This month at the James River Writers Conference in Richmond, I’m moderating a panel on making time to write. With four panelists, we’ll review all the ways in which writers find excuses to avoid writing and how to overcome them. The topic is very applicable to me. In addition to prepping for that conference, I’m working on three paid copywriting jobs, setting up writing shows for 2015, in a book club and editing/rewriting a manuscript (which is supposed to be my main job right now).
Chilly nights mean it’s time to curl up on the couch with a good book. Who needs reality TV when we have these paranormal page-turners to keep us entertained?
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The third book in the acclaimed, bestselling series is here!
The latest edition of Book’d in Burbank, a social gathering that treats book lovers to author readings and literary entertainment, will be held on Thursday, October 23rd! Shelf Pleasure is thrilled to be a part of this amazing and fun night, along with presenting sponsor Liz Donatelli of Liz D Publicity & Promotions. In celebration, the participating authors stopped by to share the scary reads that kept them up at night!
This week’s best new releases take us from the streets of Europe to a special summer camp in Washington State in search of mystery, love and friendship.
Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
When Apollo Greaves is falsely accused of murder, he barely escapes from a beating that leaves him mute and terrified. He is able to find solace in hiding, living as a gardener—until Lily Stump, London’s most famous actress shows up, ready to hide with her small family in the ruined estate.
The inspiration for my debut novel, Who R U Really?, came when my daughter was nearly abducted by an online predator, but the underlying circumstances began earlier than that.
As a mom of three children, I can easily recall the days when I sat my toddlers in front of a 30 minute television show on PBS so I could steal a quick nap on the couch. Being a parent is exhausting. The kids have grown over the years, and the entertainment options have changed—not just for our family but also for our society.
In addition to our book addiction (as evidenced by the growing mound of paperbacks on our desks and the pile of receipts for our iBook purchases), we’re also total celebrity news junkies who need our daily fix of TMZ and E! News. So of course some of our favorite new reads are celebrity autobiographies that give us a sneak peek into their real lives. If you, too, have people.com bookmarked on your computer, check out these new titles!
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
We love that NPH’s new memoir is framed as a classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel.