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Left Bank Books shortlisted for Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year

Left-Bank Books

by Lauren Wiser Left Bank Books has been shortlisted for the Publishers Weekly 2015 Bookstore of the Year Award, which highlights singular achievements in the bookselling industry. The list, which was released this morning, includes Left Bank Books; Books & Books in Miami, FL; McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, MI; Powell’s Books in Portland, OR;…

Book Review by Julie: Hangman by Chris Bohjalian

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo Probably the scariest book I have ever read is Stephen King’s Misery. Now I must say that one of Chris Bohjalian’s earliest novels, Hangman, is taking the number two slot. That pushes Bohjalian’s novel The Night Strangers to third place, if anyone cares. Published in 1991,Hangman is Bohjalian’s second published novel.  It’s…

8 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Earnings

- by Devyani Borade After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, right? If only writers didn’t have to pay tax! Now that would maximize my meager earnings as a writer by as much as 20% – a significant growth indeed. Luckily for us, though, there are some simple ways in which we can ensure that we are…

Book Review from Julie: China Dolls

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo The story’s locale is 1938 San Francisco. Three young Chinese-American (or American-Chinese as I prefer since they were born in the USA) young women meet when they try out as dancers (or ponies) for the opening of the city’s glitzy new nightclub, Forbidden City. Grace Lee is 17 years old. She arrive…

Call for Submissions: Proud to Be vol 4

For all military personnel, Veterans, and their families: Call for Submissions for Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors volume 4 Deadline: June 1, 2015 No fee Prize: $250 Categories: Short fiction, Poetry, Interview with a Warrior, Essay, Photography Writing must be by veterans, military-service personnel or their families.  Include the connection in your short bio.…