Category: Author Speak

What Is ‘New Adult?’ Romance Editors and Authors Tell All

  We spotted this post on Bookish.com’s Romance page, and they’ve graciously allowed us to share some of it here on XOXO After Dark! The complete article can be found at Bookish (link at the bottom of this post). Enjoy!   by Natalie Zutter for Bookish.com “Losing It” by Cora Carmack. “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie […]

In Memoriam, Vince Flynn

  Simon & Schuster received the sad news this morning that Vince Flynn, bestselling author of the beloved Mitch Rapp series of thrillers, has passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, sent the following announcement to the company: It is with great sadness that I […]

Gene Hackman on his Motivation to Create

The Thriller Week festivities continue here at XOXO After Dark! How many times have you heard someone say, “When I retire, I’m going to write a book”? Here’s a brief reflection on the creative process from one such writer who might surprise you: Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman! In recent years, Gene has turned his […]

From Self-Pub to Print

Those of you who also follow us on Twitter may have seen that recently I participated in a chat with author Adrianne Wood, whose western romance, BADLANDS BRIDE, is out now. It was a great chat, and we talked a lot about the self-publishing phenomenon, because Adrianne first published BADLANDS BRIDE as a Nook exclusive, […]

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