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The Essential Author Series Revival

We’re re-launching the series as a new weekly feature of short blog posts highlighting useful fiction authors and non-fiction cultural writers.

Reading Klavan In Canada

Part 10 of the Andrew Klavan Symposium

Sometimes the path to inspiration doesn’t go the way we think it will… I had traced the sole copy of Andrew Klavan’s Werewolf Cop – the only book by him available, anywhere in the vast expanse of the province of Ontario, apparently – to a Chapters bookstore in the mid-sized town of Waterloo…

7 Book Pairs That Transformed My Life

Join the discussion! Which authors and books have influenced your the most?

After reading excerpts from the Liberty Island Klavan symposium, I decided to take David Swindle up on his call for others to write about books that transformed their lives. For writers, in addition to literature that had great personal impact, books that change the way they approach writing in my opinion qualify as life-changing.

If you’re a person with two or three books going at all times, it may be hard to pinpoint the life-changers; for this exercise I came up with seven pairs that seemed to fit together, and reflected chronological milestones in my history of literary appreciation.

9 Authors With Books That Can Transform Your Life

Part 9 of the Andrew Klavan Symposium

Who are the authors and books who most inspire you today? Which writers and titles are akin to weapons in your armory? Whose ideas and storytelling techniques do you adapt into your own?

The Bible As Artist & Author’s Muse

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 8

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists

Why God Does Not Want You To Worry About Anything…

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 7

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists

The Long Road To Becoming An Essential Author

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 5

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists

To Know The Truth About The World

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 4

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists

Finding God in the Blood and Guts of Birth and the Big Bang

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 1

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists