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October 28, 2019

Excerpt – Behind the Scenes of CARRIE »

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Is Carrie on your Halloween movie marathon list? If so, take a look behind the scenes of the filming and production of the horror classic in this passage from film editor Paul Hirsch's new book A Long Time Ago In A Cutting Room Far, Far Away.

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October 25, 2019

Excerpt – The Grave Digger »

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Spooky season is upon us! Prepare for Halloween with this excerpt from the first chapter of The Grave Digger, a chilling Amberjack middle-grade novel.

In The Grave Digger, twelve-year-old Cap Cooper is an aspiring inventor—and a reluctant graverobber in 1875 Ohio—enlisted by his father to he…

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October 23, 2019

Amberjack Publishing Announcement »

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We're excited to announce that Amberjack Publishing is officially part of the Chicago Review Press family!


Amberjack Publishing is committed to sharing award-winning fiction that dares to move readers. Featuring the voices and stories of women who are bold enough to stand alone, who aren’t afrai



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October 21, 2019

A Pirate’s Life for She – Interview with Laura Sook Duncombe »

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Focusing on real-life stories of pirate women with context for younger readers, A Pirate’s Life for She tells the story of 16 women through the ages who sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a…

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October 16, 2019

3 Activities from Code Cracking for Kids »

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Learn history while simultaneously expanding your code cracking skills with these exciting activities below!

For more fun facts and activities, be sure to check out Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications throughout History by Jean Daigneau. Code Cracking for Kids explores many aspects of …

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October 14, 2019

From the Periphery – Interview with Pia Justesen »

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From the Periphery consists of nearly 40 first-person narratives from activists and everyday people who describe what it’s like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. Their stories are raw and painful but also surprisingly funny and deeply moving—describing anger, …

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October 11, 2019

Five for Freedom – excerpt »

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Most people know the story of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, but little remembered are the five African Americans who were also among the raiders that day, and whose lives and deaths have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader. In honor of the raid's 160th anniversary (October 16-18)…

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October 9, 2019

Anything for a Hit Interview – Paperback Edition »

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When Anything for a Hit came out a year ago it received rave reviews by Vanity Fair and the New York Times and was featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and elsewhere. This #MeToo must-read for the music industry is now available in paperback, so we’ve checked in with author Dorothy Carvello for a…

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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 30, 2019

Industry Insider – Translation Day »

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In honor of International Translation Day, we've rounded up the covers of some of our favorite translated titles below!

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