Posts made in November, 2017


Photo from https://www.danyakukafka.com   Danya Kukafka’s GIRL IN SNOW is almost a book that defies categories: it is part murder mystery, part psychological exploration, and part literary novel. It centers on the death of a beautiful young girl named Lucinda, and flips between the perspectives of three characters whose lives are connected with hers, often in dark ways. Image from https://www.danyakukafka.com   The...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net Since I often ask similar questions of people I interview, I wanted to collect some of their responses here, under the umbrella of that particular topic. That way, if you’re looking for quick advice or inspiration on a particular subject, you can browse these posts to see what a variety of very talented writers and other professionals say. Here, I’ve collected together responses...

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As we’ll all be busy prepping turduckens, or Tofurkens, or some mortifying combination of all of the above, I’m saving my next interview for next week. I have a lot of great bookstore owners and authors coming up, and I’m really excited to share all of their thoughts on their careers in the book business. In the meantime, I hope you are getting to spend Thanksgiving eating lots of great food, hanging out with friends...

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Photo provided by Shirley Mullin   Bookstores are magical places: shops where you walk in and are immediately presented with thousands of portals to other worlds. But we also hear a lot about the difficulty of maintaining an independent bookstore nowadays, with quickly changing technology and ease of online ordering. Today, I’m excited to feature an interview with Shirley Mullin, the owner of the fantastic Kids Ink...

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Photo from https://karathomasbooks.wordpress.com   When I first read Kara Thomas’ LITTLE MONSTERS, I was blown away about how expertly the book was paced. Every chapter, it felt like important questions were answered, and even more important questions were raised. I never felt strung along, or like information was being withheld just to create more tension. And, for someone who has read a fair amount of mysteries, and is a...

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