Author News and Book Reports

Garrison Keillor, Marilu Henner, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. kick-off fall 2008 autographing season
Over 1,000 authors invaded BookExpo America 2008 to sign advance copies for admiring booksellers and get an early jump on the fall season of book reading and autographing events. Among the authors at BookExpo who will hit the road this fall are National Public Radio's Lake Wobegon host Garrison Keillor autographing Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon (Penguin paperback; August, 2008); star of the big and small screens Alec Baldwin autographing A Promise To Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood And Divorce (St. Martin's Press; September, 2008); health, diet, and self-help guru Marilu Henner autographing Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have To Get What You Want (Collins Living; April, 2008); Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos autographing Dark Dude (Atheneum; September, 2008); global warming warrior and historian Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. autographing the latest in his American Heroes series, Robert Small: Boat Thief (Hyperion Childrens Books; September, 2008); New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Ben Sherwood autographing The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life (Grand Central Publishing; January 2009); bestselling childrens books authors Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin with illustrator Brian Selznick autographing the third in their popular Doll People series, The Runaway Dolls (Hyperion Childrens Books; October, 2008); and prolific childrens books illustrator Eugene Yelchin autographing Who Ate All The Cookie Dough (Henry Holt; May, 2008) and The Cobbler's Holiday: or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes (Roaring Brooks Press; September, 2008). Stay tuned this fall for videos of author readings and presentations by most of the year's major bestselling and emerging voices in fiction, non-fiction, childrens books, and cookbooks.

Book and Author Headlines

Indie press book report: the photographer's muse in book form: Skateboarding, hip-hopping, world-renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman and rocking co-author Ian F. Svenonius offer snapshots of the photographer's muse.

Indie press book report: revealing erotica: Four authors reveal the secrets of writing erotica at Small Press Book Fair.

James Reston, Jr., reviews the historic Nixon-Frost interviews: the play, the book, and the movie: James Reston, Jr., looks back on the Nixon -Frost interviews, the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon, and comparisons to the presidency of George W. Bush.

Terry McMillan says she's 'getting to happy' and bringing everyone with her: Award-winning, bestselling author Terry McMillan talks about 'getting to happy' and offers to 'bring everyone' with her.

J.A. Jance takes a little of the mystery out of Beaumont, Brady, and Reynolds for fans: J.A. Jance brings her storytelling talents to the National Book Festival 2007 and tells the stories behind the stories.

Robert Crais lampoons Hollywood, but loves the spoken word: Robert Crais lampoons Hollywood,but loves spoken word at the annual BookExpo America 2008 Audiobooks Tea.

Markos Moulitsas Zunigas pulls no punches when he's 'Taking on the System': Markos Moulitsas Zunigas tells how and why he decided to 'take on the system' and how he beat the system with his politically charged blog, The Daily Kos.

PEN 'Writers Against the Surveillance State' state case at BookExpo America reading: PEN writers Andre Dubus III, Azar Nafisi, Judy Blume, Dennis Lehane, Roxana Robinson, Sekou (tha misfit), Steve Connell, Jim Crace, and Sally Brooks state the cae against'Surveillance States' at BookExpo America 2008.

Richard Engel brings the war home, Baghdad to BookExpo, his 'War Journal' in hand: NBC News Middle East Bureau Chief Richard Engel flies from Baghdad to BookExpo America, his 'War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq' in hand.

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