Featured Writing

Garlic Press

by Michael Sandler Call it fierce appetite for gadgets, strawberry huller, a lobster pick good for fishing out olives. Lives imbue my favorite, cracking walnuts in a pinch, juicing lemons— but mostly for exuding garlic. Mom’s joke: a real chef would cook his goose with one. She used to clear…

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The Penmen Profile: International Bestseller Alexander McCall Smith

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Alexander McCall Smith’s impressive repertoire of more than 100 books span many genres, including academic non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. His work is published in 47 languages and he has publishers all around the world. Since the publication of his first book in 1980, the international bestseller…

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The Penmen Profile: International Bestselling Author Liza Palmer

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Fiction writer Liza Palmer hit the international bestsellers list with her debut novel, “Conversations with the Fat Girl” (2005). Since then, she has written six other highly-praised books, earned two Emmy nominations for her writing in the first season of “VH1’s Pop Up Video” and now works…

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The Penmen Profile: Bestseller Robin Wasserman

by Rebecca LeBoeuf “Girls on Fire,” Robin Wasserman’s first adult novel, was named an NPR and a BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year in 2016. The book also received praise from the New York Times, the Associated Press, Booklist and Cosmopolitan, among many other positive reviews. A faculty member of…

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Even Best-selling Authors Face Challenges

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Even the most well-known authors face challenges when writing. Between the editing, the motivation and the time constraints, take a look at what challenges best-selling authors Toni Blake, Chris Bohjalian, Janet Evanovich, Tess Gerritsen, Sy Montgomery, Gwyn Hyman Rubio and Dee Dee M. Scott face when it comes to…

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Talking Writing with Dee Dee M. Scott

Award-winning playwright and author Dee Dee M. Scott, is also a screenwriter, publisher, producer and director. She is the author of the bestselling book, “My Husband’s Woman,” which she later adapted to the stage. A full list of her books can be found here. Have you always written? Yes. I…

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Advice from Writers for Writers

In this video from Author Magazine, inspiring authors – including Wally Lamb, Tomie dePaola, Diane Hammond, Clive Cussler, Ridley Pearson, Lee Child, Graeme Base, Garth Stein, Alice Hoffman and so many others – share their advice for writers.

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The Penmen Profile: Bestselling Author Gwyn Hyman Rubio

By Pamme Boutselis Gwyn Hyman Rubio is the bestselling author of “Icy Sparks,” a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a 1998 New York Times Notable Book. A national bestseller, the novel was praised as “vivid and unforgettable” (New York Times Book Review) and “a combination of fire and ice that…

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The Penmen Profile: Bestselling Romance Writer Toni Blake

By Kaycee Gnatowski At the age of 10, Toni Blake knew she wanted to become a writer and was determined to make her dreams come true, despite all of the negativity surrounding her chosen career path. These days, Blake is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books,…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-Winning Author Richard Adams Carey

by Pamme Boutselis Richard Adams Carey’s essays and short fiction have appeared—and are forthcoming—in a number of journals and magazines. He is the author of three prize-winning books of narrative nonfiction: “Raven’s Children” (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), “Against the Tide” (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) and “The Philosopher Fish” (Counterpoint Press, 2005). Carey…

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