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Author Jamie Ford on the Real Place That Inspired Bestseller 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
National Trust for Historic Preservation

"A silent character." That's how Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, describes the Panama Hotel, the titular National Treasure that grounds his bestselling novel. But the Panama is far from silent.

An Interview With a Visionary: Frank Schaeffer

Creston Davis | Posted 05.06.2015 | Books
Creston Davis

This past year I had the privilege of meeting Frank Schaeffer through our mutual friend, Peter Rollins. Frank quickly turned into a person I truly admire. He was the son of Francis Schaeffer, the Presbyterian pastor and cultural theorist that helped galvanized the Christian Right in America.

A Conversation with Jane Green

Emily Liebert | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Emily Liebert

"Initially from a bookkeeper we had employed who turned out to be dishonest, with a history of stealing we didn't discover until it was too late," Jane Green tells me.

A Second Act: Interview With Author Lesley Kagen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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 published when she was 57.

Hope, Friendship, and Intrigue: Nine Books to Keep You Company this Fall

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Whether you are looking for something to restore your faith in humanity, spend some time with friends, or be immersed in a world of mystery and intrigue, here are some titles to keep you company this fall.

Julianne Moore Launches App for her Best Selling Children's Book Character Freckleface Strawberry

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Holly Cara Price

Julianne Moore's acting career began with theatre and television roles in the early-mid 1980's and has since soared to a rarified prominence that very few actors can lay claim to.

Some Advice for My Critics

Diane Ravitch | Posted 12.06.2013 | Books
Diane Ravitch

When women speak plainly and mince no words, they are abrasive, harsh, and just plain -- well -- rude. The same people who object to my tone waste no time denouncing me in abusive language.

Annual Fall Books Harvest

Jackie Reitzes | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Jackie Reitzes

While some people hail fall for the return of their favorite TV shows, and others look forward to the kickoff of football season or the first pages of the September issue, for me, fall is the best time of year to be a reader.

A Summer Intern's Labor of Love

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Lisa Sharkey

As the summer draws to a close and students head back from the workplace to the classroom, what will they take away from a couple of months on the job?

Our Stories: Babylon Sisters

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

The film project Babylon Sisters deserves our support for a master storyteller's passionate and compelling voice on the inhumane issue of human trafficking today.

My Writing Journey Toward Publishing, Part 2

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books
Carol Hoenig

It had been several years and three children later when the writing bug took hold of me again, but this time it would not let go.

Re-reading Leon Uris' Exodus

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Alan Elsner

Despite its many faults, Exodus still packs an emotional wallop. A few times, I felt myself responding, just as I had when I first read it as a 16-year-old.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 14: Six Long Years

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.06.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I had never read, or even heard of, Harlan Coben before, and this despite the fact that he's sold more than 50 million books worldwide. My bad.

A Timeless Read for a New Year

Mary Buffett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mary Buffett

We do have a chance and the choice -- every day -- to make the right decisions to make sure that our emotional lives are aligned with our financial lives. That is my gift to you as we begin this New Year.

The Big Picture Behind Melissa d'Arabian's Ten Dollar Dinners

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Regina Varolli

The cooking of Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian is about more than Ten Dollar Dinners that are both easy and delicious; her brand of cooking is an extension of her life experiences and her philosophy about living well.

'Even When Laura Lippman Was Good, I STILL Never Heard of Her!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Laura Zigman

But despite the many New York Times best-sellers and Edgar awards, there's one person who hasn't heard of her: The Frenemy. Though he has heard of her husband.

Bestseller Series, An Interview With Stephanie Laurens

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Do you have what it takes to be a bestseller? Let's find out! Right now we're speaking to bestselling author Stephanie Laurens in advance of the Romance Writers of America event coming in July.

Bestseller Series, An Interview With Victoria Alexander

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

I had the opportunity recently to spend time with four big bestselling authors. Victoria Alexander is the author of, most recently, My Wicked Little Lies and has published 29 books, half of which are on the bestseller list. What an amazing achievement!

Summer's Sizzling Southern Fiction

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

There is something succulent about the halcyon days of the season that has me craving good Southern fiction. Here are some stellar Southern reads that have plenty of buzz and bite.

Divorce On Page And Screen: 13 NY Times Bestselling Split Stories-Turned-Films

Posted 12.12.2011 | Divorce

From Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Scarlet Letter," to Elizabeth Gilbert's more contemporary, "Eat, Pray, Love," marital turmoil, divorce,...

Mary Monroe writes the New York Times Bestselling God Don't Like Ugly series.

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

She knows first-hand how to keep your head up when facing tough times - or just a ton of rejection letters. Monroe wants writers to know, though, tha...

The Guy Who Was Glad to Hear Somebody Read Enough of Stieg Larsson

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've tried to read Stieg Larsson and never gotten very far, just like I've tried to read dozens of Scandinavian Noir mysteries and thrillers recommended to me by friends. They just haven't been my beer, as the Germans say.

How Much Do You Love Chelsea Handler?

Alyssa Jung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alyssa Jung

This interview shows Chelsea Handler is funny, crass and pushes the envelope, but is also grounded, appreciative and genuinely nice. It's a side of this funnygal we don't always see.

Competition is NOT Healthy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Competition is not health for you or your company and I know you've been told the exact opposite your whole life. But if you look at the most success...

Howard Stern: Diamond in a Rough Patch

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mario Almonte

For a man who almost single-handedly revolutionized the broadcasting industry, Stern continues to be spectacularly disrespected by the media that he so radically transformed.