Family drama, twists and turns, gasp-out-loud soapy fun -- these are all trademarks of a great beach read. But for best-selling authors like Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer, how do they keep reads ferociously turning the pages of their novels year after year after year? And what's it like to be a newcomer to the genre, like Jamie Brenner? We speak to these three beach-read stars, who tell us more about what it's like to write a beach read, what inspires them and how they view the term "beach read." Plus, the authors read excerpts from their newest releases and give us a sneak peek into their upcoming projects! Grab a glass of wine and lie back in your nearest lounge chair; this is one show you don't want to miss!
- Jamie Brenner, author of "The Forever Summer." Her first book is "The Wedding Sisters." Follow Jamie on Facebook and Twitter.
- Elin Hilderbrand, author of "The Identicals." She has written 19 novels and an original short story. Follow Elin on Facebook and Twitter.
- Nancy Thayer, author of "Secrets in Summer." She has written 23 novels, including "The Hot Flash Club" series. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter.
BONUS: Check out some book trailers and videos of our authors!