Mission Impossible: Deadline Update

A writer of a certain age: Sue Miller talks about living a life that makes great books possible

I ((Heart)) Banned Books Week, starring the Top Ten Banned Books of 2009

Houston friends! Join us for the "Promise Me" event at B&N Champions on Friday!

Writing in the Hurting Places

Sunday Groove: Neko Case "Maybe Sparrow"

Two Thrillers for the Price of...Free!

People of the Book

Buy This Book: The Four Things That Matter Most by Ira Byock

"Promise Me" hits the NYT bestseller list with a big pink sledgehammer!

From "The Figure of the Youth as a Virile Poet" by Wallace Stevens

And at the end, he should have decked him . . .

3 Qs for Benjamin Percy, author of "The Wilding"

Words and Movement--Let's Move!

Buy This Book: The Wilding by Benjamin Percy

Sunday night non sequitur: Holy hand jive!

Sunday Morning Blood:Night of the Living Trekkies!

Buy This Book: Patti Lupone: A Memoir

For the :( Files: Oprah picks...urg, I can't even say it.

Plug of the Day . . . for a Truly Amazing Retreat

Mystery Plays the Blues:On Bookseller David Thompson's Passing

A Beautiful Jewel of a Gift for the Reader

"That book sure gets around!" (Totally delightful trailer for "Changing Shoes" by Tina Sloan)

Debut Author Angi Morgan's Path to Publication

If only writers were celebrated like football teams . . .

Sunday Morning Groove: "Hey Soul Sister" and thinky thoughts on the vagaries of publishing

From the Onion archives: "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule"

Parting The Veil

In fairness, let's not overlook Ron Charles' hilarious beat-down of Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom"

What are you really advertising? (Brutally concise query advice from lit agent Janet Reid)

Ron Charles' hilarious (but not kind) review of Sara Gruen's "Ape House"

Cult Classic or Bestseller?

Buy This Book: Room by Emma Donoghue

Write like you're rockin' a sweet mullet: business in the front, party in the back.

2010 Hugo Awards (featuring fantastical worlds even stranger than the publishing industry)

Freebie Alert! Triple Exposure for Kindle

Finding Your Story's Core Vision

Buy This Book: "Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True" by Elizabeth Berg

Laura Lippman on Craig Ferguson discussing "I'd Know You Anywhere" (lots of laughs and a touch of sociopathy)

What Teachers Make:: A Pep Talk from Poet Taylor Mali