Salinger secrets remain secret


>By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer  Rumors of completed, unpublished manuscripts remain rumors; no one is talking. There are still no Salinger e-books or planned film adaptations of his work. One award-winning biographer was rebuffed in an attempt to write an authorized book about the legendary novelist of "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger's longtime … Continue reading Salinger secrets remain secret

Wynonna Judd’s Restless Heart


>This is interesting. Country crooner Wynonna Judd, who was successful as part of a duo with her Mother, Naomi Judd as the Judds, has written her first Fiction Novel, "Restless Heart".  Can she be successful in two arenas? http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=BrickONeil&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0451229266&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

UK book chain starts annual debut authors hot list


>Hmmm....I don't see me or MY novel, Aside of Murder, here anywhere 😉 British booksellers Waterstone's announced its first annual list of 11 debut novelists expected to achieve critical and commercial success. "We aspire to make the Waterstone's 11 one of the first major fixtures of the literary calendar, annually introducing our squad of authors … Continue reading UK book chain starts annual debut authors hot list

Conan Doyle estate approves new Holmes story


>This is great news!  I love reading the novels, books and stories Conan Doyle wrote about Holmes and Watson! Sherlock Holmes is to be brought back to life in the first new novel about the great Baker Street detective to be officially approved. Anthony Horowitz, author of stories about teenage spy Alex Rider, has been chosen … Continue reading Conan Doyle estate approves new Holmes story

Sept. 11 burn survivor has book deal


>Wow, bless her heart!  A woman nearly burned to death by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is ready to tell her story in a memoir, her publisher announced Monday. Lauren Manning, who was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center, has a deal for "Every Day, a Choice," which will come out in … Continue reading Sept. 11 burn survivor has book deal

Great Expectations, wasn’t.


>Uhm...It isn't the lack of sales or timing for Oprah's Book Picks...They are horrendously boring and dull picks.  Thats what the writer and those whom were interviewed of this article are trying to say about Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations." Back in high school, required reading for English IV in my … Continue reading Great Expectations, wasn’t.

Leave Twain Alone!


>Would publishers dream of editing Shakespeare?  How about rewriting "To Kill A Mockingbird"?  Would Jane Eyre read better if it were revamped? Of course not. Mark Twain's books, "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" are as much great literature as they are social commentary.  Where else can school children and others learn about America's dark age of Slavery? … Continue reading Leave Twain Alone!

Pulitzer-winning writer Ford to teach at Ole Miss


>Well, just Gawwwwd Bless him! I say, if you've got it, flaunt it.  Seems Pulitzer-winning writer Richard Ford wants to teach at Ole Miss.  He's got theories and ideas and just wants to share.  Good for him! From Associated Press: "I think the state, in the hands and eyes of its writers, has a lot that needs … Continue reading Pulitzer-winning writer Ford to teach at Ole Miss