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'The Ramblers' and Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Emily Liebert | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Emily Liebert

If you don't know who Aidan Donnelley Rowley is, you should, and you will. A native Manhattanite, ivy league graduate, author, wife, and mother, she's a luminous spirit with a talent for excavating the depths of the human soul.

Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

This novel is as stunning as it is truthful, a narrative shaped by history and love that honestly explores racism, abuse and a young woman's tenacity to fashion a life on her own terms. Pérez has contributed an important, meticulously crafted book to young adult literature.

Novelist Carolina De Robertis wins a Stonewall Award for her historical treatment of queer and transgender identity in THE GODS OF TANGO

Aya de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aya de Leon

Internationally bestselling novelist Carolina De Robertis is one of the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, which were announced earlier this m...

10 Characters You Won't Soon Forget

Kirkus | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books

From a charming and quirky young woman who forms a bond with a squirrel, to a retired, emotionally scarred Quebecois police inspector who can't escape his past even in a remote woodland village, the 10 books on this list lovingly deliver characters you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

The Daylight Marriage: Q & A With Heidi Pitlor

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

In Heidi Pitlor's The Daylight Marriage, when wife Hannah disappears, her husband, Lovell must not only wonder why and grieve her absence but face t...

Reading Henry James Changed My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I was reading The Portrait of a Lady -- which many critics consider The Great American Novel -- at 3 AM when I came to the famous Chapter 42.

Platinum Doll: A Conversation with Anne Girard

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Long before Marilyn Monroe, another blonde bombshell glittered from the silver screen. Jean Harlow captivated audiences during the Golden Age of Hol...

Meet Elise Kova

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.18.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Independent authors are responsible for several aspects of their career. From interacting with fans to promoting new books, indie authors work as hard as they can to establish their presence in the writing community. A notable paradigm is Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens series.

Review: An Ultra High-Energy Novel About the 1999 Seattle Anti-World Trade Organization Protests

The National Book Review | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The story begins in the morning, when Victor, a young, biracial vagrant wakes up and decides to sell weed to protestors in order to buy a plane ticket. When he fails at this task, he becomes involved in the protest itself.

Write a Book in 90 Days With Free Training From Chandler Bolt

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

May I ask you a personal question? When you look back over the past five years of your life, do you find yourself in the place you thought you'd be? B...

Tacit Liaisons: 'What's Never Said' By Susan Shapiro

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
Jocelyn Jeffery

The New York Times bestselling author, Susan Shapiro's twelfth book, What's Never Said, tackles the interminable question of romance gone awry. Th...

A Bit About Elizabeth Strout

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.07.2016 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

Elizabeth Strout's new novel, My Name is Lucie Barton, returns to the mother-daughter turf of her debut, Amy and Isabelle, published a decade and a half ago.

Three and a Half Novels

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

If one does not receive fame and fortune, then ultimately writers do it for themselves. The cliche that writing, especially fiction, is a journey of discovery really is true. Along the way you even discover things you didn't know about yourself.

Book Review: Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Illya Szilak

This lucidly written updated book by independent literary scholar Marie-Laure Ryan addresses virtual reality (VR) not as a medium associated with specific hardware, but more loosely as a form of storytelling primarily concerned with immersion and interactivity.

The 5 Major Differences Between Writing Novels and Screenplays

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books

First off, let me start by saying if you're a writer, you can write novels and screenplays, if you have the undying ambition and drive to do so.

Eight New Year's Resolutions I Definitely Won't Keep - And Seven I Might

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I guess New Year's resolutions are a good thing. They keep people optimistic about the year to come and it's fun to talk about what you are absolutely...

Top Ten Books of 2015

Emily Liebert | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Emily Liebert

Here are 10 titles that I loved in 2015 -- think of it as your end-of-year reading list. There's a little something for everyone, so pour yourself a cup of eggnog, kick up your feet, and dive in. You'll thank me later!

The Painted Lady

John Malik | Posted 12.11.2015 | Books
John Malik

The Painted Lady is the latest novel from Joseph Falank. Mr. Falank is a teacher, a comedian, a New Yorker, and a documentary filmmaker. He is also a great writer. He crafts his words with a measured hand; his stories focus on the very personal journeys that many of us face: divorce, the death of a parent, adolescence, career, adulthood.

25 Best Ever Sci-Fi for YAs

Randall Radic | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Randall Radic

Bored out of your mind with video games? Got over 500 channels in hi-def and nothing's on? Here's a novel idea: read a novel! You know the things with pages and printing and an enticing picture on the cover.

An Interview with James Suriano on His Debut Science Fiction Novel, Inbiotic

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

Right now you are reading this article on one of a myriad of technology devices that have become almost indispensable to our everyday living. While...

Successful Novelist Bridges Motherhood and Career with an Exciting Pen Name

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Indie to Traditional: A Conversation With Kate Moretti

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kate Moretti's latest thriller, The Vanishing Year, marks a new transition for the New York Times bestselling author. With this novel, she is moving from a digital/print on demand publisher to a traditional publisher. This process represents one that so many independent and self-publishers dream about -- cracking into the work of traditional publishing.

What Is the Schedule Like for an Author Who Publishes a New Book Every Year?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2015 | Books

My schedule is a bit challenging -- but it's never a bad thing as a writer to have too many deadlines. It just takes a lot of juggling, and since I'm relatively new at this, I'm still finding the right balance. So at the moment, "free time" is definitely a rare commodity. As is sleep -- especially as I get closer to my deadlines. Fortunately, I love my job, and don't mind the workload.

James Dashner: A Brilliant Mind

Kaavya Raman | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Kaavya Raman

It is no secret that authors create worlds for readers. They shape new worlds, new words and new characters that eventually become our best friends. James Dashner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series, is one of these brilliant minds.