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  1. picture books blogger

    Lovingly curated by Sarah Yewman, a “self-confessed picture-book geek,” picture books blogger reviews and showcases illustrated stories for diverse audiences of all ages.

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  2. diaCRITICS

    Co-founded by Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, diaCRITICS covers the arts, culture, and politics of Vietnamese diasporas around the world.

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  3. A Selection of Virginia Woolf’s Most Savage Insults

    If the latest celebrity and/or presidential Twitter feud left you uninspired, Emily Temple at Literary Hub is here for the rescue with some of Virginia Woolf’s harshest, wittiest takedowns.

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  4. Know Your Audience

    “I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.

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  5. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

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    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  6. terribleminds

    Terribleminds is the blog of novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig. He blogs about writing, pop culture, and a whole lot more. His site can be sometimes NSFW (“not safe for work”) — and in some cases, he says, probably NSFL (“not safe for life”) — so read with caution!

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  7. Clive Thompson

    Clive Thompson, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired, writes about how technology affects everyday life. On his blog, he shares short posts compiling links to interesting reads about current topics.

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  8. Betsy Lerner

    Betsy Lerner is a literary agent and author of Bridge LadiesThe Forest for the Trees, and Food and Loathing. On her personal blog, you’ll find thoughts on writing, publishing, and more. 

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  9. “Vibrator Nation” by Lynn Comella

    A Q&A with the Vibrator Nation author: “They led with sex education not titillation, and worked to advance a social mission that included putting a vibrator on the bedside table of every woman, everywhere, because they believed that access to accurate sexual information and quality products had the potential to make everyone’s lives better.”

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  10. Children’s Author Susie Day

    Susie Day writes books for children and young adults, and would totally offer you a cup of tea and a biscuit, if the internet did that sort of thing. Explore her colorful, well-organized website.

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  11. Matthew Zapruder

    The personal site of poet, translator, professor, and editor Matthew Zapruder, author of the acclaimed volume of poetry Come On All You Ghosts.

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  12. Text, Don’t Call: An Interview with Introvert and Cartoonist Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

    An interview with an introvert and author of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life.

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    All images below are excerpted from TEXT, DON’T CALL: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura with the permission of TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright© 2017 by Aaron T. Caycedo-Kimura.

  13. David Walbert

    Writer and crafstman David Walbert publishes thoughtful essays, observations, poems, stories, and other formats on history, food and agriculture, culture and religion, education, and craft work.

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  14. Epiphany 2.0: N.K. Jemisin

    The official site of speculative fiction author N.K. Jemisin. A prolific author, Jemisin is the first black person to win the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel for The Fifth Season.

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  15. Jerry Mahoney on Launching a Website For His Books

    Author Jerry Mahoney talks about his new website for his book series.

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