Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris

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IndieReader: What You Need to Do to Finish Writing Your Book

Part of a series on Indie writing, by Ed Charlton, IR’s Publishing Services Manager

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Sympathizer

A Different Kind of War Novel - Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of "The Sympathizer"

One of our favorite books so far this year is Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer, a book with one of the best first sentences of any you will come across.

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Aziz

Aziz Ansari Discusses Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari probably doesn't need much introduction to our readers. But some might not know that he's the author of Modern Romance, a book about, well, why modern romance is different from the uncounted and uncountable generations of romance that have come before.

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Water

"The Water Knife" - An Interview with Author Paolo Bacigalupi

A few years ago, Paolo Bacigalupi wrote The Windup Girl, a book that combined great characterization and action with deep thoughts about our future. It's a rare talent who can perform such a feat, and a few of us were eagerly anticipating Bacigalupi's newest novel The Water Knife, which was published just a couple of weeks ago.

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Roth

Sure, Winning a Nobel Prize is Great... But Are You a Best-Seller?

I took a look at Nobel Prize-winners and the books they've written through the years. In some cases, I've included books written about them. All in all, it was a fruitful search.

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IndieReader: Three Questions That Indie Authors Need to Ask Themselves Right Now

Rachel Thompson, Indie author and owner of BadRedhead Media, has advice for aspiring Indie authors who want to connect with an audience.

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Animals

Talking to Christian Kiefer, Author of "The Animals"

Read on to see what author Christian Kiefer had to say about writing his book and writing in general. It's pretty illuminating....

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Missoula

Jon Krakauer Talks About "Missoula"

Jon Krakauer may be best known for his books Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, but both those classics of outdoors adventure turned tragic were published in the late 90s. Since then, Krakauer has been building a list of acclaimed nonfiction bestsellers, and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is the latest.

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Ashley

5 'Hidden' Truths about Women’s Critical Roles in the War in Afghanistan by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The author of Ashley's War outlines some hidden truths about women's role in Afghanistan.

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Speed

A Guest Review of Nicole Haroutunian's "Speed Dreaming"

Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth was one of the most anticipated novels of 2014. Here she turns her eye toward Nicole Haroutunian's Speed Dreaming, a debut story collection that "captures the zeitgeist of today’s young women, who, despite their education and privilege and ambition, struggle to make a life for themselves in the gloomy economic climate."

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Iles

"My Father’s Death Cheated Me of a Key to Myself." - A Conversation Between Greg Iles and Pat Conroy

Last year's Natchez Burning--the first in the "Natchez Burning" trilogy--was a best seller that further established Greg Iles as one of the finest contemporary Southern writers working today.

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