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Today, bestselling author Rita Mae Brown --- whose latest cozy holiday mystery, SANTA CLAWED, was featured in last week's Bookreporter.com Basket of Holiday Cheer Contest --- recalls one of the most poignant gifts she's ever received from
Not only do books inform and entertain, but they also have the power to mend and heal, as demonstrated by today's guest blogger, New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice.
Here's one for all you "book junkies", as today's guest blogger, Gregg Hurwitz --- author of THE CRIME WRITER --- discusses the new tradition he and his
If your mother was the Queen of Suspense, what sort of present would you expect to find in your Christmas stocking?
The first author guest for our Author Holiday Blog feature is international bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, whose latest release,
November 20, 2008

My Holiday Book Collection

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I have a rather wonderful collection of holiday books that I have been adding to over the years. They now fill three pretty good-sized shelves in my house. Looking at them inspire memories of reading them for the first time --- and the moments I re-read them --- and the magic of the stories inside.
November 20, 2008

Bookish Miami as The Miami Book Fair Celebrates 25 Years!

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This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Miami Book Fair. For the fourth year I hopped on a plane to experience what has become one of my "must-do" events. This year the Fair had an entire track of programming about graphic novels as well as a pavillion of booths touting them at the Street Fair. Since we are launching GraphicNovelReporter.com in a couple of weeks I wanted to get to as much of this programming as possible, which was going to be a pretty intense hat trick since I usually already have a full plate of literary adventures planned while there.
September 19, 2008

When a Book Sweeps You Up....

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Last Friday night's event at The Clinton Bookshop was one of the most memorable evenings that I spent with an author and readers. The day had been overcast and grey with driving rain. Ike was raging somewhere in the country and I am not sure if these rains were related to that or the hammering from another storm. I had lost track. I had spent the day writing since about 6AM and thus by 6:15PM I was eager to pack it in, grabbed my slicker and head to the bookstore.
September 5, 2008

Musings on Last Week's OBX Beach Vacation

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Here are some thoughts from the beach on the Outer Banks last week... 1. When reading and floating in the pool it is best to read advance reading copies. They are paperbacks in a size easy to hold. Hardcovers WILL get wet and manuscripts have too many free floating pages to be near water. Thus it's ARCs in the pool, hardbacks on the couch and manuscripts in the car (where the pages can get stuffed between the seats after you read them).
August 14, 2008

Michael Phelps Plots His Swims Like a Good Novel

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I love to read and I love to swim. Watching Michael Phelps this week I was thinking that the way he swims is like plotting a memorable book. He takes off from the wall like a great novel grips you and pulls you in. As he moves down the lane, he has his eye on the field the way a good writer watches over all of his characters --- and he stays one step ahead of them. He holds back when he needs to conserve energy as a writer holds back some action or revelation.