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Women’s History Month: Authors Tweet Support of Women’s March National School Walk Out

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Women’s March is planning a national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14 in solidarity with the students in Parkland, Florida who have organized a National School Walk Out for March 24.  The purpose of both marches is to bring awareness to the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and to advocate for common sense gun laws that help keep both our children and our schools safe. Another walk out is scheduled for March 24 and is being organized by March For Our Lives, the organization started by Stoneman Douglas survivors. Wednesday’s March, organized by Women’s March youth group EMPOWER, will begin at 10:00 am EST and last 17 minutes— one minute for each of those lives lost at Stoneman Douglas…

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Best of BookTrib 2017: The Top 10 May Books We Need to Read Now!

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! April showers have brought May flowers! It’s finally time for tulips and lilacs and warm afternoons spent curled up on a sunny porch. All the better if you have a great new book to read while you soak up that springtime sun. Thankfully, there are tons of awesome new May books, from historical thrillers to breezy beach reads – including new releases by some all-time favorite authors. Here are the top 10 May books we can’t wait to dive into: Gwendy’s Button Box,…

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Tall Poppies Review: ‘Perennials’ Unfolds Beautifully

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Julie Cantrell has long been one of my favorite authors, a writer whose pages I know I can turn to for stunning language, heartfelt stories and flawless character development. Her latest, Perennials, is no exception, and I found myself completely invested from the very first page. Lovey Sutherland’s Arizona life, complete with her successful career as an advertising executive, her centering yoga routine and her supportive, loving friends, is, on the surface, what she has always wanted. Free from the past she left behind in her hometown of Oxford, Mississippi—and the blame she faced when a fire in her childhood, perceived to be her fault, changed everything—in many ways Lovey has created the future she has always imagined. Even still,…

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ICYMI: John Grisham Visits Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville

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Each week, BookTrib has been bringing the latest podcast from John Grisham’s Book Tour. This week, as John takes a much needed rest, we will feature one of our favorites from the tour thus far. This is from the second stop on his Book Tour where John Talks with author Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville.   In today’s episode, we join John Grisham as he speaks to a variety of authors and a live audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, which is described as “an independent bookstore for independent people.” We invite you to listen to this all-new, exhilarating, and information-packed podcast with authors like Ann Patchett and an important publishing figure, Jon Meacham. Ann Patchett, writer…

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This Week, John Grisham Visits Park Road Books

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. On John Grisham’s Eleventh Stop of his Book Tour, Grisham visits Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC to speak with Sally Brewster and John Hart. Grisham’s Book Tour is filled with great interviews that give you an inside look at some of your favorite people and others who make up the novelist’s world. As he sits down and speaks with Sally Brewster, known bibliophile and owner of Charlotte’s only indie bookstore, you can gain special access into one…

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Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, and More Light Up Authors Night 2017

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Literary luminaries lit up the warm and misty evening at the 13th annual Authors Night to benefit the 120-year-old East Hampton Library. In case you didn’t know, this is event is said to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons and one of the nation’s leading annual literary celebrations.   When I arrived, the parking lot was already full and shuttles, golf carts and mini buses helped attendees get to the massive tent that held 100 authors and more than 2,500 guests. The mood inside the tent was electric and abuzz with excitement. The first person I ran into was the “King of Shoes,” Steven Madden, who sold me shoes when I was in high school. He said he…

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DIY MFA: Character Relationships that Resonate with Jane Green

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This week, Gabriela Pereira interviews New York Times bestselling author Jane Green about her latest novel The Sunshine Sisters, a story with such intricate character relationships that it’s far more than a beach read. Jane Green is the author of eighteen novels, seventeen of which are New York Times bestsellers. Her novels have been published in over 25 languages, with over ten million books in print worldwide. In the past, she joined the ABC News Team to help write their first enhanced digital book about the history of Royal marriages, and then joined as a correspondent covering the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Not only has she spent her time writing books and blogs, but she has also contributed…

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Join us! Become A BookTrib ‘I Am A Book Lover’ Ambassador!

