Stephanie Lessing – She’s Got Issues

November 21, 2020 0 Comments

Stephanie Lessing is a freelance writer who lives in Demarest, New Jersey, with her husband, Dan, and two children, Kim and Jesse. Stephanie was formerly the Promotion Copy Chief for Mademoiselle magazine and traveled with Mademoiselle to co-host fashion and beauty events, going on to freelance for magazines such as: Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Conde …

Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket

November 16, 2020 0 Comments

Daniel Handler, writing under the nom de plume of Lemony Snicket, is the author of the popular children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, which follow the misadventures of orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. He is also the author, under his own name, of three books for adults, “The Basic Eight,” “Watch Your Mouth,” …

An Interview with Kris Saknussemm, Author of Zanesville

November 12, 2020 0 Comments

Kris Saknussemm is the author of Zanesville, the first in a series of books called The Lodemania Testament. Described as a “techno-theological post-American monster vaudeville,” Zanesville opens in a futuristic Central Park, where the protagonist awakens with no idea of who he is or how he got there. Taken in by freedom fighters and given …

Profile of the Edgar Awards

November 11, 2020 0 Comments

Created in 1946, the Edgar Awards, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), are the Oscars for mystery writers, honoring the best novels, non-fiction books, television show, and film in the mystery, crime, suspense, and intrigue fields published or produced during the previous year. The awards are named for MWA’s patron saint, Edgar Allan …

An Interview with Dominic Smith

November 11, 2020 0 Comments

Described by the New York Times as “highly entertaining,” Dominic Smith’s debut novel, The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre (Atria Books), was chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and won the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. His short fiction has been nominated for …

Stephenie Meyer’s Best Books

November 10, 2020 0 Comments

Yesterday we spoke about Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life book; she writes suspense books and has published books for young adults and adults. Here is a complete list of Stephenie Meyer’s books, organized by year. 2005 – ‘Twilight’ There’s a reason more than 10 million Twilight series books are in print. Twilight, the first …

Profile of Mystery Writers of America

November 10, 2020 0 Comments

The leading professional association for crime writers in the U.S., Mystery Writers of America (MWA) was founded in 1945 with the goal of protecting mystery writers’ interests and welfare and building respect for the genre. The group’s first slogan was “Crime Does Not Pay — Enough,” and early members included Dorothy B. Hughes, Rex Stout, …

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner’ by Stephenie Meyer – Book Review

November 9, 2020 0 Comments

A lot can be learned from Stephenie Meyer. Not only has she made a fortune from her books she’s also done it without putting out that many. She’s definitely best known for Twilight series, a 4-book collection that has sold over 100 million copies globally. Yet today, let’s look at another of her books. In The Short Second …

Jane Austen in Hollywood

November 9, 2020 0 Comments

In recent years, Jane Austen’s works have been converted to music and book adaptations, along with television, film, and stage productions. In this volume of essays, Linda Troot and Sayre Greenfield explore the Austen phenomenon in its various evolutions.In 14 essays, Cheryl L. Nixon, Rebecca Dickson, Amanda Collins, Lisa Hopkins, Suzanne Ferriss, Nora Nachumi, and …

An Interview with Mystery Writer Sandra Balzo

November 8, 2020 0 Comments

Even die-hard mystery fans will admit that it’s rare for a mystery novel to make you laugh out loud — that is, unless you’re reading one of Sandra Balzo’s Maggy Thorsen coffeehouse novels. Since her first book, Uncommon Grounds, appeared in 2004, Balzo’s been serving up her trademark blend of humor and suspense to an …