Untaken sells to Curiosity Quills Press
Congratulations to Jen Anckorn, whose YA sci-fi novel Untaken has sold to Vicki Keire at Curiosity Quills Press.
Nancy Koehn talks about Breaking Down Burnout
In a recent segment on Boston Public Radio, Nancy Koehn discussed the difference between being stressed out and burned out. To find out more about her take on modern living, modern working, and what she does to avoid burnout, listen here.
Black Candies reviewed
The new issue of Black Candies, a Journal of Literary Horror edited by author Ryan Bradford and featuring author Adrian Van Young, was recently reviewed by Beach Sloth. Read parts 1, 2 and 3.
Read Ryan Bradford on Fanzine
Ryan Bradford, author of the soon-to-be published YA novel Horror Business, has an article up on Fanzine. In "Let's Keep Doing This: A Manifesto," he speaks to the importance of live public readings, even bad readings, in order to build character ("not unlike going to church or raking leaves," Bradford argues) and in order for writers to really experience the writing world. Read the article here.
The Man Who Noticed Everything is a Flavorwire pick
Adrian Van Young's short story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything is one of Flavorwire's picks for The 10 Best Short Story Collections of 2013. Of the collection, editor Justin Diamond says, "Strange and sometimes eerie tales from the eastern seaboard, Adrian Van Young’s debut collection recalled voices of literary eras past, from H.P. Lovecraft to Flannery O’Connor ... these stories will have you wondering if they’re set in the real world or some strange, dreamlike place you might not want to go to."
The Langer Mindfulness Institute opens
Ellen Langer, social psychologist and author of Mindfulness, has launched the Langer Mindfulness Institute. The Institute offers conferences, consulting services, and Counterclockwise Retreats to teach people how to Age Boldly. To learn more, visit the website.
The Art Forger tops the Indie List
B.A. Shapiro's bestselling novel The Art Forger is #10 on the Indie Bestsellers of 2013 list for paperback fiction. Congratulations, B.A.!
Nancy Koehn interviewed on Marketplace
In a recent article on Marketplace, Nancy Koehn, author and historian at the Harvard Business School, was interviewed about the fast food workers' strike for a higher minimum wage. “A day’s work should be payed at a living wage," said Koehn. "We kvetch about all kinds of things ... We don’t disagree about someoneshowing up for work, doing a job and being paid a decent wage."
The Man Who Noticed Everything gets a mention
Adrian Van Young's short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything got a mention this week on The Millions, as one of Flavorwire editor Jason Diamond's favorite books of the year.
Dr. Mark Albion Turns Values into Value
Dr. Mark Albion, top branding expert and author of More Than Money: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer, was recently interviewed by The Harbus Online, the student news organization of the Harvard Business School. In the article, Turning Values into Value, Dr. Albion talks about his time at Harvard, finding the right fit with the right company, and finding a company where your values fit. Read the full interview here.
Nicco Mele speaks at Exeter Academy
Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big, will speak at Exeter Academy about how our ability to connect instantly, constantly, and globally is altering business, politics and culture in revolutionary ways. The lecture will be held in the Phillips Exeter Assembly Hall in Exeter, NH, on December 10.
Read Nancy Koehn in The Washington Post
Nancy Koehn recently published an article in The Washington Post discussing the role of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address in our national identity. Read it here.
Read Adrian Van Young in Black Warrior Review
The new fall/winter issue of Black Warrior Review features a story by Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything. Pick up a copy of the journal here.
Pick up Black Candies today
The new issue of Black Candies, a Journal of Literary Horror edited by author Ryan Bradford and featuring author Adrian Van Young, is now available. Learn more about Black Candies and pick up a copy here.
Rebecca Podos to attend NCTE Tweetup
Associate Agent Rebecca Podos will be attending The Greate NCTE Kids/YA Lit Tweetup. Tweeting teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, booksellers, agents, editors, bloggers, and general lovers of YA lit will gather to meet face-to-face, swap books and share ideas. The event takes place on November 22 at Trident Booksellers in Boston, MA. Those interested in attending can register here for free.
Ryan Bradford published on Paper Darts
Ryan Bradford, author of the soon-to-be published YA novel Horror Business, has a story up in the latest issue of Paper Darts. Read it here!
