If you’re reaching for a dictionary at the word “mixtopian,” don’t bother: I confess I made it up. I figure it’s one of those terms that should exist but doesn’t. It does, however, beg the question, how does a mixtopia differ from “normal life”?
Do you love a good pirate romance? Discovering how pirates pillaged the Mediterranean, looted Asia under the command of Madame Ching Shih, and even pirated American rivers is another way to enjoy swashbuckling tales.
My challenge, as an author, is to make alternate worlds believable. The more fantastical the world, the more important it is to include details that help readers suspend their disbelief.
We are involved in a sort of war today, but it is a vastly different one. The battle against the coronavirus brings hardships. No question. But they are of a different order.
If you’re anything like me, then not a day goes by without you dreaming of the coming zombie apocalypse. Here are ten practical tips for surviving the onslaught of the walking dead. Follow them, and you just might survive the end of the world.
Read on to discover 12 books that we are excited about becoming movies in 2020.
Have you ever lost track of a favorite book from your childhood because you can’t remember the title or author? Here are a few tips we’ve used when searching for a lost book we love.
Here is a pop quiz. How many books in The Dune Trilogy? If your answer is three, you’re wrong. So, how often does a trilogy become a series?
Old newspapers are a treasure trove of information for authors, but these archives are also a great place for readers intrigued by authentic records of days gone by or those who enjoy losing a few interesting hours.
Researchers, educators, and parents all agree—children need to learn about STEM (or STEAM): science, technology, engineering, art, and math. But how do you get kids excited about math, science, and the rest?
Stories are an irrevocable part of our society. Here are the 5 essential life skills you’ll gain from reading fiction.
Authors have the power to add and erase characters from novels and do so often to create a better story for readers. Have you ever contemplated what the world would be like if you had never been born?
What most people consider to be typical historical language is actually elevated, formal language that was likely not used by the average person. Read on for the unauthorized, untold history of historic language!
Learn how Amy Maroney’s chance encounter with a mysterious painting at Oxford University inspired her historical mystery series.
Jimmy Kimmel sends a team to the streets to see if individuals can name a book, any book. The results may shock and disappoint you.
Have you heard about the 850 new words that were added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary?
Readers have many qualities that make them the kind of people you want to have around. Does this list of 29 things readers are best at sound like you or your book-loving best friend?
Here are 29 books becoming movies in 2018 ordered by their release date. Get them read before the movies come out!
From real-life murderers to disturbing personal habits, how much do you know about the lives behind some of the most popular and publicized writers?
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