Bourbon Kings

J. R. Ward on the Mysteries of Inspiration

One of the greatest mysteries of writing is where inspiration comes from. J. R. Ward, author of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series and her new contemporary novel, The Bourbon Kings, talks about what inspiration looks like to her, and how it’s unlike what you might expect it to be.

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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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Audio Excerpt: Kevin Morris on the Problems of the Modern White Man

In White Man's Problems, Kevin Morris explores the typical (and stereotypical) problems of the modern male through nine stories that follow men of different ages and stages of life, artfully walking a fine, often funny line between poignancy and pathos....

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Let's Lunch: Robert Sietsema's New York

"...if I go into a restaurant and the food sucks I get so depressed I just want to carve it in my wrist with the butter knife." Lunch with food critic and author Robert Sietsema...

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Inspirations of the Great Midwest

We could tell J. Ryan Stradal was a good guy: his generosity and humor are on every page of his stellar novel, and our August Debut Spotlight pick, Kitchens of the Great Midwest...

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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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Devil's Bridge

Linda Fairstein On Her Latest Alexandra Cooper Novel, "Devil's Bridge"

Beloved ex DA and thriller author Linda Fairstein is back this week with her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper novel, Devil's Bridge...

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Finding NINA: Al Hirschfeld, Illustrator of a Century

In an extraordinary career spanning more than eight decades, Al Hirschfeld's iconic pen-and-ink illustrations both captured and defined the zeitgeist of the entertainment industry on both coasts. His posters for Hollywood films and Broadway productions--remarkable for their innovative simplicity and...

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Magic Shifts

Q&A with Ilona Andrews on the New "Kate Daniels" Book and More

Ilona Andrews, the husband-and-wife writing team behind the blockbuster Kate Daniels series, talks about Kate, Curran, and how they work together.

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