Interview with CC Benison

C.C. Benison is the nom de plume of Douglas Whiteway, who was born sometime in the last century in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, in Ottawa. He has worked as writer and editor for newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press, and for magazines, including Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver). He also contributes to nonfiction... Continue Reading →

Interview with Kecia Bal

Kecia Bal is a former print journalist and the winner of the James Patterson MasterClass Co-Author Competition. She now writes books full-time. She and her family live in Pennsylvania. Shauna Kosoris: Prior to working on The Dolls with James Patterson you were working as a journalist for over a decade.  Did you have a hard... Continue Reading →

Interview with Marion Agnew

Marion Agnew is an editor and writer who lives and works in Shuniah, Ontario. She has worked as an administrator for a federal science improvement grant, a writer-editor, a science education specialist, a senior editor, and as a freelance writer; she has freelanced for software and craft magazine publishers, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. Last fall,... Continue Reading →

Interview with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lighting were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. Both Turtle... Continue Reading →

Interview with Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig is the author of many books including the Heartland Trilogy, the Mookie Pearl series and the Miriam Black series. He’s also a screenwriter and game designer, as well as the Taco Pastor of the Holy Taco Church.  You can find him online at terribleminds.com, where he writes fantastic advice for authors. Shauna Kosoris:... Continue Reading →

The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I came across an article, recently, about the best libraries in literature: a list that could not fail to include the Cemetery of Lost Books, a fascinating labyrinth of forgotten tomes created by Zafón. Certain rules exist for those fortunate enough to enter this library: any first time visitor is required to wander the endless... Continue Reading →

& Sons, by David Gilbert

The great American novel, and behind it, the great American author, aggrandized to god-like status. J. D. Salinger, Philip Roth, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: venerated men with their enigmatic lives and brilliant minds. Add to them David Gilbert’s A.N. Dyer and we catch a glimpse of the flaws, the cracks in the façade;... Continue Reading →

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