Archives - June 2011
Scott Gummer's debut novel, PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY, is a suburban satire about overzealous adults and youth sports. Scott has also authored two golfing books and contributor to over 40 magazines.
Cotton Malone thrillers, among other novels, have earned him worldwide praise. His most recent addition to the series, THE JEFFERSON KEY, sees former Justice Department operative Cotton at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution.
Karin Slaughter may be a New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t daddy’s little girl.
A bestselling writer of crime novels and comics, Gregg Hurwitz’s forthcoming title, YOU’RE NEXT (to be released on July 5th), is dedicated to his daughters. . .the daughters who continually teach him how to look at things from different angles. For Father’s Day, Gregg humorously reflects on his own role as father, and the great responsibility that comes with it.
A no-brainer for our Father’s Day Blog series, THE READING PROMISE is Alice Ozma’s recent memoir chronicling not only her personal coming-of-age, but the literal promise she and her single-parent father made when she was a child. The tables have turned this month, however, as the father so heavily featured in THE READING PROMISE answers our questions about his daughter, and sheds even more light on their bond.
Bobbie Ann Mason is the author of several acclaimed books and short stories --- her next novel, THE GIRL IN THE BLUE BERET, will be published on June 28th. Bobbie Ann turned to her father-in-law, who served in WWII, as inspiration for this unforgettable story of love and courage.
In Mary Doria Russell’s latest novel, DOC, she seamlessly blends fact with fiction to recreate one of the most infamous gunfights in history, and to redefine two major icons of the American West: Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.
Among her many novels, Nancy Thayer has penned
The Hot Flash Club series, as well as HEAT WAVE, a perfect book for summer that's hitting bookstores on June 21st. Below, Nancy turns her attention to her father, from whom she learned the power of writing. Not only would her father run the car for her during blizzards, but he also inspired several characters in her novels.