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dale-estey's picture
Mar.25.2009
Trade 'excludes' 20m readers 25.03.09 Benedicte Page Publishers, retailers and librarians are missing out on a potential market of 20m consumers because the book world is too intimidating, according to research conducted by HarperCollins, the Trade Publishers Council and the National Year of...
david-pitts's picture
Mar.25.2009
The beauty of being a story teller is that I have an infinite number of universes and possibilities.  If I can imagine it, it can happen, and I can imagine a lot!   I have six or eight books floating around in my head right now.  They include technical, fiction, non-fiction, children's, and other...
anne-brooke's picture
Mar.24.2009
Had a really lovely time at last night’s Thorn in the Flesh book group, so thank you very much, Sue & Susanna and Co, for your very warm welcome, a great chat, fabulous food and fantastic flowers. All very much appreciated! It’s the icing on the cake of a writer’s life indeed. Meanwhile, today’...
pat-bertram's picture
Mar.23.2009
A murder of crows. A quiver of cobras. A charm of finches. A mischief of mice. A tower of giraffes. A scurry of squirrels. To this list of wonderfully evocative group names, I’m adding “a thrill of books.” When I was young, I used to love coming home from the bookstore or library with an armful of...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Mar.23.2009
Yesterday and today I've spent preparing for the six week residency in France.   Last time I lived in Auvillar, I craved books.  I read the ones in the small Virginia Center library, including fantastic, sustaining poems by Kelly Cherry, and that little pop culture book, "Don't Sweat the Small...
ciara-denise's picture
Mar.22.2009
Welcome world!!! This is my very first blog here on RedRoom, so I figured I'd let you in on what you can expect from Ms. CcDenise ... This blog will be more of a professional post. You'll be able to find updates and insights on upcoming books, poerty and articles from me. In the near future, you...
tanya-egan-gibson's picture
Mar.20.2009
My daughter, who is four, sleeps with books.  The little corners  somehow don't wake her up when they poke into her ribs.  She can't read yet, but by nightlight she gazes at their pictures, and holds them close, and imparts to them the same talismanic, scary-noise-and-shadow-vanquishing qualities...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.20.2009
Prince Charles' new book retails at £10,950. The limited edition tome, titled 'The Highgrove Florilegium', will be available in May and combines two of the 60-year-old royal's keenest interests, horticulture and painting. The book includes 120 original prints taken from watercolour paintings of the...
anne-brooke's picture
Mar.19.2009
Goodness me, it seems as if my feet haven't touched the ground once today - or perhaps I really am sitting very strangely at the computer desk? It's hard to say ... Anyway, I had fun last night answering some very searching interview questions from First Edition Magazine which they hope to publish...
rosemary-dibattista's picture
Mar.19.2009
  Last night my library had its preview sale and I had quite an interesting haul. (AND they didn't let the scanner people in. How satisfying.) The take: Riverside Shakespeare with unmarked pages: $3 Modern Library version of Ten Days that Shook the World as gift to husband. His reaction alone worth...