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laurie-halse-anderson's picture
May.28.2011
-- BEA – the ginormous annual publishing conference – is just around the corner. I’ll be there Monday- Thursday, and plan on having a Very Good Time Indeed. One of the coolest things at BEA is the Silent Auction. This takes place Wednesday night. The best illustrators in the business such as...
dale-estey's picture
May.16.2011
  Yes - of course - the question to be asked is: "What would Kafka think?" Kafka, who knew so well the ways of government and extrapolated their devious and self-serving powers in his own writing. To be a bug on the wall. To be accused when no crime was committed. To be classed as only a...
louise-marley's picture
May.16.2011
The late comedian George Carlin said a lot of wise things, but the one I liked best was "There are no bad words--only bad thoughts."  At the Write on the River conference this year, where I taught a workshop for young writers and another for adults, a very promising writer told me that...
donna-ballman's picture
Apr.20.2011
I'm not sure how many of you remember the whole saga of Sherry Jones and her book, The Jewel of Medina. You might recall that her first publishing contract was canceled after her book about one of Mohammed's wives was called soft-core porn by a professor who was asked to do a blurb. Or maybe you...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.11.2011
Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010: Free SamplesBy Jason Boog After dozens of challenges this year at libraries around the country, And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson was the most challenged library book last year according to the American Library Association...
kaylie-jones's picture
Apr.11.2011
Thanks to Red Room, I've had my first article published in the Huffington Post. Red Room is donating my $100 to PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA, and God bless them all for their service. www.pva.org Freedom of speech is more important now than ever, and I am delighted to report that Red Room and...
kaylie-jones's picture
Apr.09.2011
This is the table in the house our parents rented in Skiathos, Greece, where our dad told us the story of THE ILIAD for the first time. He explained, to our great surprise, that Achilles was gay and Patrocles was his lover, and that was why Achilles got so angry when Patrocles was killed. I...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.25.2011
Zaat, by Sonallah Ibrahim   About the time the recent Egyptian drama was settling in on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, I came across an article on Egyptian writers and their travails in this deeply censored nation. Among the number of Egyptian writers listed was Ibrahim, who has been at the forefront...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.17.2011
Dead Men Risen: The real reasons why the MoD wanted to stop my book by Toby Harnden Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe (Photo: MOD) I’m still not quite sure whether Franz Kafka or Monty Python wrote the script for what happened to my pulped book, Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Feb.21.2011
I'm pleased today to share with you a guest blog from my colleague and friend, Heike, who is once again back home in Egypt with her two cats and dog. As a journalist and animal advocate, she's intimately involved in the welfare of both. In previous blogs, she's shared with me the pet situation in...