We’ve made a reading group kit for book clubs discussing S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. It contains lots of cool stuff! Click on the image above for more details and to request a free kit for your group.
- Marc Guggenheim describes how he arrived at the premise of his forthcoming novel, Overwatch.
"Austin Grossman uses You to prise open the mystical center of what art is, what games are, what fun is, and how they all mix together.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
You is now available in paperback! Read the opening chapter, along with Austin’s annotations, on Poetry Genius.
Yesterday I told Joe Lansdale that he must be the most productive person in the world. Not only has he written somewhere north of 40 novels, but he also emailed me a clip from the animated movie Son of Batman, for which he’s the screenwriter. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg as far as his in-addition-to-writing-novels career goes.
That irrepressible talent must run in the family, because I read that his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, has just been selected as the Country Music Association’s artist of the month. Read her debut spotlight here.
To better understand how the Lansdales, père et fille, keep their wells of creativity full, listen to their interview with The Library Police.
(Photo courtesy of Joe O’Connell)
Have you ever thought about writing crime fiction? There’s never been a better time to put ink to paper: we’re partnering with Hofstra Law on a writing competition, and Lee Child, Marcia Clark, and Alafair Burke are the judges! Click here for more information.
At first I wondered why Michael Robotham chose to write a clinical psychologist into the “detective role” in his Joseph O’Loughlin series. Then I read a passage in which Joe sized up a man in the exact manner in which Sherlock assesses his potential clients, and it dawned on me: a great detective can read people, and no one reads people better than a psychologist.
For more on the subject, watch this video.
Sometimes we read for the thrills; other times we read for the unexpected life advice. Fortunately, Michael Robotham delivers both.
Rock out like a Navy SEAL! We assembled all the songs mentioned in SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Falcon by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo into the playlist above. Do you feel like you could infiltrate a terrorist cell’s headquarters yet?