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A Big-Hearted Sci-Fi Treasure Hunt and a Rollicking Love Letter to the '80s

By Meredith Vilarello | Off the Shelf   When I was a kid, on Friday afternoons my dad would always take me to our local Blockbuster video store (remember those?), where I was allowed to rent one movie and one video game for the weekend. Show More Summary

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

We live in a culture of Yes. The common self-help wisdom is that we benefit from seizing opportunities, embracing the unknown, soaring headfirst into the possibilities presented to us. And this is all well and good: yes, do try hiking...Show More Summary

A Quick Dip into the Literary Elite's Hatred (or Is it Fear?) of Memoir

I teach memoir, read memoir, and publish memoir. I love memoir, and I'm not alone. It's a popular genre, the genre of the people. It's also the most reviled genre--perhaps exactly for this reason. Every few months some literary elitist...Show More Summary

Interview With Mike Enemigo

Since 1999 the man behind the self-styled pen-name 'Mike Enemigo' has been serving LWOP, Life Without the Possibility of Parole. He's been part of the 300% increase in State spending on corrections (1), directly related to the ballooning number of people incarcerated in the United States. Show More Summary

Book Review: Youngblood

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his nonfiction portrayal of that conflict in Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War. Show More Summary

How to Accept Your Readers

I wrote in this space recently about the relationship between self-acceptance and publishing acceptance. There is an immediate and almost tangible practicality to the practice of accepting myself - choosing to share the words and scenes and stories in which I am interested, for no other reason than I am interested in those words, scenes and stories. Show More Summary

Platinum Doll: A Conversation with Anne Girard

Long before Marilyn Monroe, another blonde bombshell glittered from the silver screen. Jean Harlow captivated audiences during the Golden Age of Hollywood and continues to do so in Anne Girard's Platinum Doll. Girard explores what it...Show More Summary

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, has released a book based on Chinese folklore. Soundless focuses on a young girl named Fei (a rising artist) and the world she lives in. Show More Summary

Ten Things I Learned As A First-Time Published Author

About four years ago, I decided that I wanted to write a non- fiction book. I have a graduate degree in social work and no one in my family is an author, so I knew that would be embarking onto a path without a formal guide. What I discovered...Show More Summary

Blossoming Mall Flower: An Interview with Tina Barry

Tina Barry's poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Drunken Boat; Elimae; Lost in Thought; Blue Fifth Notebook; Exposure, an Anthology of Micro-fiction (Cinnamon Press, 2010); and Veils, Halos and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women (4/2016). Show More Summary

The Political Pundit Who Makes the Most Sense Today Died In 1950: George Orwell

A few years ago, without warning, Amazon removed "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Animal Farm" from the Kindles of customers who had bought them. Amazon offered a bogus explanation. Buried in the brouhaha that followed was the last thing that Amazon wanted customers to know -- with Kindle editions, you don't really own what you buy. Show More Summary

What's to Do About ISIS?

I used to say, in just the very recent past, "ISIS is coming," but that has become swiftly out of date. ISIS is here. ISIS is making a fabulous presentation, replete with a techno-expertise, film-making quality, excellent use of YouTube,...Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: The American Dream -- Will the Real Horatio Alger Please Stand Up?

"It's all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps." ? Martin Luther King Jr. "Everybody's entitled to that forty acres and a mule. Show More Summary

Henry James' Killer Kindness Quote

One of the most popular quotes about kindness on the Internet is attributed to the novelist Henry James: "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." I hadn't...Show More Summary

Interview With Linda Stirling on the Self-Publishing Advantage

My friend Linda Stirling is the CEO of The Publishing Authority and an awesome writer too. This article is the result of a recent conversation I had with her on the self-publishing advantage. If you are an author or you are someone aspiring to be an author, you will benefit from Linda's wisdom. Show More Summary

'Passenger' By Alexandra Bracken

passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Show More Summary

In The Oneness Of Time: The Education Of A Diviner

The following is an excerpt of a new book recently released by Larson Publications. Someone had broken the ceremonial gourd. "It has many years," Don Alfredo explained, turning it over and over, inspecting the crack that ran halfway down one side of the weathered gourd. Show More Summary

Pill Addicts, Bicycle Vigilantes and Cuckolding, Strange and Beautiful Romance by Cara McKenna

Cara McKenna is an award-winning romance and erotica writer who also publishes under the name Meg Maguire. Her stories are as smart as they are sexy, full of emotional depth and complex characters. Her latest book, Badger, defies the...Show More Summary

Fay Wolf Declutters A-List Celebs and Represents the B in LGBTQ - Her Book is Out!

Fay Wolf's book NEW ORDER: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else) is a read to be considered. Fay's Twitter, Fay's Instagram, Fay's Website Photo by Rebecca Sanabria. My desk is a mess, my closet is a mess and I'm a mess. Show More Summary

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next. Show More Summary

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