When Shirley Jump decided to stretch her wings writing a YA novel, her daughter Mandy, 16, became her perfect writing partner. Find out how they worked together and the challenges they overcame to publish THE WELL under the pen name A.J. Whitten
New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown is also one proud mom. Her son Ryan’s first book, PLAY DEAD, will be in stores on May 4th. Read on about what they each say about the other’s writing and what they share in the experience of being writers.
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers and her daughter Shannon Rivers Coibion used the "divide and conquer" approach when they set about writing BIBLE STORIES FOR GROWING KIDS. What motivated them to write this type of book and what did they learn?
Mary Higgins Clark is the "Queen of Suspense," and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark is a bestselling mystery writer in her own right. So, what happens when the two of them team up to write their Christmas books? Do sparks fly? Do they write together or alone? And just how do they do the research for their plots? Here they unlock the mystery behind their teamwork.
Laura Lippman's Baltimore-based Tess Monaghanseries will be adapted for a television production. Her husband, David Simon, is the creator of The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Streets. Lots of cop talk in that house!
Details are beginning to emerge about Tom Clancy's first novel in a long, long time. Check out some preliminary info about DEAD OR ALIVE.
Here's a fun video of Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno reading Dr. Seuss' GREEN EGGS AND HAM during the White House Easter festivities. He really gets into it!
Tell us about the books you’ve finished reading with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from July 24th to August 7th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of BROKEN PROMISE by Linwood Barclay, CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain, and THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman.
Tell us about the audiobooks you’ve finished listening to with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars for both the performance and the content. During the contest period from July 10th to July 31st, THREE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win the digital version or a CD of both DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT?: True Stories and Confessions written and read by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, and DRUNKEN FIREWORKS by Stephen King, read by Tim Sample.
‘Tis the season…for sun-soaked blockbusters, sweet and sour superheroes, and thunderous sound effects. It’s also the time when we get those more somber summer movies, the kind that hum along gently and are as quietly refreshing as air conditioning on a mid-July day. Unless your unit is as loud as mine, in which case the metaphor is moot --- unlike my AC. Still with me? Here are this month’s books on screen!