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Matt Gillick
Matt Gillick is from Northern Virginia but still says he’s from the South. Occasionally he writes something decent. He went to Providence College and is quite proud to have the creepiest mascot in college sports, go Friars.

Author Jennifer Clement Answers One Question about ‘Widow Basquiat’

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Here’s the truth: I don’t know what makes an artist, an artist. They just seem to have this inner-fire pushing them to create. I constantly struggle with what to actually call it. I don’t even know if it has a name; I just know that when people have it they really have it. Only a few people come to mind when I think of art, artists or artistry, as I recognize it to be. And one of those people is Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jennifer Clement, author of Widow Basquiat: A Love Story (Crown Publishing, 2014), writes about Basquiat’s life before he became a famous artist. Sadly, he only witnessed his own fame for a short period of time before dying of a…

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Author Eric Bennett Answers One Question about ‘A Big Enough Lie’

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These days, aspiring writers have a number of tools at their disposal. Whether that’s a specific software, a submission manager or something as simple as an Internet connection, people today have more tools than ever before to write quality work. But can all of those advantages work against them and actually distract the writer from what’s most important in their writing? Maybe the real problem is there’s just too much help available and not enough creativity. As part of our ‘One Question and Answer’ series, we asked Eric Bennett, a Providence College professor and author of his debut novel, A Big Enough Lie, a question about what is most important when trying to create a solid piece of writing. Here’s what he told us: Question: What is the most important asset a…

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Video: Author Adam Dunn Discusses His Trilogy the ‘More’ Series

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Tech noir author Adam Dunn opens up about his trilogy, the More series, in this interview with BookTrib, answering some key questions and setting up a story that I promise will keep you on the edge of your seats. Rivers of Gold, The Big Dogs and Saint Underground make up the More series: a strange, twisted ride through dystopian New York City, filled with police chases and kinky sex all wrapped up in a grossly funny narrative. After reading the first two novels and listening to the third on Audible, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dunn to ask him about his process and how he went about constructing such a disturbing, believable world; A world he believes our society might…

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Author Tracy O’Neill Answers One Question about ‘The Hopeful’

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Many writers want their stories to be as relatable as possible. The stories we know and understand are the ones we can relate to the best. Authors, such as Alice Munro, do a spectacular job in creating compelling characters that could easily resemble a relative or friend. There are some authors, however, who delve into a narrow subject matter to achieve this same connection. Recently, acclaimed writers like Junot Diaz take particular communities with characters possessing odd, quirky characteristics and use them to establish that desired relatability. In particular, author of The Hopeful, Tracy O’Neill, involves readers through her characters’ unique circumstances, specifically in the highly competitive world of figure skating and the isolation of mental illness. Her characters are cut off from…

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James Patterson Writing Class Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Co-Author Opportunity

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I dare you to walk through a bookstore of your choice and not locate a James Patterson novel. OK, that challenge isn’t exactly fair because that would be like asking you to show proof that unicorns exist! Because let’s be honest, Patterson is one of the most prolific writers of all time, releasing book after book at almost a mechanical rate. Now, not only is Patterson writing books, but he’s also started his own online writing class instructing young novelists on how to construct a good story and make it sellable. “There are a lot of people who have the talent,” Patterson says. “But haven’t been shown the door to walk through.” Sounds awesome, right? Well, Patterson is taking it one step further and he’s looking to give…

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Bio-Touch Offers Relief from All of that Holiday Stress

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Does a warm hug from Santa or a friend make you feel better during the holiday hustle? There’s a growing body of evidence to support the power of human touch. Debra Schildhouse a certified practitioner of Bio-Touch, a body work therapy that helps alleviate stress and physical symptoms, knows how a simple touch can alleviate stress. “In my practice I often see clients who are so stressed they are in actual pain. The gentle application of Bio-Touch helps them relieve that tension and immediately feel better,” says Schildhouse, who has been a practitioner of Bio-Touch for more than six years. She is the author of Bio-Touch: Healing With The Power In Our Fingertips and explains that it’s a mind-blowing practice anyone,…

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