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Book Review: The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

Book Review: The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman by Julie Failla Earhart, Walrus Contributor Normally I don’t shop in chain bookstores, but Borders was going out of business and my husband gave me a hundred dollars and told me to knock myself out. I actually spent one-fifty and came home with thirty books. At the…

Bestsellers for March

1. The Way I See It by Temple Grandin 2. Finally a Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis, by Amanda Doyle (See our interview with Amanda!) 3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James 4. Bossypants by Tina Fey 5. Grace and Grit by Lily Ledbetter 6. The Elements of F***ing Style by Chris Baker…

April Writing Contests

Writing Contests for April Cave Canem Foundation: Poetry Prize for African American Poet Chautauqua Flash Contest for short prose poem, short essay or short, short story Copper Nickel Poetry and Fiction Contest Glimmer Train Press: Fiction Contest: Family Matters Theme Glimmer Train Press: Fiction Contest: Standard The Ledge Poetry Award Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Award…

Kate Chopin Honored with Bronze Bust on “Writer’s Corner”

Kate Chopin Honored with Bronze Bust on “Writer’s Corner” by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor “The delicious breath of rain was in the air.”  Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour While a light and delicious spring rain fell, a crowd of literary supporters, art lovers, cultural enthusiasts, family members, and community advocates attended the unveiling…

Joy the Baker Cookbook Event

Joy the Baker Cookbook Event by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor Joy Wilson walked into Left Bank Books and shyly hid during her introduction, where it was announced that she had created a blog four years ago that the London Times had just cited as now among the “Top Fifty Blogs in the World.” It was…

Lisa See Talks Books

Lisa See Talks Books by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor Author Lisa See has written a multitude of novels born of her rich Chinese ancestry. From Snow Flower and the Secret Fan that focuses on the expired tradition of foot binding and a form of secret writing among the women to Shanghai Girls featuring sisters who…

Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books

Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor “No Excuses. Sounds harsh, right?” Feminist icon Gloria Feldt openly shared her unfettered opinions with the audience at her March 8 appearance at Left Bank Books. Feldt never intended her new release to be called No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can…

Chatting with Amanda E. Doyle

Chatting with Amanda E. Doyle by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor When I was a child, I remember being given a wooden Advent calendar which had little doors on it. Each day, I got to open a door, and behind each was a surprise. This year, I came across a similar gift in the form of…

Book Review: Lucky Break by Esther Freud

Book Review: Lucky Break by Esther Freud by Julie Failla Earhart Esther Freud’s seventh novel, Lucky Break has a number of promising reviews. With a black and white cover, I was attracted and immediately drawn in. The story starts with several students on their first day at Drama Arts school. Based on the cover blurbs…

From the Publisher’s Desk – The Publishing Process

In the past few months, many readers and writers in our growing Walrus family have asked me the following question: “How does a book get published?” As a reader, I have asked myself this question numerous times, mostly because I couldn’t believe that someone actually published what I was reading. As a publisher, I ask…