Author Essay

The Importance of Older Heroines in Literature

A.J. Hackwith, author of The Library of the Unwritten, reminds us that older women are allowed to be protagonists—and they kick-ass at it.

By A.J. HACKWITH • 10 months ago
Author Essay

Reading Books to Build Empathy

Latasha Morrison, author of Be the Bridge, on how books bridge the gap between lives.

By LATASHA MORRISON • 10 months ago
Author Essay

How Dogs Heal Us

Maria Goodavage reveals the science behind what we already know: Dogs are a gift to humankind.

By MARIA GOODAVAGE • 10 months ago
Author Essay

The Trouble With Language Is Language

Mark Z. Danielewski explains the confines of language and urges us, as readers, to explore outside our comfort zone.

By MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI • 11 months ago
Author Essay

Why I’m Addressing Toxic Masculinity in My Romance Novels

Rom-coms are funny, but they're no joke.

By LYSSA KAY ADAMS • 11 months ago
Author Essay

How Carl Sagan Inspired Me as a Reader

Sasha Sagan reflects on the lessons that her father taught her about reading—and life.

By SASHA SAGAN • 11 months ago
Author Essay

How Reading Promotes Mindfulness

Cory Allen, author of Now Is the Way, explains why picking up a book strengthens focus and mental clarity.

By CORY ALLEN • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Perfect Martinis to Pair with Your Favorite Books

The Martini Cocktail author recommends top-notch variations of literature's favorite drink.

By ROBERT SIMONSON • 1 year ago