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R.L. Stine Wrote An Entire Hallowe’en Story On Twitter

'What's In My Sandwich?'

PITNB intern Iris gave me the heads up that Goosebumps author R.L. Stine wrote a short story for Hallowe’en that he published entirely on Twitter last night. This little story is titled What’s In My Sandwich? and, in fine Stine form, it tells a creepily twisted tale that is scary just enough for, well, anyone. Click below to read R.L. Stine‘s Twitter-published story and see if it gives you goosebumps. More »

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A Beyoncé Biography Is Coming

The Unauthorized Beyography

Famed celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has set his sights on Beyoncé as the subject of his next unauthorized “tell-all” book which is due for publication next year. Many of you longtime celeb watchers might recognize Taraborrelli‘s name because he has written successful unauthorized biographies of Michael Jackson and Madonna back in the ’90s and now, it would appear, he is ready to take on Beyoncé‘s life and tell his version of it. Read on for more deets. More »

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More Alive!

The TV Guide

This month, Darion’s mother Janai Mestrovich published her latest book titled The Grandma Boom Chronicles: More Alive at 65! and she graciously sent me an early copy of the book for review. For the past few weeks, I have been spending as much time as possible reading her book and truly enjoying every word written. Janai is a mother first, yes, but she is also an adept educator and author and getting to see the scholastic side to her personality by reading her words has been a delight. I am nearly finished with the book but last night, I spent a bit of time engaged in More Alive at 65! and I feel compelled to share some of my lurve for the book with all of you today. More »

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J.K. Rowling Has Released A Second New ‘Harry Potter’ Story For Fans

One of Rowling's fave "off-stage" characters

Early last month, author JK Rowling released a new short story from the world of her Harry Potter books that was met with delight by her legion of fans. As you may recall, the story gave an update about the lives of some of our most beloved Harry Potter characters. Today we learn that Rowling has released another new story from the world of Harry Potter but this time, the focus is on a character that was never really featured in the Harry Potter series. Do you remember the character Celestina Warbeck? If so … or if not, the story below will teach you all about her. More »

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Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ Book Series Will Be Adapted As New Films

Undead

Back in March we learned the happy news that author Anne Rice has decided to resume her Vampire Chronicles book series with the release of a new novel titled Prince Lestat which is set for release later this year. Yesterday, Universal Pictures announced that they have optioned all of the books in The Vampire Chronicles to be adapted into new films. As you may know, Anne‘s first book in the series, Interview with the Vampire, was adapted into a hugely successful film back in 1994 with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt starring (a really subpar sequel titled Queen of the Damned was released in 2002). 20 years later, Universal feels like its time to reboot the franchise. Even more exciting, Anne‘s son Christopher Rice wrote the screenplay for the Vampire Chronicles book Tale of the Body Thief and Universal purchased the rights to his screenplay! Lots of great news for the Rice family today. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is Looking For A Ghost Writer To Pen Her Tell-All Book

Apparently, she's hoping to hire E.L. James

Back in December of last year, we first learned that Lindsay Lohan was lookin’ to score a book deal so that she could publish a tell-all memoir. Today we learn that plans for Lindsay‘s book are still very much in the works … the only problem is that she needs to find someone to write her book for her (cuz heaven knows the girl cannot write an entire book all on her own). According to a new report, Lohan is looking for a ghost writer to pen her tell-all memoir and apparently, she is hoping to hire Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James for the job. To which I must respond, L. O. L. More »

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George R. R. Martin Is Releasing A Kids Book

Wherein all of the characters are slaughtered, no doubt

Geroge RR Martin may not be any closer to releasing the next book in his Game of Thrones book series A Song of Ice and Fire but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a new book coming out soon. Today we learn that Martin will be releasing a kids book titled The Ice Dragon in October that features characters that live in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s unknown if this new book will feature the same carnage and violence as his adult books but, honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if it does. Click below to see the cover of The Ice Dragon and learn more about this new book. More »

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Anne Rice Reveals The Book Covers For The US & UK Versions Of ‘Prince Lestat’

Undead

Back in March, author Anne Rice announced the resumption of her book series The Vampire Chronicles with the forthcoming release of her new novel Prince Lestat. Today we get our first look at the book covers for the US and UK versions of the book, due out in October. Fans of Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles (like ME!) are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this new Lestat book so this look at the book covers should be a nice treat. More »

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Watch: George R.R. Martin Has Two Words (And One Finger) For The People Who Doubt He Will Finish Writing The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book Series [UPDATED WITH VIDEO]

"I find that question pretty offensive"

Many people do not believe that George RR Martin will live long enough to finish writing the final books of his very popular Game of Thrones books so much that they keep asking him about it. In response to those people who doubt that he will live long enough to write his books, Martin has only two words (and one finger) for them. Can you guess what his message to the doubters is? Click below to find out if you are correct. More »

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J.K. Rowling Has Released A NEW ‘Harry Potter’ Story For Any/Everyone To Read

Read an excerpt NOW

Back in December we learned the exciting news that author JK Rowling is working on a theatrical stage play that will feature her beloved characters from her Harry Potter book series. Today, tho, Rowling has another amazing gift for us. JK has penned a NEW short story that features Harry Potter and his famous friends from Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and has released it for all to read online. The story, as told by The Daily Prophet’s gossip correspondent, Rita Skeeter, is a report from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals that focuses on the attendance of Harry Potter and his friends at the tournament. Potter, now almost 34 years old, is an auror and … well, you have to read the full short story to learn more. Click below to read an excerpt from this fun new Harry Potter story and then carry on to read the short story in full. More »

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