HER: Available This Fall in Paperback

HER: Available This Fall in Paperback

A cat and mouse game between two women will entice but a poorly constructed motive and a far too risky ending that doesn’t pan out could easily frustrate and disappoint. Polished, successful artist Nina recognizes Emma, a beleaguered and pregnant mom to a toddler, from a storefront window. Under false pretenses, Nina befriends the overtired […]

Blog Tour: Honor 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Aftermath Lounge

Blog Tour: Honor 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Aftermath Lounge

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including Aftermath Lounge, In My Mother’s House, Sources of Light, How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Sun, among several other journals and anthologies. […]

One of Summer’s Biggest Thriller Debuts

One of Summer’s Biggest Thriller Debuts

One of the biggest thriller debuts this summer is Luckiest Girl Alive (May 2015) by Jessica Knoll. If this is the first you’re hearing of it, I’m sure my review won’t be the last. My initial impressions of this novel are vastly different from my final thoughts. What starts off slow, becomes a cleverly written, […]

Guest Post: Katherine Clark’s Road to Publication

Guest Post: Katherine Clark’s Road to Publication

In his memoir My Reading Life, author Pat Conroy tells the story of being taken as a high school student by his English teacher Gene Norris to visit South Carolina’s poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, at his family plantation, Hampton Home. The senior poet gave the teenage Conroy a warm welcome along with a tour of […]

Don’t Miss One of the Most Highly Anticipated Debuts of 2015

Don’t Miss One of the Most Highly Anticipated Debuts of 2015

In Julia Pierpont’s terrific debut novel, Among the Ten Thousand Things (July 2015), a family is shattered by the husband’s infidelity. The book opens with a letter from the husband’s mistress: “I began sleeping with your husband last June (1),” that is accompanied by a box of Xeroxed emails detailing the affair’s history and its […]

Book Review and Giveaway: A Writer’s Essential Resource Book

Book Review and Giveaway: A Writer’s Essential Resource Book

If you are looking for a very well-organized resource book on writing, look no further than Spellbinding Sentences (August 2015). This book combines both the quick know-how guide of a writing workshop and the in-depth detail about syntax and diction of a MFA class. As Baig says on the first page, “This is not a […]

Another Great Summer Read to Add to Your List

Another Great Summer Read to Add to Your List

Cecilia Galante’s adult debut, The Invisibles (August 2015), has all the marks of a great summer read. It’s central premise and intriguing secret keeps you turning the pages. What makes this book so enjoyable is its relatable and realistic characters. Drawing upon her own experiences growing up in a religious cult that separated children from […]

PREPUB Alert: A WINDOW OPENS

PREPUB Alert: A WINDOW OPENS

Insightful, introspective, and oh so much fun to read, A Window Opens (August 2015) meets at the crossroads of a mother’s middle-aged definition of “having it all” and realizing she can’t. On the crux of turning forty, suburban minded mother of three Alice Pearse finds herself in a financial tangle when her husband fails to […]