Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer Part I (I spoke to Donald Sturrock, who penned Storyteller, which has been lauded by critics as the definitive biography of Roald Dahl. Though Dahl is most famous for his books for children, he wrote several short stories which have earned comparisons to Maugham, Saki, O’Henry […]

Interview with Catherine Coulter

Interview with Catherine Coulter

Interview with Catherine Coulter (Catherine Coulter stands out as one of the most talented thriller authors of this generation. Her fast paced novels have consistently hit the bestseller lists and have earned her legions of fans eager to read her series books as well as stand-alone crime novels. Last month Gallery Books published her latest […]

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson

Ten Writing Tips from Peter Robinson Remember that it’s writing you want to do. I’ve met many students who want to be writers, no doubt attracted by the glamour of being mentioned in blogs and tweets, darlings of the social media, full page reviews in the New York Times, the adulation of fans, hanging around […]

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 2

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 2

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 2 When it was first announced that the modern classic movie Fargo was being spun off into a television miniseries, fans of the original film were justified in being apprehensive. But just as Bates Motel and Hannibal proved to be astoundingly impressive surprises, the first season of Fargo proved to be […]

nominees for critics awards for best first novel

Strand Critics Awards: Richard Price and Glen Erik Hamilton take the Top Prizes and Jeffery Deaver and Colin Dexter Honored

Richard Price wins the Best Novel Award for The Whites, Glen Erik Hamilton takes home the best debut novel prize for Past Crimes. Jeffery Deaver and Colin Dexter receive Lifetime Achievement Awards… On Wednesday, July 6, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Richard Price won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The […]

Top Ten Audiobooks This Summer

This Summer’s Top Ten Audiobooks

This Summer’s Top Ten Audiobooks June is audiobook month! And we’ve chosen our top ten favorite audiobooks for summer listening! Before The Fall by Noah Hawley Read by Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio) THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva Read by George Guidall (Harper Audio) The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman Read by David Bendena (Dreamscape) A HERO OF […]

self publishing tips

Self Publishing in Sweden?

Self Publishing in Sweden? Getting a publisher to take a chance on you and publish your work is often even tougher than writing a novel in the first place. Three years ago, Emelie Schepp got tired of waiting for the big publishing houses to get back to her on her manuscript so she decided to […]

Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson, the Bestselling author of the Longmire series… TSM: What should those of us stuck in the Midwest know about the lure of Wyoming that attracts so many people? CJ: The lack thereof—people, I mean— Of course, Yellowstone, the Tetons, the Bighorn Mountains, the Black Hills, and the Red Desert are pretty […]

nominees for critics awards for best first novel

The List: Nominees for the Strand Critics Awards and Colin Dexter and Jeffery Deaver receive lifetime Achievement Awards

The List: Nominees for the Strand Critics Awards… Colin Dexter and Jeffery Deaver receive lifetime Achievement Awards The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2015 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, from news […]

The American Writers Musuem

The Inside Scoop on the American Writers Museum

The president of the American Writers Museum Malcolm O’Hagan with the inside scoop on this year’s major literary event… AFG: Tell us about the American Writers Museum? MO: The American Writers Museum will be a place where visitors enjoy an intimate encounter with our greatest writers and their works. The multimedia interactive exhibits will draw […]