Category Archives: Things We Love

So Far Away meets Summerland on Stowe Mountain!

We weren’t aware of it, but it seems there was a mini-Reagan Arthur Books reunion going on at a certain Vermont ski lodge last weekend.  Our beloveds Elin Hilderbrand and Meg Moore ran into each other between hot cocoas and sent us this lovely evidence of their encounter.  Look at those smiles!  Next time we’re […]

Eowyn Ivey can let you into the city of Palmer, Alaska. Because she has the key.

We were sorry we couldn’t make it to Alaska for Eowyn Ivey’s publication party. Luckily, she filed this report: Like many people I know, I dreamed of escaping my hometown when I was a younger. I grew up in Palmer, Alaska, and I always felt like I knew every person around every street corner. This […]

On the Road with Eowyn Ivey

Last weekend I went to Denver for a fantastic event that Tattered Cover hosts once a year: Writers Respond to Readers.  The program brings four writers together for a day of readings, book discussions, and general merriment, with an audience of seriously dedicated book fans.  This audience!  I could talk about them for days.  They […]

What I Read Over Winter Vacation

I always dreaded that back-to-school essay we had to write about What We Did Over Summer Vacation. Like most kids, I didn’t have a lot of control over my summer activities (I pretty much just went to swim team practice).  If it were up to me, I’d have spent the summer before 4th grade training […]

Complaints, Conduct, and Ian Rankin’s infatuation with Twitter

On the Mulholland Books blog today, Ian Rankin writes about how he came up with the idea for his new series The Complaints, and in this great interview with the Arizona Republic he describes how cops respond to his books, and his infatuation with Twitter.

Bragging Time!

Huge congratulations to Frederick Reiken, author of “Day for Night”, which is a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  The award winner will be announced on April 29th, in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Although I am late to writing about it here, we are still celebrating […]

Sweet Things

To celebrate this Valentine’s Day we bring you three delectable news items: 1) Two Reagan Arthur Books are in the top three spots for the inaugural Salon Good Sex in Fiction Award—at #3 is a scene from Joshua Ferris’ “The Unnamed” involving sex in a hospital bed (it’s more romantic than it sounds, trust us) […]

Old World, Meet New

A short interview in which we talk to Amanda Tobier, marketing maven, about the creation of the “13, Rue Therese” website and the use of augmented reality. What first attracted you to “13, Rue Therese” as both a reader and a Marketing Manager? I am an unabashed Francophile! It tickled my French fancy, as well […]

Words Cannot Describe…

How beautiful the finished books and website are for “13, Rue Therese” by Elena Mauli Shapiro, which publishes on February 2nd.  The book has already occasioned a terrific Shelf Awareness piece on its unique marketing campaign (hint: even though the novel is set in France between the first and second World Wars, you’ll get the […]

Department of Heartwarming Things

I don’t know why but this story, linked to in today’s Publisher’s Lunch, about a little literary magazine started by a 57 year old woman in St. Paul, Minnesota winning a prestigious award warmed my wintry heart.  I think it was the name, Grey Sparrow, and the fact that the founder was inspired by a […]