Bill Bryson’s Fall Events for Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson’s memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid goes on sale October 17. The comical tale re-creates Bryson’s middle America upbringing with the help of his superhero persona. Tom Brokaw calls it a “…laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood.” Learn more about the famous travel writer’s Iowa […]

Frugal Traveler

Imagine having the opportunity to travel around the world. Imagine writing about your experiences. Imagine having those experiences published in the New York Times. Welcome to Matt Gross’ life as the Frugal Traveler. Frugal Traveler on the Road Frugal Traveler sets out to hopscotch the globe using low-cost carriers, buses, […]

Doug Lansky’s Signspotting Best Sign Contest

I just got Doug Lansky’s Signspotting book this week, and it’s crazy fun. You know, all those weird signs you see when you’re traveling- the kind that don’t quite fit with the scenery, in or out of context? Well, funloving travel vet Doug Lansky has compiled a book of them […]

Hey Savages, Go Get Your J. Maarten Troost!

Thanks, to World Hum, I just found out that the new Troost is out! I loved the Sex Lives of Cannibals—Troost’s wit is hard to beat. He is F–U–N–N–Y! Here’s some info on the new book: Getting Stoned with Savages:“Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds […]

Donna Talarico’s Query-A-Day

What a cool writer! Sure, we all say we should start doing this, but Donna actually is. She’s making a concentrated effort to get more bylines. Her new blog, Query a Day: A Freelancer’s Quest for Publication, documents her daily efforts. She’s pitching Oprah Magazine, working on a children’s book, […]

Great Author Website: Gina Hyams

I know that some of you are in the process of building your author websites and I wanted to show you another one that I came across. I met Gina at the New York Times Travel Show, and she recently sent me her link. Man, does this look great or […]

Literature Map: Who Reads Who Else?

This is more fun than responding to email. Literature Map Who else do Pico Iyer’s readers read? Type in Pico Iyer and see what other authors come up. The result is a map of additional authors that are also read by Pico Iyer’s readers. So, you’ll see names like Bill […]