I write this from the safety of my home, where I am sheltering in place under orders from my county and the California governor. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Memoir is one of the most popular genres among first-time writers. What story does one know more intimately than one’s own life? Still, writers who tackle memoirs often do so on the mistaken assumption that such a text might be straightforward and simple because it...
The spiritual message of a sacred story, designated for each of us, is the one that uplifts our own heart’s resonance, in the place where we are most confused.
When you self-publish a book on Amazon, an important part of the process is choosing your Kindle Keywords. After all the work authors do writing and formatting their books, sometimes keywords aren’t given the careful attention they deserve, and in this post, I’ll show...
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If you’re anything like me you want more – more fresh and fascinating Young Adult fiction. Here I pick up where I left off in early spring with my first round of this year’s favorite titles.
One editor’s take on what makes novels-to-film engaging, with top new picks for literary movie fans. Her picks for best book-to-screeen (big or small) adaptations:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Netflix 2019)
Native Son by Richard Wright (HBO 2019)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Hulu 2019)
A Dog’s Journey by Bruce Cameron (In theaters 2019)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (In theaters 2019)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (In theaters 2019)
It: Chapter 2 by Stephen King (In theaters 2019)
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (In theaters Nov. 2019)
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (In theaters Dec. 2019)
In the YA paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy romance arenas, the books selling the most share a number of things in common. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 tropes:
Part 3: Having accomplished the initial tasks required to republish my novel, it was time to get going on book production.