Author Essay

S is for Sue

What more than 36 years of friendship with Sue Grafton meant to YA author Carol Weston.

By CAROL WESTON • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Book that Changed My Life

The author of The Lost Chapters reflects on the book that rewired her thoughts during a jail sentence.

By LESLIE SCHWARTZ • 1 year ago
Author Essay

On Writing Fiction about My Real Life

The author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree illuminates how the real and imagined create truth together.

By INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Syntax of Literature’s Greatest Lines

The Joy of Syntax author explains why it's okay to break editors' rules (occasionally).

By JUNE CASAGRANDE • 1 year ago
Author Essay

A Letter From Guernsey Author Mary Ann Shaffer

"There my characters stand: bored, boring, and mute. Furthermore, they don’t like me any more than I like them."

By MARY ANN SHAFFER • 1 year ago
Author Essay

5 Women in Literature Who Are Total Bosses

The author of Like She Owns the Place spotlights leading ladies who changed their own stories.

By CARA ALWILL LEYBA • 1 year ago
Author Essay

How to Keep Plot Twists Fresh

Somebody's Daughter author David Bell reveals the most crucial component for building suspense.

By DAVID BELL • 1 year ago
Author Essay

How to Curate the Ultimate Home Library

Making a space that reflects your taste, choosing books that excite, and other tips from an expert minimalist.

By TARA BUTTON • 1 year ago