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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Garner manages her career and family life
    Laurie Sandell wrote the cover story 'Confessionsof a Domestic Goddess' about actress Jennifer Garner in the October 2014 issue of InStyle magazine. The photos for the article were taken by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Melissa Rubini. In...
  • DC Comics
    DC Comics "agree[s]" that their new t-shirts are "offensive", ends "Shirtgate"
    It can be fascinating to see how the current Internet model involving legions easily amassing and being heard across various social media platforms has changed how the "big two" comic book publishers respond to criticism or public...
  • October 2014 new book releases
    October 2014 new book releases
    October is rolling in and along with it comes the perfect weather to sit inside and watch the falling leaves while enjoying a good book. October also brings Halloween and the perfect backdrop for a terrifying tale. Here is a look ahead at what is...
  • ALL OR NOTHING: One Chef's Appetite for the Extreme
    Chef Jesse Schenker's Appetite for the Extreme‏
    Worth checking out! A brand new release from impressive chef, Jesse Schenker. The new candid and intense memoir ALL OR NOTHING: One Chef's Appetite for the Extreme by NYC chef Jesse Schenker. You may have encountered edgy food writing before ....
  • 'Mutation' by Roland Smith: Last in the enjoyable 'Cryptid Hunters' series
    'Mutation' by Roland Smith: Last in the enjoyable 'Cryptid Hunters' series
    Finally fans of Roland Smith's wild series of books that began with "Cryptid Hunters" can read how it all ends. And it's a doozy of an ending.The series that began in 2006 with "Cryptid Hunters" and continued with "...
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    Local authors shining the light on horror fiction
    Just in time for Halloween, the Toronto Public Library is hosting a lecture that is intent on bringing horror books out from the shadows and into the light.The Friends of the Merril Collection will be presenting Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy...