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June 17, 2020

A story about a quarantined town--sounds like a true story, but author James Gianetti assures us that it is purely fiction. He started writing it six years ago before rewrites and ultimately, submitting to publishers. Read his full interview below about his experience.

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May 12, 2020

Every writer has their own path, and figuring out what you want and going for it are key. As author Tiana Smith says, "Your big break could be just around the corner, but if you give up, you’ll never know." Check out her author interview about how she got published.

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May 4, 2020

Who says high school writing homework isn't useful? It definitely was for this author, who took an assignment and ran with it. Years later, it became her first book. Read below about Evelyn Dunbar Webb's path to publishing. Her biggest piece of advice to writers? "Don'...

May 1, 2020

Title: Dragon Teeth

Author: Michael Crichton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Age Range: YA/Adult
 

I wouldn't have picked this up if it hadn't been for Book Club. Thank heavens for Book Club? 

I knew Crichton had written Jurassic Park, so I expected this story to be along those s...

October 31, 2019

Drop the "aspiring" in "aspiring writer." That's what someone told author Michelle Wilson one day, and it was as if the universe gave her persmission to be what she had always wanted to be. Now the author of four inspirational books, Michelle wants to inspire other wri...

June 18, 2019

Title: The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts

Author: Richard Peck

Genre: Historical Fiction

Age Range: MG and up
 

How could I not read this book based on the title alone?

I'm always on the hunt for a funny, charming, clever, clean read. This book fit all of thos...

December 26, 2018

Even though she landed an agent, author Bridget E. Baker didn't jump into publishing with both feet until she went indie. She urges aspiring authors to write whenever they can, even if for only minutes a day, no matter what stage of life they are in. As Bridget said, "...

October 24, 2018

The ideas just keep flowing for author Val M Karren. His debut novel, The Deceit of Riches, is about an American student in Russia who gets mixed up in shady goings ons, but this book is only the tip of the iceberg for Karren. He's already working on another book. "I h...

September 7, 2018

How many times have you wanted to just give up? Sierra Wilson had received stacks of rejections and was starting to rethink her dream of becoming an author. She was close to giving up. And then came a "yes" from Cedar Fort Publishing. Check out her full Author Intervie...

August 22, 2018

Title: O Pioneers!

Author: Willa Cather

Genre: Classic Fiction

Age Range YA and up

I picked up this book because it was about pioneers, but then realized it was by Willa Cather, who has written many classic books. There is a reason her books are known as classic works.

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