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Q&A: Gay Fiction Publisher Ken Harrison of Seventh Window

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Ken Harrison graciously sat down with me recently to talk about the state of publishing, gay books, and some of Seventh Window's upcoming titles.

Remy Charlip Remembered: 10 Great Books Plus One or Two More

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 10.22.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Remy Charlip, an acclaimed children's book author and artist whose accomplishments spanned many fields, forms, audiences and years, passed away last week at the age of 83. In no particular order, here are ten of his notable books.

Novelist Maeve Binchy Was Childless, Not Heartless

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.06.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are many ways to mother, just as there are ways to find fault with women who are not mothers.

Author! Author! (As Writer and Character)

Dave Astor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Authors often write what they know, so it's no surprise that many fictional characters are authors themselves.

Crane.tv's Cultural Olympics (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

The Post-Split Conversation I Dreaded Most

Nancy Jo Sullivan | Posted 08.20.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Jo Sullivan

As an author, I dread one thing: radio Interviews. Especially live ones.

How to Get Love From Independent Publishers and the Future of Books: Richard Nash & the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Richard Eoin Nash ran the independent publishing company Soft Skull Press from 2001 through 2009. He built a brand that embraced a community of writer...

Interview With Annabel Monaghan, Author of New YA novel, 'A Girl Named Digit'

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

You know that feeling you get from holding a new book in your hands, excited by the promise of the first few pages? That's how I felt when I first read A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan.

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Sales Appeal

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.27.2012 | Books
M.J. Rose

Bridges of Madison County, The Da Vinci Code, The Help and Sarah's Key have very little in common with each other. But they all had that certain indefinable something that appealed to readers.

Let's Hear it for the Self-Published Author

Warren Adler | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

"Self-publishing" is now a reasonably respectable process that allows anyone who writes a book to be digitally "shelved" alongside authors published by traditional routes.

What is Transformation?

Tom Butta | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

I recently read an article in The Economist about Jim Collins, the author of Built to Last, Good to Great, and, most recently, Great by Choice. The pi...

The Road to Value (Part 2)

Tom Butta | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

A value roadmap can provide a number of sustainable benefits inside the company that invests in the effort. The capabilities section of the value roadmap showcases the gaps between what the roadmap says is needed and what the company can actually provide.

AIDS. Remember Me?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Everyone has their own way of honoring our fallen, lost to AIDS. There is no one correct way of doing so. For me, I chose to write.

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

"I Hope My Suffering Was Not In Vain"

Esther Joseph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Books
Esther Joseph

Just laying there, all I wanted was for the pain to stop. I was convinced dying was my only way out. My hope is that, by offering a voice and a face to the cause of ending abuse, my own suffering was not in vain.

How to Get Your Book Published When Everyone Keeps Rejecting It

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When Nura pitched her anthology revolving around the love lives of Muslim-American women, we were blown away.

Mystery Writer, Sara Paretsky

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Elysabeth Alfano

Sara Paretsky is a game-changer. In 1982, Sara came out with her first V. I. Warshawski novel, Indemnity Only, now celebrating its 30th year in print...

How to Have a Perfect Book Tour

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Authors often feel like DHL parcels on a book tour, delivered from one venue to another. Small things can feel like big problems. So how do you maintain control?

Kindness Arrives in Sin City

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The highlight of the day was taking a soon to be married couple to their wedding. It was a special moment to have these two lovely and infectiously smiling people in the cab.

Smile Chicago, You're In The Kindness Cab.

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I was off to pick up a Panamanian family visiting Chicago for the first time. I drove them to the famous navy pier and had a rip roaring time.

The Kindness Cab: Hoosier Style!

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Both girls loved their ice creams and their mother was thrilled that the Kindness Cab had battled through traffic to keep its promise of brightening a child's day.

The Kindness Cab Stops (And Starts Again) In The Capital

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

My next few rides included a chap who used to work in the White House and gave it all up for a life of adventure, a hedge fund manager, a pharmacy student and, my favorite, a Bolivian soccer journalist.

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

The Kindness Cab is Coming to Town

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Starting at Times Square, I will be travelling across America in a vintage London cab winding my way ultimately to the Hollywood sign. Along the route I will be picking up anyone who wants a free cab ride.