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November 11, 2019

Honoring Our Veterans – by Christopher Strom, author of Brooklyn to Baghdad »

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In Brooklyn to Baghdad, Christopher Strom details his experience as a retired NYPD intelligence sergeant, applying his street-cop tactics and interrogation skills against a lethal insurgency that had infected Iraq. In honor of Veterans Day, we asked him to say a few words about his experiences:

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October 30, 2019

Scariest Part of the Writing Process »

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Writers beware, you’re in for a scare! In honor of Halloween, we asked a few of our Fall authors about the scariest part of the writing process. Check out their spooky answers below…

 



 

In writing my book, I found it frightening to learn how many people trust anecdotal ev…

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October 4, 2019

Top 5 Most Shocking Deaths – The Show Won’t Go On »

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The Five (Literally) Most Shocking Deaths of Performers Onstage


by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns



When we began researching The Show Won't Go On, we found enough shocking, bizarre, and historic deaths of performers onstage to fill a book and more. In fact, one of the frustrating parts of the proc



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September 4, 2019

Scan Artist – Marcia Biederman Interview »

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As apps and online courses attempt to spark a speed-reading revival, Scan Artist by Marcia Biederman takes an engaging look at Evelyn Wood’s rise from mission worker to marketer and exposes the pitfalls of wishful thinking. “The most famous reading teacher in the world,” as television hosts in…

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August 21, 2019

Women Heroes of World War II – Kathryn Atwood »

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In our interview with author Kathryn Atwood, she reveals her process for writing the second edition of Women Heroes of World War II and what she hopes readers will take away from her books. Read below to learn more!

"Atwood's admiration and enthusiasm for her subjects is apparent in these engagin…

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July 3, 2019

Women Heroes of the US Army – Ann McCallum Staats »

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In our interview with author Ann McCallum Staats, she reveals the most surprising stories she discovered during her research as well as her process and inspiration for writing Women Heroes of the US Army. Read below to learn more!



 

Women Heroes of the US Army includes profiles from a

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June 26, 2019

A Promise Kept – Editing Gilbert Baker’s memoir, Rainbow Warrior »

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A Promise Kept: Editing Rainbow Warrior

by Jay Blotcher

When a friend dies suddenly, the ritual of mourning is upstaged by pragmatic concerns: notifying the family, hunting for a will, making funeral arrangements, and cleaning out the apartment.

When my friend Gilbert Baker unexpectedly di…

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May 24, 2019

This Is Really War – Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi Interview »

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Read below to learn about Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi’s challenges during the research and writing of her newest book This Is Really War and what she hopes readers will take away from the story.



This Is Really War is a groundbreaking history of the US Navy nurses held prisoner in the Philippines d



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May 13, 2019

Queen of the Mountaineers – Author Cathryn J. Prince Interview »

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Read below to learn about author Cathryn J. Prince’s writing process for her new book Queen of the Mountaineers and how the story of American mountaineer Fanny Bullock Workman relates to the modern feminist movement.



Queen of the Mountaineers is the story of Fanny Bullock Workman's role 

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May 6, 2019

Unschooled – Author Kerry McDonald Q & A »

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Happy publication week to Kerry McDonald, author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. To celebrate her new book, we asked Kerry McDonald a few questions about the changing trends of education and how she drew upon her own experiences and educatio…

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