Author of the Month: Stephanie Burgis

When author Stephanie Burgis released her debut book, Kat, Incorrigible in 2011, we were thrilled to finally see a children's fantasy set in Regency England. Burgis went on to complete a trilogy featuring her strong-willed heroine before beginning a new fantasy series for adults. The Shadow books (Masks and Shadows, Congress of Secrets) were inspired by…
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Author of the Month: Kate Atkinson

September's featured author, Kate Atkinson, is perhaps best known for her mastery of prose. Her writing is to such a standard that she doesn't just make the bestseller list or win awards for her work, fellow authors are reading it, too.  This month, Kate Atkinson releases her tenth novel, Transcription. Set during the beginning stages of World…
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Author of the Month: Robert Beatty

This month, we are highlighting one of our favorite up-and-coming children's authors, Robert Beatty. A Michigan State University graduate, Beatty began his career in the tech industry, ultimately becoming one of the early pioneers in cloud computing, but as his tech achievements grew, he never gave up on his love for writing. By the time…
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Author of the Month: Tommy Orange

This month's featured author, Tommy Orange, is new to the literary world, and sure to take the bestseller lists by storm. Orange's impressive debut, There, There,  follows twelve characters as they travel to the Big Oakland Powwow in Oakland, California. As the past and present unfolds, and stories of despair, addiction, hope and recovery converge, Orange offers…
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Author of the Month: Paula McLain

This month's featured author is a historical fiction fan favorite known for her deeply evocative stories featuring oftentimes overshadowed women in history. Her book, The Paris Wife, brought Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway into the spotlight. Her follow-up novel, Circling the Sun, told the story of aviator and author, Beryl Markham, a woman admired…
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Author of the Month: Tomi Adeyemi

Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi, releases her debut novel this month, a YA Fantasy that melds West African mythology with themes of social justice and female empowerment. In the land of Orisha, Zélie Adebola has witnessed the near eradication of her people under the order of a ruthless king. A descendant of maji, 17-year-old Zélie discovers…
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Author of the Month: Meg Wolitzer

This month’s featured author is no stranger to literary fiction fans. Following her New York Times Bestselling book, The Interestings, and award nominated teen debut, Belzhar, Wolitzer returns this month with a new novel that is sure to strike a chord with anyone living in a university town. The Female Persuasion is a coming of…
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