Rebecca Podos to guest edit SLQ
Associate Agent Rebecca Podos will guest edit the online literary magazine SmokeLong Quarterly during the week of November 18. SLQ accepts flash fiction stories up to 1000 words. Learn more here.
Meredith Towbin to attend Kentucky Book Fair
Meredith Towbin, author of the YA novel Straightjacket, will attend the Kentucky Book Fair on November 16 in Frankfurt, Kentucky.
Davio's hosts Taste of the NFL for charity
Steve DiFillipo, owner of the Davio's restaurant group and author of It's All About the Guest, will host the Second Annual Taste of the NFL. Guests will enjoy wine and food tastings from Davio's signature recipes to benefit the Kick Hunger Challenge and Greater Boston Foodbank. The even takes place in Boston, MA on Wednesday, November 13. Tickets can be purchased here.
Ann Collette to attend Crime Bake
Agent Ann Collette will attend the 12th Annual New England Crime Bake Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers on November 8-10 in Dedham, MA.
Adrian Van Young guest edits Gigantic
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, is the guest editor of Gigantic Magazine's Halloween Issue. Read his scary story picks here.
Meet Steve DiFillipo at CSCA
Steve DiFillipo, owner of the Davio's restaurant group and author of It's All About the Guest, will be hosting a book demo & signing event at Roberta Dowling's The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts at 6:30 on Thursday, October 24.
It's All About the Guest tops the hot list
Congratulations to Steve DiFillipo, whose book It's All About the Guest is at the top of Amazon's Hot New Releases & Best Sellers List for Business, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism.
Adrian Van Young reads in New Orleans
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, will be reading at the TEN Gallery at 7 pm on October 17. He will also be reading at Maple Street Books on October 21, in conjunction with a viewing of the film "A Most Complex Form of Ventriloquism."
Nicco Mele speaks to the Harvard Club of Chicago
Nicco Mele, a Harvard Kennedy School lecturer and author of the book The End of Big, will speak to the Harvard Club of Chicago about social media, politics, and power in the digital age. The Event will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago on October 17.
Spend the evening with Steve DeFillipo
Steve DiFillipo, author of It's All About the Guest,will share stories from his career in the restaurant business, followed by a book signing and reception with Davio's signature foods. Join him at the Barnes & Noble in Boston at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 11.
I Believe in Zero's great Kirkus Review
President and CEO of Unicef Caryl Stern's book, I Believe in Zero, was recently praised by Kirkus Reviews as "A powerfully written, heartbreaking account of making sure that all children have the opportunity to dream big dreams and have a fighting chance to realize those dreams.”
Nicco Mele interviewed in New York Times
In his Bits Blog "Disruptions: Apple's Next Unvailing Could Make or Break a Business," Times reporter Nick Bilton interviewed Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big. Read the article here.
Phyllis Karas speaks at Marian Court College
Author of the books Brutal and Where's Whitey, and an expert on Whitey Bulger, Phyllis Karas will discuss her research and thoughts on the recent trial at Marian Court College on October 3 in Swampscott, MA. Tickets can be purchased here.
I Believe in Zero's reviewed in Publisher's Weekly
President and CEO of Unicef Caryl Stern's book, I Believe in Zero, was recently reviewed in Publisher's Weekly. Of the book, PW says: "Stern’s ability to bridge diverse cultures, language barriers, and economic circumstances through simple commonalities is the greatest of many lessons she offers to those wanting to help children in crisis. Read the full review here.
The End of Big profiled in Harvard Magazine
Nicco Mele, a Harvard Kennedy School lecturer and internet strategy consultant, and author of the book The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, was profiled in the September/October issue of Harvard Magazine.
It's All About the Guest Published
Congratulations to Steve DiFillipo, whose book It's All About the Guest was just released by Lyons Press. DiFillipo was only 24 when he opened his first Davio's Restaurant. Now the owner of a $50 Millionrestaurant group and $10 million food line, DiFillipo has written the ultimate guide to starting a restaurant, running a successful business, enjoying food, and living life. Learn more about the book and its author here.
I Believe in Zero published
Congratulations to Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for Unicef, whose book I Believe in Zero was just released by St. Martin's Press. "The book reflects the essence of UNICEF's mission – and the fact that we are working every day to cut the number of preventable child deaths from 19,000 each day to zero," says Stern. Learn more about the book here.
