Indieview with Eva Pasco, author of An Enlightening Quiche

Indieview with Eva Pasco, author of An Enlightening Quiche

Augusta Bergeron: Dysfunctional. Ask readers to review it. My writing process falls under the “pantster” nomenclature. About the book What is the book about? Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Since both of my novels in the genre of Contemporary Women’s Fiction feature female protagonists over […]

Indieview with Lindsay Detwiler, author of Who We Were

Indieview with Lindsay Detwiler, author of Who We Were

I am married to my junior high sweetheart, Chad. This is still something I’m working on mastering. I am always inspired by Nicholas Sparks because I think he can weave love stories that are beautiful and emotional. I wanted to find a way for them to be polar opposites but also believable. This book explores […]

Better with Age: Treasures from the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Better with Age: Treasures from the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

The “Romeo and Juliet” theme of the print attracted the attention of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which pounced on it on the first night, O’Donnell told me. “He chose to dress as Edward the Third – the queen went as his wife, Queen Philippa. Honey & Wax, a relatively new bookseller based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, […]

IndieView with Simona Grossi, author of Looking for Clara

IndieView with Simona Grossi, author of Looking for Clara

Some of my characters are entirely fictitious. And the line is still in the book, it closes the story. And, in fact, it was not even a line. Alessandro Manzoni, I Promessi Sposi, Dante, La Divina Commedia, Baudelaire, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov…. None of them is exactly like those people though. No. You need to patiently […]

Moe’s Books – a Berkeley landmark since 1959

Moe’s Books – a Berkeley landmark since 1959

You get a feeling for Moe’s long and eventful history when you immediately spot this poster for sale just inside the entrance. There’s a lovely essay on the Moe’s website about Moe himself, who died in 1997. A few weeks ago, I visited Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California, on a quiet Sunday morning. The bookstore […]

IndieView with Jason McCarthy, author of War Drum

IndieView with Jason McCarthy, author of War Drum

I was also heavily inspired by the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke. One year of intensive writing. Not intentionally, but I am sure there are parts of me and my loved-ones in each of my characters. I struggled with creating an even balance between the main story arc and the crucial inclusion of flashback and […]

15 Literary Heroines for International Women’s Day

15 Literary Heroines for International Women’s Day

15 Literary Heroines for International Women’s Day The original Oprah’s Book Club provided instant spotlight attention to over nearly six dozen books over 15 years, over half of which were by women, including many women of color. Still others are the women who have used their influence, intelligence and resources to fight for women’s right […]

Prints, Posters, Books, and More! Visit the NYC Book and Ephemera Fair Friday March 10th

Prints, Posters, Books, and More! Visit the NYC Book and Ephemera Fair Friday March 10th

Discounted tickets are available. Many of the most respected sellers will be at the fair including AbeBooks sellers’ Carnegie Hill Books, DuBois Rare Books, Harrogate Books, James Arsenault & Company, lizzyyoung bookseller   and many more. Sixty book and ephemera sellers will be displaying a wonderful selection of their best items including first editions, antiquarian […]

IndieView with Krista Wagner, author of Intent

IndieView with Krista Wagner, author of Intent

I find that the story comes to me as a nice surprise sometimes and once I start writing, it continues to beautifully unravel, without a set outline, just naturally and mysteriously. I also have learned that it’s best to do the technical things after the story is done in order to avoid tripping up its […]

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: February 2017

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: February 2017

Filled with Hayes’s distinctive street photos of everyday New Yorkers, the book is a love song to the city and to all who have felt the particular magic and solace it offers. Our friends at Amazon have released yet another exciting list of their top 10 book picks for the month. Two days later, a […]

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: March 2017

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: March 2017

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy When thirty-eight-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. If you’re looking for your next favorite page-turner, look no further than this fantastic list of books, […]

IndieView with Glenn Fain, author of The Woman of My Dreams

IndieView with Glenn Fain, author of The Woman of My Dreams

It went fast for a reasonably long novel. What would you like readers to know about you? It’s totally unique to the individual writer. What came easily? If so can you please describe it? For instance, getting my self-published books reviewed in a literary magazine with a large audience seems impossible at the moment. Theoretically, […]

IndieView with Chris Gerrib, author of The Night Watch

IndieView with Chris Gerrib, author of The Night Watch

When did you start writing the book? For more from Chris visit his website, his Live Journal page, or follow him on Twitter. Of modern writers, I find John Scalzi most influential. Writing is an art, publishing is a business. Do you listen to music while you write? Third, how society abhors a vacuum. Any […]

IndieView with Liz Kerin, author of The Phantom Forest

IndieView with Liz Kerin, author of The Phantom Forest

Know who your target audience is, who you’re going to ask for support, and be prepared to share lots of excerpts! I’ve also always been intrigued by the concept of reincarnation and am a big fan of Greek and Roman mythology, so the universe-building that went into the Underworld and the beliefs of Seicha’s people […]