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G. Norman Lippert and the Son of Harry Potter

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If you’ve read any of my writing here, you know that Harry Potter and the world of wizards created by JK Rowling ranks high on my list of favorite books. Like many others, I’ve been torn as to whether I want to see more stories about The Chosen One or if I want the story…

Fierce Reads Visits Saint Louis

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Fierce Reads, a group of five young adult authors, stopped in Saint Louis September 20 as part of their cross country trek. Hosted by Left Bank Books amidst the beauty of the Saint Louis Ethical Society, fans picked the brains of these women behind the words, from writing to reading and so much more. Let’s…

Why Read Banned Books?

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by Tif Sweeney Editor’s Note:  We were unable to post this article during Banned Books Week (BBW).  Our tardiness aside, this article from Tif Sweeney  contains wonderful information about BBW as well as links to more banned book information.  At Walrus, we support the recognition of banned books and encourage all readers to determine for…

Alafair Burke on a Dark and Stormy Night

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On September 25, a dark and stormy night, Alafair Burke visited Saint Louis County Library Headquarters for the first time to discuss her novels. Burke, an author of eight suspense novels featuring strong female leads, comes by her talent honestly. Her mother was a school librarian; her father an English teacher and the bestselling novelist,…

Talking with Curtis Comer

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Recently, I had the great pleasure of talking with local author Curtis Comer about his new book (Not Quite) Out to Pasture. Congratulations on your newest publication!  (Not Quite) Out to Pasture is, effectively, a collection of pieces you had written for the St. Louis LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) magazine – The Vital Voice…

Writing Contests for October

International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Harper VoyagerAnnounces Global Digital Publishing Opportunity for Horror, Dystopian and supernatural fiction Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship—Poetry Dana Awards—Poetry,Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Dogwood Literary Prize—Poetry, short story or an essay Narrative—below 30 contest—Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction Ruminate: William Van Dyke Short Story Prize Writer’s Digest Crime…

Cause for celebration! Walrus Publishing – Book Release Party: Curtis Comer’s (Not Quite) Out to Pasture

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It was a warm, late-summer Sunday afternoon early in September when Walrus celebrated the launch of Curtis Comer’s fabulous new book, (Not Quite) Out to Pasture. A crowd of family, friends, and St. Louis literature lovers filled Left Bank Books in the Central West End to share this festive occasion with Curtis and Walrus.  The…