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  • Aspiring writer wows with new science fiction novel
    A mindful conversation with Dave Cravens
    As the twenty-first century progresses, so does the need for everyone’s need for his or her own voice to be heard. With the expansion of social media and self-publishing being at an all-time high, these voices are becoming a bit overwhelming...
  • Author Issue #862
    How an author handles doubts
    Some days it’s difficult to feel confident about your writing. Fears pop up like dandelions after the first spring rain.Those worries and questions play on a loop in your brain:Is this good enough to be published?Does it make sense?Will...
  • Skottie Young's Thanos makes it to the Guardians of the Galaxy pin set at Comic-Con 2015
    Marvel announces Skottie Young limited pin set for San Diego Comic-Con
    Skottie Young is an artist who first rose to fame in the early 2000s drawing books like “Human Torch,” “Venom,” and “New Warriors.” His popularity skyrocketed as he became the artist of Marvel’s wildly...
  • Steven Rinella's American Buffalo
    Steven Rinella's book - American Buffalo - In search of a lost icon
    Steven Rinella is one of the latest generation of hunting authors/tv show hosts. He is the author of "The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine" and a correspondent for Outside magazine. What separates Steven is the amount of research...
  • Kindle
    Amazon changes pay structure for authors to pay-per-page
    Amazon has changed the way they will pay the author’s whose books are in the Kindle Unlimited library for borrowed books. According to a report by The Guardian on June 25, some authors are outraged by this. So, exactly what is the pay-per...
  • Wrapping up BookCon 2015
    Wrapping up BookCon 2015
    BookCon was certainly an experience for book lovers this year. If you planned well, you came away with a large stack of free books and other book swag. If you also familiarized yourself with all the rules about getting into the Special Events Hall...
  • Anne Rice and Christopher Rice at St. Alphonsus Church in 2014
    NOLA UndeadCon to host Anne Rice, Chris Rice, Heather Graham, Naomi Grossman
    Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club hosts the annual Undead Con and the world-famous Anne Rice Ball held the Friday before Halloween in New Orleans. This year guests include authors Anne Rice, Christopher Rice, Heather Graham and American...
  • First Silo City Reading Series event kicks off without a hitch
    First Silo City Reading Series event kicks off without a hitch
    Only a single sign reading, “POEMS” indicated the entrance to the first Silo City Reading Series event on an otherwise marked restricted access gate on June 20 at 7pm. Driving down the graveled path, one entered the seemingly abandoned...
  • In memory of musician, historian and literary character, Jean Batzing
    In loving memory of teacher, historian, and literary character, Jean Batzing
    On June 18, 2015, Jean Ersla Downing Batzing, 94, passed away from heart and respiratory failure. Teaching, music, golf, history and literary projects were a few of Jean Batzing's many passions. Jean last resided in Avon, New York. Her more...
  • The Shadow Zone
    Interview with Richard Paracka, author of SyFy novel . . . The Shadow Zone
    The National Writing Examiner had an opportunity to interview author Richard Paracka of Florida regarding his new title, "THE SHADOW ZONE." This is a title about things that lurk in the shadows . . . written in the style of Ian Fleming...
  • Book Store
    How To Get Your Self Published Book On Book Store Shelves
    Many serious writers are now turning to self publishing rather than the traditional publishing process. Today authors can contract their own editors, artist and publish both e-books and print books through on demand publishing houses without...
  • The Incense Road
    Tracey Higley releases 'The Incense Road', now in one bundle
    As of June 1,2015, Tracey Higley's The Incense Road is finally released in eBook format and the entire collection can be purchased as a print book.What is the Incense Road?The Incense Road is a trilogy about Persian magicians who study the...
  • Authors Rob Cerio and Allan Gilbreath
    New Orleans Genre Writers Conference hits home with the 'Pitch' Zone
    Today marks the opening of the first New Orleans Genre Writers Conference. The event, sponsored by Dark Oak Press and Media, runs Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center.The ...
  • Besides Celebrity Panels, BookCon 2015 meant free books and book talk
    Besides Celebrity Panels, BookCon 2015 meant free books and book talk
    BookCon 2015, which was held at the Javits Center on May 30 to May 31 was a great event for book lovers because readers met authors, got free books and heard big name authors and celebrities talk about books. I spoke to people on line over both...
  • Rep of actress and author Leesa Rowland announces her inspiring new book
    Rep of actress and author Leesa Rowland announces her inspiring new book
    On May 31, 2015, it was announced that actress, author and animal advocate, Leesa Rowland, published a new book that inspires. The book is "Discovering the It Factor within You." Rowland resides in NYC.A bit of Rowland's background...
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