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Chris Cleave Goes For Gold

by Tif Sweeney On Saturday, July 14, bestselling British author Chris Cleave dropped by the Saint Louis County Library.  Cleave, most well known for his acclaimed novel Little Bee, was touring the US for his newest release Gold, just in time for the upcoming summer Olympics.  Gold follows two fictional Olympic cyclists, training together since…

Book Review: Crazy Quilt by Paula Paul

review by Julie Failla Earhart Albuquerque journalist Flora Adams is on the lam. Not from the law; if only it was that easy. She’s trying to run away from the cancer that has invaded her breast and her shaky marriage. Lacking the hair on her head as well as one breast, the over-forty woman is…

Picoult & Van Leer: A Mother-Daughter Writing Team

by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor On Friday, June 29, Saint Louis provided acclaimed author Jodi Picoult with a very warm welcome, both in temperatures and crowds at the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters.  Picoult has authored than 18 novels, many of which have landed on bestseller lists and in the middle of controversy.  However, Picoult…

Local Lutz Talks Pulse

Local Lutz Talks Pulse by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor On a hot June night in the Central West End, a small yet personal crowd gathered at Left Bank Books to hear the “dark and deadly” John Lutz speak about his latest release Pulse.  Lutz, a local author most well known for his novel that inspired…

Adam Perry Lang, Sauce Celebrity Chef

Adam Perry Lang, Sauce Celebrity Chef by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor Adam Perry Lang, the latest Sauce Celebrity Chef, graced the city of St. Louis with his barbecue genius through multiple events on Friday, June 15.  A handful of lucky fans were able to experience the chef and his cooking over lunch.  For those unable…

July Writing Contests

Writing Contests for July International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Munster Literature Center Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: A Room of Her Own Foundation Bard College Fiction Prize Gival Press Short Story Award High Desert Journal Humor Press America’s Funniest Humor Contest Journal of ExperimentalFiction Kenneth Patchen Award Kore Press First Book Award Marie Alexander Poetry…