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Jackie K. Cooper

Noah Hawley's 'Before The Fall' Is a Literary Letdown

Jackie K. Cooper | July 22, 2016 | Books
Book Review - Jackie K Cooper BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley Last year I was mesmerized by the second TV season of "Fargo". This series was created, produced and written by the brilliant Noah Hawley. Having enjoyed Hawley's quirky and intelligent handling of this series, I started his...
Taylor Dibbert

Todd Moss on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | July 22, 2016 | Books
Todd Moss is Chief Operating Officer and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a think tank based in Washington, DC. Ghosts of Havana, your third novel, will be published in September. Would you tell us a little bit about it? The story opens with four dads from...
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Esther the Wonder Pig

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | July 22, 2016 | Books
When news of death and terror fills our minds, when a crude parody of a man threatens to become the ruler of our great nation, when things seem darkest: Then comes a pig.
Larry Paros

Word Origin Comics: Not Until Debt Do We Part

Larry Paros | July 21, 2016 | Books
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery." ― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take words...
Tim Hayes

Saratoga WarHorse... Saving the Lives of Our Veterans

Tim Hayes | July 21, 2016 | Books
The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves. This breakthrough Connection helps bridge the barrier of shame and isolation created by Post Traumatic Stress and enables the veteran to go on and continue to recover often utilizing emotional expressive therapy with another human.
Sara Davidson

Reading Bobby, Arlene and Jane

Sara Davidson | July 21, 2016 | Books
I found the video on YouTube: Bobby Kennedy speaking to a rally of black people in Indianapolis in 1968, on the night Martin Luther King was shot. Bobby had been informed about King's death by the mayor, who told him not to go to the black neighborhood because...
Kaya Genc

A Night Out With Turkey's Anti-Coup Protesters

Kaya Genc | July 21, 2016 | World
ISTANBUL -- Not showing any empathy with the people on the street is the greatest way of not understanding what goes on in Turkey these days.

11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Kirkus | July 20, 2016 | Books
"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times--and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)" A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax.
Holly Robinson

How Do You Write a Novel? Learn the Rules. Then Break Them.

Holly Robinson | July 20, 2016 | Books
It's tempting to believe that novelists who have already published books know "the secret." But every novel, whether it's your first or fifteenth, poses different challenges. Even the most experienced writers get stuck in dark alleys and thorny woods as they lose...
Francis Levy


Francis Levy | July 20, 2016 | Books
Heard in a Manhattan elevator, one dental technician talking about a difficult patient, "you know when you put a cross that someone doesn't exist?" This may be easier said than done. There are all kinds of societies in which shunning is the punishment...
Janet Mason

Raising Children Queerly: Four Books For Summer Reading

Janet Mason | July 19, 2016 | Books
Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.
Ilana Teitelbaum

Poets and Aliens: An Interview with Daniel Arenson, Author of "Earth Alone"

Ilana Teitelbaum | July 18, 2016 | Books
A bestseller less than a month after its release, Daniel Arenson's military science fiction novel Earth Alone is full of soul. Set in a horrid dystopia in which Earth has been devastated by alien invaders, the book is about the humanity that shines even in a time of privation and war.
Leah DeCesare

Falling By Jane Green: Book Review

Leah DeCesare | July 18, 2016 | Books
What makes a family? What does it take to do what you love in life? These are some of the questions I considered while reading Jane Green's newest novel, Falling, out July 19, 2016. Falling is the story with a kernel of reality from Jane Green's own life. One...
Alice Carey

Among Others

Alice Carey | July 18, 2016 | Books
It was only as I was standing in the kitchen of my Irish home, washing up the breakfast dishes, that the importance of what I'll be doing this week stunned me so much I had to sit down for a minute. I'd been...
Loren Kleinman

12 Books With Badass Female Protagonists

Loren Kleinman | July 20, 2016 | Books
I love a badass book, especially with a strong female protagonist. Some of my personal favorites include Jane Eyre, Emma, Elizabeth, Salvage the Bones, and Harriet the Spy. Here are a few more we can add to our lists via books recommended by readers across Twitter,...
Jackie K. Cooper

GUILTY MINDS Is Not Joseph Finder At His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | July 16, 2016 | Books
Book Review - Jackie K Cooper GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder Joseph Finder is a writer of great talent. He has proven this with one best seller after another. Now he comes forward with GUILTY MINDS, another novel featuring Nick Heller, a private investigator who works for himself and...
Rebekah Iliff

How To Launch A Brand: Lose The Ego, Gain A Soul

Rebekah Iliff | July 18, 2016 | Books
While there are quite literally hundreds if not thousands of ways to get the word out these days, the truth is, unless you have a solid foundation from which to launch, your company could very well end up face-down on the pavement. In other words, if your brand lacks the necessary qualities to attract and retain loyal customers you may need to rethink your strategy.
Marie-Hélène Lapina

They Attacked French Poetry

Marie-Hélène Lapina | July 15, 2016 | World
Once again, French lightness and "délicatesse" were injured. However, none can ever fight the lightness and the beauty of summer -- and even if today the atmosphere will be sad and heavy on the French coast, the summer power always hits back.
Alicia Cook

Writer Discovered on Social Media, Signs With Powerhouse Literary Agency

Alicia Cook | July 15, 2016 | Books
Alicia Cook, of New Jersey, has been writing stories since she was eight years old, and is now being represented by literary agent Byrd Leavell of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency located in New York City.

Cindy Caldwell on Starting over as a Single 50-something

IndieReader | July 15, 2016 | Books
By Cindy Caldwell I can hardly believe that I even have a self-publishing story to write about, let alone a success story! But here I am, on the one-year anniversary of publishing the first in my historical western romance series, back in the land of the living. One year ago,...
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