“I just finished Lisa Adams’ book. I love that she used the word ‘twatwaffle’ — not once, but twice!” I REALLY want to put that on the back of the book for the next printing…
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Q: Is this book autobiographical? A: No. Rhiannon’s stepmom situation is very different from mine. That said, I have personally experienced many of the same feelings, particularly those associated with being a childless stepmother with … Continue reading
1. “Monster Night” was based on a dream I had as a child. 2. The evil sweater was originally named Wan, not Stan. I changed it because I was afraid people would hear the name … Continue reading
Chocolate croissants are good. S’more croissants are way better. 1 plain croissant Dark chocolate 1 marshmallow Fresh raspberries to taste Cut croissant lengthwise, making the bottom half thinner than the top half. Arrange the chocolate … Continue reading
Mint lovers, start melting! This mint medley features velvety Andes mints and a crispy mint cookie. 3 to 4 Andes mints 1/2 graham cracker 1 marshmallow 1 crispy mint cookie (Thin Mint, Mint Oreo, Mint … Continue reading
The book never did hit the big time, but we had fun appearing on BookTV (much to our surprise) and radio shows. We also got a few nice reviews. Library Journal In each chapter, the … Continue reading
Feshy has definitely been a long time coming. I started writing a simpler form of the book, originally called Feshy’s Paradise, in 1999. Though that draft was the elementary age novel I wanted to write, … Continue reading
Just to follow up on John’s comments about the top political sellers for 2007, here are the actual top 15 nonfiction bestsellers: 1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Atria/Beyond Words (11/06) 4,590,000 2. The Dangerous … Continue reading
This post by John Heath, whatever it might say above Taking a look at the bestselling lists from 2007 and 2008, I have not been surprised that they generally look a lot like those from … Continue reading
Okay, I’m serious now, people. Stop reading James Patterson! He’s just not that good. The numbers, alas, say otherwise: in addition to the four paperback bestsellers already mentioned in my earlier post, the guy has … Continue reading
Here they be. 1. Blood Brothers. Nora Roberts. Orig. Jove (2,247,730) 2. Cross. James Patterson. Rep. Grand Central (1,831,296) 3. Angels Fall. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,655,329) 4. Judge & Jury. James Patterson & Andrew … Continue reading
Okay, they’ve been here, it turns out, for almost a month. But Publisher’s Weekly has this sneaky way of burying each year’s numbers in its voluminous archives, hiding their presence even from its own search … Continue reading
Hey! My article, “How NOT to Write a Bestseller,” went up last week, but I just discovered it! I’m so on top of things. Beneath the Cover is a great place to find articles on … Continue reading
Sorry for the long absence, folks. Teeth have been pulled out of my face and radioactive iodine injected into my cat. It’s been a crazy month. But I’ll be posting my latest review very soon. … Continue reading
Joel Osteen has written another book. It’s called Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day, and it’s #2 right now—it premiered last week at #1, but got bumped by the … Continue reading
“Author hopes to elevate level of political discourse by illuminating legal issues surrounding hot-button topics,” claims this article in one of our local papers, The Almanac. The subject is Palo Alto resident Malcolm Friedberg, who’s … Continue reading
Some people come to relationships with pets and furniture. We came with books. We have so many books. When we fantasize about our dream house, the most important room is always the library, with great … Continue reading
I swear I didn’t cut him into tiny pieces and bury him in the basement.
So we’ve been getting a lot of flack on this blog post about how we apparently hate romance novels, mostly from people who haven’t read our book but have read reviews of it. People have … Continue reading
So we went to a wedding this past weekend, and I think it’s fair to say we had never been so thrilled to be at any wedding in our lives. Never mind that we had … Continue reading