Author Essay

A Writer’s Retreat

Author Howard Jacobson gives Read It Forward a peek into his glass-enclosed writing space in London.

By Howard Jacobson • 4 years ago
Author Essay

The Accidental Memoir: On Writing, Grieving and the Virtues of Navel-Gazing

An author's reflection on writing her memoir, the genre's tarnished reputation, and the powerful connections she's made with readers.

By Deedra Climer • 4 years ago
Author Essay

Three Authors, One Book: On Writing Together

New York Times bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig share how three authors worked together to write one sweeping work of suspenseful historical fiction.

By KAREN WHITE, BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, LAUREN WILLIG • 4 years ago
Author Essay

Sophie Kinsella Reveals The Shopaholic’s Must-Reads

At indie bookstores, it's always 'shop 'til you drop.'

By Sophie Kinsella • 4 years ago
Author Essay

Why Bradstreet Gate?

Author Robin Kirman reveals the meaning of the title of her crime mystery novel.

By ROBIN KIRMAN • 4 years ago
Author Essay

When a Book Becomes a Calling

Forty years after the Fall of Saigon, and fifty years since our nation’s involvement in a conflict that became a long and bloody war in Vietnam, I began to reflect on the journey that has led me to tell the stories of those who serve.

By • 5 years ago
Author Essay

Why I Love Bookstores (It’s Not What You Think)

Bookstores. One of my favorite places. Right up there with bars, restaurants, nightclubs, the gym, the doctor’s office, dry cleaners, and the DMV.

By • 5 years ago
Author Essay

Erik Larson is Bringing History to Life on Twitter, and It’s Amazing

Erik Larson will be live-tweeting the last voyage of the Lusitania through the ship's final moments on May 7th.

By • 5 years ago