The Art Forger is an NPR Bestseller
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger is currently on NPR Books' paperback bestsellers list.
Rebecca Podos to speak at Emerson College
Agent Rebecca Podos will participate in a panel at Emerson College to discuss the role of an agent in publishing. The panel will be held in the Bill Bordy theater at 8 p.m. on October 3.
Nicco Mele published in Wired
Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big, recently published an op-ed on inadequate privacy standards in Wired Magazine.
Read Rebecca Podos in Smokelong
Agent Rebecca Podos' short story "Yellowjackets" has just been published on Smokelong Quarterly. Read the story here.
The Art Forger makes Kindle's Select 25
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro is one of Kindle'sSelect 25, a weekly selection of exciting new releases, bestsellers, editor's picks and more. Congratulations, B.A.!
Necessary Fiction reviews Adrian Van Young
In a review of The Man Who Noticed Everything, Jackie Thomas Kennedy calls Adrian Van Young's short-story collection "as rich and dark as the soil that beguiles his characters... Lush physical imagery, hard-bitten dialogue, and a tone of trepidation combine to make this work chilling and beautiful." Read the full review here.
B.A. Shapiro speaks at Writer's Digest West
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling literary thriller The Art Forger, will be the keynote speaker at Writer's Digest West in Los Angeles, CA, on September 29.
Bill Capodagli speaks at NFU
Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way, will be the keynote speaker at the annual North Focus University event, sponsored by Harbor Optical and Soderberg Ophthalmic Services.
Mackenzi Lee and Rebecca Podos speak to Mother. Write. (Repeat.)
Agent Rebecca Podos and author Mackenzi Lee were recently interviewed for an Agent-Author Chat on Krista Van Dolzer's blog Mother. Write. (Repeat.) Read what they have to say about the querying process here.
B.A. Shapiro to attend SDFB
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will attend and present at the South Dakota Festival of Books from September 19-21 in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Bill Capodagli teaches Ottawa The Disney Way
"When it comes to customer service, there is none better than The Disney Way ... and none better to teach the The Disney Way than the Ottawa County author who literally wrote the the book on the management system." So says Ottawa County, Michigan, which has hired author Bill Capodagli to train employees in its 33 departments on culture, customer service, creativity and communication.
Read Adrian Van Young on Slate
Adrian Van Young, author of the short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, has an article up on Slate. Read his take on cosmic horror here.
The Art Forger is Somerville's One Read
B.A. Shapiro will visit the Somerville Library to celebrate her bestselling novel The Art Forger as Somerville's One Read. Somerville Reads is a project that promotes literacy and community engagement by encouraging people all over the city to read and discuss the same book. Shapiro will visit on September 18 at 6 pm in Somerville, MA.
- B.A Shapiro to speak at Literary Luncheon
B.A. Shapiro, author of the bestselling novel The Art Forger, will visit the Wequassett Resort as part of Where The Sidewalk Ends Bookstore's Literary Luncheon Series on August 8.
- Clay and Susan Griffith to attend DragonCon
Clay and Susan Griffith, authors of the Vampire Empire series, will attend DragonCon 2013 from August 30 to September 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.
- The Art Forger chosen for "Somerville Reads"
B.A. Shapiro's bestselling novel The Art Forger has been chosen by the city of Somerville, MA as the book for Somerville Reads 2013.
- Vampire Empire nominated
Congratulations to Clay and Susan Griffith, whose novel The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Book One was recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Paranormal Fiction. The Kingmakers: Vampire Empire Book Three was also nominated for an RT Booklovers Award for Best Steampunk.
- Ann Collette to attend CCWC Conference
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis, August 4-9.
- Horror Business sells to Month9Books
Congratulations to Ryan Craig Bradford, whose upper-YA novel Horror Business has sold to Georgia McBride and Courtney Koschel at Month9Books.
- The Art Forger wins New England Book Award
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger has won the New England Book Award for Fiction. The prize is awarded annually for a fiction title either about New England, set in New England, or written by an author residing in New England.
