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‘Harem Scarem!’: 2017’s Spookiest Thrillers to Read on Halloween

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When you think of October, you may think of ghosts, mysteries, thrills, and chills. So do we! We LOVE Halloween! The costumes, the candy and mostly, all the”creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky” reads that come with this season. Here are some of our favorite new thrillers just in time for Halloween! When They Come for You, James W. Hall When They Come for You puts front and center everything that makes James W. Hall one of our finest novelists and not just thriller writers, even though his seminal series hero Thorn is nowhere to be found. Taking Thorn’s place is photographer Harper McDaniel who finds herself in her own private hell after her husband and baby are burned to death. Finding…

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Sizzling Summer, authors dish on new reads for the hot months ahead

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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. Dear Readers, As a young woman I traveled around the world—by myself. I suppose that’s a big reason I love stories that ‘take me away.’ ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME: A New York City Romance features a boutique hotel in Soho and a hopeful young woman named Anna. Although life doesn’t go quite as planned, Anna experiences a sweet taste of the Big Apple. For a chance to win a book, email me at [email protected] with NY Contest in subject line. Thank you! Melody Carlson http://melodycarlson.com/   Dear Reader: I’m giving away…

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A Book-World Wish List for 2014

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As 2014 approaches, I think about what I would like to see happen in the world of books. I know they often say, “Be careful what you wish for,” but here are my wishes for the coming year. 1. The artificial distinction will no longer be made between “literary” fiction and well-written fiction in any genre. 2. There will be a renaissance of independent bookstores across the country. 3. People who love reading will generously fund their local libraries. 4. Amazon, Goodreads and other online sites will abandon their “star” ratings of books. These shortcuts are a misleading way of trashing, bashing or praising books. 5. More readers of all genres will participate vigorously in online group discussions. 6. People who…

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Writer to Writer: Danny Schechter on the many faces of Nelson Mandela

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Danny Schechter is an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News, and the author of sixteen books. He’s produced and directed six documentary films about Nelson Mandela. For his fascinating new Mandela book, Madiba A to Z, Schechter spoke with a wide range of people who knew the former South African president, from his prison cellmates and guards to former presidents, cabinet members and Mandela’s closest friends and family. Schechter paints an intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela, and wrestles with the same questions Mandela raised: What is forgiveness? What are justice and equality? How long must the long walk to freedom go on before we are free? In this interview, Schechter provides insights into Nelson Mandela, showing us the man behind…

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Writer to Writer: David Mamet

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As a writer, David Mamet has done it all, making him one of the most acclaimed, and eclectic writers of our time. He’s published poetry, essays, and novels. As a playwright, he has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations. He’s written and directed feature films and screenplays for television. He created, produced and frequently wrote for the television series The Unit. I just finished reading his latest work, Three War Stories, a trio of novellas to be published November 11, 2013.  I was interested in discussing with David about “Mamet speak,” but was even more curious to know, given his plethora of experience, what effects he thought Hollywood and mass media had on the theatre today. Listen in…

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Each November two things come to mind: Thankgiving and JFK

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Each November, two things come to mind for many people: Thanksgiving and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Conspiracy theories abound, some more credible than others. None are confirmed and none are airtight. Larry Sabato, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and the director of its Center for Politics, has written The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy, a fascinating new book based on extraordinary research, coming fifty years after President Kennedy’s death. Professor Sabato sticks with facts, not speculation, although he provides insights into multiple theories surrounding JFK’s death and many other issues of the Kennedy presidency and its legacy. The book points out many controversial things about President Kennedy, his presidency,…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Mark Rubinstein and author of Love Gone Mad

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When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion’s nest into which they’ve stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after them both–and the stalker is not only brilliant and crafty, but vows to exact revenge for the ultimate betrayal. As things spin out of control, Megan and Adrian fight for their lives. When a spine-tingling trial for attempted murder is resolved, things return to normal–or so it seems. But more chilling surprises await the couple as Love Gone Mad rockets to a conclusion that brings the legal, medical, and psychiatric communities to their knees. Meet the Author Mark Rubinstein…

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