Comparisons to HBO’s Girls has us excited to read Iris Has Free Time by Iris Smyles. This story about a 20-something year old girl trying to make her way as a writer in NY might be familiar, but as you can see by the trailer, this tale is not any old cliche. The music tugged on our heartstrings as we watched “Iris” in her blue tutu trying to find her place in New York City. Watch the trailer, and then go behind the scenes of its production with the author of the book and the composer of that haunting tune.
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.