INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

SONYA MUKHERJEE
by Alex Heimbach

Conjoined twins are one of the rarest human mutations, occurring in roughly 1 in 200,000 babies, most of whom either die soon thereafter or are surgically separated. With just a handful of attached twins alive today, they’ve taken on almost mythical status, especially in fiction. In her debut novel, Gemini, Sonya Mukherjee takes a very different approach to the ...


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THE REVIEW PRODUCED MAGIC
by Laurel Huber

I would like to let writers know that it is possible—and in many cases advisable—to get a Kirkus review even if you have not yet published your book. In fact, a good time to submit your work is when you are ready to query agents. That is what I did, and it is no exaggeration to say that the review ...


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AMY GENTRY
by Rachel Sugar

Amy Gentry’s debut novel Good as Gone opens with a universal nightmare come to life: in a nice Houston neighborhood, the safe kind, with sparkling pools and manicured lawns, 13-year-old Julie Whitaker is kidnapped at knifepoint in the middle of the night. Her ten-year-old sister, sobbing in the closet, is the only witness; their parents, Tom and Anna, blissfully unknowing ...


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MEGHAN MARCH
by Poornima Apte

A corporate lawyer by training, “unapologetically sexy romance” writer Meghan March started writing as a hobby until one book about the advantages of indie publishing changed everything. The USA Today bestselling author of the Beneath series has recently released a spinoff of her Dirty Billionaire series. March is a relatively recent recruit to the field of self-publishing but enjoys the ...


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BLOGS

BOOK CLUB 2016: THE HALFWAY POINT
by Leila Roy

As my bio says below, I run a library in rural Maine. And by, “run a library in rural Maine,” I mean that I’m the only full-time employee, responsible for ordering materials and cataloging them and running the circulation desk and troubleshooting tech issues and answering reference questions AND planning and running programming for all ages.

For that reason ...


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LONG, HOT DAYS—GREAT READING!
by Bobbi Dumas

Wow, where have this year gone so far? I can’t believe we’re just a few days away from August!

Have you seen the 2016 calendar? I’m so excited! The theme for the year is #LoveRomance, and I can’t wait to share the wonderful posts that are coming in.

Until then, I thought I’d share a few books I’ve had the ...


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5 NONFICTION BOOKS ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION
by John DeNardo

I'm not just a fan of reading science fiction and fantasy stories, I'm also a fan of the speculative fiction literary field itself. That means I enjoy reading nonfiction books about science fiction and fantasy. Such books broaden my knowledge of the field, introduce me to new writers and stories, and often enhance the enjoyment of stories I ...


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