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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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Spotlight: “Appointment with ISIL” Author Joe Giordano

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Since the last time The Penmen Review caught up with Joe Giordano in 2015, the author has been hard at work on his latest novel, “Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller,” which was released in June. Shifting away from the historical fiction genre, Provati tried his…

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The Penmen Profile: “Knowing” Screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Author and screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson may be best known for the 2009 film, “Knowing,” a sci-fi thriller featuring Nicholas Cage that hit number one in the international box office during its opening weekend. He first emerged in the world of screenwriting, however, with the film, “Mercury…

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SNHU Talks Writing with Suspense Novelist Gary Braver

by Pamme Boutselis Gary Braver is the pen name of Gary Goshgarian, an award-winning professor of English at Northeastern University and the author of eight critically acclaimed suspense novels; three under his own name – “Atlantis Fire,” “Rough Beast” and “The Stone Circle” – and five under his pen name…

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Writing to Thrill: 10 Questions with Bestselling Novelist Chevy Stevens

by Pamme Boutselis Chevy Stevens is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, “Still Missing,” which won the 2011 International Thriller of the Year Award in the Best First Novel category. “Still Missing” has been published in over 30 countries. Her second novel, “Never Knowing,” is also an…

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