Author Essay

Why I Made Laura Ingalls Wilder My Life’s Work

Growing up in rural Kansas, author Stephen Hines saw his own family in the Little House series.

By STEPHEN HINES • 6 days ago
Author Essay

How Writing a Brave Heroine Made Me a Braver Woman

The author of The Burial Society reflects on power posing with her protagonist.

By NINA SADOWSKY • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

The Playlist Behind The Music Shop

Why write in silence when you can write to Joni Mitchell? The author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry reveals.

By RACHEL JOYCE • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Where a Writer Grows Her Ideas

Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People, reveals the perennial source of her imagination.

By SHARON BALA • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Read It and Weep

The Black Chalk and Grist Mill Road author hopes his newest novel makes you cry (for good reason).

By CHRISTOPHER J. YATES • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Television’s Love Affair with Books

Lawrence Levy, TV writer and author of the Mary Handley Mystery series, digs into the book-to-screen business.

By LAWRENCE H. LEVY • 2 months ago
Author Essay

So Many Books, So Little Time

Anna Brones, author of Live Lagom, on creating a balanced reading practice in the new year.

By ANNA BRONES • 2 months ago
Author Essay

One Author’s Thoughts on Paying It Forward

Even during the most divisive of times, quiet generosities thrive.

By • 2 months ago