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'The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs': An Interview with Ransom Stephens

Phil Simon | Posted 11.04.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

There's no shortage of books about the brain. Over the centuries, authors have scribed many, many texts on the topic--and I've read a few, but I've n...

Q&A: Marisa Silver Talks About Her New Fairy-Tale-Like Novel

The National Book Review | Posted 10.23.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following interview first appeared in The National Book Review: In Marisa Silver's extraordinary new novel Little Nothing, an unattractive dwar...

10 Secrets Of Successful People

Katie Morton | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Katie Morton

To celebrate the release of my latest novel, Secrets of Successful People, I compiled these 10 success secrets from dialog in the book. In the novel, ...

Destruction to Desolation: Shriver's Course of Empire

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.26.2016 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

It's hard to classify Lionel Shriver's latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, as futuristic dystopian fiction if for no other reason than the present direction and momentum of the U.S. could bring us something like Shriver's vision in a decade or so.

3 Films That Changed the Novel's Perceptions

Toby Nwazor | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment
Toby Nwazor

All book lovers wait in trepidation when their favorite novel has been adapted for the big screen. I hate to say this, but it's almost better to see the film first; that way you're not disappointed when the character you had visualized is portrayed by someone who's the exact opposite of the author's description.

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury -- Acknowledging The Truth And Moving On

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I have a brain injury, but... I have a brain injury. There. I've said it. Publicly. It's so much easier to not say it, to not admit it, to not tal...

Want to Get Your Novel Published? You Need to Do This First

Quora | Posted 08.31.2016 | Books
Quora

How does a new writer find a reliable publisher? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

Book Review: A. G. Morgan's Purple Angst

Paola K Amaras | Posted 08.26.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

A.G. Morgan's debut novel, Purple Angst, is an excellent study of a topic too often ignored by, well, everyone. Crippling anxiety leading to debilitating attacks and breakdowns is the major subject of this well-researched and written novel.

The Suitable Inheritor (Book Review)

Stacey Chillemi | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Stacey Chillemi

Pushpendra Mehta provides the reader with life lessons filled with epic adventure and romance. This alone intrigued my interest and makes the mind wonder about what really matters the most in life.

6 Soul-Reviving Love Stories You Won't Be Able To Put Down

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.08.2016 | OWN

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The View Co-Host Sara Haines Chats with Bestselling Author Emily Liebert

Emily Liebert | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
Emily Liebert

Emily Liebert and I have been friends for 20 years, but I became a "fan" after reading her first novel You Knew Me When. Don't get me wrong, I always knew she was super talented, but I couldn't put that book down (and then tweeted her from a cross country flight from L.A. because I was too antsy to wait).

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 en.wikipedia.org. Why do writers embrace a particular genre? Is it a conscious process? "I love writi...

Oprah Announces 'Heart-Stopping' New Book Club Pick

O, the Oprah Magazine | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.02.2016 | OWN

Get ready, readers. There’s a brand new selection for Oprah’s Book Club. Oprah’s latest pick is The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. T...

A Day in the Life of a Bestselling Novelist

Quora | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books
Quora

What does your daily routine look like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people...

Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, Two Forgotten Histories, and 2016 America

Ben Railton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Ben Railton

In the course of its unique, multi-multi-generational structure, Yaa Gyasi's striking debut novel Homegoing (2016) moves through more than two centuri...

3 Books of Paris Past to Celebrate Bastille Day

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

Here in Paris, we're celebrating French independence today with parades along the Champs Élysées, air shows over the Tuileries Garden, free entry to the Louvre (surely the French stand alone in making their most famous museum not only open but free on their independence holiday), and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.

The Joy of Killing: Good, Evil, And Everything Justifiable In Between

Catherine Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Catherine Goldberg

View post on imgur.comThe paperback edition of The Joy of Killing was released recently, but I wouldn't recommend taking Harry Maclean's first stab at...

Edith Wharton

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

I have been a fan of Edith Wharton's work for a very long time, and I recently had the real pleasure of re-reading The Age of Innocence, The House of ...

America: Through The Eyes of A Nepali Writer

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Rajan Thapaliya

As a result of releasing "JHOLA", a movie based on the literature of Krishna Dharabasi, the author of Great Falls visited 18 states in America; but his main objective was to understand American society. Great Falls is a travel novel which explores the journey of memoir in America.

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

Why Aren't There More Honest Depictions Of Childbirth In Fiction?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Some experiences in life divide us into those who have and those who have not. Those who have will always live with that experience, and those who hav...

Gone With The Wind At 80: Six Lessons For 2016 Writers

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Margaret Mitchell's path to success offers important lessons that hold true after eight decades of drastic changes in tastes, culture, mores, business and technology. Besides the obvious -- be a spellbinding storyteller -- here are six takeaways that may help other writers.

Should We Censor What Teens Read?

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I was walking back from my high school's audio-visual room with my English 9 students. We were all carrying our new class book, a memoir titled The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Five New Travel Books to Pack in Your Carry-On

Lena Desmond | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Lena Desmond

Summer's here--meaning it's time to cast away those crochet blankets, switch off that Netflix series, and seek out a sun-kissed adventure. Whether you...

What's with all the "Girls"

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

You can't help but notice the increasing number of novels being published containing the word Girl in their titles. Goodreads' latest tally shows 582...