A landslide of Lansdale advice

Author Joe R. Lansdale got 2018 off to a rousing start with a landslide of writing advice on his social media pages. For example, here was an entry on January 5: “Waiting on inspiration may be the worst idea of all time, at least from my perspective. You are your own...

Flowers in the Attic: Sex and the pre-teen girl

Like many young girls who grew up the 1980s, I stumbled upon “Flowers in the Attic” because I was attracted to its cut-out paperback cover. (Anyone remember those? You’d open it to reveal a bigger – usually creepier – picture underneath.) In “Flowers in the Attic,”...

The 6 Top Best Most Anticipated Books of 2018

’Tis the season for the “Top.” “Best,” and “Most Anticipated” books of 2018. (Personally, I’d like there to be a “Least Anticipated,” as those are the ones that I bet will have the most gems, but I don’t think anyone wrote that.) I’ve gathered a list from several...

So what’s Behind the Attic Wall?

Continuing my reviews of books with the word “Attic” in the title is “Behind the Attic Wall,” a YA novel that could not be more different from “Flowers in the Attic,” but at the same time left such an impression on me that for years I considered it one of my...

How the Milo edits benefit us all

The lawsuit that Milo Yiannopolous filed against Simon & Schuster is available for viewing, which means you can read his book without purchasing it, in case you’re interested but don’t want to contribute to his cause. Click here to see the exhibits. Publishing...