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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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The Penmen Profile: Women’s Fiction Writer Julie Pennell

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Julie Pennell published her debut novel, “The Young Wives Club,” in February. Pennell’s book follows four young women, still in relationships from high school, as they discover how complicated love is. With praise from Kirkus, Booklist, Bestselling Author Karen White and others, “The Young Wives Club” shifts…

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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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The Penmen Profile: YA Sci-fi Author Ryan Dalton

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Ryan Dalton’s second book from the “Time Shift Trilogy” hits shelves in April, so there’s still time to read his debut novel and book one, “The Year of Lightning.” This young adult science fiction trilogy follows not-so-normal teenage twins as they encounter and solve mysteries and often…

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The Penmen Profile: “Jerkbait” Author Mia Siegert

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Southern New Hampshire University professor Mia Siegert writes contemporary young adult, adult thriller and literary fiction in the form of short stories, articles, personal essays and now novels. Published May 2016, Siegert’s coming-of-age novel, “Jerkbait,” was identified as the top new release in Teen and Young Adult…

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The Penmen Profile: YA and Historical Fiction Author Han Nolan

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Han Nolan is the author of nine young adult fiction and historical fiction novels. Her first novel, “If I Should Die Before I Wake,” published in 2003, achieved the International Reading Association/​Children’s Book Council Book Award. In this book, Nolan unites the present with a dark part of history,…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-Winning YA Novelist Jo Knowles

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Jo Knowles is an award-winning author of young adult and middle grade fiction novels. Her first novel, “Lessons From a Dead Girl” (2007), was presented with The Pen New England Children’s Book Discovery Award and named A New York Library Book for the Teen Age. Knowles’ middle grade fiction novel,…

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A SNHU Chat with YA Novelist Jennifer Caloyeras

By Pamme Boutselis A novelist and short fiction writer living in Los Angeles, Jennifer Caloyeras is the author of two young adult novels, “Strays” and “Urban Falcon.” Her short stories have been published in Monday Night Literacy, Wilde Magazine, Storm Cellar and Booth. She is a dog columnist for the…

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James Patterson: What I’ve Learned

Did you know James Patterson’s first book was rejected 37 times by publishers? Look where he is today! Check out this video to find out what this prolific author learned along the way.

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The Penmen Profile: Young Adult and New Adult Author William Vaughn

by Diane Walters William Vaughn is a writer of Young Adult, New Adult and technical manuals, living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Marilyn.  A lifelong adventurer, Vaughn has travelled all over the world, starting at a young age with his military family. He went to school in Germany,…

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