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October 31, 2018

Scariest part of the writing process »

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In honor of Halloween, we asked a few of our authors about the scariest part of the writing process. Check out their spooky answers below!

The entire process is terrifying, from writing your lede to worrying about your facts to clearing quotes to hitting “send” on your final draft. But the mo…

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October 22, 2018

The Blonde on Blonde Fab Five »

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The Blonde on Blonde Fab Five


By Daryl Sanders, author of That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde


When Chicago Review Press asked if I would a contribute a piece to the CRP blog about my five favorite tracks from the 1966 Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blond



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September 10, 2018

Creating “Pictures in Sound” with Sir George Martin »

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Creating “Pictures in Sound” with Sir George Martin

By Ken Womack, author of Sound Pictures

For George Martin, the illustrious producer behind the Beatles’ unparalleled achievements in popular music, the recording studio emerged as a kind of magic workshop where sound could be transforme…

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September 7, 2018

Back-to-school encouragement and middle-grade nonfiction favorites »

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In honor of back-to-school season, we've asked authors of our 2018 middle-grade titles if they have any words of encouragement for students. Read below for some motivation as well as new nonfiction picks to add to your reading list.

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Elizabeth Raum, author of The Big, Bold, Adventurou



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Bookstore Love April 3, 2017

Our April authors share their favorite bookstores »

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Earlier this year, we shared some our staff’s favorite bookstores. This week, we asked authors of our April titles to share what bookstores hold a place in their hearts and memories,

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March 1, 2017

Miriam C. Davis talks research, dream casting, and the best part about writing The Axeman of New Orleans »

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IMG_6817Exploring a great mystery of the American South, The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story reveals the grisly history of the nation’s first serial killer. The story has been the subject of much speculation in literature and on the web—and most recently on the FX television series American Horro

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January 15, 2016

Author Reads: What did you read over the holidays? »

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Inspired by last week's Staff Reads we asked our authors with books pubbing in the early months of 2016 what they read over the holidays.

 

timhanleyTim Hanley (Investigating Lois Lane): Inspired by Chinese mythology, Cindy Pon's Serpentine is unique and dark, and a wonderful read. This YA novel d…

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December 16, 2015

Author Reads: Favorite book given or received for the holidays »

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Inspired by the myriad year-end roundups that are popping up all over our social media feeds, we asked authors of books we’ve published this year to share a favorite memory of giving or receiving a book for the holidays.


Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli (American Wine): My story is less about giving a book or getti



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November 25, 2015

Author Reads: October and November Authors »

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We asked authors of our October and November titles what books they’re squeezing in between promoting their new releases and roasting turkey, turducken, or tofurkey. Check out what they had to say below!

Amy McCullough, Box Wine SailorsAmy McCullough (The Box Wine Sailors): In my recent Off-Book Q&A for the CRP blog, I m…

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September 30, 2015

Author Reads Roundup: Women of Action authors »

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We asked authors of our Women of Action series what books they're losing themselves in when they're not writing about amazing women and girls of conviction and courage through the ages.  Check out what they had to say below!

 


184600Kathryn Atwood
(Women Heroes of World War II, Code Name Pau

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