SUSPENSE STARTS AT HOME

Brookhaven author’s latest book shows off Atlanta

Heeding that old adage “Write what you know” made writing her third novel a bit easier for Brookhaven’s Kimberly Belle. She set The Marriage Lie in Atlanta largely because she needed a setting with a major airport. What could be better than her adopted hometown?

“I usually come up with the plot first,” she says. “My first book needed to be […]

BETWEEN THE LINES

Book lovers find author talks add more to the story…

Authors Sam Hayes and Allen Goodwin with Winecoff Hotel Historian Chet Wallace spoke about about the Winecoff Hotel Fire at a recent Titles@Twilight event.

The idea for Heritage Sandy Springs’ monthly author discussion series came from Milam Propst, with a little help from William Tecumseh Sherman.

That storied Civil War general, forever linked with the phrase […]

A MOM’S GUIDE TO BECOMING AN EX

Buckhead parent writes the book on making divorce work.

For the last seven years, Sarah Armstrong has heard the same comment from people who know her story: “They tell me I had such a good divorce,” says the Brookwood Hills resident.

And they’re not being facetious or snarky. In fact, they’ve come to Armstrong looking for suggestions on how they can make the best of their own bad […]

BOOK ’EM

Local and international authors converge for 16 days of literary thrills.

Co-chairs Deborah Jacobs (left) and Dee Kline oversee more than 200 volunteers working on this year’s festival.

Co-chairs Deborah Jacobs (left) and Dee Kline oversee more than 200 volunteers working on this year’s festival.

Dee Kline describes herself as an avowed book lover who has been enraptured by reading since she was 4 years […]

MBA? ME? TOTALLY.

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Comedian turned author offers semi-serious tips about going back to school.

From the outset, Paul Ollinger admits he’s “very pro-MBA because of what it did for me—despite the fact that I’m now a struggling comic.” What the degree did was convince the Brookhaven resident that he had a future in stand-up.

“I finished Dartmouth’s MBA program in 1997, seeking a better job so I could make more […]

INTERIOR DESIGN DECODED

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Celeb designer Vern Yip crams his first book with insider tips for the DIY set.

Do you have more pictures leaning up against the baseboards instead of hanging from the walls because you never know how high they should be? Have you put off repainting because the thought of selecting a color scheme terrifies you? Are the wood floors still bare because rug sizing paralyzes you?

“Yes” […]

A PHOTO LEGACY

Co-authors uncover the man behind the National Park Service lens.

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The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and special events are happening across the country to mark the milestone. One Brookhaven couple will be closely involved in many of those activities as they travel around the country with their latest book, Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First […]

TRUE CRIME TO RAW FICTION

Brookhaven author’s harrowing experience shapes the story of her first book.

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Write what you know.” That’s the age-old wisdom often offered to aspiring authors who are grappling with a way to find authenticity in their work. In the case of Liz Lazarus, writing what she knew meant reliving a pivotal moment in her life that took place more than 25 years ago. […]

LIFE AFTER DEATH

New memoir inspires spouses to move beyond grief.

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After 16 years of marriage, Myra McElhaney was looking forward to a long retirement with her husband, Phil. The couple, just nearing their 50s, was making plans to travel, pursue passions and fill their newfound free time with adventures.

Those plans imploded in 2009 when McElhaney’s spouse was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died within 18 months. […]

MURDER! MAYHEM! MYSTERY!

Sisters in Crime are on the case

Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime Atlanta chapter whose members are working on their own stories as well as reading some of the newest books in the genre. Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime […]