Weina Dai Randel | Debut Spotlight, January 1, 2016

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The first in a duology coming out in March, The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is a stunning debut for historical fiction fans, especially those fascinated by China’s glorious past.

Righting Past Wrongs: Alafair Burke’s The Ex

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In Burke’s 11th novel, Olivia Randall’s once great love, Jack Harris—whose heart she broke when they were young but old enough for her to carry the guilt all these years later—returns in the most unexpected way.

Q&A: Dave Ferraro | SELF-e

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Dave Ferraro’s latest title, Yokai, was recently named Best Fantasy in Library Journal‘s Self-Published Ebook Awards and is available to read on the SELF-e platform.

Q&A: Randy L. Morkved

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Balcony 7 offers an intriguing mix of titles. Recently, the company’s publisher, Randy L. Morkved, answered some questions via email about how the business got started and what they have to offer.

Brian Panowich | Debut Spotlight, December 1, 2015

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LJ caught up with Brian Panowich, author of the debut novel, Bull ­Mountain, a sweeping tale of a long-standing feud between brothers in the Appalachians of northern Georgia.

Unnamed Press: LJ Talks to Press Founders C.P. Heiser & Olivia Taylor Smith

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Unnamed Press recently spoke to LJ about how it came to be that the authors on its winter 2016 list are all women, and why that’s a welcome development.

Isabel Allende | LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2015

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The Japanese Lover, Allende’s lushly detailed new work embraces the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, homosexuality in less liberal times, and immigration today

Q&A: Natasha Pulley | Debut Spotlight, November 15, 2015

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An enthralling, immersive story about a watchmaker who remembers the future and a telegraphist forced to turn spy, Natasha Pulley’s debut, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, is a brilliant example of speculative fiction

The Virtues of Girl Detectives

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Happy Publication Day to librarian Max Wirestone, whose debut mystery, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, hits library and bookstore shelves today. To celebrate this important occasion, Wirestone shares some of the attributes of his favorite fictional girl detectives that influenced his own creation.

Playing it Safe: Author Steve Albrecht Tackles Security Measures for Libraries

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Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of Library Security, is retired from the San Diego police department and manages a training, coaching, and management consulting firm.