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

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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THE ROMANCE LOVER’S DREAM DESTINATION
by Bobbi Dumas

Last week, I mentioned a few books I’d had conversations about at the Romantic Times Book Lovers’ Conference.

Today, I’m putting together lists from the authors who were nominated for the RT Book of the Year, and on top of that list is the actual winner, Christina Lauren—who is actually a writing duo phenomenon—who won for the 2014 novel Sweet ...


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A PEEK INTO THE UPSCALE WORLD OF SCIENCE-FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

There are book readers and there are book lovers. There are folks who see reading as a casual pastime to while away the hours on the beach, and there are those who see books as objects to be loved. There's no shortage of books for either kind of bookworm. This week, you get to take a look at the ...


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