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We Need an American Girl Doll Who

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re a millennial on Twitter, or at least if you follow millennials on Twitter, you’ve likely come across the “We need an American Girl doll who…” meme. It’s a hilarious trend that …
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Interview with Moses Yuriyvich Mikheyev, Author of This Time Next

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write This Time Next Summer? I wrote the novel during and immediately after a rough break-up. I suppose people read for pleasure for one eternal reason: to find words that express how they feel. I also suppose that most of …
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How to Address Misinformation and Book Challenges: Book Censorship News,

Whether you’re in public schools or libraries or aren’t but support your local public institutions, one thing you can do right now to prepare for the fall and its inevitable wave of “parental rights” discourse and book challenges is get ahead of the misinformation. By openly addressing what has been …
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Key Takeaways from the 2022 Urban Library Trauma Study

“This report was birthed in trauma.” It’s a striking and heartbreaking opening statement for the groundbreaking 2022 Urban Library Trauma Study Report, released in late June at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference. While the beginnings of the study were rooted in library trauma before the COVID-19 pandemic, the …
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Check Out the Full-Length Trailer for The Lord of the

Amazon has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. It’s set in Middle-earth thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  The new trailer promises to live up to the epic fantasy …
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The Story Behind One Bossy Dare by Nicole Snow

Sometimes love starts with one big sip of ego, misunderstanding, and hilarity plus one unbelievable challenge. My latest book, One Bossy Dare, is a double shot of the alpha single dad trope and electrifying enemies-to-lovers goodness, but it’s also so much more! Eliza Angelo, daydream believer and coffee-nerd extraordinaire, doesn’t …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 15, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon Publishing Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing Today’s Featured Deals $6.99 The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka Get This Deal $1.99 Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 16, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon Publishing Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Get This Deal $1.99 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal …
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New Romance Books to Read

05 Jul 2022 Looking to fall in love with some new romance reads? You’ll adore these exciting new novels! This week you can get your hands on books by bestselling authors Amelia Shaw, Mary Ellen Taylor, Tracie Peterson, and more. Enjoy your new romance books and happy reading! Related grant scrolls_pure; if …
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Conlangs: How Many Fictional Languages Are There?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Confession: I am a linguistics nerd. Nowhere near Tolkien-levels, but I will totally judge your science fiction/fantasy novel on whether you have considered languages as part of your world building. As a book …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

05 Jul 2022 Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Victor Methos, Erin …
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Interview with Theophilus Monroe, Author of Voodoo and Vampires

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Voodoo and Vampires? Hailey was a favorite character in a previous story I wrote. She was so popular as a witch turned vampire that my readers asked if I’d write her story, too! As a young vampire, she’s looking …
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Interview with Dave Klapwyk, Author of Search Engine

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Search Engine – Black Flag Brigade Origins? After completing the Black Flag surviving trilogy, I wanted some of the younger, minor characters from that series to break out on their own. If you had to pick theme songs for …
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The Short Story That Saved My Life

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. TW: disordered eating, depression I have always been a reader who prefers epics that are published in volumes and look a lot like bricks. It is one of the only aspects of my …
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Interview with Tracie Breaux, Author of Refined

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Refined? When I was in my 40’s, I noticed on social media different stories about child abuse. I suppose I never thought about my past because there was no internet or social media before to compare my past to. …
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SFF Books Coming Out in July to Keep On Your

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. July is easily one of my favorite months of the whole year. When I was a kid, I associated it with summers stuffed with trips to the library and plenty of hours spent …
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Protect Yourself Now: Book Censorship News, July 8, 2022

The news roundup this week is minimal because of the holiday, which is both worth celebrating and worth being wary of. This summer, right-wing groups across the country are planning their fall strategies for censorship, and it is already gearing up to be a season worse than this last school …
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The 10 Best Fantasy Series: Audiobooks Edition!

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The best fantasy series (audiobooks especially!) can take us out of the world we live in and introduce us to perspectives we perhaps hadn’t considered before. The role of fantasy (and sci-fi), after …
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Interview with Rory Surtain, Author of Psyker

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Psyker? I’ve always been a fan of the dystopian, futuristic Black Library novels but wanted to do my own thing. Instead of focusing on the heroes and legends of that science fantasy universe, I went after an unknown, picking …
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Interview with Isaac Petrov, Author of Advent of Dreamtech

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Advent of Dreamtech? Ah, when I was a kid, I remember thinking up this story about this very lonely boy that lived with his abusive uncle, bullied by the world. He learned to use dreams to escape his hellish …
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