Saturday, June 15, 2019

6/17/19 @9am pst - Author Rea Frey spoke with host Janeane Bernstein about her novel, Not Her Daughter

LISTEN to today's show with featured guest Rea Frey!

Rea Frey's first novel Not Her Daughter (Griffin/St Martin's 8/21/2018) published to great acclaim, just a few to mention being PopSugar naming it one of Summer's Hottest Books, Publishers Weekly including it in their Mysteries and Thrillers 2018 Roundup, Parade included it in list 20 Chilling Thrillers by Women to Read This Year, and Crime Reads listed it in 5 Debut Crime Novels to Read This August.

The mass market paperback version is coming out this June, and we are booking Rea for radio interviews! Would you be interested in chatting with her about crime fiction, kidnapping (and her own scare story...), and this top selling book?

Rea was tapped to do her own script for the major motion picture version of the book, and she can also speak about this and her book to screen journey.


Gripping, emotional, and wire-taut, Not Her Daughter raises the question of what it means to be a mother—and how far someone will go to keep a child safe.

Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes, brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her—far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure whether she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now Emma is gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But what about Emma’s real mother, back at home?

With a degree in creative writing from Columbia and six traditionally published books under her belt, Rea has helped hundreds of clients refine, hone, and craft their own ideas into full-fledged books. Whether it’s working on a book proposal to sell to a publisher, ghostwriting a memoir, or consulting on a great idea, Rea’s fifteen years in the publishing industry will clarify the message, mission, audience, and ultimately help find a home for a client’s work.

When she’s not promoting her novels, NOT HER DAUGHTER, and her upcoming release, BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE, you can find her creating writing workshops, ogling her sexy husband, homeschooling her incredible daughter, or plotting her next great adventure.

National CPR and AED (Automated External Defribrillator) Awareness Week is June 1st through 7th. Janeane will be in conversation with a cardiac arrest survivor, Steven Munatones, and Dr. Shira Schlesinger.

According to, back in 2007, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council collaborate...