Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton penned a children's book in honor of women in history who overcame obstacles. The former first daughter has written a children's picture book titled She Persisted , which will feature 13 women throughout history who were told "no," but through perseverance overcame adversity. These women stood up for their cause and fought for their beliefs, ultimately becoming iconic figures for women's rights. "I...
Cara Delevingne
Model and actress Cara Delevingne, will soon be adding novelist to her list of titles. Delevingne, 24, took to Instagram to share news about her upcoming novel titled Mirror, Mirror. Another pinch me moment!! Announcing my first novel Mirror, Mirror, coming out this October! SO EXCITED !!! Mirror, Mirror is a twisty coming-of-age story about sixteen year old friends Red, Leo, Naima...
Lily Collins
Lily Collins has a biographical book titled Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, in which she details the struggles of her past eating disorders, boyfriends and the strained relationship with her father Phil Collins. Collins writes about how hard it was have to her father gone all the time as she was growing up, in a section of her book...
On Jan. 10, William Morrow Publishing released Peter Swanson’s newest thriller, Her Every Fear. The novel promises to be a psychological ride through voyeurism, murder and betrayal, but I found it predictable and lacking in suspense. Kate Priddy is an anxious British woman, made worse when her ex-boyfriend held her captive and nearly killed her before killing himself. Trying her...
Pride and Prejudice scene
The face of Jane Austin’s most famous leading man, Mr. Darcy, has been portrayed by many actors over the years. All of them tall, dark and handsome. As it turns out, that’s not how Mr. Darcy would have looked at all. In preparation for their new Jane Austin series, TV channel Drama enlisted a couple of professors to research what...
On the heels of the success of Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about political prodigy Alexander Hamilton, another story about a revolutionary icon has been released. This time the focus is on Theodosia Burr Alston, the daughter of Aaron Burr, the man responsible for Hamilton's death. Hard to Die tells the story of Theodosia's attempt to escape from the...
St. Martin’s Griffin publishing released Marie Marquardt’s new novel, The Radius of Us, on Jan. 17. The novel is an intense story of how other people perceive us compared to how we see ourselves and the healing power of love. Gretchen survives a violent assault after witnessing a horrible crime. As she tries to find her way back to the...
The third novel in William Ritter’s Jackaby series was released by Algonquin Young Readers publishing on Aug. 23. Ghostly Echoes mixes humor and suspense with quirky characters and finally gives us some insight into Jenny’s background. Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghost that lives with private detective Jackaby and his assistant Abigail, is having a bit of a breakdown. She keeps reliving...
On Jan. 1, Lake Union Publishing released Nancy Star’s newest novel, Sisters One, Two, Three. This family saga is full of heart and heartbreak, a family torn apart and pieced back together, for a satisfying read. When Ginger’s rebellious teenage daughter overhears a family secret on vacation, Ginger is forced to spill the truth. Her family was ripped to pieces...
On Aug. 22, Melissa McShane published her paranormal historical novel, Burning Bright, with Curiosity Quills Press. The story has a unique paranormal outlook that mixes well with the Regency era plotline and it keeps readers invested in Elinor’s welfare. Elinor Pembroke is the first English-born Extraordinary fire wielder in over 100 years. Her father sees her talent as his door...