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Elliot Gets to the Heart of Middle Age

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By Julie Failla Earhart If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my lesbian friends it’s that they aren’t that different from my straight friends. We all basically want the same things in life: to be loved, to love, to succeed, to be happy, etc. Therefore it doesn’t matter what sexual orientation you proclaim, you gotta…

Your Next Great Read: Top 10 Reads for the Summer


By Julie Failla Earhart Summer is upon us, and you’ll want some great reads to take along on vacation. Here are 10 of my recent favorites, in no particular order…notice the theme: strong women protagonists: 1)         The Truth About Love and Lightning by Susan McBride St. Louis writer McBride scores a big hit with her…

Interview with Noir at the Bar

Noir at the Bar

by Richard Thomas Noir at the Bar is a live reading series in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by Jed Ayres (F*ckload of Shorts, Bitches, and D*cked) and Scott Phillips (The Ice Harvest, Rake, and The Adjustment). Hosting a wide range of crime, noir and edgy literary voices, such as Frank Bill, Kyle Minor, Hilary Davidson,…

A Night of Science Fiction & Fantasy

SciFi Fantasy Authors

At the end of April, four authors were transported to the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters to talk about their recent science fiction/fantasy novels. It was a fun-filled night complete with random questions and lots of laughter. Let’s travel back in time and allow me to share a few of the highlights of the evening.…

Ridley Pearson Releases Kingdom Keepers VI

Ridley Pearson

Saint Louis’ own and local favorite, Ridley Pearson visited Saint Louis County Headquarters on Saturday, April 6 to share with all his fans the release of Kingdom Keepers VI:  Dark Passage.  Audience members, both young and old, sat in anticipation, many receiving personal greetings and handshakes from the author himself prior to the start of…

April Poem

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by Marcel Toussaint Walking the field, passing through the woods I need to find a place to sit to take a big breath recover for a longer journey to reach the cottage where the hearth is lit, where smoke rises over the chimney, where a hot soup will warm my insides. I find a low…

Antony John Talks Elemental

Antony John

Local author Antony John appeared at Left Bank Books on Tuesday, November 20 to celebrate his latest release, Elemental. John is the author of four novels, with Five Flavors of Dumb being one of the most talked about books in 2010. His newest release, Elemental is his first piece of fantasy and is the beginning of…

Young Adult Authors of Saint Louis

Fiona Paul
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Three local young adult authors gathered for a question and answer session on November 29 thanks to Saint Louis County Library and Left Bank Books. As the crowd slowly filled the event room at the Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, the authors mingled, personally welcoming guests with smiles and enthusiastically chatting about books…