- Ann Collette visits Stonecoast
Agent Ann Collette will visit the Stonecoast MFA program this month to meet with graduating writers. Stonecoast's MFA program has one of the only Popular Fiction MFA's in the country, and also explores sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, romance, horror and other genres under the expert tutelage of their faculty and visiting faculty.
- The Art Forger nominated for Macavity
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Macavity Awards, alongside other mystery novels such as Gone Girl and The Other Woman. Winners will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in Albany in September.
- Barataria sells to Crown Publishing
Congratulations to Tom Cooper, whose debut novel Barataria has sold to Crown, an imprint of Random House.
- Black River sells to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Congratulations to Sarah Hulse, whose debut novel Black River and an Untitled second novel have sold to Jenna Johnson at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- The Boston Globe picks The Art Forger
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger has made the Boston Globe's Bestsellers List.
- Reengineering the Corporation sells in Mongolia
Michael Hammer and James Champy's book Reengineering the Corporation has sold foreign rights in Mongolia.
- The Bookseller sells in Czech, Slovak
Mark Pryor's novel The Bookseller has sold foreign rights in Czech and Slovak to Euromedia Group and IKAR.
- Carolyn Walker wins a Kresge Artist Fellowship
Congratulations to author Carolyn Walker, who was recently awarded a Kresge Artist Fellowship. This prestigious fellowhip is given to Detroit-based artists in the visual, performing and literary arts, and includes a prize of $25,000, as well as a year of professional development workshops.
- Lorin Rees to attend Yale Writers' Conference
Agent Lorin Rees will attend the Yale Writers' Conference, a ten-day program of workshops, master classes, individual conferences and readings for writers committed to developing their craft. Lorin will attend on Monday, June 17.
- Lorin Rees to speak at SNHU
Agent Lorin Rees will speak to Creative Writing MFA students at Southern New Hampshire University, where he serves on the advisory board, on Friday, June 14.
- Ann Collette to attend Crime Writers Conference
Agent Ann Collette will participate in the biennial California Crime Writers Conference, hosted by the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The conference will feature keynote speakers Sue Grafton and Elizabeth George, and will take place June 22-23 at the Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.
- Meet B.A. Shapiro at Barnes & Noble
B.A. Shapiro will appear at Barnes & Noble to discuss her NYT Bestselling book The Art Forger with Robert Wittman, famous art forger Ken Perenyi, and NYT writer Patricia Cohen.The event will take place at 7 pm on June 12 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in Ny, Ny.
- The Art Forger is a NYT Bestseller and a COSTCO pick
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger is number 13 on the New York Times trade paperback bestsellers list! In other news, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco's book buyer, has chosen The Art Forger as her June Pick of the Month. Ianniciello writes, "Shapiro's examination of blind ambition is a fresh look at what any of us would do to get what we most want in life."
- The Art Forger tops the indie lists
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger was Algonquin's bestselling novel in 2012. The Art Forger is currently #6 on the National Indie Bestseller List, as well as #3 on the New England Booksellers Association list; #3 on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance list; #13 on the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association list; # 9 on the Nothern California Independent Booksellers Association list; and #6 on the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association list!
- Toast B.A. Shapiro at "Toast the Author!"
As part of Eight Cousins bookstore's "Toast the Author!" series, B.A. Shapiro will read from her best selling novel The Art Forger, as well as host a Q&A session and book signing. The evening will begin with wine and hors d'oeuvres, and feature a tour of the basement where the stolen paintings are rumored to have spent the night on their way out of Boston. The reading is on May 24 at 6 pm in Falmouth, Ma.
- B.A. Shapiro reads at Melrose Public Library
B.A. Shapiro will read from her bestselling novel The Art Forger, as well as host a Q&A session and book signing, at the Melrose Public Library on May 21 at 7:30 pm in Melrose, Ma.
- Kid Spirit sold
Author Jen Prosek and developmental psychologist Richard Rende's Kid Spirit, a nonfiction book offering parents upbeat advice on raising can-do, resourceful, entrepreneurial kids, has sold to John Duff and Marian Lizzi at Perigee, an imprint of Penguin.
- B.A. Shapiro awarded by Boston Authors Club
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger has won the 2013 Julia Ward Howe Book Award. Each year the Boston Authors Club gives this prize to two books (one for young readers)published the year prior to the award. Authors must live within 100 miles of Boston the year their book is published. Learn more here.
