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Seinfeld Writer Peter Mehlman on Life During and After Seinfeld and His Book, It Won't Always Be This Great

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Writer and Co-Executive Producer of Seinfeld, Peter Mehlman, joined me in Los Angeles to discuss how he fell into writing for the show and what it was like being a part of what the Writers Guild of America called the second "Best Written TV Series of All Time."

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

5 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

So, without further ado, here are my realistic resolutions for 2016.

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Amy Koko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Amy Koko

Well I did it. I wrote a book. I sold a book. I am a published author. The day my book came out was one of the highlights of my life. My facebook blew...

Author Bill Natale on His New Book and Race Relations in Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Is it possible to see people for who they are and not the color of their skin? Will we ever learn from our bloodied past of events like 1968 in Chica...

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı (Part 3)

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the second part of a three-part fictitious short story. Read part one here and read part two here.) "Mr. Bardakçı, I've been...

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı (Part 2)

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the second part of a three-part fictitious short story. Read part one here. ) The ferry continued rocking back and forth after i...

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.11.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the first part of a three-part fictitious short story.) The train rumbled out of the station as Kiera pushed past the turnstile....

Literary Fiction: Gateway to Reality

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.04.2015 | Books
Andre Averbug

Fiction is an amazingly flexible platform. It develops the reader's capacity to absorb details. It lets us navigate on the most intimate side of things, sharpening our understanding. Diving into particular characters, it makes us humanize the experiences.

The Good Neighbor: A Conversation With Author Amy Sue Nathan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor, brings us the story of Elizabeth aka Izzy Lane and her introduction to the worlds of Internet celebrity and dating after divorce.

Pretending to Dance: A Conversation With Diane Chamberlain

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good.

After The Parade: An Interview with Lori Ostlund

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

In After The Parade, a new novel from Lori Ostlund, Aaron, an English as a Second Language teacher leaves behind his partner and the home they share...

Bartering With Your Life: A Conversation With Siobhan Adcock

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget, the main character in Siobhan Adcock's novel, The Barter, faces one of life's hardest questions: what would you give to save your family? To save your life? Adcock spoke to me about the nature of sacrifice, how women barter, and the power of fairy tale.

If You Write A Novel In GIFs, Is It Still A Novel?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts

Set a copy of Pride and Prejudice next to this: Could any two forms seem more distinctly unlike than a novel and a GIF? But in the eyes of D...

Book Review: Waveland by Simone Zelitch

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.10.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Since the recent publication of Simone Zelitch's fourth novel, Waveland (The Head and the Hand Press), there have been such a spate of racist and violent events in this country that one could be forgiven for believing we are still somehow mired in the hate and horror of the early 1960's.

The Simplest Thing

Victoria Patterson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Victoria Patterson

We tend to imagine that it isn't our brothers, fathers, and sons who rape, and that rapists are animals and have nothing to do with us. It's just not the case. By maintaining that rapists aren't linked to us, we undervalue the problem and, sadly, we also perpetuate rape culture.

Book Review: Dear Stephanie by Mandi Castle

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

There is a trend in writing these days that casts female protagonists as unlikable and not relatable. Frankly, I am not a fan of this trend. And so it goes that with Dear Stephanie, I had very low expectations.

The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

Tom Morris | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 201...

Q&A With Best-Selling Author Renee Carlino

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

If you love a good New York City love story, you will fall in love with Matt and Grace. Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino is a complicated love story of missed opportunities and the influence that outside factors have on a couple's journey... or is it all really just part of their journey?

Q&A with Best-Selling Author K.A. Tucker

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

I caught up with K.A. just before Chasing River's release to chase down some answers about her fascination with Ireland, the depth of her characters, and her dream automobile.

Landfall: A Conversation With Author Ellen Urbani

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Ellen Urbani is the author of the debut novel, Landfall, and a memoir, When I Was Elena. Landfall follows the journey of two women named Rose as they navigate the troubled waters of their lives in a post-Katrina South. We spoke about belonging, parallels, and Urbani's journey as a writer.

Anatomy Lessons With Alexandra Kleeman

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

A, the beautiful if a little wayward heroine of Alexandra Kleeman's debut novel, spends a lot of time on the couch. It doesn’t help that her bo...

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

This Writer's Life: A Conversation With Pam Jenoff

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Every so often you meet someone that is truly living their dream and following their passions. If you get a little closer, you will find that this often means a real commitment and a lot of work.