King, Grisham tout importance of independent bookstores

Stephen King called independent booksellers “the intellectual lifeblood of America” on Wednesday during a live video discussion with John Grisham. The free event, hosted on King’s YouTube channel with suggested donations going to the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation, was a wide-ranging conversation […]

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My favorite five: Stephen King adaptations (TV)

Stephen King’s books are long. Longer than the Bible, in some cases. That’s likely why many of the movie adaptations over the years have either been bad on their own or nowhere close to the source material (though these one’s were well […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Plot versus character

The Internet is full of profiles and interviews featuring authors offering advice to other writers, glimpses into their lives, and gracious thank-yous to those who want to know about little ol’ them. This Texas Monthly story about Paulette Jiles is not one […]

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The writer life: Do you write every day?

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series in which I quickly discuss my writing life. Topics will vary, and I’m not ever trying to provide a one-size-fits-all answer or approach. There’s a contingent of authors who believe that any […]

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My favorite five: Stephen King adaptations (movies)

The list of screen adaptations of Stephen King’s literary works is mountainous, and producers have been making them for so long that some are getting their own remakes (think IT and Pet Sematary) or went on to have derivative sequels (like Children […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Bosch is back

Though it was the correct move — and one that everyone knew was coming — I was still disappointed when ThrillerFest was canceled this year. Not only is it a fun weekend in New York for authors in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres to […]

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My favorite five: Bookish movies

I don’t know about all authors, but I really enjoy seeing novelists — real and fictional — depicted on the big screen. And there’s no shortage of movies about novelists. Please note that this list does not include movies about poets, screenwriters, […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Dark side of the moon

Like many authors, seeing my characters depicted on a movie theater screen would be out of this world. Getting a novel optioned not only means more money (not always seven figures, but that does happen), but other cool perks like visits to […]

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