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Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:56

"My ah-ha moment came when I read The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.... That was it for me – I was off to the races."

Jacqueline Winspear on The Great Gatsby
Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:53

"Mystery books were daring and exciting, firing up my imagination and making me yearn to become a girl detective or even a secret agent. They also empowered me to make up impromptu ghost stories around the campfire for my Girl Scout troop and sneak into the cemetery at night on a dare."

Laura Childs on Growing Up Reading
Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:42

fairstein lindaThe earliest images I recall are of me, leaning against the pillow in my narrow bed, while my mother sat beside me and read to me. It was the singsong rhythm of poetry that she used to try to lull me to sleep.

Linda Fairstein on Childhood Reading
Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:08

vietselaineCR CristianaPecheanuFire and Ashes, the latest Angela Richman Death Investigator mystery, is an exploration of a fatal fire. To research this novel, Viets delved into the devastating consequences of junk science and arson investigations.

Fire and Ashes and Arson
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 21:10

Anthony Franze Credit Kristina SherkAnthony Franze, author and lawyer who’s represented clients in nearly 40 cases before the Supreme Court, shares his five favorite Supreme Court mysteries.

Lawyer-Novelist Anthony Franze Picks the Top Five Supreme Court Mysteries
Monday, 06 March 2017 18:12

iles greg"Writers read differently than most people....learning our trade and modifying our techniques by intuitively studying the work of others. In this sense, reading is not a luxury but a critical tool of our profession."

Greg Iles On the Refined Art of Reading
Monday, 13 February 2017 16:21

young hester CR Francine Daveta Photography"Books were never embarrassed by my questions, never condescending or superior as they informed me of the workings of the world."

Hester Young on Reading
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:10

khan ausmaIn her Detective Esa Khattak novels—set in Toronto—Khan shows the struggles of a devout Muslim living and working in a secular world.

Ausma Zehanat Khan
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:46

graham risingAcclaimed thriller writers Heather Graham and Jon Land team up for a promising new NASA-inspired YA series.

The Rising: Origins of a new YA sci-fi thriller series
Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:18

rollins james2016 "A recent study in Scientific American showed that reading fiction is shown to improve empathy in readers, and that was certainly true for me upon reading Watership Down, by Robert Adams..."

James Rollins on the Works of Richard Adams