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HISTORY IN THE MAKING
by Karen Schechner

History may be written by the victors, but historical fiction doesn’t place such limits on its authors. Readers never seem to tire of the genre—see 2014’s Kirkus Prize winner for fiction, Lily King’s novel Euphoria, as well as Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, and Kate Atkinson’s bestselling Life After Life and its sequel, A ...
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Darcie Chan

"Kirkus' review of The Mill River Recluse played an important role in encouraging readers to take a chance on a first novel by an unknown author."

— Darcie Chan, independent author of The Mill River Recluse, which sold more that 500,000 copies (Read more about Darcie's success in the Wall Street Journal.)


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—Kenneth Bennett, author of The Gaia Wars (Read more about Kenneth's deal in Variety)


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—Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author of 10 books, including Enchantment and The Art of the Start, as well as the self-publishing guide APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur


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—Janet and Ed Howle, authors of The Long Road to Paris


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