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  • Hank Phillippi Ryan and Truth Be Told
    Award-winning author discusses dual careers as journalist and novelist
    Uncertainty. For some, it’s a frightening state of existence. But for Hank Phillippi Ryan, it’s the force that drives her writing. For this interview, the veteran TV reporter and acclaimed thriller writer talked about the story behind...
  • The Gladiator’s Bride
    Book Spotlight and Excerpt: The Gladiator’s Bride by Nhys Glover
    The Gladiator’s BrideCrippled by shyness, shunned for being not-right-in-the-head, gifted artist and Roman noblewoman, Marcia Mica, has only two people in the world who truly love her – her teacher, Daedalus, and her childhood friend,...
  • "The Secret to Superhuman Strength"
    Alison Bechdel to release new "superhuman" graphic novel in 2017
    Cartoonist and illustrator Alison Bechdel is known for many things over her long career; easily the most well known is her long running serialized comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" which introduced the famous "Bechdel Test"...
  • Star Wars #1
    First look at Marvel's "Star Wars" comic as Fox's new "Fantastic 4" gets "real"
    After the purchase of LucasArts by Disney, it is only a matter of time before "Star Wars" and all of its' related licenses become owned by the massive company and thus fall under the umbrella of Marvel Comics. The "house of...
  • Thor #1
    Thor #1
    Imagine if you will, you are a new reader to Thor, who decides to pick up the newest Thor #1. Perhaps you are a female reader interested in the new female Thor, perhaps you are merely curious to see what all the hubbub is about. Do you meet the...
  • 'The Family Unit and Other Fantasies' by Laurence Klavan
    'The Family Unit and Other Fantasies' by Laurence Klavan
    ChiZine Publications is my favorite publisher of short stories today. The publisher consistently puts out short story collections that are a cut above anything else that is available. While the short story is a literary form that is often...
  • 'The Revenge of Seven' by Pittacus Lore: Book 5 in the 'I Am Number Four' series
    'The Revenge of Seven' by Pittacus Lore: Book 5 in the 'I Am Number Four' series
    "The Revenge of Seven" is the latest in the "I Am Number Four" series by Pittacus Lore (actually prolific and controversial author James Frey, who co-wrote several of the books in the series). The story is that nine babies were...
  • Pirate
    Warning: Pirates Are After Your Books
    With online shopping now the primary source of new books, pirates have jumped on the opportunity to cash in on other peoples hard work. The low budget crooks are setting up web sites, copying the stats of books from legitimate sites, do a market...
  • Too Many Pumpkins
    Falling head over heels for pumpkin stories
    Now that autumn is truly underway, it’s time to explore all of the wonderful things that start to happen when the leaves turn and the wind grows chilly.There are many different ways to celebrate the autumnal season, but the best sign of fall...
  • Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery
    Celebrate Victorian times at Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery Oct 5
    It's time for Atlanta's annual step back into time with Oakland Cemetery's Sunday in the Park. It's a Victorian street fair, only with food trucks and music stages among the tombs. You can dress up in your best Victoriana and take...
  • 'The Drop' by Dennis Lehane
    'The Drop' by Dennis Lehane
    It began with an abused Pit Bull puppy.This book/movie adaptation (or movie/book adaptation?) was borne out of a short story called Animal Rescue that was optioned into film rights, which led author Dennis Lehane writing the screenplay for '...
  • “Into the Afterlight” leads books coming out this month
    “Into the Afterlight” leads books coming out this month
    This month just might be the best month of the year with book releases. There are so many big name books that are set to come out, that you are pretty much going to be sleep deprived by the end of the month. We get the end of The Darkest Minds...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Merryn Allingham
    10 questions with Merryn Allingham
    Merryn Allingham, author of "The Crystal Cage" answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1. If you could go back in time and be any figure...
  • 'Dante's Cypher'
    T. Stephens decodes 'Dante's Cypher' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes T. Stephens.T. Stephens is the debut novelist of Dante’s Cypher (Tate Publishing, $21.99). An author, lecturer, and storyteller, has lived and worked in each New England state, which has helped to...
  • DMC #1
    Rap legend DMC to debut his own comic series, 'DMC', at the New York Comic Con
    Musicians and comic books have long been intertwined. Easy examples include the members of KISS gracing comic books from Marvel Comics, Image Comics, as well as a recent guest appearance in Archie Comics, as well as Gerard Way from "My...