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May 24, 2017

From the World’s Largest Toilet to Ralphie’s house from A Christmas Story—counting down the top ten sites in Oddball Indiana »

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With summer vacation just around the corner, we asked Jerome Pohlen, author of the Oddball travel series, to share 10 of his favorite sites featured in his latest book, Oddball Indiana:

1. ODIN-Loogootee-Bird House Yard, Bill Larkin1. Bill’s Yard (Loogootee): Bill Larkin has painted and mounted 4,000 birdhouses in his backyard, and 2,000 m…

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April 26, 2017

Bruce Kading talks keeping his fiction true to life, his experience working for the INS, and what book is on his nightstand »

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Bruce_Kading_Author_PhotoMiguel’s Gift details the rise of rookie immigration officer Nick Hayden, who must find an informant to access the inner circle of the counterfeit document ring run by crime kingpin Salvador Rico. A humble Mexican illegal immigrant, Miguel Chavez, agrees to the task in exchange for his family’s …

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March 16, 2017

Setting the scene: T. Frank Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his DCI Gilchrist series »

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With Tartan noir picking up on the dark trends left in the wake of Scandinavian crime fiction, T. Frank Muir makes waves with his gory police procedural, the fifth in his series with hard-boiled detective Andy Gilchrist. Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his books f…

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January 12, 2016

Authors Off-Book: Nick Soulsby »

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Nick Soulsby

Londoner Nick Soulsby, editor of Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters is the author of I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana and Dark Slivers: Seeing Nirvana in the Shards of Incesticide. He blogs about the band on his website, Nirvana Legacy. Here Nick shares his thoughts …

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January 5, 2016

Authors Off-Book: Brandon Marie Miller »

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Brandon Marie MillerBrandon Marie Miller has been a history buff essentially since birth. Her parents, both teachers, took her on frequent trips to museums and historical sites, she studied American history and art history at Purdue, and she’s written nine history books for children and young adults, including Benjam

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December 7, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Ronald A. Reis »

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Ron ReisPolymath Ronald A. Reis, author of the forthcoming Henry Ford for Kids, likes to keep busy. The prolific educator has taught middle schoolers, high schoolers, and community college students, and he’s written books about architecture and infrastructure, governmental bodies, electrical engineerin



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November 9, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Amy McCullough »

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Amy McCullough, Box Wine Sailors

Like many people, Amy McCullough and her “mate for life” Jimmie Buchanan craved an escape from the daily grind. Amy’s new memoir The Box Wine Sailors: Misadventures of a Broke Young Couple at Sea details how they made their dream come true—the couple bought a shabby 27-foot sailboat, qui…

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October 27, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Aidan Levy »

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Aidan Levy has written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, JazzTimes, and the Daily Forward, among others. He plays baritone saxophone in the Stan Rubin Orchestra and is a doctoral student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He holds an MFA fro



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September 28, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Cory Franklin »

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Cook County ICUCory Franklin, MD, spent 25 years as the director of intensive care at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He is an editorial board contributor to the Chicago Tribune and the author of Chicago Flashbulbs. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times, the N



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September 16, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Mick Wall »

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TattsAuthor, journalist, and producer Mick Wall has worked inside the music industry for over 35 years. He's written biographies of Axl Rose, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Black Sabbath—and Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of the Doors, released this month in the US (last year in the UK), just



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