Archive for November, 2009

NYT Notable Books of 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Congratulations to Valerie Martin, whose novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF EDWARD DAY, made the “100 Notable Books of 2009″ list by the book reviewers at The New York Times. If you’re not familiar with Valerie’s work, you really ought to be, and this newest novel is a fine place to start.

And now that we’ve had a chance to peruse the full NYT list of notable books, we’ve got our winter reading figured out. Some of our intended adventures include Dave Eggers’ ZEITOUN and Jonathan Lethem’s CHRONIC CITY.

A few of our other favorites that have made the list are Colum McCann’s LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN (Molly can’t stop raving about it!), Wells Tower’s collection EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED.

Lisa Scottoline’s collection pubs today!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Today marks the publication of Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman by one of our wonderful authors, Lisa Scottoline. The book is inspired by Lisa’s wildly popular column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Chick Wit” and covers everything from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. When we first had the completed manuscript in hand, the three of us spent weeks walking around the office chuckling and quoting Lisa to each other. It really stays with you! Please visit Lisa’s website here for more information.

Congrats Lisa! Happy Pub Day!

How do YOU write?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

There was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago, describing the writing habits of a variety of prize-winning and accomplished authors. One particularly striking example is the way that Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day) finds the distinctive narrative voice for which he is so well known. Apparently, Ishiguro writes several chapters of each novel from multiple perspectives, effectively “auditioning” his fictional characters to determine which one will make the best narrator. It’s a rare pleasure to have this kind of window into a writer’s process, so whether you are already published or hope to be soon, this portrait of the writing life is worthy of your attention. Enjoy!

Welcome!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Hello reader,

Welcome to the “News” page of our website! This blog will be used to provide updates on all of our author’s exciting reviews, launches, awards and publications. Occasionally, we’ll post a helpful writer’s resource as well. We’ll try to include everything we hear about, but if we miss something, please tell us and we’ll post it!

And now, without further ado…