Interview with Jeff Vandermeer, Author of "Dead Astronauts"

By Erin Berger Erin Berger Catches Up With the Author of Dead Astronauts In Jeff VanderMeer’s work, nature is often the stuff of nightmares. In his recent novel Dead Astronauts, he describes a duck with a reptilian, serrated smile, its body sometimes covered with a thin, oozing crust of blood. In one encounter, it feasts on a rodent with a … Continue reading Interview with Jeff Vandermeer, Author of "Dead Astronauts"

Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan. “Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was … Continue reading Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

The science fiction book club is hosting a Q and A with Lisa Yaszek about Women of Science Fiction. Yaszek is a professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech. Her research areas include issues of gender, race, and science and technology in science fictionShe wrote “Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction” … Continue reading Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

Tonight’s Poetry Friday

I made a #reading friend at work and she has supplied me with a few reads from local #southernillinois authors. Here, local writer and fellow #iraqwar Veteran shares poetry from 2012-2016. Thanks patti for fueling my thoughts. I think I'll return the favor🤗📖 #poetry #poetrycommunity #amreading #FridayReads #book #booklovers #BookWorm #POEMS #poetweet #poetryofinstagram #poemsporn #poemsofinstagram … Continue reading Tonight’s Poetry Friday

Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Author of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", Robert Louis Stevenson was born #OTD in 1850. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from … Continue reading Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

The Indie Bookstore Hustle

Donna Paz Kaufman has grown used to hearing the melodramatic doom and gloom soundtrack around bookstores. “Every decade I’ve been in this business, somebody has said bookstores are going to die, and it was for a whole different reason,” she says. Since 1992, she’s been consulting with and training independent bookstore owners on how to … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore Hustle