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Rabbi Evan Moffic

How a Rabbi Found a Methodist Publisher

Rabbi Evan Moffic | March 31, 2015 | Books
I began to receive invitations to speak at local churches about Passover. I realized a book was needed. What was written was either overly-simplistic, unnecessarily complex or just plain wrong.
Digital Book World

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of March 28

Digital Book World | March 31, 2015 | Books
Titles by veteran authors like Harlan Coben and John Green populate this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, while one first-time author's hit title hangs on at No. 1.
Larry Paros

Word Origin Comics: Coming Attractions: The Power to DrawPeople Into Your Life

Larry Paros | March 31, 2015 | Books
What kind of person does your magnetic personality tend to attract into your life? Glen Close suggested you not take any chances. "The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen.
Max Benavidez

The Secret Lives of Bilingual Books

Max Benavidez | March 31, 2015 | Books
Many Americans are familiar with well-known mainstream children's books such as the Dr. Seuss series, Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. But what about Americans who come from another culture, speak another language or are bilingual?
Robert Peake

Poetry Coast to Coast: American Poets Paul Fericano and George Wallace

Robert Peake | March 31, 2015 | Books
You could drive Route 66 from coast to coast to get a feel for the poetry of America. Or you could pick up copies of Fericano and Wallace, and read these poems out loud.
Sarah Pinborough

6 Fairy Tales That Need A Shakeup

Sarah Pinborough | March 31, 2015 | Books
I have to fess up before I start, that much as I liked reading fairy tales as a kid, I never related to them. I was not the girl who wanted to be a princess when she grew up (a diva maybe, but never a princess). I always found the...
Deepak Chopra

A Spiritual Adventure

Deepak Chopra | March 31, 2015 | Books
It was a morning without sunrise, frigid and overcast, during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Mare was just heading out to work when her cell phone jingled. Her mother was calling.
Eva Lesko Natiello

Winter Is a (Big Fat) Liar

Eva Lesko Natiello | March 30, 2015 | Books
Winter drags its massive lumbering heels on its way to meet Spring. Its hair has grown long, its thick woolly layers are tattered and dirty. Spring should be close, should be here, but it's impossible to see.
Scott DiMarco

The Mostly Overlooked Treasure of a Library - The Audio Book

Scott DiMarco | March 30, 2015 | Books
Close to 20 years ago, I took a job in a special library about an hour from my home. Long story short, the job was not what was it described as and it turned out to be a bad fit. I did learn a few things and one was the great pleasure of audio books.
Jonathan Hobratsch

2015 Poetry Month: An Interview With T. R. Hummer

Jonathan Hobratsch | March 30, 2015 | Books
"It's a good thing I'm a poet and not a novelist. No publisher of novels in his or her right mind would allow books to have such weird, un-hooky titles. If I'd been a novelist, they'd have been called 1. Sex, 2. Hideous Graphic Death and 3. Football."
Free The Slaves

Why I Wrote About Trafficking and Support Free the Slaves

Free The Slaves | March 30, 2015 | Books
One of the problems of writing fiction about slavery always seemed to be the difficulty of demonstrating convincingly and artistically that the attitudes and prejudices of our slave past had not disappeared, but merely dressed themselves differently.
Janice Sands

Follow Your Gut, and Find a Trusted Editor: A Q&A With Carey Salerno of Alice James Books

Janice Sands | March 30, 2015 | Books
In this second installment of my conversation with Carey Salerno, Executive Editor of Alice James Books, a cooperative poetry press with an emphasis on women writers, Carey shares some additional insights on the future of publishing and achieving success as a writer.
M.W. Jacobs

Shakespeare's Parting Words

M.W. Jacobs | March 30, 2015 | Books
The speech 'Our revels now are ended' is famous as Shakespeare's farewell address to us, his audience. It is usually delivered indirectly to the theater audience by the retiring magician Prospero near the end of The Tempest , the last play written entirely by Shakespeare and written at the end of his career.
Alison van Diggelen

'Eat, Pray, Love for Families': Wide-Open World Book Review

Alison van Diggelen | March 30, 2015 | Books
The book really hits its stride when the family spends time at an orphanage in India, and Marshall forges a powerful connection with a little orphan named Job. He's a cheeky little fellow, who lectures Marshall on religion and politics and yet is fiercely loyal and protective.
Kate Fisher

Dear Indie Author: I'm Listening

Kate Fisher | March 31, 2015 | Books
Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel?
Holly Robinson

7 Tips for Writers Looking for Lucky Breaks

Holly Robinson | March 30, 2015 | Books
Crossing the threshold from unpublished to published author was a similar journey for me: I had to keep pounding on that door until, one crack at a time, it gave way. There was no one lucky break. It was more like a hundred of them.
Alan Titley

Reclaiming One Of Ireland's Masterpieces

Alan Titley | March 30, 2015 | Books
Irish literature is one of the great literatures of the world. This is well-known because of our Nobel Laureates in particular, Yeats and Shaw and Beckett and Heaney, but also because James Joyce and Swift and Oscar Wilde and others strut the world in their greatness. Contemporary Irish literature has...
Brandi Megan Granett

A One Way Ticket to Understanding: A Conversation With Author Maggie Messitt

Brandi Megan Granett | March 29, 2015 | Books
"I think every story, if told well, has larger implications -- political or otherwise. This is the reason I'm most interested in tackling complex issues through the lens of every day life. I'm more focused on bringing you inside a story and the lives living it."
Lyric Hughes Hale

Hard Times and Harder Choices

Lyric Hughes Hale | March 30, 2015 | Business
Both Piketty and Clark say that politics, not economics, will determine the future. However, the economy will certainly be a major focus of upcoming election debates in both countries. The real question is, will the electorates in the U.S. and the UK stage a revolt?

The Rise of the Independent Bookstore

Grammarly | March 29, 2015 | Books
When Borders closed its doors in 2011, many saw it as the beginning of the end. Waldenbooks and B. Dalton had already shuttered, leaving Barnes and Noble and discount chain Books-A-Million to duke it out. But then something remarkable happened. It turned out that reports of the death of the indie bookstore were greatly exaggerated.
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