Author series by Ryan Sheffield. 1. Women authors
— Henry David Thoreau
Something About Peoniesis a new YA fiction novel written by up and coming young authorEllie Christene. 119,362 words and 316 pages long, it tells the story of Cat Riddle, a not-so-typical teenage girl who goes through a pretty typical experience. 16-year-old Cat Riddle certainly isn’t your typical teenager…
Ellie Christene talks a bit about what inspired her to write this novel:
In all honesty, I don’t remember what inspired me to write Something About Peonies. I remember exactly when I came up with specific ideas for the book, but not the overall idea. I remember coming up with the main character’s moms, and I kind of remember thinking about the book on a car ride, but that’s it. The main character is Catherine (Cat) Riddle, who starts off as 16 in the beginning of the book and is 17 at the end. She deals with both Asperger’s and Tourette’s syndromes, as well as gay moms. So the whole book is about her being not normal but managing to fall in love, which is a very normal thing to do.
Spineless Classics - A complete book on a poster.
Imagine a whole book on a single sheet. A bold art print on which, up close, you can read the full and complete text of your favourite classic work, right from “It was the best of times” to “a far, far greater thing”.
Rebel Souls (Da Capo Press) is the first book ever written about an incredibly influential artists’ circle that hung out at Pfaff’s saloon in NYC during the the late 1850s and early 1860s. Centered around Walt Whitman, the group also included Artemus Ward, trailblazing stand-up comic, friend of Twain, favorite of Lincoln; Fitz Hugh Ludlow, psychedelic explorer and best-selling author of The Hasheesh Eater; and the brilliant brazen Adah Isaacs Menken, who attained international celebrity for her risqué stage act.
Properly considered America’s first Bohemians, this colorful group led a transition from art as a genteel profession to art as a soul-deep calling, centered on honesty and risk-taking. They were the originators, the pioneers who set in motion an American tradition of rebel art that extends all the way to present-day provocateurs like Lena Dunham and Louis CK.
Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians by Justin Martin, author on Tumblr ( rebel-souls-book).
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