Book Intro: Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

I'm jumping on the band wagon, I'm going to be reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I've seen the amount of bookstagrammers posting pics, and I've read great things about it. Not to mention the cover was glaring at me in the library practically screaming at me to check it out. So without much more to say, I leave you with the synopsis, and the book club postings!...more

Interview With Jacky Colliss Harvey, author of Red, A History of the Redhead

Jacky, like many artists your career has taken many twists and turns from jobs in art history and museum publishing to actor and life model. Did you always think of yourself as a writer?...more

For the Love of Brick and Mortar Independent Bookstores

The Tattered Cover is a great bookstore!more

Following the Path of the Dinosaurs: A Childhood Saved from Extinction

Hi There,Thanks for letting me share a few of my blog posts with the community.  I'm excited to share news about the book I have been writing...it has moved from my blog and into print on Amazon in paperback, with e-book coming next week. I hope you'll check it out http://www.amazon.com/Following-Path-Dinosaurs-Childhood-Extinction/dp/1512243795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432920938&sr=8-1&keywords=mary+ralles Or you can catch up on my #oldschooljournaling at www.followdinopath.com  ...more

Book Review: Garden Spells, by Sarah Addison Allen

What is there to say about this book that I haven't already said? I don't think it'll come as a surprise when you see my rating towards the end of the review, as I've had nothing but gleaming things to discuss with Garden Spells the entire time I've been reading… So without further adieu, I bring you my (clearly biased) review!...more

Looking for reviews? Here are some tips

So, you have a new book or product and you want to promote it fast.Here are some hints for finding reviewers who are willing to review your item for you.I am going to start with some basic etiquette rules to follow for finding and keeping those reviewers.  1) No generic email subjects!Do not write "hi" or "how's it going" or any other generic nonsense in the subject line!People are busy and when they check email, they glance first at the sender, then at the subject line. Generic subject lines often end up in the trash unread....more

Book of the Month: My Salinger Year

Author: Joanna RakoffGenre: MemoirLength: 250 pagesRating: 5 of 5 stars ...more

Why She Wrote KEIR

Let me count the ways...Back in August 2009, I was bored. I was miserable. I felt that, as an individual I’d ceased to exist, other than being a mother and a wife. I had no idea who or what else I was or could be. I’d really lost myself....more