Book Expo America in the Big Apple is a big deal in publishing. The BEA event is every spring and gives book publishers and pushers (stores, retailers, agents) a way to come together and flip through the pages of all that is new and wonderful in books. I contemplated attending, but when I looked into the pricing I was stunned to find the cost for an author to attend is nearly double that of everyone else in publishing.
If you’re anything like us, your weekend plans will include plenty of reading time. Looking for some inspiration? Try one of these new titles coming out today!
Always Watching by Chevy Stevens
Dr. Nadine Lavoie lives for her work in a psychiatric hospital where she heals families. But she refuses to look into her own troubled past—until a new patient makes her realize that danger has always been closer than she thinks.
When you see a newborn baby in your family, the impulse is to declare that the child has the Smith chin, granny’s jug ears, her mother’s pug nose and, unfortunately, Uncle Barney’s gigantic head. Characters created by an author are a similar scramble, though often the inspiration is a few degrees more separated or even subconscious.
Darlene and her Dad running to Mom the Photographer. circa 1969.
While I may never have adequately expressed
How grateful I am you opened a world with such insight, clarity, and vision,
As when you sat down and showed me how to analyze a news article for its’ content.
This week’s book trailer features Lily Koppel, the author of the The Astronaut Wives Club, who shares just a few of the tidbits she discovered while researching the wives of America’s Mercury Seven astronauts.
photo by: Brian Ziska
A couple of years ago, my youngest son picked up my dog-eared copy of Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children and said, “I remember when you were reading this. It took you forever.”
It did not, in fact, take me forever. The book was “out” because I read it several times in a row. But how do you explain to an eight-year-old that there are books you read again and again because you stand in complete awe of the author’s craft, and those you read just once, like Hillary Jordan’s Mudbound—books that steal your breath and break your heart and imprint themselves forever on your soul the first time—that you also want on your nightstand?