Jun 122014
 

Today we have Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, On Gold Mountain, the Red Princess Mysteries (3 books in series) and now China Dolls. She “has always been intrigued by stories that have been lost, forgotten, or deliberately covered up, whether in the [CONTINUE READING]

Jun 092014
 

When I was attending the University of Minnesota, a friend of mine loaned me copies of two short story collections: “Like Life” by Lorrie Moore and “The Watch” by Rick Bass.  I think I read both books on consecutive nights.  I thought they were truly perfect – collections of small, brilliant gems – and I [CONTINUE READING]

Jun 032014
 

Today we have New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Moretti for an interview to talk a bit about her book Binds That Tie that released earlier this year and herself as a writer. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. In her past life she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for [CONTINUE READING]

Jun 022014
 

THE BOOK OF LIFE is the highly-anticipated final installment of the bestselling All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (Viking; On-sale: July 15, 2014; $28.95). The trilogy began with A Discovery of Witches which People magazine called, “A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter or Twilight”. The sequel Shadow of Night debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and the Miami Herald called it, “Enchanting, engrossing and as impossible to put down as its predecessor…a perfect blend of fantasy, history and romance.” In total, over one [CONTINUE READING]

May 302014
 

Greetings from the writing cave and a huge THANK YOU to Farrah for allowing me to creep out into the sunlight and take over her blog today! Whoo Hoo! I’m completely thrilled to be here! I’m actually stepping back from my current WIP to confess a much-guarded secret. Shhh…don’t tell anyone. About a year ago, [CONTINUE READING]

May 282014
 

1) As a young man, my hero was Philip K. Dick. It wasn’t some action hero like Indiana Jones, or some cute guy, like Shawn Cassidy, that always got the girls. It was a writer who wasn’t all that handsome, married and divorced 5 times, and was so poor at one time that he had [CONTINUE READING]

May 282014
 

My name is Mel Morgan and I’m a Tracker. I find people for a living. The people I help have no idea I know exactly how they feel because I’ve lost someone too. If only I could have found the one person I’ve been looking for all these years. My current case is no ordinary [CONTINUE READING]

May 272014
 

In the fall of 1900, Dora’s father brings her for treatment with Doctor Freud. For years, Dora has been living with debilitating pain in her legs and is losing the ability to speak, and her father, a former patient, thinks Freud is the only one who can cure her. She visits him daily, frankly telling him about her [CONTINUE READING]

May 212014
 

One of the worst things a writer can do is to foist boring characters upon an unsuspecting reader. No one deserves that, certainly not someone that has actually purchased your book, anyway. Do writers set out to write characters that bore someone to tears? No. Like so much else in life, they just happen. The [CONTINUE READING]

May 152014
 

Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few. Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of [CONTINUE READING]

May 152014
 

An investigative journalist gets an unlikely tip from a mysterious informant. Dismissing it as impossible, she disregards the information and drops the story. Until the informant turns up dead, as predicted. Plunged into the murky waters of a seedy underground prostitution ring, this psychological thriller provides twist upon dark twist in a story that would [CONTINUE READING]

May 142014
 

And she’s bringing books for everyone! The only problem is the trade off…. Look, the tooth fairy leaves a coin for a tooth and the work gnomes request sugar treats for their services and, well… like Ursula said in the Little Mermaid, you can’t have something for nothing, so…. What does the book fairy want [CONTINUE READING]

May 092014
 

Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone.  He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy!  However, Sean wishes he could just be normal. But his life is anything but normal.  The US government manipulates him, using him as a [CONTINUE READING]

May 042014
 

Maybe you don’t read much, or maybe you just don’t like fiction. Maybe you like it a lot and you have a TBR pile of sixty or so novels. Whatever the reason, you have a good friend or close relative who self-publishes her stories and you think it is totally cool but you haven’t gotten [CONTINUE READING]