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Jan 6

List of songs mentioned in Morrissey's Autobiography

intlplayboy:

List of songs mentioned in Morrissey’s Autobiography based on the US hardback G. P. Putman’s Sons edition. List compiled by Stevie Feliciano from the Hudson Park Library posted on the New York Public Library website.

Millie - “My Boy Lollipop” (page 8)

Roy Orbison - “It’s Over” (page 14)

Dec 6

Great Mystery & Thriller Book Gifts

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More absorbing than the mystery of who ate the last slice of pecan pie. More thrilling than the question of when Cousin George is going to go home. More shocking than the hideous sweater Aunt Mildred made for you by hand. Find them all here – our picks of the best books for mystery and thriller fans.

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Enter to win a gorgeous Halo Diamond Pendant inspired by the Koh-i-Noor that stars in THE FINAL CUT, available now from Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison.
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Meet the authors in New Orleans!
Adler’s of New Orleans, 722 Canal Street

Sept. 26 at, 11am

Enter to win a gorgeous Halo Diamond Pendant inspired by the Koh-i-Noor that stars in THE FINAL CUT, available now from Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison.

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Meet the authors in New Orleans!

Adler’s of New Orleans, 722 Canal Street

Sept. 26 at, 11am

nprfreshair:

A. Scott Berg, author of the new biography “Wilson" (about President Woodrow Wilson) is on the show tomorrow.
Berg says while writing the book, “[Wilson] became more human to me. I try to paint the portrait with all those colors to show that this was a deeply flawed human being, and that being said, I think his idealism still resonates.”

nprfreshair:

A. Scott Berg, author of the new biography “Wilson" (about President Woodrow Wilson) is on the show tomorrow.

Berg says while writing the book, “[Wilson] became more human to me. I try to paint the portrait with all those colors to show that this was a deeply flawed human being, and that being said, I think his idealism still resonates.”

The new entry in Catherine Coulter’s #1 bestselling FBI Thriller series, BOMBSHELL, is on sale July 9! Freshen up on fan-favorites Savich and Sherlock – and Special Agent Hammersmith – by entering to win four of Coulter’s early FBI Thrillers on Goodreads!  
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Learn more about BOMBSHELL and preorder your copy from your favorite retailer:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | iTunes

The new entry in Catherine Coulter’s #1 bestselling FBI Thriller series, BOMBSHELL, is on sale July 9! Freshen up on fan-favorites Savich and Sherlock – and Special Agent Hammersmith – by entering to win four of Coulter’s early FBI Thrillers on Goodreads! 

THE COVE: http://bit.ly/19N194t

THE MAZE: http://bit.ly/12SIHWm

THE TARGET: http://bit.ly/11INNx7

THE EDGE: http://bit.ly/1aoL6IU

Learn more about BOMBSHELL and preorder your copy from your favorite retailer:

Amazonimage | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | iTunes

10 Tips on How to Stay Sane as a Debut Novelist, by Jennifer McVeigh

Download a *FREE* preview of THE FEVER TREE to your ereader now!

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1. Don’t quit your job before you have a book deal. Very sensible advice that I spectacularly failed to follow. I left my job as a literary agent and stepped into the terrifying world of no salary, no professional support and no real hope of achieving what I was setting out to achieve. It was a very rocky ride.

2. Do join a writing group – they will keep you sane, help you to stay on track, and remind you that there are other people in the world crazy enough to be battling all day with words on paper.

3. Don’t divulge your plot, or writing problems for that matter, to friends at dinner – they’ll say very unhelpful things like: Isn’t that a bit predictable? How can you not know what’s going to happen at the end? And – most grueling of all – hasn’t Wilbur Smith written a novel just like that?

4. When you’re writing sex scenes, don’t imagine your parents looking over your shoulder – a passionate kiss will quickly disintegrate into a prudish peck on the cheek.

5. Don’t obsess over the perfection of other novels. Read them, learn from them, but don’t let them cast your own into shadow. I always wanted my protagonist to be as dynamic and real as Cathy or Emma, but it wasn’t until I had reached the end of her story that I felt I really knew her.

6. Don’t let yourself imagine all the unpublished authors in the world being turned down by agents, like the millions of lost souls waiting at the gates of heaven. If you have written something good, then someone will spot it – you just need to have faith and determination.

