The Fussy Librarian


July 21, 2017

Need another reason to hate commuting, if you're among those unlucky souls who either don't like audiobooks, don't have public transit to "relax" on, or don't get to work remotely? RaceChip has built a calculator that tells you what you could've accomplished in the time you spent driving — including what... Read More

July 19, 2017

Sometimes book sales allow writers to scale back or even quit their day jobs. Other times, they make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for writers’ loved ones. And in Lisa Blackwood’s case, they change the lives of animals in need. Learn more about her book-funded philanthropy here. * * * In... Read More

July 12, 2017

We have good news for those of you who say "Fussy sounds great, but I don't have a Kindle" — Amazon has a free app to fix that problem! Installing the Kindle app is easy, and we've posted step-by-step instructions with screen shots to help you out. Just launch the iTunes App... Read More

July 5, 2017

Reading books is an integral part of many people’s education. But did you realize that buying books can accomplish the same thing? If not, you’ll understand after reading mystery/fantasy author M.L. Hamilton’s story, available in full here. * * * In this series, we're sharing the stories of authors and the difference it makes... Read More

June 28, 2017

Recently a reader suggested we feature Daryl Banner in our author Q&A series, so our first step was to check out his website. And then we stared for a moment in awe. Books — whole series of them! Original music to accompany it! An offer to compose more work for other... Read More

June 21, 2017

Right now, it rocks to be Linda Smolkin. An enthusiastic drummer in her spare time (to the sometimes chagrin of her family), Smolkin is now also a published author receiving accolades from amateur and professional reviewers alike.  Now that Among the Branded is out and fulfilling Smolkin’s childhood dream of being a... Read More

June 14, 2017

Romance author Sariah Wilson may never have jumped out of a plane or climbed Mount Everest (as she makes clear in her Amazon author bio), but she does have an adventurous spirit. When her editor asked her to take on a project without providing any details, she said yes. And that’s... Read More

June 9, 2017

Want to become a full-time writer? Better start buttering up your spouse/partner, if you’ve got one. Sci-fi/fantasy author Glynn Stewart, once upon a time, was among the ranks of adults whose childhood writing mojo had started to fade. His wife nudged him back on track, and his traditional office job is long... Read More

May 31, 2017

Before she could call herself USA Today best-selling author, Caroline Fardig described herself a number of ways: schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom. And even today, she’s not “just” a mystery writer — you’ll find singles that Fardig wrote and performed available for download on her... Read More

May 24, 2017

Some of us (OK, this interviewer) wanted to be like Matilda from Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. Others, like paranormal/fantasy author Stephanie Erickson, took different inspiration from the novel. Like the desire to evoke the same emotions that it did, through writing. Years later, Erickson is still writing, and if... Read More

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