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.
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here! Aside from planning BBQ’s and beach days, it’s also time to celebrate our recent graduates! In honor of the big day, we have the must-reads that all graduates should get their hands on—before entering the real world.
What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson
Looking for a little inspiration to answer this age-old question? Bronson compiles some amazing true stories of people from all walks of life who have found the most meaningful answers.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over 40 books, including more than two dozen contemporary romance novels and the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice suspense series. Her books have garnered many honors, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, and two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. In addition, Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011.
Irene talks to us about her latest contemporary romance, That Certain Summer, out now from Revell.
Deadly Devotion is the first book in a brand new romantic suspense series from author Sandra Orchard.
Herbal medicine researcher Kate Adams knows her friend’s death was no accident, so when Detective Tom Parker refuses to reopen his investigation, she sets out to find the murderer herself. Despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate may have something to hide. But when her investigation unearths a web of suspicious goings-on in their sleepy town, will Tom believe her innocence and catch the real murderer before Kate becomes the next victim?
We’re lucky enough to have Tom visit Shelf Pleasure today to chat about his role, and this new series.
Photo credit: Michelle Moore
Sarah Jio’s much-anticipated fourth novel,The Last Camellia, is out today from Penguin (Plume). To celebrate, Sarah shared five fun facts about herself.
Every now and then, one hears writers joke that doing the research for a novel, story, or nonfiction project can become so much fun that writing stops and research takes over. Now, that’s definitely a love/hate relationship between a writer and her research!