics, and society including The Red Queen (1993), Genome (1999), and The Rational Optimist (2010).
Dr. Lois FrankelDr. Lois P. Frankel is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally sought after keynote speaker in the fields of career and leadership development.
Tiffany Dufu Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go.
Peng ShepherdPeng is a novelist whose debut novel, The Book of M, won the 2019 Neukom Institute for Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fiction, and was chosen as the best book of the year by Amazon, Elle, Refinery29, and The Verge.
William Kent KruegerWilliam Kent Krueger is the author of the bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series. His work has received the Edgar Award, Macavity Award, multiple Anthony, Barry, and Dilys Awards, and has been translated into 20+ languages.
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin is a writer who relentlessly explores human nature to understand how we can make our lives better. She's the author of bestselling books The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project.
Tara MohrTara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being, and an author, educator, and coach. Tara is the author of Playing Big, published by Penguin Random House, and named a Best Book of the year by Apple’s iBooks.
Etaf RumEtaf Rum is the author of the New York Times bestseller, A Woman is No Man. She teaches college English literature in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children. She also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans.
Robert DugoniRobert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, the Charles Jenkins Series, and the David Sloane series.
Deepa AnapparaDeepa Anappara worked as a journalist in India for eleven years. Her debut novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Indian literature 2020.
Rachel JoyceRachel Joyce is the author of the international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and The Music Shop. Her books have sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
Marjan KamaliMarjan Kamali is a novelist and teacher whose work has been anthologized, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. She is the author of novels 'Together Tea' and the national bestseller 'The Stationery Shop.'