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Interview with Joshua Senter, Author of Still the Night Call

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Still the Night Call? Writing on the TV series Desperate Housewives, I quickly learned most folk’s stories involve some sort of breaking point, that desperate moment when they decide to take action to change a destiny they no longer …
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Assistant Principal Fired After Reading Kids a Silly Book

Despite the fact Captain Underpants and similarly funny books remain perennially popular with young readers, a Mississippi educator was fired this week for selecting a humorous, age-appropriate book to read to second graders. Toby Price, an assistant principal at Gary Road Elementary School in Byram, Mississippi–just outside Jackson–was asked to …
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Interview with Lauren Lee Merewether, Author of The Curse of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Curse of Beauty? Since I’m a historical fiction author, I wanted to write a story of what could have actually happened in ancient history to inspire the myths spanning the generations of Greek titans and gods. The myths …
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Profiles in Supervillainy: Big Wheel

What is a superhero without a supervillain? Not much. Some supervillains, however, are worth a lot more than others. I have therefore decided to spotlight some lesser-known villains. Are they underrated gems or irredeemable losers who deserve to be forgotten? You decide! Today’s subject: Big Wheel! Origins We don’t know …
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Interview with Betta Ferrendelli, Author of The Long Way Home

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Long Way Home? It is the sixth book in a continuing mystery series that features reporter Samantha Church. The Long Way Home dovetails On the Border, the fifth book in the series. If you had to pick theme …
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8 Asian American YA Romances I Wish I Could Have

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. High school was a pretty rough experience for me. Not because of any horrible happenings outside the normal teen drama, but because it made me feel incredibly small, if not invisible. Having never …
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Interview with Sean O’Neil, Author of The Omega Variant

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Omega Variant? The story is based on the biggest story in the world over the last two years, Covid. The book jumps three years ahead, when the world has put Covid in the rear view mirror, or at …
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Interview with Sean P

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write An Apology to Lucifer? My father and I love books, and we are both huge fans of the Indiana Jones movies. We must have watched those movies a dozen times. Well, at least the first three of those movies. …
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Interview with Allyson Lindt, Author of Matchmaking in Progress

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Matchmaking in Progress? I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of someone matchmaking two of her closest friends, but falling in love with both of them at the same time. Kind of an added love interest …
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Best Books About Keeping and Caring for Houseplants

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In 2019 and 2020, Anna and Tika gifted us with house plant books for beginners and more books about plants, respectively. One pandemic and a half later, more people are finding joy in …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

03 Mar 2022 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | March 2022 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this winter! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Betta Ferrendelli, Sean O’Neil, Verity Bright, …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

03 Mar 2022 Romance Reads You’ll Love | March 2022 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new romance paranormal and romantic suspense books from bestselling authors Lyz Kelley, Angela Lam, Allyson Lindt, Michelle Mankin, Lucy Lennox, and Penelope Ward. Enjoy your new …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

03 Mar 2022 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | March 2022 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors Wayne E. Haley & Sean P. Haley, Cameron …
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New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations

03 Mar 2022 New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | March 2022 Looking to add to your literary fiction list this February? Check out these new novels by bestselling authors Lauren Lee Merewether, Joshua Senter, Roberta Kagan, Lee Cole, Suzette D. Harrison, Jennifer E. Smith. Enjoy your new literary fiction book …
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Interview with London Lovett, Author of Murder at North Pond

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Murder at North Pond? I’ve always wanted to write a series that takes place on an island, a place that was covered with flora, fauna, and quirky inhabitants. My inspiration came from a place off the coast of Rhode …
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On Meeting Books Where They Are

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Over the past two years, a subtle but important shift has been slowly taking hold in my reading life. In 2021, it’s finally taken concrete form as my new reading mantra: meet books …
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Confessions of a Former Slow Reader

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Hi, my name is Emily, and I used to be a slow reader. I’ve been writing for Book Riotsince 2017, and one of the first things I ever wrote here was in August …
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