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Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.

13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts

Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series?...

Happy Birthday, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Despite strife and money troubles, illness and depression and The Great Depression, their honeymoon went on for the next twenty years. If you don't believe that, just read Scott and Zelda's letters to each other.

9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read

Kirkus | Posted 07.22.2015 | Books
Kirkus

9 new titles to add to your book club's reading list.

Am I Losing My Devotion to Reading?

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

I can turn away from writing. The beauty of it is not fame, fortune, or even recognition. Its value is best realized within, the journeys and joys of self-discovery. What writers can learn about themselves. I've done my share and it was...fun. But if the passion for reading wanes, that's a big gaping hole and I want to conclude the fault lies within which I must endeavor to discover.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, on Native Grounds

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

I've been to Ireland many times before, but never to Waterford. Fitzgerald brought me here -- and to the Irish sides of his family, both the McQuillans and the Fitzgeralds, I'm grateful.

What If Germany And Greece Switched Places?

Sebastian Christ | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Sebastian Christ

Germany in 2015 is a nation full of self-righteousness. The Greek crisis has produced in the country an unpleasant strain of chauvinism vis-à-vis other nations, rooted in the belief in our own exemplarity: We work harder. We're more successful. We're more frugal.

The Words After War Interview With Sara Nović, Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite

Words After War | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite are the authors of War of the Encyclopaedists, which Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls "a captivating coming of age novel that is by turns, funny and sad and elegiac."

Innocence and Experience: Nelle Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Go Set A Watchman

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Not all succeed. Nelle Lee, publishing as Harper, has now done so twice: first, with To Kill A Mockingbird, its sales in the hundreds of millions already; and now, with Go Set A Watchman, the presale orders for which have smashed prior records to bits.

The Demonologist and the Damned: What Keeps Andrew Pyper Up at Night?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Van Winkle's

There's a reason suspense novels rule the best-seller list and are the subject of studio bidding wars: Done well, the genre burrows into the collective psyche, keeping us up at night with well-paced plot twists and perfectly wrought villains.

The Thrill and DeMille

Rob Taub | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

Thrillerfest honored Nelson DeMille with its Grandmaster award this year and I sat down with him to discuss his new book, Radiant Angel.

The Gods of Tango, a Novel by Carolina De Robertis

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Terence Clarke

De Robertis's new novel is The Gods of Tango, published by Knopf. In 1913, seventeen year old Leda arrives by ship in Buenos Aires, from Italy, ostensibly to be greeted by her new husband Dante.

'Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War' by P. W. Singer & August Cole

Words After War | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Written by P.W. Singer and August Cole, two well-known figures in defense policy circles, Ghost Fleet chronicles the outbreak and eventual resolution of an imagined war between the United States and China.

Beale Street Talks, Vol 2

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
Gabriel James Bump

"I usually don't f**k with the internet, but Nate, Zoe, Danez, and Gabe are on to something. Reading Beale Street Talks is my favorite way to spend an afternoon." - James Baldwin, 1968

Crafting Compelling Fiction With Jim Heskett

Kate Fisher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Kate Fisher

Imagine yourself deep in a forest. You notice your travel companions rifling through your backpack while muttering to themselves at half-volume. Unsettled, you retire to your tent where you find a mysterious key.

Indigenous and Environmental Wisdom in John Lundin's Journey to the Heart of the World

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
K.J. Wetherholt

Journey to the Heart of the World is a parable-like novel, reminiscent of the work of Paulo Coelho, with an environmental and humanitarian message deeply rooted in the wisdom of the indigenous tribes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.

Truth Through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

From Shakespeare to Hemingway the deep understandings of humanity, the "truth" of our nature and our way of being, was expressed through stories. The stories may have been fiction, but at their pinnacle they illuminated the truth about ourselves.

Truth through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

There is so much to see, and yet you must learn how to see. Gary Grossman - Old Earth Socrates, Plato and Aristotle gave us our first glimpse into see...

How to Tell a Good Story

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Story is the ocean we are swimming in. And because it is, we don't necessarily feel wet when we're in it, but we are. Fish aren't taught to swim. And you aren't taught to tell stories. As a child, you didn't need to be taught.

The Morning Routine That Enables Me to Keep Writing Novels

Warren Adler | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

What I have to offer writers here may or may not be scientifically valid for everyone, nor do I have evidence that it is the be all and end all for those who want to continue spinning their tales. But to those for whom novel writing is intellectual oxygen, here it is. Call it chicken soup for the brain.

Strong Female Characters in Books: Are There Any Other Kind?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Though I loved the adventurous gutsy Nancy Drew books, the very first really strong female characters I came across in my childhood reading were Scarlett O'Hara and Melanie Wilkes; women who showed their strength in different ways.

Jake Biondi Releases Third Installment of Popular BOYSTOWN Series

Jake Biondi | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Jake Biondi

"The wait is finally over," Biondi told fans of his 'BOYSTOWN' book series. The third book in the popular 'BOYSTOWN' series was released on May 1, 2015.

Indie Author James Mellis Talks About Truth in Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Until They Are Home is based on a true story. Can you talk about that story and why it inspired you to write the book? What was so compelling about the person in real life and how did you translate that to fiction?

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There's nothing I love more than a strong YA heroine. Seeing young women in literature portrayed as confident and capable, not to mention fierce, is empowering in so many ways. Lucky for you, I've listed the newest and best 2015 YA book heroines.