Take charge of your life with Glenda Hatchett's new book 'Dare to Take Charge'

For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable. Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself....more

Interview with Pamela Ribon, Author and Roller Derby Girl

Pamela Ribon, a fellow former Television Without Pity recapper, is pretty much a rockstar these days. Not only does she pull some sweet television writing gigs, but she's got three books under her belt and is a bad-ass roller derby girl, and, coincidentally, so is the heroine of her newest book, Going in Circles. ...more

I'm putting this book on my summer list!

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(Video) BlogHer Interviews Author Meg Cabot About Insatiable

Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 25 books for adults and teens -- including The Princess Diaries in print. I started reading her novels many years ago, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to have her answer some of my questions about her new vampire novel, Insatiable, the life of an author on the internet -- and, of course, vampires. ...more

But I do find her very amusing and that translates to her books often. Not always, but often. ...more

Vivian Paley, 'The Boy on the Beach' @ 57th Street Books

Because I am essentially a big nerd, I envisioned that the 57th Street Bookstore would be teeming with early childhood enthusiasts.  I feared that if my friend and I arrived any later than 5:30 pm, we would have to squeeze through a standing-room-only crowd to get a decent vantage of the visiting author, and that I’d have to wait forever to get a book signed, if there were even any copies of the book left.  I am pleased to say that while the event was well-attended, my anxiety was unwarranted.  And it was a lovely time listening to Vivian Gussin Paley talk about child...more

Drop Everything And Celebrate Beverly Cleary's 94th Birthday

I am celebrating because one of my favorite authors, Beverly Cleary, turns 94 today. It doesn't take much to convince me to grab a cup of coffee, a cupcake and a good book, but today is extra special. Whose early reading years weren't marked by a delight in the adventures of Ralph S. Mouse, or schemes of the enterprising Henry Huggins, or travails of Ramona, one of the most realistic young characters ever written? Beverly Cleary's legacy of over 30 award-winning children's books have turned countless young people into avid readers and lifelong lovers of good stories. ...more

Ohh, I love Beverly Cleary books. Ramona books were always my fave.

Are Women Really Crabs in a Bucket?

Have you seen stories such as April Ryan's petty questions suggesting White House Social Secretary Desiree Roger seeks to upstage Michelle Obama? How about the persistent gossip rag rumors that the First Lady and Oprah are feuding? Do you remember the campaign commentary that blamed women's distrust of women for why Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin couldn't win? ...more

I agree, and that's why I'm glad there are other women writers to tell a different side of ...more

They Watch by Angela Dublin is now available at BarnesandNoble.com

Angela Dublin is the Author of the recently released Thriller, They Watch, which is available at Barnes and Noble.com.   A Thriller of a ride!  Who or what is turning the Okanagon Valley into a killing field.  One of the Baldwins received this book!  Don't miss out on the chance to get this new movie in the makin Novel at a special price.  It is well on it's way to selling a million copies.  Hot!Hot!Hot!...more

The flogging of Julie Myerson: Writing smack about your kid

Moms who blog come under fire, constantly, for "oversharing." Whether it's "no one wants to hear about that" or "your kid would be mortified if he knew you were telling that," there's no shortage of folks eager to tell those women to shut up already. One of the arguments I often hear hurled back in response is that women have been writing about their children for years and years, and how is blogging about them different from writing about them in a book? ...more

One writer I admire said, "You have to ask for permission or beg for ...more

Authors Articulating with Jo-Anne and Larry

      Join these two dynamic speakers, Jo-Anne Vandermeulen and Larry Brooks, on Blogtalkradio, talking about the importance of building an author platform and why the marketing strategy must start now. AUTHORS - This is your chance. Deliver your author platform and pitch your book. READERS - Be ready to listen. Upcoming books you can order and add to your shelf. ...more