Articles Posted in the Books Category

  • Interview with Horror Writers Association Brad C. Hodson

    THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. HWA was formed in the late 1980’s with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. Today——with […]

  • Vets, Immigration, and Stories: Interview with author Efroim Gurman

    Rescue cases, randy puppies, lost-and-found cats, uniquely beautiful grooming styles, and an array of colorful characters are all features of “Smiles, Tears, & Thoughts: Behind the Front Desk at the Vet’s Office.” The recently published book is both a non-fiction memoir and a series of humorous short stories. Mostly hilarious—with a few somber sections—the book […]

  • Ghosts and books: Interview with Author Sylvia Shults

    Sylvia Shults is an author, librarian, ghost-hunter, and historian who wrote the incredible book “44 Years in Darkness” which chronicles the true story of Rhoda Derry, a mentally ill (or bewitched) woman who was confined in a cage at a county poorhouse throughout the late 1800s into the early 1900s. Believed herself to be hexed, […]

  • Children’s books and more: Interview with author Katherine Paterson

    On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the lauded children’s book author Katherine Paterson will appear at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 2:30 pm. As part of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures “Words & Pictures” series the two-time Newbury Medal and National Book Award winner will discuss her acclaimed novels, including her most recent book, My Brigadista Year. […]

  • Interview with Asperger’s Syndrome advocate Tim Goldstein

    Tim Goldstein is a professional who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, when he was fifty-four years old. Tim describes himself as a “neurodiversity communications specialist” and he uses his skills to advocate for people with his condition by teaching major organizations and companies how workers on the autism spectrum think and […]

  • Jumping Jack Press Celebrates Ten Years : Interview With George White, President of ‘Up With Paper’

    Elaborate greeting cards are a popular trend that have made cards themselves akin to presents. Companies such as Paper Pops, Santoro, Second Nature, and Love Pops have all made a name for themselves by creating unique and detailed cards. Yet it is a company known as “Up With Paper” that is the original pop up […]

  • ‘Drink, Slay, Love’: Author Sarah Beth Durst discusses her book-turned-movie

    Sarah Beth Durst is an award-winning fiction author who is best known for her novels and her delightful and gorgeously illustrated children’s picture book. Yet Sarah’s interests encompass many genres and styles. In July of 2009, she started writing a story about a teenage vampire named Pearl who suddenly and reluctantly starts to develop a […]