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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Oliver Sacks Dead at 82

Oliver Sacks died in New York today at the age of 82. The cause was melanoma that had spread to his liver. A physician, professor, and best-selling writer, Sacks was a prolific writer with a gift for making science compelling...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August

It's nearly the end of summer-- take a look at the Editors' picks for the best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense novels of August and try to make your summer reading last just a little longer.

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From IndieReader: The List Where Indies Count

The only bestseller list where self-published books are the only ones that matter. Titles are compiled on Sunday for Monday’s post, culled from The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon best seller lists.

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"Voices in the Ocean," an Exclusive Essay from Author Susan Casey

The best-selling author of Voices in the Ocean reveals some special details about dolphins and how a chance meeting with a curious group of them caused "effects that rippled out, wave-like, to every corner of my life."

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From IndieReader: Indie Books with Amazing Covers

Many people unfamiliar with today’s indie titles cite lousy editing and bad book covers as their primary reasons for steering clear. While in some instances, we cede to the first point, one only has to take a look at these diverse and gorgeous specimens to realize that ugly indie book covers are no longer the norm.

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"Ivan Doig: The Blacksmith’s Handshake" by Tony Angell

A friend's touching tribute to the great western writer, Ivan Doig.

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Everybody Rise: A Conversation Between Authors Stephanie Clifford and Elisabeth Egan

In Stephanie Clifford’s Everybody Rise, out Aug. 18 from St. Martin’s Press, an outsider twenty-something throws herself at glamorous old money New York, with severe consequences. Here, author Elisabeth Egan interviews Stephanie....

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Best Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense of July

Here on the editorial team, we tend to read a couple of months ahead (we're reading September and October titles right now). So for us, summer is over--if not literally, then at least literarily. (I don't think that's a real...

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Doctor

E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84

A tireless experimenter, Doctorow was most famous for the novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Known as “Edgar” to those close to him, Doctorow’s awards included the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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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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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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