Melanie Sumner:The Great Book Launch

July 23, 2010 • No Comments The Ghost of Milagro Creek by Melanie Sumner, out this month, is fast becoming a favorite of the summer. Set in a bario of Taos, New Mexico, the story has all the ingredients of an…


May 25, 2010


1 Comment May 25, 2010 • 1 Comment BEA 2009 I came to work today in my “Reading Is Sexy” T-shirt, dragon knee-socks, and USA sweatband. I led the office in some stretches and then we laid out the buffalo wings and the…


May 13, 2010

Talking Fiction with Lee Smith

3 Comments May 13, 2010 • 3 Comments Last Saturday I attended Lee Smith‘s reading at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC. Turns out, even on a Saturday night, Smith can draw quite a crowd–and she didn’t disappoint. She read from her new…


May 7, 2010

Saturday Night Smith

No Comments May 7, 2010 • No Comments This Saturday, Lee Smith is going to be in our neighborhood, visiting Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. She’ll be reading from her new book, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Grab dinner and drinks from…


April 20, 2010

Interview with Randi Davenport

No Comments April 20, 2010 • No Comments Randi Davenport, author of the new memoir The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes, was just interviewed by Stacey Cochran for the Raleigh Television Network program “The Artist’s Craft.” It’s a wonderful interview!  To find out more…


March 4, 2010

McCorkle’s Magic Words

2 Comments March 4, 2010 • 2 Comments Jill McCorkle can pack a room. I had the pleasure of attending her reading last night, at her alma mater UNC Chapel Hill, where the fans turned out like it was a literary home game.…


March 1, 2010

Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home on Tour

No Comments March 1, 2010 • No Comments Maria Finn, author of the new memoir Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, has been on a whirlwind tour of West Coast bookstores for the past month and just touched down in New York…


February 1, 2010

Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

No Comments February 1, 2010 • No Comments Too dang cold to go to book group? Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…


November 17, 2009

Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

1 Comment November 17, 2009 • 1 Comment Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book. Check out the photos! This spider has woven a welcome to the Wicked Plants exhibit! The leaves…


November 6, 2009

The First Book Signing for Hard Work

4 Comments November 6, 2009 • 4 Comments More than 300 people lined up to have their book signed This Tuesday was Coach Williams’ first book signing event for Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court, hosted by McIntyre’s Fine Books…