Swenson had suspicions about the Russian woman before she vanished and he set out on a quest to discover more about her in a journey that took him to Russia. He's a writer so he did what all writers do when life throws a curve ball: he wrote about his failed romance.
So, I eat crow on this one. I've been trumpeting the digital revolution for readers for years. But I miss my tattered pages, my rumpled book covers, my heavy backpack, my cherished, cherished book covers.
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.
Hugh Howey, John Dumas and Danny Iny all have one thing in common. The bestselling author, top-ranking podcaster and profitable entrepreneur have a habit of giving their books away for free.
The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.
"It's Trini vernacular cell phone text speak," author Robert Antoni announced before reading an excerpt from his novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys, at a Brooklyn Book Festival bookend event held recently at MoCADA.
Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.
Write what scares you, my friends. Write what scares you.
The smell of Jamaican patties and jerk chicken and the sounds of the West Indies Patois were very much in evidence during the annual Brooklyn Book Festival.
On Nov. 29, 2005, I was on the red carpet for the historic premiere of Brokeback Mountain. Everyone in attendance that night became a part of history, helping launch a profound, heart-wrenching portrayal of the costs of the living in the closet.
With a new afterword, Lady Colin offers honest, heartfelt insights into the facts surrounding the 1997 car crash that took Diana's life.
We all know that audio can be a powerful way to engage your audience, but can it really help you make a book sale? You bet it can. Though with all the...
After years of miles traveled and pages turned, I'm convinced that there are ways in which reading deepens a vacation -- and deepens the books you read as well.
Summer is usually a sleepy time of the year for the publishing business, but there were several fascinating developments in the world of e-book singles the past three months that were either overlooked or underreported.
I published Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead for a grand total of $125. Yes, my hopeful indie author, it is possible to publish a book for next to nothing.