Laurie Lynn Drummond spent eight years as a uniformed police officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department, until a fateful on-the-job auto accident flipped the course of her life forever. In her superb debut book about female police officers, Laurie tells the gritty, brutal truth about her work, while capturing the courage, compassion, fears, and vulnerability of five women whose ten stories take one's breath away as they face the shimmering images of death and brutality.
Lisa Tucker is the author of the intoxicating book, SHOUT DOWN THE MOON (Downtown Press/Pocket/Simon & Schuster, April 2004) In her second work (following her acclaimed debut novel, The Song Reader), Lisa offers a mesmerizing story of a young woman whose past threatens to destroy the life she has created for herself and her young son.
Laurie Fox calls her newest book, "a love letter to the imagination." And rightly so. THE LOST GIRLS is a brilliantly-written novel about the borderland of reality and fantasy. After her bestselling debut work, MY SISTER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Laurie Fox returns with a magical new story which plays on the themes of J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale, PETER PAN.
Throughout his long and successful creative career, Frank Corsaro has served as a stage director, and as artisitc director for both the Juilliard Opera Center and the Actor's Studio in New York City. But at age 70, he has once again reinvented himself-this time as a debut novelist. In the summer of 2003, his book, KUNMA, at last was released by Tom Doherty Associates, an imprint of St.Martin's Press.
Australian-born author DBC Pierre, whose real name is Peter Finlay, won the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in October. He will earn £50,000 ($80,000) with a satirical tale of contemporary America, titled Vernon God Little, published by Faber & Faber.
The New York publishing industry--cleaving mostly to the political left for decades--is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Crown (Random House) and Penguin Putnam each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.
The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity due for release in February 2004 by Carroll & Grafis an essential reference for writers-from the self-published to those published by major houses. Author Lissa Warren is Senior Director of Publicity for Da Capo Press, a member of the New York-based Perseus Books Group.
The New York publishing industry—cleaving mostly to the political left for decades—is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Penguin Putnam an Crown (Random House), each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.
There's a new kind of energy at Kensington Publishing Corp. And it has been building since Michaela Hamilton ascended the elevator at 850 Third Avenue two years ago. After a 25-year career in book publishing (including 10 years as editor-in-chief of NAL) and a few years at freelance editing, Michaela got the offer from Kensington founder and CEO Walter Zacharius to become the company's new editor-in-chief. Now this ball of fire has the freedom to realize a vision she and Walter share.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote to a young friend seeking advice on her writing: "You've got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly. . . " Now, acclaimed contemporary novelist and journalist David Lipsky, a fan of Fitzgerald, has done just that.