May is AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month, so I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite books by AAPI authors. These are mostly fantasy titles, since it's my favorite genre. Here we go. . . .
This article first appeared in Deborah's blog.
They're gaining some traction again, but time was, serial novels were a big deal in English-speaking countries. They were published in the newspapers (some more legitimate than others), and some of our best-beloved classics were first written that way--A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, for example.
A mess of a novel if I've ever read one . . .
From time to time, we poll our authors on their favorite books in a certain category. This time, we asked them about their favorite tales of myth and legend.
Here are their responses, in alphabetical order:
This week we've got a vlog entry! Deborah Natelson reads the first part of Sand to Glass by Remy Apepp, including its creation myth.
The book's back cover summary:
It's that time of year again--when we tell you about the new books we've got in the works for later this year!
And we're happy to announce that we've got more sequels coming!
March is National Women’s History Month. We’re a company founded by women, and (currently) most of our authors happen to be female. We adore strong female protagonists—and we’ve got a lot of those in our books. Two weeks ago, we heard from Sarah about her favorite women authors. Today, Deborah talks about how to write gender well (and mentions her favorite women authors at the end).
March is National Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. That means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For us, it means talking about our favorite women authors!
We’re a company founded by women, and (currently) most of our authors happen to be female. We adore strong female protagonists—and we’ve got a lot of those in our books. Today in our blog, Sarah talks about some of her absolute favorite women authors.
I recently read a book that began as contemporary literature and finished as romance. It was by turns clever and witty, romantic and dramatic, and was truly superb—for the first half. So what went wrong?
Let’s talk about the essential elements to crafting a good romance.
It’s Black History Month! While we should celebrate diversity all year round, we’re especially reminded of it at times like this.
“‘Diversity’ should just be called ‘reality.’ Your books, your TV shows, your movies, your articles, your curricula, need to reflect reality.” — Tananarive Due, author and American Book Award winner
Every author will get reviews they don’t like on their published work. It’s just a fact of life: not everyone who reads your book will love it, like it, or even understand it. Some reviewers may have criticisms of your book that make sense; some will use their review to take out their bad mood on you; some will say lovely things.