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  • ‘The TikTok success stories of Colleen Hoover and Emily Henry have done the genre a wonderful favour by putting romance firmly in a spotlight so bright that their popularity cannot be ignored...

I hate conflict of any kind. I go so far as to take the pickles and tomatoes off my burger rather than ask for them to be held, thus ensuring there is no mistake for me to point out later (or more than likely not point out at all). That doesn't stop conflict from occurring regularly. It has been...

We were half-way through the day shift when we got word that a woman in preterm labor was being admitted through the Emergency Room. Though cryptic, the presenting information on the case seemed routine enough to me. Thirty-four, third trimester, first baby. But what did I know?

When it comes to the practical act of writing, use whatever works for you. As long as you're doing the writing, you're a writer. Whether that means using pen and paper, dictation into a microphone, Microsoft Word or Google Docs is up to you.

Link: The Magic of London  ‹ CrimeReads 21 November 2022

In 43 AD, the Romans founded the settlement of Londinium. In 61 AD it was stormed by Iceni Queen Boudica and burnt to the ground but, by 100 AD, Londinium had superseded Colchester to become the capital of the Roman province of Britannia. Roman London had a population of around 60,000, nowadays...

"It made you want to resign as a member of the human race."-Edna Ferber on the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.

Last year, 20% of children's books published in the UK featured a minority ethnic character, with 9% including a main character of colour, according to the Reflecting Realities Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children's Literature, released today by the Centre for Literacy in Primary...

When we tell people we wrote a novel together-The Lemon, out November 8 on Viking-they all want to know two things: 1. What did you do with all the money? And 2. How on earth do three people write a novel together? The answer to the first question is easy: We bought-late model Mazda Miatas. The...

Seventy-five emerging authors from around the country gathered on October 30 and 31 in Newark, N.J., to tape the pilot for a reality show called America's Next Great Author.

Link: PRH, S&S Deal Likely Dead 21 November 2022

With the deadline to appeal Judge Florence Pan's October 31 decision closing in, reports from multiple media sources say that Simon & Schuster parent company Paramount Global has decided not to extend its purchase agreement, putting the sale to Penguin Random House close to collapse.

BookTok, the nickname for TikTok videos in which books are discussed, analysed, cried about and turned into "aesthetic" moodboards, began as a small group of the app's users who wanted a place to talk about books. It has since grown into a hugely influential community that has the power to pluck...

Since Elon Musk bought Twitter last Friday, he's changed his Twitter bio to "Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator" (cringe), haggled with renowned authors on the price of blue checks, and fired some of the social media site's top executives. As a result, celebrities have threatened to leave, with...

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