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Mark Z. Danielewski Releases The Cover Of His New Book ‘The Familiar’

The 'House of Leaves' author is back with a planned 27 vol. story

Mark Z. Danielewski, one of my all-time favorite contemporary authors, has released the cover of volume one of his new book The Familiar that will reportedly be released in 27 volumes. Those of you familiar with MZD‘s work (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions and The Fifty Year Sword) know that his writing style is unconventional and always very different from one book project to the next. The multi-volume project The Familiar has been in the works for many years now and we are very close to the official release of volume 1 in May. Click below to see the cover of this book and learn more about MZD‘s new book(s). More »

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Catching Up With An Old Friend

The TV Guide

Last night I made my way out to Book Soup in West Hollywood to catch up with an old friend … who just so happened to be hosting a book reading and booksigning on her birthday. Actress/author Amber Benson and I go back a few years but it has been a long time since we’ve been able to hang out. We keep in touch via social media but I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been years since we’ve seen one another (I might have been blonde the last time I saw her). When I found out that she was doing a booksigning, I knew I had to head out to see and support her … which I did last night. More »

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J.K. Rowling Shares A Draco Malfoy Story On Pottermore

"Draco’s feelings for Harry were always based ... on envy."

Last week, Harry Potter author JK Rowling released the first of 12 surprises from the Potter book series that she plans to release over the 12 days leading up to Xmas. Thus far, the surprises have been little more than small informative blurbs about lesser known characters and various places in the world of Harry Potter. Today, finally, JK brought the goods. The surprise available today is all about the Draco Malfoy character. By solving today’s riddle on the Pottermore website, readers are treated to a lot of illuminating information about the Draco character … something fans have been waiting for since this 12 days of Xmas thing was first announced. Read excerpts of today’s surprise below. More »

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Judy Blume Is Releasing A Book For Adults In June 2015

'In The Unlikely Event'

Beloved young adult author, responsible for some of the most important books of our childhood/teenage years, is coming back to us with a book written for adults set to be released next summer. Judy Blume, THE Judy Blume, has written a new novel titled In The Unlikely Event for we adults — her first in 15 years. Today we get to see the cover art for Blume‘s new book and we get to learn a bit about the plot details. Are you there, readers? It’s me Trent … passing along some really great book news!! More »

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J.K. Rowling Will Release 12 New Stories In The Days Leading Up To Xmas Day

Christmas comes early to Pottermore

Back in October, JK Rowling surprised fans by releasing a new story in honor of Hallowe’en focused on the villainous character Dolores Umbridge. Today we learn that Rowling has an even bigger surprise for the Xmas holiday season. An email was sent to Pottermore users that announces the forthcoming release of 12 new short stories written by JK Rowling to commemorate the 12 days of Xmas leading up to December 25. Every day, at 8AM ET, a new story will be released for our reading pleasure on Pottermore.com. I’d say that it is going to be a great Xmas holiday for Harry Potter fans! More »

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Toni Morrisson Is Releasing A New Novel In 2015

'God Help The Child'

Toni Morrison, one of the greatest living authors of our time, is readying the release of a new novel that is scheduled to hit stores in April of next year. The Nobel Prize-winning author will release her 11th novel, titled God Help the Child, on April 30, 2015. Sadly I cannot say that I have read all of Morrison‘s books but I have read enough of them to know that she is a veritable treasure. Click below to learn more details about God Help the Child and get excited, y’all!! A new Toni Morrison book is cause for great celebration. More »

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A Conversation With Anne & Christopher Rice

The TV Guide

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending an in-person discussion between authors Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice at a book-signing for her new novel Prince Lestat. I was super excited to learn earlier this year that Anne would be writing about her beloved vampire characters again and when I found out that she would be appearing at a book-singing event here in LA, moderated by her son and my friend Christopher, I knew I had to be there. The authors conversed for about 45 minutes before questions were taken from the audience and then our books were signed. It was a really great night with a pair of really remarkable people. More »

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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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