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Brandi Megan Granett is the author of My Intendedand Cars and Other Things That Get Around.

When she is not writing or teaching or mothering, she is honing her archery skills. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Magical Realism and MFA Programs: A Conversation with Author Andrea Lochen

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 5:37 PM


Andrea Lochen is the author of The Repeat Year (Berkley, 2013) and Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue Editions, 2015). She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for her Bachelor's degree in English and the University of...

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

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 4:09 PM


Maggie Messitt is the author of The Rainy Season, a work of narrative journalism that explores the lives of three people living in South Africa after apartheid. She traces the experiences of Thoko Makwakwa, a traditional healer...

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Authors Honoring Artists: A Lesson in Charity and the Power of Women

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Have you ever wanted to support a cause dear to you, but didn't know where to start? Authors, Heather Webb (RODIN'S LOVER) and Betsy Franco (NAKED) teamed up filmmaker Jennifer Webb to create an evening dedicated to showcasing female artists and fundraising for the...

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The Science of Archery: Don't Try This at Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 12:09 AM

2015-03-25-1427301284-1680582-ARCHERY0051401392466726x486.jpgPhoto credit: The Washington Post

We've all shot an arrow at a balloon, but have you wondered what would happen if the balloon were filled with hydrogen? Funny you should ask, because this video explains the science of archery -- as well as providing...

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Archery Tattoos: Bow and Arrow Ink

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 9:30 PM

Olympic medalist Brady Ellison, pictured at the World Games in Cali, Colombia. Photo credit: World Archery

Many archers have tattoos of bows and arrows, and these beautiful works of art do more than decorate skin. For many, tattoos mark milestones and achievements, or...

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5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:38 AM


So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great...

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Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 9:30 AM


Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author...

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How to Publish Short Fiction

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 2:54 PM

A.) Write a story.

B.) Revise the hell out of it. Like twenty times. Revise like a poet. Test every word to make sure it is needed. Read it aloud. Revise again.

C.) Read short stories. You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see...

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Bee Successful: How One Young Woman Excels at Archery

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 4:01 PM

More young women are turning to archery, whether to shoot recreationally in leagues, at a 4-H Club, at school through the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), or so they can try bowhunting, or competitive archery.

Emily Bee -- a rising young archer with roots...

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Creating Voices for Women in History: Meet Author Heather Webb

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:57 AM


Heather Webb's first novel gave voice to Josephine Bonaparte in Becoming Josephine, with the backdrop of the tumultuous French Revolution. Her latest release, Rodin's Lover, explores the lines between passion and obsession through the lens of Camille Claudel, a...

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How the Sport of Archery Changed This Family's Life

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Michelle Simpson of Tallahassee, Florida, is a mother, wife, veterans affairs advocate and writer. As single mom to Emma, Tristan and Zoe, Michelle knew her children needed to embrace any new partners in her life in order for her family to be truly whole and move forward together. When she...

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One Author, 100 Book Clubs: Meet Nomi Eve

(5) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 1:08 PM


Nomi Eve, author of Henna House is serious about connecting with readers. Henna House tells the story of Adela Damari, a Yemenite Jewish girl born in 1918. Adela narrates the book, telling readers a tale of love, loss and betrayal that...

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Three New Mantras: Talk to Strangers, Say Yes, and Give Back to Others

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:28 PM

An introverted lot, writers often face a challenge in the world; they at once need time and space to create, but sometimes they need the real world for inspiration and support. This need struck me all at once; I began to find myself lonely during my workday -- a feeling...

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Yoerg Barks Up Right Tree With Debut Novel

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 9:22 AM

While Sonja Yoerg, author of the novel House Broken (Penguin/NAL, 2015) and the non-fiction, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA, 2001) calls herself "the queen of harebrained schemes," Library Journal, puts Yoerg "on par with established women's fiction authors such as Jennifer Weiner and...

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Need a Gift for a Book Lover?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:33 AM


Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!

If they love fashion or thrift store shopping, check out Vintage by Susan Gloss. Gloss,...

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A Second Act: Interview With Author Lesley Kagen

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 4:26 PM


A lot of women are familiar with that empty nest feeling. Author Lesley Kagen used that feeling to start a whole new career as a writer. Her first book, New York Times bestseller, Whistling in the Dark (NAL/Penguin) was...

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Giving Back, Supporting Girls and Women: An Interview With Author, Ann Garvin

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 9:47 AM


I recently had the pleasure of interviewing, Ann Garvin, author of The Dog Year and On Maggie's Watch both published by Berkley Penguin. The Dog Year follows Lucy Peterman on her journey to heal after the car accident, which results in...

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Go for It: An Interview With Author Angelic Rodgers

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 3:07 PM


Writer Angelic Rodgers described herself as a recovering academic of sorts (although she still has her day job) as an instructor for a non-profit online school. When she's not grading or having rollicking discussions with students in the virtual environment, she...

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The Good Luck Cat: An Interview With Author Lissa Warren

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 5:40 PM


Lissa Warren, author of The Good Luck Cat, shares her family's story to save Ting, the Korat cat her family adopted to keep her father company after he retired. Ting fast became her father's shadow. Shortly after losing her...

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Open Letter to Online Students

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:22 PM

You may be wondering why I am constantly emailing or texting you when you miss an assignment. There are many reasons why I do this, and it isn't because I like to nag. But first, I want to clear something up.

When you miss work, it doesn't make me mad....

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