- Meet Ann Collette at Muse in the Marketplace
Agent Ann Collette will attend Grub Street's annual writing conference, Muse in the Marketplace, from May 3-5. She'll take pitches as well as teach the workshop "Do's and Don't's of Mystery and Thriller Writing," a class on the rules of writing crime fiction. "Do's and Don't's" will take place at 11:15 on Sunday, May 5, at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.
- Ann Collette to attend CAPA-U
Agent Ann Collette will attend the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association conference, where she will cohost the panel "Writer Idol." In this session, a professional actor will perform the first page of contestants' unpublished manuscripts for the audience and a panel of three agent judges. "Writer Idol" will take place at 12:45 on May 11 in The Hartford Steam Boiler Convention Center in Hartford, CT.
- Hear Bill Capodagli on the web
Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way and The Pixar Way, will conduct a national Webinar Seminar on customer service as part of the Rockhurst Conference Series on April 24. Bill is currently the most requested speaker on Disney's sucess and leadership principles in the U.S. Find out about the Webinar here.
- Siobhan Fallon reads at SUNY Canton
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone, will speak as part of the Living Writing Lecture Series at SUNY Canton, New York, on April 24. Find out more about the reading here.
- Siobhan Fallon reads at JCC
Siobhan Fallon will give two readings from her short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone at the State University of New York, Jefferson, on April 23. The first will occur at JCC at 12:30, and the second willbe held at the McEwen Library at 4 pm. Additionally, Fallon will conduct closed workshops with writing students in JCC's English concentration.
- Straightjacket reviewed in Young Adult Magazine
Meredith Towbin, author of the recently released Straightjacket, was interviewed in Young Adult Magazine. Of the book, Young Adult Magazine said: "Drawing inspiration from sources as disparate as Steinbeck and Death Cab for Cutie ... Towbin creates the world of Straightjacket, in which two teenagers lost in a bleak landscape manage to find love." Read the intervew here.
- Siobhan Fallon speaks at West Point
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone, will speak at the panel 'Authors and Artists on War: An Exploration of Art and Conflict,' hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point. The panel is open to the public, and will take place on April 20, at 2 pm in West Point, NY.
- The Rumpus interviews Adrian Van Young
In an interview with Lincoln Michel of The Rumpus, author Adrian Van Young spoke about his debut short-story collection, The Man Who Noticed Everything, horror films, book launches, the supernatural, and his upcoming novel. Read the interview here.
- Meredith Towbin talks to MTV
In an interview on MTV's Page Turners, author Meredith Towbin spoke about her recently released YA novel, Straightjacket. MTV's Kat Rosenfield asked Meredith to sum up her book in three sentences, Boy Meets Girl style. Meredith's answer: "Boy meets girl. Girl isn’t sure if boy (who says he’s an angel) is crazy because, well, they meet in a psych ward. Girl doesn’t care and runs away with boy to live happily ever after...until something goes terribly, terribly wrong. Duh duh DUUUHH!" Read the interview here.
- The Art Forger is a Must-Read Book
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro was just named a "Must Read Book" of 2013 for the Massachusetts Book Awards. Six Must-Read Books are selected in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Children's/Young Adult. The winner in each category will be announced in April. Congratulations, B. A. Shapiro!
- The Art Forger wins NES Book Award
Congratulations to B. A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger has won the 2013 New England Society Book Award for Fiction. The NES Book Awards honor books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture. They are presented annually to books of Fiction, Nonfiction and Art & Photography.
- Great press for The Man Who Noticed Everything
Adrian Van Young's new short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything was recently reviewed by HTML Giant. Adam Robinson writes: "The stories in The Man Who Noticed Everything have the sensibility that the world is unknowable, human experience is mysterious even to the human experiencer ... The stories are subtle because big action, like life, is unrealistic."
- Straightjacket gets great reviews
Meredith Towbin's recently released debut novel is drawing great reviews! Tiffany Harkleroad at Tiffany's Bookshelf calls Straightjacket "Dreamy, and romantic, but also incredibly thought provoking ... As a debut novel, this is simply stunning and gorgeous," and Kathy Love at For the Love of Lit says "Straightjacket is sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, double-take good. So well written, it is almost impossible to believe this is Towbin’s first novel." Read the rest of the reviews on Meredith's website.
