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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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Jon’s Picks: ‘Proud Mary’ and the Strongest, Kick Ass Women in Film and Pop Culture

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Today, Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson (Empire, Hidden Figures) opens in theaters across America.  Henson plays an assassin for the Boston mafia ordered to kill the parents of a young boy. This latest assignment prompts Mary to want to protect him instead and leave the belly of the underworld as well as her past misdeeds behind; however, the mob bosses have other ideas and put a hit out on Mary.  There are few reviews for this film thus far as Screen Gems, whose parent company is Sony Pictures, opted to not do a pre-screening for the press, but according to the Chicago Tribune, “Taraji P. Henson [is] leading the charge of strong women in 2018 with Proud Mary.” We agree!…

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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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#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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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts (Agents of SHIELD edition)

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Hail Hydra! No, just kidding. We’re on the SHIELD team all the way, although to be technical right now it’s more like Agents of NOTHING. When we last left our heroes at the season finale of Marvel Agents of SHIELD, Phil Coulson—agent extraordinaire and their fearless leader—had gone all Sheldon Cooper and was writing on the walls. We’d like to tell you it was a scientific formula except we have no idea. We also have no idea just what alien secrets lurk in agents Coulson and Skye, whether sudden mega-human John Garrett will stay dead, if engineer Leo Fitz will ever be himself again and if Melinda “the Cavalry” May will ever admit her affection for Coulson. And what about…

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