7. Don’t be your own judge. After I had written my novel I shelved it in despair, convinced that it was worthless. It was only by some stroke of luck – a chance meeting with a literary agent – that I was convinced to send it out into the world. Thank goodness I did.

8. Don’t demonize the agents who reject you. More than likely your manuscript fell into the hands of some poor, unpaid 17 year old intern with a hangover, desperately trying to reduce the size of the slush pile. Wait a few months, and send it in again. I was offered representation by an agent who must have afterwards let my manuscript fall into the slush pile. A month later I received an earnest typed letter from the agency: “Dear Miss McVeigh, many thanks for sending in your manuscript. I’m very sorry to inform you that…”

9. Once you are published – in the interests of sanity – try not to check your sales rankings more than twice (OK – that’s not realistic – perhaps 5 times) a day. If sales are good your publisher will tell you, and a shift from 3050 to 2095 is almost certainly meaningless.

10. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you’ve got one novel behind you, the second will be easier. It won’t. Sweating over a novel is part of what makes it brilliant. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. I do have a very frustrating writer friend who keeps telling me that her second novel is a breeze…

duttonbooks:

littlepawz:

Going for a stroll with dad

This how we felt walking to work in the slush today.

Love this!

duttonbooks:

littlepawz:

Going for a stroll with dad

This how we felt walking to work in the slush today.

Love this!

Mar 5


The end is just the beginning, right? #endpapers
 


Begin today! 

THE STRIKER by Clive Cussler: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Books-A-Million | IndieBound

NIGHT MOVES by Randy Wayne White: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Books-A-Million | IndieBound


The end is just the beginning, right? #endpapers

 

Begin today!

THE STRIKER by Clive Cussler: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Books-A-Million | IndieBound

NIGHT MOVES by Randy Wayne White: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Books-A-Million | IndieBound

{Amiable Authors: Dave Barry and bestselling author Harlan Coben connect in NYC}
 


Dave Barry is on tour and in the media with INSANE CITY out this week from Putnam! Take a look at some of the great coverage the book has received so far:

Watch Dave on NBC’s “The Today Show”, and MSNBC’s "Morning Joe"

Listen to Dave on NPR’s "Weekend Edition" , "On Point"  and "The Leonard Lopate Show" 


Read about Dave and INSANE CITY in the Associated Press, New York Times , USA Weekend Magazine, USA Today, Reuters, Chicago Tribune Printers Row, Philadelphia Inquirer!

{Amiable Authors: Dave Barry and bestselling author Harlan Coben connect in NYC}

 

Dave Barry is on tour and in the media with INSANE CITY out this week from Putnam! Take a look at some of the great coverage the book has received so far:

Watch Dave on NBC’s “The Today Show”, and MSNBC’s "Morning Joe"

Listen to Dave on NPR’s "Weekend Edition" , "On Point"  and "The Leonard Lopate Show"

Read about Dave and INSANE CITY in the Associated Press, New York Times , USA Weekend Magazine, USA Today, Reuters, Chicago Tribune Printers Row, Philadelphia Inquirer!

Four friends, recent college graduates from Montana, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis feeling their country’s chaos. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there, but after twelve weeks, they’re all ready for a break. They pile into a Land Cruiser for an African adventure.   They get more than they bargained for. Very soon, John Wells will be all that stands between them and a very bad outcome. But what exactly happened that day?
In The Kidnapping, we find out how it all began.

Download the FREE eBook short story preview by Alex Berenson to your eReader today!Nook | Kindle | iBookstore | Kobo

Continue the story on February 12th when THE NIGHT RANGER by Alex Berenson goes on sale!

Four friends, recent college graduates from Montana, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis feeling their country’s chaos. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there, but after twelve weeks, they’re all ready for a break. They pile into a Land Cruiser for an African adventure.
 
They get more than they bargained for. Very soon, John Wells will be all that stands between them and a very bad outcome. But what exactly happened that day?

In The Kidnapping, we find out how it all began.

Download the FREE eBook short story preview by Alex Berenson to your eReader today!
Nook | Kindle | iBookstore | Kobo

Continue the story on February 12th when THE NIGHT RANGER by Alex Berenson goes on sale!