Author Essay

How Motherhood Changed Me as a Woman (and a Writer)

Things that come from being a mom: resilience, anxiety and fear, and sometimes, a book.

By HARRIET WALKER • 5 days ago
Author Essay

How an Evening Out with Friends Inspired My Novel

Inspiration can strike when you least expect it.

By MATTHEW NORMAN • 6 days ago
Author Essay

Why We Need Family Adventure Stories

We love the drama, the relatable moments, and the travel.

By AMITY GAIGE • 1 week ago
Author Essay

A Love Letter to Books

Rick Hanson, author of Neurodharma, thanks books for always being there.

By RICK HANSON • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

Why You Should Read Outside of Your Comfort Zone

If you want greater learning, memory, and creativity, mix up how (and what) you read.

By BENJAMIN HARDY • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

Turn Reading Into a Healing Ritual with These Simple Steps

Reap even more benefits from books by transforming your routine.

By KELSEY J. PATEL • 4 weeks ago
Author Essay

How The Joy Luck Club Inspired Me to Be an Author

Reading Amy Tan's classic changed everything I knew about writing.

By FRANCES CHA • 4 weeks ago
Author Essay

How Being a Librarian Saved My Life

Before I was a novelist, I was a librarian. Here's how it changed me.

By AMANDA EYRE WARD • 4 weeks ago