2012 Arthur Ellis Award Nominations Announced

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Crime Writers of Canada unveiled its nominees for their 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian crime fiction. Among the novelists announced are Louise Penny and William Deverell.

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Stephenie Meyer To Adapt Lois Duncan Novel To Film

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is looking more like a filmmaker than an author these days. She has optioned the rights to the 1974 young adult suspense novel Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan to adapt it into a film.

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James Patterson’s “Private” To Make Jump To TV

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

James Patterson has struck a deal with Sonar Entertainment to develop his Private series as a television show. Screenwriter John McLaughlin is to write the two-hour premiere. Patterson will serve as executive producer on the show. “My ultimate goal is to tell stories in television that fans love and want to come back to again […]

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How Your Child Can Become The Next J.K. Rowling

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Ever wonder if your child could be the next J.K. Rowling? If you’re in the United States, perhaps your child’s creativity is being stifled by the U.S. school system. A new book entitled The Truly Alive Child: For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children looks at how you as a parent can […]

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E.L. James One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

E.L. James has made Time’s 100 Most Influentual People in the World list. This may come as a surprise to some, but not at all a surprise to anyone who has been following the literary world for the past few months.

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Authors Keeping An Eye On DOJ Lawsuits

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Department of Justice recently announced lawsuits against Apple and five major publishers, and when they did, it got everyone in the publishing industry’s eye. “I’m in a bit of an awkward position because this has pitted my publisher against the retailer that far and away sells more of my books than any other,” says […]

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E.L. James: “I’m Not a Great Writer”

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Fifty Shades may have topped all sorts of bestseller lists and has women everything in a frenzy over it, but E.L. James was caught off-guard by the sudden phenomenom. “I’m stunned by its popularity,” said James. “I’m not a great writer.”

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Jackie Collins Releases “The Bitch” in eBook Format

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Jackie Collins has re-written her novel The Bitch, which is about a high living, pleasure-seeking divorced woman named Fontaine Khaled. It will now be available for US and Canadian eReaders to download. Collins has sold over 500 million books and 28 of her novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her pre-1999 […]

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Liam Hemsworth Cast in Joseph Finder’s “Paranoia”

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth has signed on to play the lead in the new adaptation of Joseph Finder novel Paranoia. The thriller will also star Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.

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Dexter Author Sees Little Resemblance in Current Character

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Dexter author and creator Jeff Lindsay says the series barely resembles the original novels. Lindsay created the character in the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, which is what the Showtime series was based on.

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