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A Dark Harvest for Kansas Day

A Dark Harvest for Kansas Day

Cold Blood and Dark Places? I’ve a Feeling We’re in Kansas As Kansas natives, my husband and I have been known to befuddle our neighbors with Kansas Day parties that include crossword puzzles and Kansas-based Jeopardy games with clues about notable Kansans such as Langston Hughes, Buster Keaton, Zasu Pitts, Milton Stone (Doc on Gunsmoke), President […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Webcomics Wednesday: Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Webcomics Wednesday: Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

I’ve been tossing this particular webcomic around the old brain box whenever a fortnightly Wednesday rolls around because I’ve been a fan of Beaton and Hark! A Vagrant since long before I had even heard the word Booklist, but I’ve been worried that all I’ll be able to muster up about it is embarrassing, blithering fanaticism.  So far, I’ve […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced

2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced

The 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards were announced yesterday. The award “honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Sydney Taylor, whom the award memorializes, was the author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series. The winning titles, linked to Booklist reviews when available, are below. […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists for 2014 have been announced. This year, for the first time in the nearly 40 years since the awards have been in existence, a book has been nominated in more than one category. Citizen: An American Lyric has been nominated in both the Criticism and Poetry categories. The […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Edgar Award Nominations Announced

2015 Edgar Award Nominations Announced

It’s the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe, the namesake of the Edgar Awards, created by the Mystery Writers of America. The awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, published or produced in 2014. Visit www.theedgars.com for details about the nominees. The winners will be announced at a banquet […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?

Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In the first post of our Publishing U series, agent Joanna Volpe explores an important question with two of her clients: author-illustrators Lori Nichols and Elizabeth Rose Stanton. As you’ll see, there are many paths […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →