Historical Novelist Lynn Cullen, Part 2: The Craft of Art

In Part 1 of my interview with Lynn Cullen (see July 30th), I briefly discussed her break-out novel, Mrs. Poe.  But as Cullen says herself, “It takes years to figure out your craft and the industry. Those who want a short cut, well, it doesn’t happen.” Back when she was a young mother finishing her English […]

Crafting a Story, Completing a Jigsaw Puzzle

If you have received this post via email, please click on the title.  Today we welcome Crystal Klimavicz as a new blogger. Crystal has just published her first novel, Falling through Trees. A daughter of New England, Crystal moved to north metro Atlanta 16 years ago with her husband. She has worked in the healthcare sector […]

Robert Coram: Military Biographer, Part Two

Did you receive this post via email? Please click on the title to read in your browser. Tuesday, I introduced you to military biographer Robert Coram, told you about his background, and discussed his approach to writing. Today–a bit about his biographies, the three he’s published and the one still in draft stage. Boyd: The […]

Robert Coram: Military Biographer, Part One

  Did you receive this post via email? Please click on the title to read in your browser. “I have the best job in the world,” says Robert Coram. “I get to write about American heroes.” His theme is particularly timely for this week of Memorial Day, May 26th. The hardest thing for Coram is […]

The Novelty of Truth – The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran

Today, Readers Unbound welcomes guest blogger  Sigrid Fry-Revere, whose book The Kidney Sellers will launch March 1st. Dr. Fry-Revere is the ethics consultant for the Washington Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee and project director of the Center for Ethical Solution’s SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project. She has written hundreds of articles for […]

Gifts Matter

Today, Readers Unbound is pleased to host guest blogger Rona Simmons. Rona Simmons is the author of The Quiet Room, a historical novel set in Evansville, Indiana, a town generations of her family called home.  Her previous works include a ghostwritten biography of a prominent Atlanta businessman, a collection of short stories compiled from interviews […]

The Yin and Yang of Poetry and Community, a Conversation with HawaH: Part 2

The clouds converse Over a glass of sunset. The sky is drunk From light. – “Light” by HawaH, The Poetry of Yoga, V. 2, 35. Yesterday, we celebrated the year anniversary of The Poetry of Yoga, Volume 2. Today let’s take a closer look at HawaH, the man who edited the two volumes and the poet whose […]

The Historical Novel, Where the Truth Lies: A Conversation with Anthony Grooms

Depending on whom you ask, the Search for Truth can be an elusive prey. Do we find it in the Historian’s facts or in the Philosopher’s Idealities? The Historical Novelist certainly employs facts and ideas, but what he aims to demonstrate is how an event felt to a character, thus allowing the reader to experience […]

Treasuring memories – author Helen Carey talks about researching the fourth novel in her bestselling wartime LAVENDER ROAD series.

Today is Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day in the UK. The date, November 11th,  commemorates the end to hostilities in World War I, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  And today, Readers Unbound is pleased to host, all the way from Wales, Helen Carey, author of the Lavender Road series, who […]

The Writer’s Voice – A Reader’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: If you received this post earlier, that was in error. I accidentally clicked Publish Immediately instead of Update. The following post is the corrected version, including the real author, Eve Shulmister. I apologize for any confusion. What is a writer’s voice, and why should readers care? If we were talking about music, you’d […]