I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I did. In fact, I had two. One on Thanksgiving Day with my family. The other, about a month prior, was a sort of literary thanksgiving with other writers.
The luncheon, called “A Movable Feast
,” was part of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Conference. I was there to talk with the authors about their books, and about writing in general.
The authors were there to talk about their own new books, either freshly available or coming soon. I got a chance to talk with several of them, and have kept in touch with a few. Here are some of the authors who participated in the “Movable Feast” and their new books.Sunshine O’Donnell
has gotten a lot of good ink this year. Her book, Open Me
, enters the secretive world of professional wailers. The prose is beautifully written and well-paced. Learn more at Sunshine’s website.http://www.sunshineodonnell.com/Deborah Norville
, best known for her Inside Edition
gig, talked about her book Thank You Power
. This extensively-researched book provides evidence that people who count their blessings are healthier, happier, and more successful. Find out more at her site.http://www.thankyoupower.net/Barbara Lehman
writes wordless books. That is, her childrens’ books are filled with pictures that tell a story. And she tells her stories so well that she’s even won a Caldecott Medal
. Her newest book is Rainstorm
. Find out more about Barbara’s books here.http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/searchresults.cfm?adv=y&authorID=9620Bathsheeba Monk
has gotten great reviews for her novel in stories, Now You See It … Stories from Cokesville, PA
. Tim O’Brian
of The Things They Carried
has called her a brilliant new writer. What more is there to say? Novels in stories can be successful! Find out more about hers here.http://www.bathshebamonk.com/Felicia Sullivan
has written her memoir, The Sky Isn’t Visible From Here
. You can learn more about her, and even pre-order her book, at her website.http://feliciasullivan.com/Matthew Reinhart
has done his part to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars with a ground-breaking pop-up book. And get this – Matthew’s Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
actually got a stunningly favorable review in the New York Time’s Sunday Book Review
. When’s the last time you’ve seen a pop-up book there? Read the review here.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/books/review/Pogue-t.html
Now that you’ve filled up on turkey, time to fill up on books. Each book here is a good place to start.