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Joel C. Rosenberg
Tyndale Publishers
Currently Available

The Auschwitz Escape is a riveting novel by best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg. Using the Holocaust as a backdrop it becomes a psychological, political, and historical thriller intertwined with the mystery of how the concentration camp victims escape and whether they will survive. As Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th is observed,…

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EVERY SECRET THING: Danielle MacDonald interviewed at Tribeca

Danielle MacDonald spoke with We Live Films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Danielle plays Alice Manning in the film of Laura Lippman’s EVERY SECRET THING.

Anne Frasier: 5 (ok, 6) Albums I Love

Anne Frasier: 5 (ok, 6) Albums I Love

SISTER LOVERS by Big Star: Really, this album never gets old.

I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE by Yo La Tengo : I appreciate Yo La Tengo more all the time. More than I did a decade ago.

LEONARD COHEN by Leonard Cohen: This is not an unusual favorite. I’m guessing a lot of people love it. Suzanne? You’ve got the river and you’ve got boats and you’ve got tea and oranges.


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50 CHILDREN by Steven Pressman

50 CHILDREN by Steven Pressman

50 CHILDREN: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany
Steven Pressman
Harper Collins
April 22, 2014

Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28th emphasizes the response of Americans to the widespread persecution of the Jews in Europe. A recently published book by Steven Pressman, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission…

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PENNY DREADFUL: Who We Are promo

An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.



1975, Rob and crew ready for Summerfest

1975, Rob and crew ready for Summerfest

Some called him Le Roy, others called him Elroy. I called him both names, depending upon my mood and state of sobriety. But being called more than one name suited him: Le Roy/Elroy was a multiple kind of guy, who’d go anywhere and do anything

By the way, neither name was his real one.

But we settled on Le Roy and the bosses loved to give him assignments. He…

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Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2012 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Self-published books are included. All novels…

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Flashback: Cooking with Rick Riordan

Flashback: Cooking with Rick Riordan

I’m old enough to remember when Rick Riordan was known for writing great PI novels. I was a fan from the first book, BIG RED TEQUILA.

We ask Rick around issue 2 to do an article for us on food. This is what he sent!


Brunch with Rick Riordan Texas Style

Most of us have no trouble imagining an author typing away on the computer keyboard but what about his free time?

A typical Sunday morning…

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Veronica Mars praises Ellie Hatcher

Veronica Mars, world class detective, offers up her thoughts on NYPD (and Literary creation of Alafar Burke)

Big and loud: My Favorite Writers by Frank De Blase

Big and loud: My Favorite Writers by Frank De Blase

The other night I had the opportunity to speak as a special guest at a ladies monthly book club meeting. You know the deal; they all read the same book then get together to discuss its finer points. This month’s selection was my debut novel for Down & Out Books, PINE BOX FOR A PIN-UP.

OK, look, I know what you’re thinking: a suburban hen party, plenty of merlot, and healthy snacks that no one…

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