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April 17, 2020

An Election Year in the Mirror by Bill Greer »

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An Election Year in the Mirror


by Bill Greer


When I started writing A Dirty Year, a woman was running for president of the United States, and the polls projected Hillary Clinton to win. The parallels with my story of 1872 New York were clear. One of the leading characters was Victoria Woodhull. By…

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April 10, 2020

National Encourage a Young Writer Day »

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In honor of National Encourage a Young Writer Day, we reached out to our authors to get their advice for aspiring writers. So whether you have a case of writer’s block or you’re just not sure where to go next, below are some helpful tips to get you on your way to being the best writer you can

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April 6, 2020

A Stranger Among Saints- Interview with Jonathan Mack »

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A Stranger Among Saints by Jonathan Mack traces the life of Stephen Hopkins, a colonist who spent 10 months stranded in Bermuda by a storm before eventually making it to Jamestown, where he spent six years before returning to England. He later signed on to another colonial venture, t

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March 27, 2020

Home Is a Stranger- Author Parnaz Foroutan on Nonfiction vs. Fiction »

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Home Is a Stranger is the new nonfiction travel title from the break-out novelist and recipient of a PEN Emerging Voice fellowship Parnaz Foroutan. Her memoir is about the meaning of desire, the transcendence of boundaries, and the journey to find home. 

With this being th

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March 16, 2020

Author Spotlight- Matthew Algeo »

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Matthew Algeo is a longtime Chicago Review Press author, having published six titles with us. He is an award-winning journalist who has reported from four continents, and his stories have appeared on public radio's All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition.

With the release of his n…

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March 6, 2020

More than Marmalade – Interview with Rosanne Tolin »

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An incredible true tale, More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear is the first biography about the writer behind the beloved series. Author Rosanne Tolin reveals how world history, Bond's life, and 1950s immigrant culture were embedded into Paddington's creati…

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January 24, 2020

A Comparative Analysis of Liminal Fairy-Human Literary Works by Jon Etter »

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A Comparative Analysis of Liminal Fairy-Human Literary Works, Complete with Jargon and an Unnecessarily Long Title to Indicate its Scholarly Nature by Jon Etter, M.A., B.A., B.S., P.U., X.O.X.O.

Since A Dreadful Fairy Book, Book 1 of Those Dreadful Fairy Books, was published, many people have bee…

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January 13, 2020

Better Days Will Come Again – Author Travis Atria on Writing About Music »

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Better Days Will Come Again by Travis Atria tells the true story of Arthur Briggs, whose life was a whirlwind of music, triumph, and tragedy. During the legendary Jazz Age in Paris, Briggs’s trumpet provided the soundtrack to the Lost Generation. By the 1930s, Briggs was considered “the Louis Ar…

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December 18, 2019

6 Tips to Crash a Holiday Party »

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With the holiday parties ramping up, we asked Adrian Maher, author of Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher, to share his ultimate tips on how to crash a holiday party. Drawing on more than 20 years of interviews, anecdotes and personal experiences, Uninvited recounts Adrian’s unique…

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December 16, 2019

Full Support – Interview with Natalee Woods »

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As a bra-fitter at a high-end department store for more than a decade, Natalee Woods watched women bravely facing down their fears and embracing what worked for them. Her new memoir Full Support shares their stories.

In our interview below, we asked Natalee about some more insights into her tim…

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