1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON
I hope you’ll be inspired by
- A Statistical Analysis of the New York Times Notable Books in Fiction for 2013
- 8 Great Gifts for Writers
- Allison Winn Scotch: Moving the Other Way, from Traditional Publishing to Indie Author
- 11 Bits of Wisdom from Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life
- Harriet Scott Chessman: The Beauty of Ordinary Things
You might also enjoy my husband's blog, The Dad App
Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.
Category Archives: Stories of How Writers Get Started
Post by authors about how they got started.
My guest this week, Kathleen McCleary, is a journalist and author who also has worked as a bookseller. Booklist praises her third novel, Leaving Haven, which released yesterday, as “a deeply engaging story of two families navigating tricky emotional waters … Continue reading →
Just in case you haven’t heard, Jamie Ford has a new novel, The Songs of Willow Frost, out this week. To celebrate, I’m rerunning his “Call in Sick More Often” – a Jamie Ford biography in reverse – which ran … Continue reading →
One of my own favorite authors, Harriet Scott Chessman, did one of the early guest posts when I started this blog in 2008—a post that remains one of my favorites. I recently finished reading her new novel, The Beauty of … Continue reading →
My guest this week, Constance Hale, wrote “probably the hippest grammar guide ever written,” Sin and Syntax - which has just been released in a new edition. Charles Harrington Elster, in the San Diego Union-Tribune, calls it “a plugged-in, cutting-edge alternative to … Continue reading →
My guest this week is the wonderful mystery writer and my dear friend Melodie Johnson Howe, whose latest, City of Mirrors, is just out. John Lescroart says of it, “The moral decay of the movie business has rarely been so … Continue reading →
I had the absolute delight of introducing the absolutely delightful Tracy Guzeman at the launch of her debut novel, The Gravity of Birds, last night. And I’m equally pleased to be hosting her on 1st Books this morning. Tracy is … Continue reading →