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11 Memoirs That Are Impossible to Put Down

Kirkus | Posted 10.20.2016 | Books

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San Juan Noir Anthology Launches Amidst Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 10.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

San Juan Noir is an unprecedented volume of contemporary Puerto Rican fiction edited by renowned author and creator of Puerto Rico's Festival de la Pa...

Love Child

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 10.11.2016 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

If you are born into a game, by definition, you are programed to aim to win. Meantime, the half cracked peppercorns live amongst us. Look out, but more importantly, look up.

10 New Books Getting Major Award Buzz

Kirkus | Posted 10.05.2016 | Books

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This Fall's Most Anticipated Teen Books

Kirkus | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books

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This Fall's Most Anticipated Nonfiction

Kirkus | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books

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The Bachelor, Matchmaking and Cinderella: Contemporary Romance with Rachel Van Dyken

Mara White | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
Mara White

Rachel Van Dyken is a number one New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She writes contemporary romance as well as new adult, romantic comedy, and even paranormal.

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Books
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

The 2016 Kirkus Prize Finalists

Kirkus | Posted 09.22.2016 | Books

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Bryn Greenwood: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Mara White | Posted 09.06.2016 | Books
Mara White

Bryn Greenwood is is a native and fourth generation Kansan, who holds two undergraduate degrees in literature as well as an MFA. Her latest work, All ...

9 Page-Turners You'll Finish Over the Long Weekend

Kirkus | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books

"Again proving himself one of today's top thriller writers, Koryta creates edgy suspense not with trickery but with characters who test the limits of their courage." Having escaped certain death in Indiana's scariest caves in Last Words (2015), private investigator Mark Novak returns to his old haunts in Montana in pursuit of the man who murdered his wife in Cassadaga, Florida--a strange town known for its psychics.

Exploring Amazon Kindle's Marketing Tools

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

In my last column, I talked about dipping my toe into the frothy waters of self-publishing after years of relying on traditional publishing houses. At...

Book Review: Ghosts of Havana

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Ghosts of Havana by Todd Moss is a present-day diplomatic and political thriller. In the wake of a rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, m...

Want to Write Better, More Suspenseful Fiction? This Is What You Need to Know

Quora | Posted 08.29.2016 | Books

What are some tips for novice writers trying to create suspense in stories? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

The Novelist

Terence Clarke | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Terence Clarke

It came to me last night in a dream that I haven't understood Donald Trump. It must be that, really, he's a novelist. All this bother about his run for the presidency, and the many personal trials he has faced have all been side-bars to his real passion, which clearly is fiction.

The 10 Most Buzzed-About Books Right Now

Kirkus | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books

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How One Author Uses Fiction to Make the Real World a Better Place

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 08.22.2016 | Books
Danielle Sabrina

As Vaughn says, the most rewarding part of fiction writing is that she gets to choose how her stories end -- something that's not true in her experience as a newscaster. But ultimately, by using her writing as vehicle to support charitable causes, Vaughn hopes that her writing will result in more happy endings -- not just in her fictional worlds, but in real life, too.

11 Romance Novels Even Book Snobs Will Love

Kirkus | Posted 08.18.2016 | Books

"Highly recommended." When a duke's forgotten ward embroils herself in a scandal, the duke decides to deal with her himself. That's easier said than done.

9 Epic Reads to Get Lost in This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 08.10.2016 | Books

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Illustrated Fiction: Mud Show

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"Mud Show" is a work of fiction that Christine Stoddard wrote while an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia. It was the basis for a short film that the VCUarts Cinema program produced in 2011. This version features illustrations created by Virginia artist Sarah V. Smith.

Theena Kumaragurunathan on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Theena Kumaragurunathan is a writer who currently works in mass communications. He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Your book, First Utterance, was publi...

The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

Famed Playwright Switches Genres. Interview With Ronald Ribman About His New Novel, Infinite Absence

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Bernard Starr

Ronald Ribman Then and Now from CBS archive and Why do writers embrace a particular genre? Is it a conscious process? "I love writi...

11 Perfect Beach Reads

Kirkus | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books

"This well-written story is not so much a true-crime tale or murder mystery as an excellent sociological study of turn-of-the-20th-century England." An investigation of a late-19th-century crime in which a 13-year-old boy murdered his mother.

9 Books Everyone Is Still Talking About

Kirkus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Books

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