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Author Interview: Lisa Borders on Point of View, South Jersey, and the Art of the Book Tour

Lisa Borders’ novel, The Fifty-First State, is a powerful anthem about place, and belonging, and finding a new way to exist in the midst of fresh grief. Told in alternating point-of-view sections, featuring thirty-something New Yorker Hallie, and teen stepbrother … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Polly Dugan on Her Debut Linked Short Story Collection, So Much a Part of You

Polly Dugan’s stunning debut collection of linked short stories, So Much a Part of You, is being released by Little, Brown (an imprint of Hachette) this week. Ten stories feature the intertwining lives of three characters, Anna, Anne, and Peter Herring, who … Continue reading

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Interview: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on Her ‘Literary Beach Read,’ Naming Characters, and Prepping for a Book Launch

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s third novel, Bittersweet, ushers readers into the elite world of the Winslows, a wealthy family with a sprawling, historic estate in Vermont. Protagonist Mabel Dagmar gets invited to spend the summer in one of the cottages with her … Continue reading

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Interview: Suzy Vitello on Her YA Debut, Pacing, and Place

Suzy Vitello’s debut YA novel, The Moment Before, opens after art student Brady Wilson’s sister dies in a cheerleading accident. This tightly woven novel braids the after-effects of a tragedy with a smart coming-of-age story, fueled as much by Brady … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Lindsay Hill Discusses His Debut Novel, Sea of Hooks, Named a Best Book of 2013 by Publishers Weekly

Lindsay Hill’s exquisite debut novel, Sea of Hooks, has become an unexpected phenomenon, hitting the Best of 2013 lists compiled by Publishers Weekly, New York magazine, and the Oregonian. Although Sea of Hooks was just published in November by McPherson … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Rob Yardumian on Inspiration, POV, and Writing Songs

Rob Yardumian’s enchanting, sun-filled debut novel, The Sound of Songs Across the Water, transports readers to a heat-soaked California back yard in the 1990s where two former bandmates have resolved to put aside old differences to make a record. Rob’s … Continue reading

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Author Interview: David Corbett on The Art of Character

David Corbett’s new book on the craft of writing encourages writers to relentlessly explore their characters’ motivations, frustrations, and inner conflicts. The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV does exactly what its title suggests, guiding … Continue reading

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