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Cover to Cover #347A: Daniel Suarez

Daemon by Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez joins C2C this week to talk about his book, Daemon and the unusual journey to publishing that the book took: from rejection to self-published to grassroots blogger word of mouth to an article in WIRED to a mainstream publishing house to a Hollywood option for a film adaptation.

Daniel talks about how this experience helped him gain some insight into how publishers view projects, and the online marketing strategy spearheaded by his wife Michelle, and how that directed and organic marketing approach gained a momentum of its own.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #334B: Feedback from Everyone

Burned

Discussion: Mike, Lorrie and Mike chat about Burned by Ellen Hopkins -- about the impact of the book, and how she'd want to talk to a kid about after they've read this. The style is unique and Lorrie loved the unique way of telling the story (in a journal-like fashion), but the continual parade of bad things happening to the main character, Pattyn, and the bleak and vaguely veiled implications of the ending disturbed her, of how it might affect a teen who'd read the book without having an outlet to talk with someone about.

The discussion turns to the different levels of coping skills, in both adolescents, teens and adults, and possible ways to handle things when you observe warning signs of destructive or self-destructive behaviors.   [Read more...]

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Wild Children

This is WebGenii, with an installment from my Reading Diary. So, what have I been reading lately?   [Read more...]

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World Book Day 2012: Philippa Ballantine

Hunter and Fox

The books that inspired me as a teenager and still do to this day are the Chronicles of Morgaine by CJ Cherryh. Morgaine is a strong female character, that is incredibly forceful and determined. She felt more like Wuthering Heights Heathcliff—which was very unique to me since she is female. Her bondsman is Nhi Vanye who travels […]

World Book Day 2012: Brandy Grandberg

Several years ago I stumbled upon a book called Outlander written by Diana Gabaldon.  After receiving it in the mail, I gave the cover a quick glance over, and threw it aside.  I had no idea the tiny bit of treasure I had held in my hands.  After reading the first book, I was fully […]

World Book Day 2012: J. R. Blackwell

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud changed the way I think about storytelling. Addressing story structure, character and the development of an artist, McCloud challenged the way I think about creating a story and how to approach the mediums I work within. His style is easy to follow, using words and pictures to convey complex ideas […]

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