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Author Jennifer Fawcett On Creating Tension in Her Terrifying Novel "Beneath the Stairs"
In this edition of Simon & Schuster's “The Mark Up,” author Jennifer Fawcett invites viewers into the terrifying world where her new novel, Beneath the Stairs , takes...
Creating a Vivid World that Readers Want to Live In
The fundamental element that shapes your character's growth is the world they live in. Making the world feel alive and vibrant is integral to the reader getting lost...
The Fascinating Story Behind Sadeqa Johnson's 'Yellow Wife'
Yellow Wife is based on the true story of Robert Lumpkin, a notorious jailer who owned a holding pen and “breaking” center for more than 300,000 enslaved people from...
3 Reasons to be Riveted by 'A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow' from Laura Taylor Namey
Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town....
Laura Taylor Namey
How to Balance Character Description and World Building
When you’re creating a fictional world, it can be tough to decide how much time you should spend describing the world versus how much time you should spend describing...
William F. Wu
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