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BookTrib.com is launching a new campaign to grow our community of readers and writers. The BookTrib ‘I Am A Book Lover’ Ambassadors Program is how you can help share our message and love of books. By becoming an Ambassador, we will be able to offer you exclusive information and opportunities that are not regularly available to the general public. When you join, you could WIN one of several $50 Amazon Gift Cards we will be giving away in August! For our readers Get connected with your favorite authors and other book lovers who want to keep books alive. As a BookTrib ‘I Am A Book Lover’ Ambassador you will get information on new releases, exclusive interviews with the writers you love,…

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John Grisham Interviews Richard Howorth on This Week’s ‘Book Tour’

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. Today, we stop with John Grisham at Square Books in Oxford, MS, with famous names like Richard Howorth, Ace Atkins, and Tom Franklin. Richard Howorth is actually one of the founders of Square Books and has received many awards for his upkeep. In 1986, he received the Charles S. Hallam Award for Excellence in Bookselling and in 2013, Publishers Weekly awarded the store the ‘Bookseller of the Year’ award. He speaks with Ace Atkins, who is a popular American…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: An Interview with Bianca Marais

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. They put their heads together and came up with some of their favorite names, some of which included 2 Gentleman Writers and Hemingway’s Love Children, eventually settling on Writer’s Bone – and we are so glad that they did! Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful, featuring new author interviews, fiction pieces, and Boneyard discussions along the way. BookTrib.com met Sean and Daniel recently and invited…

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John Grisham’s ‘Book Tour’ Continues with Ron Rash Interview

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. In his second stop, he spoke with Ann Patchett, and today we are invited to his third stop in the tour, where he speaks with David Grann. In this week’s episode, John Grisham visits Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC to speak with American poet and short story writer/novelist Ron Rash! Ron speaks to John Grisham about how he connects to his novels and the characters within, the publishing process, and the inspiration behind some of his books. Rash…

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Four AuthorBuzz Authors Share Inspiration and Giveaways This Week

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, learn about the authors’ inspiration, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.     Dear Reader, Many books ago, my Demonica world expanded to include Sheoul-gra, a realm presided over by the Grim Reaper and the not-as-grim Hades. Since then, Sheoul-gra has been the setting for much matchmaking and mayhem. But with Razr, I’ve expanded the world and given readers new territory to explore. So grab a glass of wine, a comfy seat, and see what happens when a sexy fallen angel and a feisty elf go on their own journey of exploration! Please write to [email protected] to…

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‘Book Tour with John Grisham’ Podcast Features Author David Grann

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. In his second stop, he spoke with Ann Patchett, and today we are invited to his third stop in the tour, where he speaks with David Grann. In this week’s episode, John Grisham visits Politics & Prose, a bookstore in Washington, D.C. to speak with David Grann, renowned author of the latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon. He shares tidbits of his life with Grisham, as well as tactics he uses in his writing. This particular interview,…

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New Giveaways from Three Exciting AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.   Dear reader, A missing girl. A rebel army. Ivory smugglers. And the secrets that connect them all… Part political thriller, part love story–and loosely inspired by my time as an aid worker in Uganda and South Sudan–THE ATLAS OFFORGOTTEN PLACES follows two women from different worlds who become bound in a quest to save their loved ones. “Gritty and intricately plotted” –Publishers Weekly “Nothing short of astonishing” –Kwei Quartey, LA Times bestselling author Email me at [email protected] for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies! Jenny D. Williams…

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Author Adam Hamdy Talks Writing Kryptonite and His Thrilling Novel ‘Pendulum’

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You wake. Confused. Disoriented. A noose is around your neck. All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope. You are about to die. Pendulum, Adam Hamdy’s newest and thrilling novel, tells the story of a battle-hardened photojournalist, John Wallace, and his struggle to outrun a masked man who wants him dead. Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted, no idea who his attacker is, and no idea how he will prevent the inevitable. Pendulum puts a deadly killer on his tail as Wallace fights to discover the truth of why he’s been marked for death. The novel itself was prompted by the rapid and profound changes the world has undergone in the…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 131: Epic Digital Book World Recap Episode – 2017 Edition

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira recaps what she saw and heard at Digital Book World 2017. Three themes came up across various panels and presentations—innovation, efficiency, and sales—and Gabriela looks closely at what these mean for authors, both indie and traditionally published. For more detailed show notes, go to DIYMFA.com/131.

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