Choose Your Topics for Writing Wednesday
Join us for #LitChat Writing Wednesday with Judah Freed on September 2, 2015. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
On Writing Wednesday this week on Twitter LitChat, we will open up to your ideas for topics to discuss in future LitChat Writing Wednesday sessions. What matters most to you as a writer or a person who cares about writing?
Guest Host: Graeme Simison
Internationally bestselling author Graeme Simison joins us for #LitChat on August 31, 2015 at 4 p.m. E.T. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect. Don Tillman’s Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are now happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge….
Guest Host: Jill Morrow
Jill Morrow is guest host of #LitChat on August 24, 2015. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island’s glittering “summer cottages” are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian de la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he’d prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled….
How Well Does Social Media Sell Books?
Join #LitChat on August 19, 2015 for Writing Wednesday with @JudahFreed. We’re talking about issues with promoting books on social media. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
How do readers respond to the social media marketing methods being used by most authors and publishers? How can authors and publishers promote their books with more effectiveness and greater class on social media? Are too many book promotions campaigns missing the mark, and why? We will explore…
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By Lucy Frank; Reviewed by Carol Baldwin
Sometimes books title are difficult to come up with. But when I consider, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling (PenguinRandom, 2014) I think, Lucy Frank, this title is perfect.
Written out of Frank’s own battle with Crohn’s disease, this novel-in-verse is simultaneously beautiful and earthy. The premise is simple and as alluded to by the title, focuses on two young women—as opposite in lifestyle, character, and background as you can imagine—who share …
By August Scattergood; Reviewed by Carol Baldwin
The minute sixth-grader Theo Thomas gets off the bus and arrives in Destiny, Florida with his Uncle Raymond, I’m right there with him. The author, Augusta Scattergood uses great details to pull readers into the character and setting: Theo grabs his bags, baseball mitt and a tattered book, Everything You Want to Know About Baseball; the heat hits him like a slap in the face; diesel fumes whoosh around him; he encounters slithery gray stuff hanging from the trees; and no “old men in shorts and flip-flops” meet him and his uncle at the Marathon…
By Autumn J. Bright; Reviewed by Carolyn Burns Bass
Debut author Autumn J. Bright’s Love Sick spins a gritty tale of one woman’s break from the dysfunction and lies of her past and toward a reinvention of herself as an independent woman capable of breaking the abusive generational habits that have bound her life. Toni Jones is a rising star in Charleston’s competitive radio scene. Her husband is a man on the move, ambitious, charismatic and passionate. He’s everything Toni could want in a husband, and more. He’s violent, possessive and a mean drunk. Toni’s family has never approved of Marvin, which makes Marvin resent Toni…
By Caroline Starr Rose; Reviewed by Carol Baldwin
This is the reason I love well-written historical fiction: It draws me into a place and time that I am barely familiar with, brushes me with information and imagery, and leaves me wanting to know more. Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose is such a book. Written from the points of view of Alis, the daughter of one of the first British colonists to land at Roanoke Island and Kimi, a Roanoke girl who has lost her father and uncle at the hands of the English, this novel-in-verse creates a plausible backstory of the Lost Colony. The alternating viewpoints are an excellent vehicle to show what it meant to the English and Indians…
By Paula McLain; Reviewed by Billie Hinton
These are the openings to two of my favorite books in the world, so Paula McLain’s Circling The Sun was on my list to read the moment I learned it existed. I was not disappointed. McLain deftly captures the ambiance of colonial Kenya and meticulously crafts Beryl Markham’s own voice. I was immediately drawn into this familiar world, a landscape and a story that has been previously painted so perfectly by Isak Dinesen and by Beryl Markham herself….
Lori Lansens is guest author in #LitChat on July 20, 2015. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login directly to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
By Lori Lansens; Reviewed by Mary Vensel White
On his eighteenth birthday, Wolf Truly boards the tram that takes tourists up the mountain overlooking Palm Springs. He loves the mountain…
By Nicole Helget; Reviewed by Carol Baldwin
I don’t usually think about historical fantasy as a genre until I read Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget and was contemplating how I would review it. Then I realized I’ve read other books with both historical and magical elements; King Arthur and Percy Jackson and the Olympian series are two that come to mind. If this genre appeals to you, then you’ll want to read this book.
Set in Kansas right before the Civil War, this is the story of how a young girl, Hallelujah Wonder; and her best friend, Eustace, who is a slave…
By Linda Francis Lee; Reviewed by Stefanie Kamerman
Linda Francis Lee, author of Emily and Einstein, brings forth another story of a New York Minute and second chances. The Glass Kitchen is a story about a native Texan in the Big Apple, dreaming of a better future while escaping the past. I found myself laughing out-loud numerous times while reading despite the initial serious tone the book set. The Glass Kitchen is hilariously charming and romantic. Portia Cuthart is licking her wounds from a very public divorce. Her charmed life as a politician’s wife …