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Sunday Salon: Armchair Audies, 2013 Edition

This will be my third year participating in the Armchair Audies. In 2012, I read and predicted the Humor, Narration by the Author/Authors, and Audiobook of the Year categories. Last year, I read and predicted the Non-Fiction and Short Stories/Collections categories. This year, I’ve decided to read new categories. But first, what’s the Armchair Audies all about? I loved Overreader‘s description so much that I’m mostly stealing […]

Armchair Audies 2013: My Predictions

I loved Overreader‘s description from last year so much that I’m mostly stealing it. Here ya go: It’s Armchair Audies time! What’s that? Never heard of them? Well, they’re new. The Audies are annual “awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are awarded in June. [Over a hundred audiobooks are nominated in more than twenty different categories.] […]

Sunday Salon: “Creating Compelling Literary Characters”

On the weekend of March 7-9, I went to quite a few sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Today, I’m going to write about what I heard (and learned) at a session called “Creating Compelling Literary Characters: Good, Evil and Lolita’s Fingers”. Find out how, in both Ashes of the East and his latest […]

Sunday Salon: “The English Language: Hero or Villain?”

On the weekend of March 7-9, I went to quite a few sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Today, I’m going to write about what I heard (and learned) at a session called “The English Language: Hero or Villain?”. For many decades and for many people, the English language has been considered the […]

Sunday Salon: “Page to Screen to Page”

On the weekend of March 7-9, I went to quite a few sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Today, I’m going to write about what I heard (and learned) at a session called “Page to Screen to Page”: Readers are often passionate about how their literary heroes are translated from page to screen, […]

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