Book Spotlight: Exclusive Excerpt from Redling’s BAGGAGE

Book Spotlight: Exclusive Excerpt from Redling’s BAGGAGE

# # # “Redling does a superior job of sharing Anna’s fearthat someone is out to get her and that she’s living in a nightmare.” —Publishers Weekly *Starred Review* on Baggage  “A captivating page-turner with a unique setting and intriguing plot.” —The Cascade, UFV Student newspaper on Flowertown  “Redling (Flowertown) demonstrates an acute sensitivity to […]

Book Spotlight: Joe Hart’s THE LAST GIRL

Book Spotlight: Joe Hart’s THE LAST GIRL

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand […]

Book Spotlight: Achim Nowak’s THE MOMENT

Book Spotlight: Achim Nowak’s THE MOMENT

What if there was a way of knowing our moments more richly and more deeply as they unfold? What if we experienced more memorable moments in any given day? How might this alter the experience of our lives? That is the tantalizing premise of Achim Nowak’s book, The Moment (New Page Books; December 21, 2015; […]

Guest Post: Katherine Clark’s Road to Publication

Guest Post: Katherine Clark’s Road to Publication

In his memoir My Reading Life, author Pat Conroy tells the story of being taken as a high school student by his English teacher Gene Norris to visit South Carolina’s poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, at his family plantation, Hampton Home. The senior poet gave the teenage Conroy a warm welcome along with a tour of […]

E.Y.R.E.: All You Need is Words

E.Y.R.E.: All You Need is Words

The title of this blog post is a lie. Naturally, when we write, we need content as well as words: we need ideas, images, characters, sensory details, plot, and much more. But if we want our content to capture our readers’ attention, if we want our stories to grab hold of their minds and not […]

Why is Fiction a Great Way to Capture a Piece of History?

Why is Fiction a Great Way to Capture a Piece of History?

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the incredible achievements made by African Americans and their role in American history. In celebration of Black History Month we asked historical fiction author Rashad Harrison to write a letter to his readers reflecting on the importance of capturing such history in fiction novels and […]

Booklovers Debate: Why Men Opt Out of the Women’s Fiction World

Booklovers Debate: Why Men Opt Out of the Women’s Fiction World

Sink or Swim. We’re all in. Fewer and fewer men read fiction.  They compose only about 20% of the fiction market according to surveys. Some lay this off to genetics, suggesting that the way men’s minds work discourages them from entering into another’s experience the way fiction demands.   “Boys and men are, in general, […]

Author Offers Expert Insights on Ebola Outbreak

Author Offers Expert Insights on Ebola Outbreak

Today we have a special guest post from D.J. Donaldson. He is the author of Louisiana Fever, one of his seven forensic mystery thrillers featuring medical examiner Andy Broussard and psychologist Kit Franklyn. Donaldson, a retired professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center (where he taught and published dozens of […]