Dear Reader,

See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.

Swash_ornamentTakethestormDear Reader,

I so hope you’re enjoying RISING STORM!  When Julie Kenner called me and explained they were creating a soap opera in novella form and invited me to take part, it sounded so intriguing!  I wrote episode six, so I was fortunate enough to be able to read the first five episodes first, and I was hooked from the very beginning.  It has scandal, sex, romance, hope, rumors…and you can’t help but get lost in the entire world.  Get ready—even the storm has secrets!



Please write to [email protected] to win one of five copies of the ebook.


PreparationforthenextlifeDear Readers,

My 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award–winning novel, PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE, draws upon stark and vivid details of life in Central Asia and the margins of New York City to evoke the unsettling realities of the American Dream for immigrants and unsupported veterans. At once a nightmare and a reverie, The New York Times called it “the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade.”

Write to me at [email protected] with the subject line “Preparation for the Next Life Giveaway” to win 1 of 5 copies.


Atticus Lish

Swash_ornamentCrap_Front_CoverPNG8Dear Reader,

It’s amazing any of us survive parenting considering we’re only big kids carrying our own childhood messages and insecurities into our adult relationships and eventually parenthood. Don’t Put Your Crap In Your Kid’s Diaper explores how we can bring the best of ourselves to parenting and raise healthy, strong, confident children.

ThomasGagliano199x300Email me at [email protected] with the subject line “Let’s Cut the Crap” for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies! Visit for a video introduction.