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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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May 1, 2019

The Art of Inventing Hope – Author Howard Reich Q & A »

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In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day approaching on May 2nd, we interviewed author Howard Reich about his experience writing The Art of Inventing Hope and about his conversations with Elie Wiesel.

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The Art of Inventing Hope offers an inside look at unprecedented, in-depth conversations between



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April 10, 2019

US of AA – Author Joe Miller Q & A »

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the publication month for US of AA so we interviewed author Joseph Miller about the research and writing process for his new book about the intertwined histories of the founding of AA and the science of alcoholism. Read below to learn how his narrative structure …

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March 20, 2019

Wally Funk’s Race for Space – Author Sue Nelson Q & A »

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Read below to learn from author Sue Nelson about her writing process and the inspiration for her newest book Wally Funk’s Race for Space.

Publishers Weekly says, “Funk is accomplished, charismatic and energetic, and readers will be glad they got to spend time with her and Nelson via this well…

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February 13, 2019

Becoming Emily – Author Q & A »

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Read below to hear from author Krystyna Poray Goddu on her inspiration for writing her newest book and what she hopes young readers take away from reading Becoming Emily: The Life of Emily Dickinson, which Booklist calls “a charming biography of the Belle of Amherst” and “a winner for middle-g…

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January 16, 2019

Author Q&A – Tidying Up with Alison Stewart »

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Are you just as obsessed with Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo as we are? Then you’ll know that most people have a basement, attic, closet or storage unit filled to the brim with stuff. Junk details award-winning journalist Alison Stewart’s three-year investigation into Americans’ growi…

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December 14, 2018

Q & A with author Scott Martelle »

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Scott Martelle’s new book William Walker’s Wars depicts the dark history of William Walker’s campaigns in Mexico and his attacks on governments in Nicaragua and Honduras, all in a quest to establish a slave-based American empire to the south. Read below as Scott discusses his fascination with …

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November 19, 2018

Top Eight Early American Word Creations »

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Top Eight Early American Word Creations

By Rosemarie Ostler, author of Splendiferous Speech

Americans have been inventing their own vocabulary since the first English-speaking settlers landed on North American shores. Hundreds of new terms entered the English language during the country’s ea…

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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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