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‘Writing The Wolves of Winter:’ How I Turned A Quagmire of Questions Into My First Novel

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Tyrell Johnson’s debut novel, The Wolves of Winter (Simon & Schuster) has gotten some stellar reviews from bestselling thriller writers: “Great, absorbing fiction, with one of the most appealing protagonists I’ve ever encountered.  It deserves the widest possible audience.”-BLAKE CROUCH, New York Times Bestselling author of Dark Matter “This is fiction at its best: a gripping plot, imagery that arrests and illuminates, and characters that will haunt you well beyond the closing of the book. Here is prose that demands to be read. Read it.” – JILL ALEXANDER ESSBAUM, New York Times bestselling author of Hausfrau “Tyrell Johnson has imagined a future that feels both faraway and too real, too possible. I simply could not put this book down. What a masterful, haunting debut.” – AMY STUART, National…

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Feminists Unite: Literary Costumes Inspired by 6 Badass Women!

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Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to finally decide on a costume. We’ve been rolling around ideas for weeks, but still haven’t been able to land on the perfect choice. Not only do we want something clever and fun, but we also want to show off our feminist side by going as a strong female character who inspires and empowers us. Here at Booktrib, we like to turn to books for inspiration. And why not? There are tons of smart, strong women in literature to emulate this year. We’ve wracked our brains to round up some original ideas that we’re sure are going to be the hit of any party. Here they are, 6 of our favorite…

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10 Books Inspired by Television’s New Fall Season

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Next week, fall premieres begin! All our favorite shows will return for yet another season of laughs, drama, unexpected cliffhangers and celebrity guest appearances. We are so excited that most of the shows we love are returning. Some of our favorite new shows from last year return for their sophomore seasons, and some we have loved for years will have their final run. Inspired by the relationships, drama, humor, and plot twists, here we’ve put together a list of ten books that remind us of our five favorite returning TV shows. This Is Us (NBC) The Emmy-nominated show has become one of our favorites – and it’s easy to see why. This drama focused on the Pearson family has drawn…

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#Thrillerfest16 is Happening Now! Thrillers that Get Our Pulse Racing

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It’s that time of year again: Thrillerfest ’16 is here and in full swing! Let’s be honest, if there’s one thing keeping most of us up at night it’s a scary movie or book. There’s just something about that thrill that really gets our heart racing. So, of course, it only seems fitting that not only do we fall for a great thriller book, but in turn, we fall for the author of that book, too. Most of readers have a preference when it comes to any author in general. There are some people who read more of one author than another, some authors you may just be discovering, and some that you’re just so completely obsessed with, you’re on the edge of your seat until…

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web Plot Details Revealed

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You know, years later, I’m still wondering how Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo became as popular as it did. But, unlike my usual ponderings on popularity (à la: 50 Shades of Crap), The Millennium Series’ rise to fame baffles me because it’s actually quite good. And, as a contrarian, underground, pseudo-pre-hipster-type guy, I’m not used to things I like being all that popular. But Larsson pulled it off somehow and was, reportedly, prepared to keep pulling it off for at least seven more novels past The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2007) before he died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2004. A lot of people thought the series was as dead as Henrik Vanger, but on…

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Tattoos are forever

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Remember that Swedish girl, the one with the tattoos? She’s back. Or at least she will be in 2015. No one needs to be reminded how many copies the dearly departed Swede Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy have sold (millions) or in how many languages you can read about the adventures of star hacker Lisbeth Salander and occasionally disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (here’s a hint: how many states are in the Union?). Don’t forget the film versions, bringing audiences Scandinavian moodiness in two languages and deeply dividing book fans into competing (Swedish) Noomi Rapace and (American) Rooney Mara camps. A decade after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came out in Sweden, back when Larsson was an unknown (and, unfortunately, also…

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