Author Interview: Sean Kinder

Author Interview: Sean Kinder

Sean at the Una Merkel mural in Covington, KY Sean Kinder made his authorial debut earlier this year after years of research and writing – the labor of love that is authorship. His book, titled, Una Merkel: The Actress with Sassy Wit and Southern Charm, is a...

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Are you a grammar geek? Do you love finding mistakes in books, articles, newspapers, etc? In honor of National Punctuation Day, we have put together a post of some of our favorite punctuation related memes. Because we all hope Grandma will make the food, not be the...

2017 Featured Author: R.L. Stine

SOKY Book Fest intern here, with some exciting news! As a person who grew up reading these books (and still proudly displays them on her bookshelf), was extremely excited about the movie, and still has VHS recordings of the T.V. show, this news put me in instant...

Book Review: Martina Boone’s “Persuasion”

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. Her first teacher in the U.S. made fun of her for not pronouncing the “wh” sound right, so she set out to master “all the words”—she’s still working on that! In the meantime she’s...

Book Review: Martina Boone’s “Compulsion”

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. Her first teacher in the U.S. made fun of her for not pronouncing the “wh” sound right, so she set out to master “all the words”—she’s still working on that! In the meantime she’s...

Book Review: Margaret Verble’s “Maud’s Line”

Margaret Verble is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and has set her novel on her family’s allotment land. She currently lives in Lexington, KY, and Old Windsor, England.     Anyone who’s ever dreamed of a better life will be able to...

Book Review: Jay Asher’s “Thirteen Reasons Why”

Jay Asher is the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Future of Us (coauthored with Printz-honor winner Carolyn Mackler), and What Light (forthcoming in October 2016). Asher’s novels have been translated into over 30 languages. He got the idea for his debut novel when...

Book Review: C.J. Redwine’s “The Shadow Queen”

C.J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. She is the author of the Defiance trilogy, a post-apocalyptic fantasy from Balzer + Bray. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the...

Author Interview: Dr. David Bell

Dr. David Bell is a bestselling and award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. In 2013, he won the prestigious Prix Polar International de Cognac for best novel written by a non-French speaker. He’s an associate professor of...

Special Announcement!

Hey guys! We just got word that a super top secret project that we have been working on finally went through. All ends are tied, the gas tank is filled, luggage is packed and we’re ready to hit the road and give you guys the good news. We have another author...

Book Review: Lois Sepahban’s “Paper Wishes”

Lois Sepahban grew up in central California. Her family moved around a lot, but during her early years she lived in the Tehachapi mountains that form the southeastern boundary of California’s Central Valley. She spent her childhood climbing trees, reading books, and...

Author Interview: Natasha Friend

Natasha Friend–wearer of silly hats, lover of press-on mustaches, admirer of Gloria Steinem, devotee of well-named nail polish shades–is also an author. When she is not writing books, you will find her playing Wiffle ball, turning cartwheels, making chocolate-chip...

Book Review: J.T. Ellison’s “No One Knows”

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series, with novels published in over twenty countries. Her novel The Cold Room won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original and Where All The Dead Lie was a...

Review Guess Who

Hey guys! The first ever book review for SOKY Book Fest Reads is coming up next week! You can expect to see a review or two every month. Want to know which book we’ll be reviewing? Here are a few hints: The author’s first name is initials. It is…Fiction. It is...

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