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Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.

My Harshest Critic: How a Blistering Review of My First Book Silenced the Critic Within

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Rejections still hurt, and I'm still at the mercy of the person reviewing my latest pitch. Maybe it will sell, maybe it won't. I'm not the only one writing my life story, of course. But like a true journalist, I'll keep experimenting... and reporting back on the results.

The First Lady's Guide to Writing a Bestselling Memoir

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

Having stood by her good mate's side as he walked two bestsellers to the altar, Mrs. Obama is hip to the power of the pen, both in economic and political terms.

The Book Babes Talk First-Time Authors, Joe the Plumber and Shameless Self Promotion

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

I totally relate to Joe's desire to stay in the public's eye for more than his 15 minutes of fame. He says he turned down lucrative offers and went with a smaller publisher to spread the wealth.