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Ghostbusting 100 Years Ago

Ghostbusting, 100 Years Ago By K.B. Owen Among the joys of writing historical mysteries is running across cool nuggets of research. While writing Unseemly Pursuits, I needed to learn more about late-19th century spirit mediums and their tricks, [...]

National Read Across America Day 2016

by Jenny Hansen Tomorrow is National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Anyone who has read my early Undie Chronicles knows I adore Dr. Seuss. Do y’all remember “Man-Style Goes to the Zoo?” There’s [...]

Bugging Out — Terrific Dystopian Fiction

By Piper Bayard Noah Mann delivers a winner of a dystopian thriller with BUGGING OUT. The future is alarmingly possible, the characters are refreshingly real, and the challenges are terrifying in this deftly-spun tale of survival and treachery [...]

10 Bizarre Work Habits of Famous Authors

By Jenny Hansen Awhile back, someone sent me a post called Bizarre Habits of Famous Authors. It details the unusual methods famous authors have used to keep the words flowing. Holy cowbell, these people make me feel normal! Below, I’ve [...]

Becoming Josephine — From Carefree Creole to Empress of France

By Piper Bayard In BECOMING JOSEPHINE, Heather Webb eloquently traces the transformation of Rose Tascher, carefree Caribbean island girl, to Empress Josephine, wife of the most powerful man of her century—Napoléon Bonaparte.     Rose [...]

Ghostbusting — 100 Years Ago

Ghostbusting, 100 Years Ago By K.B. Owen Among the joys of writing historical mysteries is running across cool nuggets of research. While writing Unseemly Pursuits, I needed to learn more about late-19th century spirit mediums and their tricks, [...]

Steampunk and Books that Sing — Ellie Ann

By Piper Bayard It’s happened again. It starts with a twitch and grows into an irrepressible urge. Then before you know it, Holmes and I are kidnapping another bestselling author and whisking them off to our secret blog prison. Today, our [...]

Brilliant Mosaic of Action–THE EYE OF GOD by James Rollins

By Piper Bayard In THE EYE OF GOD, James Rollins demonstrates his singular talent at constructing nail biting thrill rides out of ancient history and cutting-edge science. Once again, Sigma Force burns up the pages, racing across the globe [...]

Awesome new Steampunk Holmes iPad App

It’s Sherlock Holmes vs. Captain Nemo in an enhanced iPad adventure book set in a steampunk universe. In an alternative Steampunk universe (c.1885), the plans for Captain Nemo’s mysterious Nautilus submarine have been stolen from [...]

Fast Paced Thriller: Twisting Steele

Twisting Steele is the newest installment of Aaron Patterson and Ellie Ann’s Sarah Steele Thriller series. This fast paced thriller takes place in Rio, where Sarah must face off against a gang of kidnappers. Synopsis: Sarah Steele needs [...]