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Archives - May 2010

An international photo gallery of people enjoying a good book in good weather! Hope you all are able to do the same! A New York City-based agent gets a new education about the book biz when he takes some shifts at an indie store in St. Louis.
Growing up, Emily Giffin was always surrounded by books courtesy of her librarian mother. It wasn’t long before she wasn’t just reading, but writing, illustrating, binding and even acting out her own stories. Years later, Emily is now a bestselling author and mom is one of her earliest readers and sounding boards.
Jane Isay had a long, successful career as a book editor before becoming an author in her own right. Her son, Dave, took the opposite path, beginning as an author before founding StoryCorps and overseeing several anthologies. Click here for a wonderful tribute video courtesy of StoryCorps.
Patty Dugoni doesn’t remember too many specific reading moments with her son, legal thriller writer Robert Dugoni, but as the mother of 10, who can blame her? She does fondly recall family trips to the library (admittedly as much for her benefit as her children’s) and her budding novelist whipping through the classics in his early years.
P.C. and Kristin Cast are the mother/daughter author duo behind the bestselling House of Night Young Adult series. Here they share both some humorous and serious aspects of writing together as mother and daughter. What made you decide to write together? P.C.: We write together? What? Who is this Kristin person of whom you speak?
Geraldine Neidenbach took extra special care to be sure her daughter, Jennifer, avoided any middle-child syndrome by scheduling daily reading sessions for the two of them. Those special dates paid off as Jennifer is now the bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series.
After some discouraging remarks from a teacher, Cathleen Schine thought her writing days were over. Mom knew better. Here Shirley Schine Carlin shares how she helped her daughter through a writing rough patch as well as the animal-themed stories that were a big hit in the household.
Carolyn and Lisa See both love the craft of writing and write 1,000 words a day. They are each other’s best support team and reading this piece you will see the special bond that they have between them because they respect each other as writers, not just as mother and daughter. How did you feel when you learned Lisa wanted to write a book?