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Monica Fairview | When Caroline Bingley Spoke…I Listened
Uncategorized / October 16, 2009

On what must have been an ordinary day in my life, I woke up with a strange idea. I ignored it, got on with my usual routine, and hoped it would go away. But it didn’t. So on that perfectly ordinary day, I made a fateful decision: I was going to write about Caroline Bingley. Yes, Caroline Bingley, the woman in Pride and Prejudice that everyone loves to hate. Surely not? I really had someone rather different in my mind for my next novel. I’d finished An Improper Suitor, a regency romance, and I’d had such a wonderful time writing it that I was all geared up to continue with one of the characters. But Caroline had wormed herself into my mind, and she refused to go away. The thing is, I was probably one of the few people on the planet that didn’t really dislike her. Which is probably why she’d come to me to plead her case. To read more about the conversation between Ms. Fairview and Ms. Bingley please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | THE CROSSROADS by Chris Grabenstein
Uncategorized / October 16, 2009

May 2009On Sale: May 12, 2009352 pages ISBN: 0375846980EAN: 9780375846984Paperback$6.99 Young Adult, Mystery Buy at 2009 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Childrens/Young Adult Novel The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein “A rip-roaring ghost story.”—Booklist, Starred Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over . . . and Zack is directly in his sights. Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.