INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

DAVID GATES
by Sean Rose

David Gates is many things. He’s a former journalist for Newsweek. A musician playing in three bands. A teacher in the University of Montana’s MFA program. He’s a writer, of course, and lately he’s been a writer wondering if he’s past his prime. 

This is a trend for characters in his new book—his first in 16 years—A Hand ...


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CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON & GAVIN KOVITE
by Sean Rose

If you didn’t know better, you’d assume that Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite were brothers by the way they talk together. 

Even speaking from two different locations for a conference call interview, they find a natural rhythm together, they finish each other’s thoughts, and they are quick to laugh. It’s the sort of chemistry that shows itself in the ...


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MARGARET LAZARUS DEAN
by Megan Labrise

Whether you’ve dreamed of donning a bright white suit for a zero-gravity spin, or simply stayed tuned to a shuttle launch on TV, Margaret Lazarus Dean will reignite your enthusiasm for American spaceflight.

“... I want to write about those places where the technical and the emotional intersect—like the smell of space, or the schoolchildren watching Challenger explode with a ...


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ELLE CASEY
by Poornima Apte

She calls it “fiction in several flavors”: action-adventure, contemporary urban fantasy, romance, romantic thriller, paranormal, paranormal romance, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction. Elle Casey has embraced them all with great success as an indie writer. And while women form the majority of her readers, men too read her work. In fact, this summer, Casey plans on releasing a “science ...


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BLOGS

THE BOOK SMUGGLERS’ MOST COVETED SPECULATIVE FICTION TITLES AT BEA 2015
by Thea James

Once again, it’s May in New York! Which means that it’s that exhausting, exhilarating time of year in which publishers and authors, bloggers and traditional journalists, librarians and bibliophiles make the long, sweaty journey to the Javits Center for the biggest trade show of the year: BookExpo America (BEA). As with last year, BEA is open to more than just ...


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THE COOLEST PICTURE BOOK AWARD YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF...
by Julie Danielson

Picture this: you’re in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, surrounded by the breathtaking and dramatic Teton mountain range. You visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, whose building is itself a work of art. Set upon a cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the museum, whose design is inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is an integral ...


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STORIES ARE NEVER SIMPLE
by Leila Roy

That’s the thing about baseball, though, is it lays you bare: play long enough and eventually who you really are will show through.

        —Conviction, Kelly Loy Gilbert

Braden Raynor’s father has been the only real constant he’s known in his 16 years—his mother, who had him after a one-night stand with Mart Raynor, abandoned him ...


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