THE OATH: An Interview with A.M. Linden

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Few novelists tackle writing epic storylines on par with Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, particularly right out of the starting gate. But that is exactly what newcomer A.M. Linden has done. Today she stops by to chat with us about her path to publication, the history behind the saga itself, and the characters who took on a life of their own and changed the trajectory of her tale. We hope you find this exclusive interview with the author as compelling as we did. Enjoy! —J&H

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Brenda Jackson Makes White Chicken Chili [VIDEO]

Bestselling author Brenda Jackson dishes on her career, her marriage, and her cooking in Harlequin’s new video series, Books & Cooks. (Photo courtesy Harlequin Books, YouTube)

We know our readers love two things: a great read and a delicious recipe. Apparently our friends over at Harlequin realized this is the perfect pairing too, because they recently launched a new Web series called Books & Cooks, which pairs one of their bestselling authors with a culinary expert. In the first installment, actress and singer Princess Elmore teaches New York Times bestselling novelist Brenda Jackson to make her yummy white chicken chili.

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Gillian Harvey’s ‘Everything is Fine’ Reminds Us to Stop Taking Ourselves so Seriously [REVIEW]

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On Instagram, it may look like she loves rabbit food, but that’s just because nobody’s caught her eating all those biscuits. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A blog seemed like a great idea in the beginning, when all she wanted was to lose a little weight. She thought a public diary would help her stick to her goals. Little did she realize just how much it would take over her entire life. In Gillian Harvey’s Everything is Fine, she reminds us that the road to ruin is paved with good intentions.

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Author Gillian Harvey’s Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media [GUEST POST]

Author Gillian Harvey and her son Robbie overload on sugar.
Gill and her son Robbie overload on sugar. (Photo courtesy Gillian Harvey)

We love the premise of the novel, Everything is Fine, which is about a woman who has it all… at least on her Instagram feed. But in real life, things aren’t always what they appear. But how does a writer—who depends on social media platforms to get the word out about her work—truly feel about this aspect of online culture? Find out in today’s candid guest post from author Gillian Harvey. Enjoy! —J&H

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‘An Equal Justice’: Six Questions for Chad Zunker [INTERVIEW]

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Author Chad Zunker is passionate about thwarting homelessness. (Photo courtesy the author)

When we first read Chad Zunker’s An Equal Justice, we were blown away by his knack for delving deep into his characters lives even as he built pulse-pounding suspense. Most of all, however, we were impressed by the phenomenal job he does of laying his heart on the line and exposing the very things that matter most to him, including the growing plight of the homeless in Texas. That’s why we were delighted to get the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his work, on the page and behind the scenes. We hope you enjoy this insightful interview! —J&H Read more of this post