- Southeast Review reads The Man Who Noticed Everything
Adrian Van Young's new short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything was recently reviewed by the Southeast Review. Keith McCleary says "Perhaps the strangeness in these stories is that they refuse to celebrate their strangeness; more uniquely, they choose simply to exist."
- Gerald Schroeder speaks on science
Gerald Schroeder, author of Genesis and the Big Bang and other books, was recently invited to give the closing address at The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. President Obama gave the opening address. Much of Congress attended Schroeder's talk on the confluence of biblical and scientific descriptions of the world.
- See Siobhan Fallon at the AWP
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, will participate in the Consequences Magazine panel discussion, What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About War, at AWP Boston on March 8.
- LitBridge picks Adrian Van Young
Adrian Van Young's new short-story collection, The Man Who Noticed Everything, is LitBridge's fiction pick of the month for March. Read about it here.
- Siobhan Fallon reads Short Stories from the Long War
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, will read alongside fellow authors for the Fire and Forget series, on March 4 at Barnes and Noble in New York.
- Abe Rabinovich discusses The Yom Kippur War
Abe Rabinovich, author of The Yom Kippur War, was recently interviewed by Al Jazeera Television for an upcoming series on the war, to be aired in October, its 40th anniversary.
- Nancy Koehn on the news
Last week on Boston Public Radio, Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn spoke with colleagues about Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's new and controversial company ban on telecommuting. Listen to the segment here.
- #Tobyreads reviews The Man Who Noticed Everything
Adrian Van Young's new short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything was recently reviewed by Tobias Carroll for Volume 1 Brooklyn. Carroll called the collection "a gripping narrative in its own right, with just enough surrealism added to heighten its inherent unpredictability ... It’s a potent and considered collection." Read the full review here.
- Straitjacket now available in ebook
Congratulations to Meredith Towbin, whose YA book Straightjacket was released today in ebook format by Etopia Press. Find it on Amazon here.
- Siobhan Fallon reads at Politics and Prose
Siobhan Fallon will read from the anthology Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, on February 28 at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C.
- Siobhan Fallon speaks on Writing in Wartime
Siobhan Fallon, author of the short-story collection You Know When the Men are Gone, will participate in the Rose O'Neil Literary House Series. The event, "Writing in Wartime: An Evening of Fiction with Siobhan Fallon" will be held February 19 at Washington College, MD.
- Nancy Koehn talks about Lincoln
In a recent segment on Boston Public Radio, Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn spoke about President Abraham Lincoln's management style. Listenhere, and read her New York Times article 'Lincoln's School of Management' here.
- Scent to Kill in stores soon
Congratulations to Chrystle Fiedler, whose novel Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery will be released on February 26. Scent to Kill is the sequel to Death Drops.
- See You Know When the Men Are Gone on stage
Stories from Siobhan Fallon's collection You Know When the Men Are Gone will be performed by Word for Word, a theatre company at Z Space that transforms works of literature verbatim to the stage. See the show in San Francisco, CA on February 7 and 16, with a post-show conversation with Siobhan on the 16th.
- Straitjacket in stores soon
Congratulations to Meredith Towbin, whose YA book Straightjacket will be released in ebook format on February 15 by Etopia Press.
- The Art Forger makes the Mystery List
Congratulations to B.A. Shapiro, whose novel The Art Forger is #4 on The Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List.
- She Reads reads The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro's new novel The Art Forger is the January pick for She Read's online book club.
- Ann Collette to visit Stonecoast
Agent Ann Collette will visit the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program for Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Popular Fiction on January 11.
- The Man Who Noticed Everything on sale now
Congratulations to Adrian Van Young, whose short-story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything is on sale now. Of the stories, author Ben Marcus says "Adrian ... channels such a diversity of mighty literary voices, you'd think this book was an anthology collecting the work of the best young writers of the new generation." Find out more about the author and the book here.
- Read Rebecca Podos in Paper Darts
Associate Agent Rebecca Podos' short story "Mandala and the Bear" has just been published in Paper Darts. Read the story here.
- See B.A. Shapiro at the Book Fair.
B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger, will be at the New England Mobile Book Fair on Wednesday, January 3, at 7 p.m. in Newton Highlands, MA.