Happy Birthday, Margret Rey!

Happy Birthday, Margret Rey!

Margret Rey, the co-author and co-illustrator (with her husband Hans A. Rey) of the Curious George books, was born on this day in 1906.  The Reys, who were Jews, lived and worked in Paris before World War II.  When the Nazis were about to take the city, the Reys fled… Read more »

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Blogs by and for writers

Blogs by and for writers

Lots of authors write blogs these days; it’s the “in” thing to do, a way for authors to market their books and their brand as well as communicate with their readers.  Author blogs come in all types and styles, from blogs exclusively focused on the books to “here’s what I… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (5/06 – 5/12/2012)

This Week’s Articles (5/06 – 5/12/2012)

This was a busy week for publishing and e-book news.  Posts and news about Amazon and Kindle abounded, but they were far from the only topics under discussion.  Assorted articles of interest:“Is It Worth Being An Author? Truly?” (The Creative Penn)  Guest Blogger Dr. John Yeoman discusses the financial and… Read more »

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“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick Series: Ladies of Lantern Street #1 Published by Putnam on April 24, 2012 Genres: Historical romantic suspense, Paranormal romantic suspense Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Also in this series: The Mystery Woman Also by this author: The Mystery Woman, Otherwise Engaged, Garden of… Read more »

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Quote for the day (5/10/2012)

Quote for the day (5/10/2012)

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion.        — Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)  “Reading Magic,” a $8,500 bronze sculpture by Julie Jones of Fort… Read more »

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Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Illustration from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Lovers of children’s books mourn the death of bestselling children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died today in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 83.  Sendak is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, the story of young… Read more »

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Review: Pottermore

Review: Pottermore

Now that my work project is completed, I’ve had a little time to get onto Pottermore and play.  My overall reaction is one of mild disappointment oddly coupled with mild enthusiasm.  The additional material is interesting (for instance, the backstories of Vernon and Petunia Dursley and Prof. McGonagall, respectively), and… Read more »

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