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Candace Bushnell's New Book Is Outdated Chick Lit

Pauline Millard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Pauline Millard

Most writers have on their laptops at least one draft of a novel that is about 100 pages long. It's the sort of project that starts out strong and inspired but soon loses steam. And so it sits, until the Muse strikes again. And it often sits there for a long time.

Must Love Words: Entanglement Author, Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Katie Rose Guest Pryal is the author of the Velvet Morning Press release, Entanglement. Katie spoke to me about the many roles she assumes in her life and how they all lead back to her "love of the written word."

Summer Reading: Women's Fiction Style

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

As the summer season heats up, some people like to take a dip into the ocean or the pools, others like to dip into their summer reading. Here are some titles to get you started whether you are at the beach or just wish you were.

Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

Maya Rodale | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

The romance industry is big -- it's the second largest category of fiction, outselling science fiction, fantasy and the classics -- which means there are a lot of readers, who may or may not fit the stereotype. It means that you or someone you know might be reading romances.

At the Water's Edge: A Writer's Conversation With Sara Gruen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sara Gruen author of the new release, AT THE WATER'S EDGE, shared some insight into her writing process and what lead her to set her latest novel at the edge of Scotland's Loch Ness during World War II.

Maddie Crum

What Happens After A Celebrity Couple Gets Their Happy Ending

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books

Behind the Duchess of Cambridge's demure dresses and artfully arranged headwear lies ... well, who's to say? Though the media's interest in the royal ...

Magical Realism and MFA Programs: A Conversation with Author Andrea Lochen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Andrea Lochen is the author of The Repeat Year (Berkley, 2013) and Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue Editions, 2015). She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for her Bachelor's degree in English and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for her MFA in Creative Writing.

Author Rachael Herron Tells Us About Love, the Coolest Writing Desk in the World and Her New Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

In the hands of another writer, this topic could be dreary and depressing, but Rachael spins a story of resilience and love that leaves you believing in the healing power of family and forgiveness.

Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author Vicki Lesage to form Velvet Morning Press.

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.

Yoerg Barks Up Right Tree With Debut Novel

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

House Broken tells the story of Geneva, a veterinarian, who reluctantly allows her alcoholic mother to recuperate in her home and uses the opportunity to delve into family secrets. It's told from three points-of-view: Geneva's, her mother's and Geneva's 16-year-old daughter.

Need A Gift for A Book Lover?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!

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.

Betty Crocker, Carmela Soprano, and the Likeability Factor in Fiction

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

My job here was done. Making characters as nuanced on the page as we are in real life is one of my priorities. Plus, readers bring their own experiences to fictional characters, to our stories, and to however authors' belief systems color our work.

When We Fall

Emily Liebert | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
Emily Liebert

So when we moved to Westport and I was in the throws of writing my new novel When We Fall, the timing could not have been more serendipitous. I was able to explore the slippery slope of female friendship right along with Allison, the main character in my book.

A Recipe for Love: Renee Swindle's New Novel

Elan Barnehama | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Elan Barnehama

In Renee Swindle's breezy third novel, A Pinch of Oooh La La narrator Abbey Lincoln Ross, discovers that her artist boyfriend is having multiple affairs while watching a documentary about him at a film festival.

How Do You Write a Novel? By Listening

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

When people ask how I get ideas for my novels, I tell them that a writer's mind is like that junk drawer in your kitchen. You throw all kinds of things into that drawer: paper clips, rubber bands, business cards. Likewise, writers go around collecting snippets of dialogue overheard.

Becoming a Bestseller in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

When the book market opened up in East-Central Europe after the changes of 1989, readers naturally gravitated toward the books they'd been previously denied. Banned books became bestsellers.

'Women's Fiction?' 'Men's Fiction?' 'Human Fiction?' What Does It Mean?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

We don't need firemen and firewomen -- they're all fire fighters. And all those writers we love? We don't need to call the writer-men and writer-women. We can call them writers. And we can call the novels they write, just that. Novels.

What Kind of Fiction Do You Love to Read or Write? Maybe It's Time to Push the Genre Envelope

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Is my novel a mystery? Is it literary fiction? Yes, and yes. But it's still considered women's fiction in the marketplace.

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

Stranger in a Strange Land: a Malawian Experience and the Novel Vuto

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

When I think back on my first impressions of Malawi, Africa, setting foot in the country as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in 2007, I always come back t...

Jennifer Weiner's Latest Literary Feud

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Weiner isn't just expert at giving her reading public what it wants, she's a master at creating controversy and making headlines by attacking noted authors in the news. It's a canny strategy guaranteed to boost her already high public profile. Midlist authors, take note.

Feeling Creatively Blocked? Change Your Clothes--Or at Least Shed Your Bra

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Holly Robinson

I just finished reading The Glass Wives, Amy Sue Nathan's moving and surprisingly funny new novel about a woman who ends up living with her ex-husband...

Can You Judge Your Book by Its Cover?

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Seeing your book cover for the first time is like waiting for that guy from Match.com to show up at the restaurant. You've laid out your expectations and supposedly so has he. But will he actually look like the date of your dreams?