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.

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Julia Elliott Named Shared Worlds' 2016 Amazon Writer-In-Residence

Critically-acclaimed author and South Carolina native Julia Elliott has been named the Amazon Writer-in-Residence for Shared Worlds, the premier science-fiction and fantasy teen writing camp in North America. Amazon has awarded Shared Worlds an $18,000 grant for the 2016 camp,...

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Lisa Scottoline Is My New Author Crush

First, I'd like to say that sitting across from Lisa Scottoline for an interview is a very enjoyable experience. I had heard that she's great, and she is—warm-hearted, thoughtful, and entertaining. I have a little bit of an author crush....

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize were announced last night at the 36th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and James Patterson...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of April

There are a lot of big novels in our list of the Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense of April. To introduce the list, I'm going to focus on books that are already published or smaller books that might not get...

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Smarter Faster Better: A Conversation With Charles Duhigg

You could read eight different books on productivity, or you could read this one. That alone makes reading Smarter Faster Better a productive pursuit.

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Reading "Partners," John Grisham's New Kindle Single

This weekend I read John Grisham’s Kindle Single Partners, which has ranked very high on the Kindle best sellers list since it was published at the end of March. The story is billed as a “standalone prequel to his #1...

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Why Are These Two Novels So Popular?

Two novels have taken their place on our best seller list for more than a year. What is it about The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr that has made them so successful?

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of March

There are some heavy hitters in our picks for the Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of March, headlined by our Best of the Month pick, Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once. Here are a few highlights: Fool Me Once by Harlan...

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Books to Read for All the Right Reasons

I’m going to admit something difficult. I watch ABC’s "The Bachelor."

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2016 PEN/Faulkner Finalists for Fiction Announced

The 2016 Pen/Faulkner finalists for fiction have been announced. Here are the finalists.

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2015 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America recently announced their Nebula Award and Andre Norton Award finalists.

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