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 […]

The obscure 1965 novel where the U.S. president goes insane

The obscure 1965 novel where the U.S. president goes insane

Only a handful of highly priced copies remain. Fletcher Knebel (1911-1993) specialized in political fiction featuring dramatic events. https://t.co/KUywy3rgo4 — Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) September 5, 2018 Hollenbach takes every slight or feeling of disappointment he feels toward people around him and weaves them together into a perception that he is under attack at all […]

Reviewer IndieView with Ambrose Crotts

Reviewer IndieView with Ambrose Crotts

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) Why do you think people love reading? If a book hasn’t grabbed you by the first five pages, do you put it down? How do you review […]

10 novels set in bookstores

10 novels set in bookstores

Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin A. After a few days, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. When you sell a man a book, says Roger Mifflin, the traveling bookman at the center of this novella, you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper […]

The Bookshop, a movie of bookselling drama

The Bookshop, a movie of bookselling drama

The Bookshop, a movie of bookselling drama Bancroft book of physical exercise,” she says, referring to the 1940s edition of an early 20th-century manual that one of the townsfolk is seen ogling at the shop. Small town politics and prejudices, and the Lolita rumpus are thrown in for good measure. Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) wrote nine […]

Amy Stewart on history, fiction and crime-fighting women

Amy Stewart on history, fiction and crime-fighting women

Amy Stewart on history, fiction and crime-fighting women A gardening memoir. A mystery set in the middle of hotly contested local election in 1916, Constance Kopp, one of the America’s first deputy sheriffs, battles prejudice as a woman is declared insane in peculiar circumstances. Amy Stewart, author of the Kopp Sisters crime novels Author Amy […]

Book review bingo

Book review bingo

Book review bingo I made a book review bingo card. Found on Twitter. He has a point. Critics are hailing it as ‘a remarkable achievement’. pic.twitter.com/n9Td7jgTNR — Paraic O’Donnell (@paraicodonnell) August 25, 2018