Twitter may seem like an annoying, hyperactive, self-important and cursory way to communicate, but you have to admit, it's addictive. And lately, it has become far more than a way to share your favorite VMA performance with 500 people at once (for the record: Beyonce baby bump!).
Controlling crime is a big part of Mayor Emanuel's agenda but Eight Forty-Eight wanted to turn to someone whose job is to create it - on the page that is. Crime writer Sara Paretsky and her fictional detective protagonist, V.I. Warshawski, both call Chicago home.
Sometimes, when walking Brooklyn's streets, it doesn't feel as if its literary past is haunting. Rather, its literary soul is still alive and pulsating. Brooklyn is a world unto itself and a writer's enclave.Walt Whitman had his office at the Daily Eagle near the Fulton Ferry dock.
Publishers like to throw around the term "speculative fiction," but you won't see too many fans of the genres it comprises — fantasy and science-fiction — bandying it about. For one thing, it's redundant; all fiction speculates, or it isn't fiction.
We started the week with a mission centered around Little Pea, which was/is my very first children's book (published in 2005).So how about we "book-end" the week with my most recent, shiny brand new release: Al Pha's Bet (illustrated by the incredible French artist Delp
Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. Officially, the U.S.