INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

SUSAN COLL
by Alex Heimbach

After five books and over a decade of writing, Susan Coll wants to make one thing clear about her fiction: It’s a little bit twisted. “I think a lot of the time my books are packaged so that they look like they’re going to be kind of beachy,” she says, “and then they turn out to be kind ...


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EDAN LEPUCKI
by Rebecca Rubenstein

It’s not every day your first novel gets promoted on national television.

On June 4th, Stephen Colbert welcomed Sherman Alexie on The Colbert Report to discuss the dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon. Colbert and Alexie are both Hachette authors affected by the ongoing negotiations, and toward the end of the segment, the two urged viewers to consider ...


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MATTHEW STEWART
by Bill Thompson

Matthew Stewart was growing increasingly suspicious.

Might the Declaration of Independence, and indeed many of the earlier, if less exalted, manifestos that fanned the revolt, harbor coded meanings?

If true, he wanted to know how the radical philosophical ideas that seemed to invigorate the 18th-century American rebellion gained a purchase on the revolutionary mind.

To do so would require a ...


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JUNE MELBY
by Alex Layman

June Melby’s childhood summers were spent in an unexpectedly fairytale land: Wisconsin. Strewn beyond the lush green lawn are a towering castle, Ferris wheel, fountains, and flashing lights. For Melby, these are commonplace. Bored with rockets, windmills and wishing wells, 10-year-old Melby is more concerned with crafting the perfect Sno-cone.

For 30 years, the Melby family owned Tom Thumb ...


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BLOGS

REINVENTING "SNOW WHITE"
by Ana Grilo

“Magic is just a word for what's left to the powerless once everyone else has taken their fill.”

There is something about fairy-tale retellings that speak to me. Maybe it’s the fact that I grew up on a steady diet of reading fairy tales and they were my main introduction into reading fantasy. Maybe it’s the taking ...


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FAVORITE 2014 PICTURE BOOKS...SO FAR
by Julie Danielson

It’s mid-year, and that’s when lots of people in many fields like to take a step back and look at How Things Have Gone Thus Far. I’m a big music-lover, and I like to read the thoughts of music magazines and music blogs on the best albums of the year so far. It’s just fun, not ...


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REMEMBER THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS
by Patrick Hester

This week I'm going somewhere different. I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a rut.

A couple weeks back, I walked into a Barnes & Noble and was immediately impressed with the sheer amount of sci-fi and fantasy titles on their shelves. The selection at the B&N nearest my house has shrunk faster than the comics ...


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