Archives - August 2010
In today's guest post Jean Reynolds Page, author of THE LAST SUMMER OF HER OTHER LIFE, THE SPACE BETWEEN BEFORE AND AFTER, A BLESSED EVENT, AND ACCIDENTAL HAPPINESS. talks about the challenges of being a stepparent and the challenges she faced in writing one in her latest novel LEAVING BEFORE IT'S OVER
In today's post, Syrie James the bestselling author of THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN and THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË talks about her bringing her latest work DRACULA, MY LOVE into the sunlight. She talks about how she was able to sink her teeth into the topic and how even her husband got sucked in! (Just a little vampire humor for you... I couldn't resist!)
In today's post, regular contributor Jamie Layton shares her list of summer reading and book related highlights. What was your highlight? When you look back on Summer '10 - will there be a book that goes along with those memories? Enjoy Jamie's list... but be warned it may make you want to be a bookseller!
In today's guest post, author Shandi Mitchell talks about the attachment authors often have to their characters and what the experience is really like for her. An amazing insight into the writer's mind. Enjoy!
In today's post, one of our newest contributors Austin Public Library's Reference Librarian Bonnie Brzozowskiand her apprentice Matt Dumond talk about reading an "incomplete" story for book club and assure us that a good conversation can still be had.
In today's guest post Joyce Maynard, author of THE GOOD DAUGHTERS reminisces about her earliest book club experience and the biographies of famous women who helped shape not only her writing but her life.
For the most part here on the RGG blog we focus on traditional book clubs where a group of mostly women get together to discuss literary fiction or memoirs. But since I began writing for this blog, I have come across all kinds of interesting book clubs that don't fit that mold. Here are just a few for your perusal:
In this month’s round-up we’ve got the aftermath for authors who upset Oprah and some unlikely book clubs in unusual places.
Pedestrian.tv: James Frey to pen porn series for HBO
If you’re the author that pissed off Oprah and got people using air quotes and raising an eyebrow whenever they said “memoir”, where would you go next? If you James Frey, it’s to a porn series on HBO.
In today's guest post, regular contributor Denise Neary shares a book site you may not have heard of. Enjoy!
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey as he tours for his new book, TEMPTED BY TROUBLE