Author Essay

The Two Lives of Eleanor

Jason Gurley on the life cycle of his novel Eleanor and connecting with readers in myriad ways.

By Jason Gurley
Your Reading Life

The Music I Listen To While Writing

When writing his novel The Marauders, author Tom Cooper found he couldn't listen to just any music. Here, he shares his writing soundtrack and undying love for Brian Eno.

By TOM COOPER • 1 year ago
Your Reading Life

A Writer’s Journey

The road to publication is never a straight line. Renée Rosen, author of White Collar Girl, shares the challenges she's faced while becoming a writer.

By RENEE ROSEN • 1 year ago

The Grownup

Read a sneak preview of the chilling new short story by Gillian Flynn.

By GILLIAN FLYNN • 1 year ago
Your Reading Life

Why Co-Reading is the Greatest Gift You Can Give A Friend

Co-reading, or sharing a book with a friend because you desperately wanted someone to discuss it with, was all we had before fan fic and reader communities.

By • 1 year ago

Books That Pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test

The test is a simple but effective way to determine gender equality in fiction. Let's put some books to the test!

By • 1 year ago
Monthly Favorites

RIF’s Favorite Reads of October

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

By • 1 year ago
Your Reading Life

Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies…What’s Next in Genre Fiction?

We're over #TeamEdward and #TeamJacob. We want to know what's next! Our genre fiction oracle Ilana Masad makes her predictions.

By • 1 year ago
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