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Interview With Author Jennifer Robson On Writing Historical Fiction And Her New Book, Moonlight Over Paris

Vanessa Carnevale | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Vanessa Carnevale

Jennifer Robson, the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over, shares insights into her writing journey and...

John R. Gordon, a Graphic Novelist on the Rise

Diriye Osman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Diriye Osman

The comic is a smartly drawn, intelligently presented primer on HIV prevention, particularly in relation to young, black gay men in Britain.

Torsten Højer, Editor of a Powerful New Anthology

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diriye Osman

In an era when mainstream publishers are increasingly reluctant to take chances on LGBT fiction, it's heartening to see one of the most exquisite gay anthologies of the year being published by UK literary imprint, Robinson, a division of Little, Brown Book Group.

Write Now: The Man In The Hat Part 3

Paul Bishop | Posted 11.11.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

My exclusive interrogation of Tommy Hancock, high-end pulp pusher and head of the Pro Se Productions pulp cartel, comes to a dramatic end... You've...

Write Now: The Man in the Hat, Part 2

Paul Bishop | Posted 11.03.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

My exclusive interrogation of Tommy Hancock, high-end pulp pusher and head of the Pro Se Productions pulp cartel, continues.

Write Now: The Man in the Hat Part I

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.28.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

The man in the hat. You see him at conventions everywhere. There he is on Facebook. There he is again on Pro Se Productions' ever expanding website. Who is this mysterious figure who runs one of the largest pulp cartels in the world?

Talking Taboo With Erotica Author Lilah Pace

Mara White | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Mara White

Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times-bestselling author, who has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South. She recently ventured into the erotica market with her debut novel, Asking For It and the follow up, Begging For It.

A Conversation With Jan Stites: Sweet Oak and Sweet Books

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Schools everywhere use books to teach students all kinds of subjects. Ruby, the 70-year-old grandmother in the novel by Jan Stites, Reading the Sweet Oak, starts a romance book club to try an teach her granddaughter, Tulsa, about love. Stites spoke to me about the Ozarks, making a great book club, and lessons we can learn about love.

Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 10.14.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

As an author, I love talking to readers. Whether that's at book club discussions, or through my website or Goodreads, I get a lot of wonderful feedback and tons of great questions.

Author Holly Robinson on Her Latest Book: Chance Harbor

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.14.2015 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

I've been blessed to become friends with a number of local authors, such as the generous and wickedly funny Holly Robinson. Holly's latest book came out October 6, and she was kind enough to take a few minutes to talk with me about it.

Author Amy Sue Nathan Dishes on Writing, Social Media Savvy and Why Books Are Like M&Ms

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

"I am kind of programmed to help other writers and have been doing that since long before I had an agent or book contract. It inspired me to be around (virtually) other writers, published and not."

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.

Our Libraries Are in Trouble. Karin Slaughter Wants to Save Them.

Hilal Isler | Posted 09.23.2015 | Books
Hilal Isler

"If you think about how far behind a child would be without access to these fundamental tools -- tools that are vital to successful employment later in life -- it's a travesty. And it's un-American. Equal access to reading is fundamental to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

The Mysterious, Anonymous Author Elena Ferrante on the Conclusion of Her Neapolitan Novels

Vanity Fair | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Vanity Fair

BY ELISSA SCHAPPELL "I prefer to think of myself as being inside a tangled knot; tangled knots fascinate me." The Community Bookstore in Park Slop...

The Mysterious, Anonymous Author Elena Ferrante on the Conclusion of Her Neapolitan Novels

Vanity Fair | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Vanity Fair

BY ELISSA SCHAPPELL "I prefer to think of myself as being inside a tangled knot; tangled knots fascinate me." The Community Bookstore in Park Slop...

The Mysterious, Anonymous Author Elena Ferrante on the Conclusion of Her Neapolitan Novels

Vanity Fair | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Vanity Fair

If readers of Ferrante's three previous Neapolitan novels wonder which one of these women was the brilliant friend, the end of The Lost Child leaves no question. This is Ferrante at the height of her brilliance.

Pretty Baby: An Interview With Mary Kubica

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl and the newly released Pretty Baby, takes readers through suspenseful twists and turns after a chance meeting between two women on a train platform. Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will appreciate this interesting take on the thin line that separates sanity and darker impulses

Speculation & Circus: A Conversation with Erika Swyler

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Erika Swyler's debut novel, The Book of Speculation, tells the story of a family haunted by their mother's past. As Simon learns more about his mother's life both inside and outside of the circus, he comes to view his family gifted with ability to hold their breath like sea creatures and see the past and future through the tarot to be both incredibly susceptible to death in the water and lacking insight into their own conditions.

"You Are Unique For a Reason": Interview with Author Emma Lesko

Quiet Revolution | Rebecca Woolf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Emma Lesko is the author of the children’s chapter book series Super Lexi and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in children’s literature...

Witches Brew: A Conversation With Author Suzanne Palmieri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Voodoo, bayous, and lost souls haunt The Witch of Bourbon Street, the latest novel by Suzanne Palmieri. This, her third novel, follows the Sorrow family as they reconcile their losses and gains at summer solstice with a storm coming in.

Aatish Taseer Talks Sanskrit, The Dangerous Power Of English, And His New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

Language is the warp and weft of a novel, but in Aatish Taseer's new novel, The Way Things Were, it's more than the material: It's a character. It may...

Maybe in Another Life: A Conversation With Author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest novel, Maybe in Another Life, tackles one of the big riddles of life: what if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? Maybe in Another Life leaves together the two big what if threads of Hannah Martin's life as she finds love and her way in the world.

Shining a Light on Our Dreams: A Conversation With Author Bridget Foley

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget Foley is the author of the debut novel, Hugo & Rose, a story where a woman's life long dreams intersects painfully with her everyday life. I spoke with Foley about honesty, dreams, and motherhood.

An Interview With Roz Kaveney

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Diriye Osman

Roz Kaveney is one of the most incisive literary multi-hyphenates at work today. Here she discusses her latest novel, the excellent Tiny Pieces of Skull, which is published by Team Angelica Press.