Happy Hours: Of All the Gin Joints Pub Day

September 30, 2014 • No Comments We waited as long as we could. We know it’s not happy hour yet. Heck, it’s not even tea time. But it is time to get the party started, time to celebrate publication day for…


September 25, 2014

A Sense of Place: Writers at Work

2 Comments September 25, 2014 • 2 Comments For many authors, where they write can make or break what they write. Today, Lin Enger, author of the historical novel The High Divide (in book stores now—wink wink, nudge nudge) explains the (very small)…


September 23, 2014

Pub Day for The High Divide

No Comments September 23, 2014 • No Comments Today is a reading day. Well, every day is a reading day, but today just feels like a daylong, under-a-quilt, cup-of-tea-in-hand sort of reading retreat. Even if you can only carve out five minutes for…


September 18, 2014

The Birds of Pandemonium: “Landlocked Ark”

No Comments September 18, 2014 • No Comments Step aboard the “landlocked ark in my backyard,” as Pandemonium Aviaries founder Michele Raffin describes her home/bird sanctuary in a video tour for The New York Times. Noah aside, Pandemonium is a remarkable symphony of…


September 12, 2014

Excerpt from The Future for Curious People

1 Comment September 12, 2014 • 1 Comment From The Future for Curious People By Gregory Sherl Home now. In front of the fourth floor walk-up I’ve been sharing with Madge for nearly six months. I raise my arms over my head. Coach…


September 9, 2014

Flirting with French Giveaway: Some Very Coy Phrases

5 Comments September 9, 2014 • 5 Comments William Alexander has always wanted to be French. One petite problem: He can’t actually speak French. So, he immerses himself in the language, studies hard, travels to France, and discovers that  — voila! — he…


September 4, 2014

Giveaway Thursday: The High Divide

9 Comments September 4, 2014 • 9 Comments Is there anything lingering in your past that you deeply regret? How well do you know the people you love? Have you ever woken up, abandoned by the person who is supposed to take care…


September 1, 2014

Lucky Stars for September: Young at Heart

No Comments September 1, 2014 • No Comments Readers of all ages, kids at heart or by birthday, will enjoy these tales of youth. The September Lucky Stars selections ring loud and true with the voices of unforgettable characters at tender ages. Get…