Lisa Grimm: an interview with a ghostlore collector

Lisa Grimm: an interview with a ghostlore collector

Lisa Grimm: an interview with a ghostlore collector Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a scholar at Cambridge University. They were designed to be read aloud to a group for entertainment. Lisa, who lives in Seattle, is a trained librarian but no longer works in libraries. Aside from books, her other passions are craft beer and […]

IndieView with Kristine Raymond, author of Seasons of Love

IndieView with Kristine Raymond, author of Seasons of Love

I love getting inside my characters’ heads and playing out on paper scenes between them. When a friend of mine self-published her book, I decided to give it a try. As with all of my books, my marketing plan consists of sharing my stories with readers by taking advantage of wonderful opportunities such as this […]

IndieView with Alexander Watson, author of River Queens

IndieView with Alexander Watson, author of River Queens

If so can you please describe it? OMG, we work hard for our money. Thomas Hardy gives me permission to set an important and compelling story in the furthest reaches of civilization—today, Far from the Madding Crowd is where cellular coverage is non-existent. Why isn’t that in here?” Mr. Process encompasses what I do when […]

Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize with Milkman

Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize with Milkman

The novel is narrated by an 18-year-old girl – never named and known as Middle Sister – who is being harassed by an older paramilitary figure. Her first novel was called No Bones and that is also an account of growing up in Belfast. She wins £50,000 for Milkman, a novel set in the Troubles […]

IndieView with Jean Constant, author of The Riemann Conundrum

IndieView with Jean Constant, author of The Riemann Conundrum

Hofstadter for his persuasive demonstration of the many connections between science and art. Cretan, Minoan art is rich in symbols and abstract geometries. My characters – or objects, in the particular context of this book, are absolutely real. As an educator, I’m publishing in various academic journals and professional reviews. You can also get a […]

Lee Israel: from author to forger

Lee Israel: from author to forger

Leonardo DiCaprio played Abagnale in a 2002 movie. Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel Have you heard of   Lee Israel? SEVEN MORE BOOKS ABOUT FORGERIES The Art Forger by B.A. Journalists   Salisbury and Sujo uncover the decade-long scam of con-man John Drewe and painter John Myatt, who copied famous artworks. She was a run-of-the-mill […]

BookView with Phoenix Elvis Nicholson, author of Unleashed Phantoms

BookView with Phoenix Elvis Nicholson, author of Unleashed Phantoms

I have a strange sense of humor and often phrase things tongue in cheek, sometimes on the nose. A germ of the continuity arrived while asleep. Five months. Always when writing about familiar people there’s a little nagging voice insisting that the words aren’t quite right or the personality doesn’t ring true. Everything flowed so […]

The importance of Paddington Bear

The importance of Paddington Bear

Our latest podcast addresses the importance of Paddington Bear as he approaches his 60th birthday. From marmalade sandwiches to really hard stares, we look at why this children’s book character is so special.  The importance of Paddington Bear

IndieView with Maegan Cook, author of Secret Gold

IndieView with Maegan Cook, author of Secret Gold

When did you start writing the book? Even with the mass production of a luxury magical device called a Soul Tracker explicitly designed to assist hopeless romantics, the odds are still stifling. About Writing Do you have a writing process? I do usually try to work from a loose outline, but like to give the […]

IndieView with L.S. Young, author of A Woman So Bold

IndieView with L.S. Young, author of A Woman So Bold

Montgomery. I didn’t know much about traditional publishing when I started writing, so I decided to go with a small publisher for my first novel. I eat breakfast, do some small tasks around the house, and then write for a few hours with coffee nearby. I grew up in a small town in the Florida […]

IndieView with Miles Watson, author of Knuckle Down

IndieView with Miles Watson, author of Knuckle Down

I’ve also worked extensively in the video games industry. You need someone else to see what you’re missing. Martial arts are a hobby of mine and so is collecting old-time radio programs like The Shadow. With some, I go more by instinct, and with others, I try to follow more of an outline. That’s a […]

Guide to literary road trips across America

Guide to literary road trips across America

Bill Bryson made a long journey considering he was in a pokey little car. It was made three months after they were married in a dilapidated car. Zelda was born in Montgomery, Alabama, which was their destination. It was a hapless trip of comedy, despair and danger, and the old car is a key character […]

Collecting the Dillons

Collecting the Dillons

There is a feeling serendipity that accompanies every new Dillon discovery I make; collecting their work perfectly epitomizes that old book-hunting adage, “You never know what you might find.” The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the fact that the Dillons’ work is unsigned on many of their early book covers – meaning that […]

Marthe McKenna, the WWI nurse who spied

Marthe McKenna, the WWI nurse who spied

Her book I Was a Spy! It’s still in print thanks to Pool of London Press. We’re seeing tremendous interest in the books of Marthe McKenna (1892-1966) after the New York Times ran an “overlooked” obituary. became a massive bestseller after the war. A nurse, McKenna, who was Belgian, spied on the Germans for almost […]