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lynn-henriksen's picture
Sep.04.2012
It’s high time to share some stories with you starting with “My Mother’s Song.” Before scrolling down to read Karen’s Mother Memoir, I thought a little background would make sense. Forty-some short, true stories (bio-vignettes) have been woven throughout the thoughtful prompts and intriguing...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.20.2012
"Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand on those who wrote them."Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832), Lacon, 1820 image via blog.patrickrothfuss.comI'm finding this particularly true, from my genre mysteries to the...
cher-eaves's picture
Jul.18.2012
Now that Crime City Central is off the ground, we're looking for more content. Send us your stories! We want to add a crime fact segment to the show, hopefully monthly. We're looking for a published crime nonfiction writer who would like to contribute monthly. Ideally we would like somebody who can...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.10.2012
image via aucegypt.edu   Some years ago I was a writer in residence at a college in eastern North Carolina - there were a group of us, it turned out - with one outlier. I don't mean someone who was a terrible writer, nor a ringer. Instead, she was a non-fiction writer among liars (fiction...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Jul.10.2012
A few words about my newest release, the nonfiction help book for writers How to be a Writer in the E-Age...and Keep Your E-Sanity!, which I co-authored with friend, fiction author and publishing industry bloggerAnne R. Allen. I've noticed it's important to be clear about a book such as this...
SusanVH's picture
May.31.2012
Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers is a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Nominee. This award from the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American...
steven-belanger's picture
May.15.2012
photo: Jackson the Greyhound, happy to be out for a walk   A short nonfiction piece, titled "Someone to Come Home to," about how my life improved when I adopted a greyhound, was published recently in an anthology, now available on Amazon at this link.  If you're interested in real...
SusanVH's picture
May.14.2012
    Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' has made the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association Top 40 Nonfiction list for 2011-2012! Here's the group's kind words about the book: The stories behind eight American musical instruments come alive in...
bob-mustin's picture
May.10.2012
image mlva.net Writers! Think you have nothing to write about? You're hopelessly blocked? Take a look around. If not at the world at large, which is going through more significant changes than at anytime in the past century, then at the good old U.S. of A. Just to list a few topics within those...
jim-s-melvin's picture
May.08.2012
I recently did something that we all have to do on occasion: straighten up my bookshelf (which of course has far more books on it than the designer of this piece of furniture ever intended it to hold, hence the bowing shelves). As you might imagine, my bookshelf is heavily dominated by fantasy...