IndieView with LyLena D Estabine, author of On the Bridge

IndieView with LyLena D Estabine, author of On the Bridge

Starting out as a young author, the main people who influenced me were authors like Gail Carson Levine and Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), but as I’ve grown older my writing displays more influence from writers like John Green, C.S. I started writing the book around late August, when more and more about immigration started showing […]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spark interest in Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spark interest in Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spark interest in Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson The ‘Isaac’ referenced in the title is Isaac Cline, chief observer of the Weather Bureau in Galvaston. Larson’s sources included Isaac Cline’s 1945 memoir, Storms, Floods and Sunshine, the Weather Bureau archives, and Galvaston’s Rosenberg Library. Galvaston’s highest point in 1900 was just […]

IndieView with Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover

IndieView with Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover

I’ve always favored John LeCarre and the American suspense writer, Charles McCarry. I found early on friends didn’t take me seriously and whenever off work wanted to go to breakfast or spend the day at the beach. A beaten down Israeli spy faces the choice of being put to pasture or a mission beneath his […]

IndieView with Robert Dunn, author of Savage Joy

IndieView with Robert Dunn, author of Savage Joy

About Writing Do you have a writing process? If so can you please describe it? Hmnnn. When did you start writing the book? Cole needs a girlfriend, Slater needs a new band, Emily needs a new life. More control. Closer to the ground, in effect. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did […]

IndieView with Mike Sims, author of Vic/Tim

IndieView with Mike Sims, author of Vic/Tim

Be careful of services that take a lot of money from you for doing things you could easily do with just a little learning. Mark Twain is a good example. What are you working on now? I soon realized I would find bigfoot before an agent. However, it did not take long to figure out […]

IndieView with Kate Hickey, author of It’s Me

IndieView with Kate Hickey, author of It’s Me

Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? I grab a glass of wine, my headphones, and I’m off! Her ability […]

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Oil baron’s ‘on demand’ erotica collection sells for $9,500

Oil baron’s ‘on demand’ erotica collection sells for $9,500

Oil baron’s ‘on demand’ erotica collection sells for $9,500 One of 75 numbered copies printed on Japan paper. Jones & O.B. 4   The Complete Work of Rembrandt by Wilhelm Bode – $7,680 Eight volumes. Johnson was a pillar of the community in Ardmore. An Oklahoma oil baron’s personal collection of literary erotica has sold […]

Giveaway and Q&A with @mylittlebooktique

Giveaway and Q&A with @mylittlebooktique

The Bookstagram community is full of friendly and kind people who are eager to share their love for books with others. Sometimes plain, sometimes frothy, and always in a pretty saucer, it tempts us to make our own cup of joe and spend the afternoon lost in the pages of a novel. Also, it is […]

3 Things to Anticipate at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

3 Things to Anticipate at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

3 Things to Anticipate at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair You can learn more about the “Works on Paper” gallery and its special exhibits in this blog post. More information on the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair is available in this blog post and on the fair’s website. Tickets purchased for the Friday Opening Preview can […]

Collecting vintage luggage labels

Collecting vintage luggage labels

Free advertising. We are primarily talking about hotel luggage labels as hotels, particularly the ‘Grand Hotels‘, led the development of these small labels. Learn more Luggage labels are long gone. However they used to be a small but eye-catching part of the so-called golden age of travel from approximately 1900 to the mid-1960s. Hotel chains […]

IndieView with Mike MacDee, author of Kingdom of Famine

IndieView with Mike MacDee, author of Kingdom of Famine

I grew up in Glendale, AZ, where the weather is always either scalding you to death or drowning you. I don’t have enough of an audience to invest the extra money in editors. If I listen while I write, it can limit the outcome of my writing process. When Juno gets word of her estranged […]

Giveaway and Q&A with @bluestockingbookshelf

Giveaway and Q&A with @bluestockingbookshelf

Any tips to share with a beginning Bookstagrammer? What’s your day job? Evidently, her hard work has paid off – @bluestockingbookshelf has grown from 1,200 to nearly 50,000 followers in just a year and a half! The images she posts are simple and oh so stunning. She is such an incredible writer, part of me […]

Giveaway and Q&A with @books_and_abe

Giveaway and Q&A with @books_and_abe

Giveaway and Q&A with @books_and_abe I am also a real estate agent, and I came back to teaching piano after a two-year hiatus – that money is my book-buying fund. I can’t tell you how many times a post that I love so dang much and spent so much time on will get the fewest […]

IndieView with Frank McNair, author of Life on the Line

IndieView with Frank McNair, author of Life on the Line

I do not outline. That always leads to edits, and sometimes to a complete re-work of the chapter. How long did it take you to write it? Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? My agent retired and I am a 65-year-old man with a first novel. We […]