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  • 'Water by the Spoonful'
    Spoonful by spoonful: A play of family, addiction, and war
    Quiara Alegría Hudes’s play, ‘Water by the Spoonful,’ portrays the concept that tragedy never leaves one, and often acts as the shaping force behind one’s life. This Pulitzer Prize winning work is the second play in a...
  • The Art of Work shares lessons learned in the work world
    Jeff Goins shares what he's learned in The Art of Work
    Author Jeff Goins takes the lessons he has learned along the path to publication and shares them with people in all walks of life in The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do. For Goins, work isn’t so much about...
  • Interview with NY Times bestselling picture book author Anna Dewdney
    Interview with NY Times bestselling picture book author Anna Dewdney
    Anna Dewdney is a New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of children's picture books, most notably the LLAMA LLAMA series. Her books are known for the rhyming and cadence, as well as their emotive content and expressive illustrations...
  • Cym Lowell and Jaspers War
    Cym Lowell has philanthropy in his blood
    Cym Lowell is anauthor, an international tax attorney, a Vietnam veteran, and the founder of Operation: Next Chapter. Lowell foundedOperation: Next Chapter to support the men and women who havemade sacrifices in the line of duty. In this interview...
  • Burning can be healthy
    'Fire Season'--learning to love fires
    There is no greater moment of dread for those living in the arid West than that instant when a thin tendril of smoke is spotted on the hillside. Fire can be both destroyer and nurturer, but when property and lives are threatened, all the potential...
  • House of Cards cover
    Review: House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
    For many of you, House of Cards is a current United States television series produced by Beau Willimon and first appearing in February of 2013. For others, it is a British television series written by Andrew Davies and first appearing back in 1990...
  • 'Memory Man' by David Baldacci
    'Memory Man' by David Baldacci
    David Baldacci is a bestselling thriller writer and yet I had never read any of his books. When I saw that he had a new novel that does not feature an established character, I knew this was the perfect chance for me to sample his work so I picked...
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
    BOOM! Studios summons the Megazord with "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" comics
    Much as the "big two" comic book publishers rely on big name intelligence properties which have been around forever, many smaller publishers also seek to add licensed comics to their library of titles, too. To this end, today (June 30)...
  • 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...
  • cover of "The Missing Chums"
    'The Missing Chums': A kidnapping, a bank robbery and a friend in Shantytown
    PlotAs this fourth volume of the original Hardy Boys Mystery Series opens, Bayport Police Chief Ezra Collig asks brothers Frank and Joe to go undercover in Shantytown, a squatter colony on the ocean shore north of Bayport. It’s full of...
  • Voltron the Defender of the Universe is back in new series from Dynamite
    Voltron the Defender of the Universe is back in new series from Dynamite
    For any kid who grew up in the 1980s the words, “Let’s form Voltron” mean excitement. The “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” cartoon series and limited toy line showcased the mighty robot that is formed when five...
  • Top 5 #AskELJames tweets
    Top 5 #AskELJames tweets
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James is in the news this week after being flooded by a variety of not-so friendly questions in a Twitter Q&A event promoting her latest book “Grey” the retelling of the Fifty Shades...
  • 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...
  • 'The Last Battle' review: Ryan's look at tragic triumph over Nazis in 1945
    'The Last Battle' review: Ryan's look at tragic triumph over Nazis in 1945
    The Last BattleBy Cornelius RyanIt is spring, 1945.Almost six years have passed since Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and sparked the Second World War. Once, Hitler's Third Reich dominated most of Europe and parts of North...
  • Do you have a fairy in your backyard?
    Do you have a fairy in your backyard?
    Fairies are always intriguing to children, and sometimes it is fun to think about fairies who might be residing close by to help with all kinds of activities. Fairies are always part of nature, and children also enjoy the idea that fairies can be...
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