Author Essay

The Necessity of Young Protagonists in Adult Literature

Alan Bradley, author of the Flavia de Luce series, explains why we need these younger heroes.

By ALAN BRADLEY • 2 months ago
Author Essay

How Being a 911 Dispatcher Inspired My Thriller

R.H. Herron, author of Stolen Things, was a 911 dispatcher for 17 years before she became a novelist.

By R.H. HERRON • 2 months ago
Author Essay

The Accidental Bookseller

Being a bookseller wasn't the original plan, but it changed my life.

By ELISSA ALTMAN • 2 months ago
Author Essay

What I Learned from Taking 2,000 SoulCycle Classes

It can change your life—in and out of the studio.

By LAUREN GERSHELL • 3 months ago
Author Essay

How I Dared to Write About Werewolves (And Still Do)

Linda Godfrey, author of I Know What I Saw, reveals the surprising books that inspired her career in monsters.

By LINDA S. GODFREY • 3 months ago
Author Essay

The Headline That Changed My Life

Bianca Marais, author of If You Want to Make God Laugh, reflects on the impetus of her new novel.

By BIANCA MARAIS • 3 months ago
Author Essay

How Writing My Book Helped Me Work Through Shame

Laura Sibson, author of The Art of Breaking Things, explores healing after abuse—with her protagonist, Skye.

By LAURA SIBSON • 3 months ago
Author Essay

In Praise of Reliable Narrators

Author Cristina Alger insists we need reliable female narrators in fiction, now more than ever.

By CRISTINA ALGER • 3 months ago