Author Essay

Getting Into Character

What happens when you know your protagonist too well? The author of The Wolf Club reveals.

By BETH LEWIS  • 1 year ago
Author Essay

How Playing Tennis—Badly—Improved My Writing

Joanne Serling, author of Good Neighbors, on facing down her perfectionism while playing doubles.

By JOANNE SERLING • 1 year ago
Author Essay

Elizabeth J. Church’s Bookshelf

Take a peek at the books that helped inform Elizabeth J. Church's novel All the Beautiful Girls.

By ELIZABETH J. CHURCH • 1 year ago
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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years ago