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  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • 2015 Newbery, Caldecott and Printz awards announced

    The American Library Assn. announced the winners of its slate of book prizes, including the Newbery, Caldecott and Printz awards, at its annual meeting Monday. The awards are for books for children and young adults, and the medallions that adorn the...
  • In the Pipeline: Cookie baker works to spread sweet inspiration

    In the Pipeline: Cookie baker works to spread sweet inspiration
    As we meet outside a nondescript doorway near Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach, a bear of a man leads me back through a labyrinth of hallways until we arrive at a simple kitchen. As soon as he opens the door, it hits you —...
  • Photographer captures sunrises, sunsets in book

    Photographer captures sunrises, sunsets in book
    Inspired by the sunrises and sunsets visible from her balcony on the 14th floor of Marina Village in Boynton Beach, Kim Weiss, a communications director for a publishing company, was moved to photograph the vivid colors and patterns into a book titled,...
  • James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen

    James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen
    Actor and author James Franco, who is rapidly becoming the Energizer Bunny of cinema, has announced the main cast for yet another film: an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle." According to the Hollywood Reporter, shooting on...
  • Colleen McCullough, author of 'The Thorn Birds,' dies at 77

    Colleen McCullough, author of 'The Thorn Birds,' dies at 77
    Colleen McCullough, author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds," died Thursday at age 77. She had suffered from ill health in recent years and died in a hospital on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. Although she wrote more than two dozen books,...
  • 'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

    'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77
    Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia...
  • Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'

    Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'
    Do we control the Internet or does the Internet control us? To what extent are social media sites — as British author, broadcaster and neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests in her new book, "Mind Change" — like junk food? Are digital...
  • Brian Urlacher plunked brother, pranked sister in 'Middle School Rules'

    Brian Urlacher plunked brother, pranked sister in 'Middle School Rules'
    Brian Urlacher struggled with sportsmanship, fueled a rivalry with his younger brother and terrorized his older sister, all of which he details in a book of a life lessons targeted to middle school children. The former Bears linebacker tweeted about his...
  • Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell

    Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell
    In a mountain pass in what Ross Ritchell's characters call "Afghanipakiraqistan," members of a U.S. special ops team debate the threat posed by a young boy standing on a rock just 50 meters away. He could be a harmless goat herder or could be, as one...
  • Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera

    Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera
    In Daniel Galera's "Blood-Drenched Beard," a young man travels to the small fishing village of Garopaba to investigate a mysterious death. This translation is a U.S. debut for Galera, a Brazilian author with three other novels under his belt. In his...