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Archives - April 2010

Ron Howard and his production team have secured the rights to Stephen King's epic Western/sci-fic mashup Dark Tower series. The Guardian ranks the top 10 best love stories of all time.
Kathy Reichs left her career as a professor of anthropology to focus on writing. She is now the author of the bestselling Bones series, which was adapted into a successful program on FOX. Her daughter Kerry followed suit, leaving a law career to write full time. Now the two frequently travel and host events together. Below, Kathy and Kerry on the set of "Bones."
Most kids excitedly search for the pool on vacation, Amanda Eyre Ward sought out the library. Here, Amanda’s mother recalls her daughter’s voracious appetite for books and her early works as middle school poet. Did you read to your daughter as a child? What did you read?
Realizing that without each other their story was half a memoir, this mother and daughter wrote their book together. Through pulling together their words and later talking about them they learned from each other and grew closer --- and through their words they have offered this same experience to others.  
April 26, 2010

Meet Joy Hudler, Ad Hudler's Mom

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It took Joy Hudler a little while to get her son, Ad, reading but once he started, he couldn't stop. After devouring a salacious series about stewardesses, Ad turned toward more traditional fare, eventually authoring four novels, countless magazine features and maintaining a highly-trafficked blog. Did you read to your son as a child?
All daughters know that sometimes moms do not remember things quite the same way that they do. Thus, Lisa Gardner shares her own take on her mom’s comments with us --- and it all makes for good reading.  Did you read to your daughter as a child? What did you read? Yes, I read to my daughter as a child. I don’t remember any specific books.
Writing is a lonely job, but writing together makes it a lot less so. Read on to find out how P.J. and Traci Lambrecht (writing together as P.J. Tracy) started and how their writing style –-- and work habits --- work for them. Their latest thriller, SHOOT TO THRILL, hits stores April 29th.
Readers know Kelly Corrigan for her books, THE MIDDLE PLACE and LIFT. Here her mom, Mary Corrigan, shares what she remembers about Kelly as a writer --- and a reader.
The first chapter of John Grisham's Young Adult book THEODORE BOONE: Kid Lawyer is available to read online here. The book will be out May 25th. A historic rundown of author vs. author disses, insults and petty bickering. Enjoy! Any of our Chicago-area readers know the Book Bike? If so, say 'hi' to him for us! A great man on a great mission!
After the wedding came….the book with the real story behind the wedding, which will be in stores next January. Here Susan and Elizabeth share some humorous behind-the-scenes stories and lively banter about the wedding, the book deal and writing together.