The Fussy Librarian


March 20, 2017

The Fussy Librarian aims to please all of her fans. So when one of you asked us to interview romance author Ashlyn Chase, we were happy to oblige — and she was, too! The best-selling and award-winning writer told us, in her own words, what brought her to where she is,... Read More

March 7, 2017

Some people can’t even remember their dreams the next day. Fortunately, Kristy Makansi isn’t one of them. One particular subconscious vision went on to become the groundwork for a well-received YA dystopian trilogy, which she wrote with her two daughters, Amira and Elena. The three women are thriving on their own —... Read More

March 1, 2017

Dana Fraedrich has been a fantasy writer her entire life (just ask her sixth-grade teachers), but she’ll tell you that magic doesn’t just happen on the pages — it happens off, as well. Or, rather, that the pages themselves are magic. Fraedrich’s proudest moment so far as an indie author was the... Read More

February 21, 2017

Fussy reader Sharon P. suggested recently that we interview David Wood, an adventure/speculative fiction author whose Dane Maddock series she enjoys. We agree that he was a great choice — his incredible collection of collaborations struck us as unique among the folks we’ve interviewed so far. Get to know the author also... Read More

January 27, 2017

In a recent email to our authors, we asked them to share the best writing advice they've ever gotten. We were hoping to hear that our previous suggestions were valid, as well as learn a few things, and they delivered on both counts! Anyone was hoping that procrastination would actually be valuable... Read More

January 20, 2017

Ever dream of just getting away from it all and focusing on your passion? Some writers did, and they found some breathtaking places to do so. Check out these images of famous authors' getaways and pretend you're there ... (Credit: Made To Measure Blinds Ltd.) Read More

January 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, we shared a Facebook challenge: summarize your favorite book in exactly six words. A friend had posted it earlier, and the results were entertaining. It turns out our Facebook fans are just as enthusiastic, if not more so, than our friend's friends! In case you missed it,... Read More

January 3, 2017

In a way, Janet McLaughlin’s love of literature has come full circle. That love was born as soon as she could read and nurtured by a wise teacher. Now, after years of work, she’s a published author whose books have found their way into the hearts of many reluctant or struggling young... Read More

December 28, 2016

As the year comes to a close, we’re revisiting our author interviews and finding some common themes among these writers’ successes.  We’re not claiming that any of this is revolutionary, but it bears repeating — and could just as well apply to other areas of your life beyond writing.  * Don’t fear... Read More

December 7, 2016

Stacy Bennett’s advice to her fellow authors on hiring outside help included the comment that even if your contractor isn’t a good fit, it’s never truly a “mistake” — you’ll learn something from it. You can see that same attitude in play with her decision to pursue writing, as it turns... Read More

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