Posts by Stephanie Bucklin


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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Photo provided by Barbara Saunders Sims 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. That’s why I’m excited to feature an interview with Barbara Saunders Sims, the owner of the...

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There are a few things that, no matter the merits or the popularity of the book, I am (generally! usually!) cranky about as a reader. These are entirely frivolous matters of personal preference that have become, for me, pet peeves: 1. Gore. I have to skim this. When people in thrillers are getting threatened by saws and hammers and the like, I cannot handle. I will have to skip to when the damage is done and/or people are either dead...

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