Quit Your Day Job: The Surprising Positions Your Favorite Authors Once Held

Though they may seem to be born naturals, not every writer starts out that way. Take a look at the early jobs of some of your favorite authors; some jobs may have woven their way into later works of fiction, and some—well, some jobs are just downright drudgery.   Emma Donoghue The author of Room… Read More »

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Author Point of View: 5 Thriller Writers on the Books that Changed Their Lives

Books change lives. Inspire. Open perspectives. Every reader has a book that impacted them in life-altering ways—inspired a career path, gave hope when all seemed lost, marked a major turning point. In a new series we like to call “Author Point of View,” we asked five bestselling thriller writers about the book that changed each… Read More »

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10 Bookish Accounts to Follow on Twitter

For some writers, social media is just another tool to be used for promotion, marketing, and brand-building. For others (I’m looking at you, Jonathan Franzen) it is seen as a waste of time and brain cells. But for a growing number of authors and other citizens of the publishing world, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the… Read More »

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‘Til Death Do Us Write? The Posthumous Careers of Famous Authors

Terry Pratchett died in March, but that didn’t mean there wouldn’t be additional books from the author. The Long Utopia was released in June, and The Shepherd’s Crown, slated for release later this summer, will be the last of his beloved Discworld series. However, his daughter has stated that there will be no more Discworld… Read More »

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