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Crossing Over: A Look At The Adult/YA Crossover Reads Panel At BEA

BY admin, MAY 26, 2010 | PERMALINK

At the "You're Reading That?!?" Adult/YA crossover panel this morning at BEA, Barbara A.Genco of Library Journal hosted a collection of authors and industry personalities. Genco kicked off the panel by talking about the enduring power of crossover reading material saying, "YA authors continue to strike a chord with adult audiences." Each panelist went on to discuss a different aspect of the idea of Adult/YA crossover reads.

Lizzie Skurnick, columnist and author, among other titles, Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading, said, "we can learn about the future of YA from what books for childred used to be." She spoke at length about how the way that teens used to read adult books (noting Jaws and Clan Of The Cave Bear as two such titles) and now adults read teen books.


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RT BOOK REVIEWS Is At The 2010 BEA

BY admin, MAY 26, 2010 | PERMALINK

This week we are attending the annual conference run by BookExpo America (BEA). Each year industry professionals from publishing houses, bookstores, libraries, and of course, authors, gather together to discuss the latest in publishing. Follow the RT Staff as we spend the next two days at BEA 2010!

There are discussions and panels on all things publishing. This year the focus is on book format innovations, sales trends and genre news. And of course, there are lots of authors to meet and books to learn about.

 Gena Showalter signing her summer titles Into The Dark, Darkest Passion andThe Darkest Lie.


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Hot Book Club Titles For Fall From BEA

BY admin, MAY 26, 2010 | PERMALINK

This morning at BEA a group of industry professionals met to discuss the hot book club titles for fall.

Even before the presentation began, the room was abuzz with energy. It was barely 10 am and already conference attendees were weighed down with bags of books and pamphlets. However, they were thrilled to see that already laid out on their chairs was a convenient carrying bag and yet more books. Among the titless waiting for attendees were Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and Little Bee by Chris Cleave - both books surrounded by incredible buzz. Any booklover knows that when it comes to books, you can never have too many.

The panel was moderated by Carol Fitzgerald of ReadingGroupGuides.com and President of BookReportNetwork.com. Representatives from Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins and Avon, Penguin Group USA Random House Macmillan and Hachette Book Group all brought their favorite picks for fall to the table. Although each only had nine minutes to speak, they were well prepared and also distributed a handout of their powerpoint presentation.


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Author David Black Launches The Extinction Event

BY admin, MAY 26, 2010 | PERMALINK

Last night author David Black launched his tenth book The Extinction Event. This is the author's first book since his 1998 release An Impossible Life. Black, a well known television writer, has been keeping busy in recent years with creating episodes for the hit TV shows Law & Order and CSI: Miami.  

The Extinction Event party was at Elaine's on Manhattan's upper west side and included such notable guests as actors Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Riegert and broadway star Patti Lupone.

David greets his guests

 

Elaine's was absolutely packed with family, friends, fans and celebrities.

 

Richard Dreyfuss

 


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Charlaine Harris On The Two Sookie Stackhouses

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Senior Editor Elissa Petruzzi caught up with author Charlaine Harris to discuss all things Sookie Stackhouse. The pair chat about the pronunciation of Sookie, the future of Sookie and Bill on screen versus in the pages, and just how dreamy Stephen Moyer really is!


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Web Exclusive Review: Shotgun Rider By Maggie Casper

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Author Maggie Casper headed to the wild west to for her latest historical erotica e-book, Shotgun Rider

RT Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan read Shotgun Rider and called it "a good read for historical erotica romance fans!"

Whitney enjoyed the way the characters moved the story forward. "Will's dominant sexual nature lends itself well to the BDSM play while Penny's spunky nature keeps the plot full of excitement outside of the bedroom."

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Mary Kay Andrews Opens Her Doors In Better Homes And Gardens Magazine

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Mainstream author Mary Kay Andrews is in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!

The article features a photo spread of the author's family beach cottage, The Breeze Inn, on Tybee Island in Georgia. Andrews also wrote the story that runs alongside the spread.

Andrews' latest release, The Fixer Upper, is now available in paperback. Reader PJ Writer suggests, "If you loved the novels featuring Weezie and Bebe, you will love this cottage!" So don't miss the chance to sneak a peek into the world of Andrews' characters which have come to life on Tybee Island. 


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Liz Fielding Goes Wild!

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Liz Fielding chats about how spending the 1970s in Bostwana inspired her latest novel, A Wedding At Leopard Tree Lodge.


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Elizabeth Amber Is Writing Under The Influence

BY admin, MAY 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

Elizabeth Amber shares the affect of "When Art Influences Writing" and how her trip to Italy didn't just inspire a series, it "sparked" her Lords of Satyr series!


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Sherry Thomas Reflects On Secret Identities

BY admin, MAY 24, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Sherry Thomas reflects on the thought "I never knew that about you" in honor of her May release, His At Night.

 

This past Saturday I scrolled through the available titles at the Red Box nearest my house and was thrilled to discover that they had in stock The September Issue, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the production of the September 2008 issue of Vogue magazine (the September issue being the most important issue in any given year).

I don’t read Vogue — my fashion tastes aren’t that haute. But I have certainly heard of Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, often described as the most powerful woman in the $300 billion fashion industry. Moreover, I can easily identify her — with her trademark bob and her shades — in a line-up.

Ms. Wintour is well aware of her power and unhesitant about using it. I find her slightly scary and downright fascinating — so of course I relished The September Issue, filled with scene after scene of La Wintour being La Wintour.


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