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Lying Is for the Birds: An Interview With Kris Radish

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kris Radish's tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies, follows an eventful year in the life of budding ornithologist and activist, Julia Britton, who learns through the beauty and power of birds the skills to change her own life.

The 9 Most Talked-About Books of 2015 (So Far)

Kirkus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Kirkus

From "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz to "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, here are the must-read books for 2015.

Promoting a Book and the Social Network Inquisition

Renato Barucco | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Renato Barucco

Promoting a book on social networks is not as seamless as it sounds, particularly if the book (and relative promotion messages) focuses on sexuality.

Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Kimberly Dark

It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.

Night Visions and Day Dreaming

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

All my stories, my books -- even my first novel, Exiles of Dal Ryeas -- all stem from my dreams. It's been comforting to have this ability, these night visions, especially in light of the reality of my daydreams. These aren't quite as rewarding as those night visions.

10 Things I've Learned as a Debut Novelist

Victoria Namkung | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Victoria Namkung

I have been a professional journalist and writer my entire adult life, but self-doubt is very real when you're stepping out of your comfort zone and writing 85,000 words of fiction versus an 800-word essay.

Setting the Price for Your Novel -- What You Need to Know

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Writing is more than just getting that book finished. The smart author will want to learn as much as possible about the whole publishing business. It pays for you to be knowledgeable about all aspects that concern your book. It's your baby!

All Families Are Funny: A Conversation With Author, Molly D. Campbell

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly D. Campbell is the author of the debut novel, Keep the Ends Loose, about a fifteen year old's journey when a family secret threatens to destroy her family. A wry tale told from Mandy Heath's point of view, it is a coming of age novel for both teens and adults. We spoke about writing from a young adult point of view, what it means to be a family, and how to be funny with writing.

Rome in Love: A Conversation with Author Anita Hughes

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Stunning location: check. Beautiful people: check. Romance: of course! Rome in Love, the latest book by Anita Hughes delivers on all three fronts as it tells the story of young actress Amelia, who learns about love, Italian food, and Audrey Hepburn while living in Rome to film a remake of Hepburn's classic film, Roman Holiday.

Alice Carbone on Building Community, Writing, Sex, and Getting a Book Deal

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Alice Carbone when we connected about sex and addiction. I spent a lot of my life being addicted and having sex. Then trying to not be addicted and not have sex.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Like actors who want to direct, journalists want to write novels. So did I, back in the day -- I had a wealth of material gleaned from hours of interviews with high achieving people who were at or near the top of their game.

Joshua Braff Talks About the Daddy Diaries, Flannery O' Connor, and Filmmaking

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Joshua Braff is the author of The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green and Peep Show. He lives in California with his wife and two kids.

Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore: Who Was the Greatest Wizard?

Quora | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Quora

Dumbledore is the most powerful by a country mile for the simple reason that magic has changed as the world has changed, so what might have seemed like a big deal in 600 A.D., or even 1954, does not seem like a big deal now, and J.K. Rowling wanted to "wow" her audience.

Are Astronauts Looking Forward to the Upcoming The Martian?

Quora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

I just watched the trailer for The Martian and am looking forward to seeing this one and reading the book. What really resonated with me was the concept that we as humans will do whatever we can to help someone in need.

For the Love of Food, Romance, and Milwaukee: A Conversation with Amy E. Reichert

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy E. Reichert is the author of the debut novel, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. Reichert describes herself as a wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, and cider enthusiast with a passion for her local library and its board.

Book Review: The Insect Farm By Stuart Prebble

Rob Taub | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

This is in no way a murder mystery. It's more of a lesson that people and circumstances are not always what they seem, especially Roger, who is too often mistaken for a 'half-wit."

Witches Brew: A Conversation With Author Suzanne Palmieri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Voodoo, bayous, and lost souls haunt The Witch of Bourbon Street, the latest novel by Suzanne Palmieri. This, her third novel, follows the Sorrow family as they reconcile their losses and gains at summer solstice with a storm coming in.

The Difficulties of Publishing a Novel As a Teenager

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

My novel is done. My editing is finished. My query letter begging established publishers to fall in love with my literature was picked over by my favorite teacher at my high school.

Confessions of a War Child: A Trilogy

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

For the past three years, I have been writing a series of novels, published as a trilogy - Confessions of a War Child. As the final installment - Sa...

10 New Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.12.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

So many books, so few hours at the beach! Get your summer reading on with these 10 great novels that will take you near and far, from the present to the past. Don't forget the sunscreen!

You're an Author? So You're Really Not Working, Right?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Most authors have some sort of a home office which is good and bad. Good in the sense that you have a quiet place to weave your stories without major disturbances from co-workers.

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

'Big Voices' Helped Stacey D'Erasmo Find Her Own

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

I think it was (author) Francine Prose who said publication is like the calm before the calm--that you think so much will happen and it doesn't. But when my first book came out (Tea, Algonquin Books, 2000), what I wasn't prepared for was the magnitude of what it felt like internally.

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...

Indie Author James Mellis Talks About Truth in Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Until They Are Home is based on a true story. Can you talk about that story and why it inspired you to write the book? What was so compelling about the person in real life and how did you translate that to fiction?