Paula Jones, who recently retired from working in real estate, was inspired to write “Dalton’s Dream” as a follow-up to compiling her family history into a book.
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Like most kids, you love it when someone reads one of your favorite Christmas stories aloud. You probably enjoy singing Christmas carols, too. “The Family Christmas Treasury” will help you do both by including the words to some of those songs you love, along with several holiday story favorites.
Teen entrepreneur Houston Gunn’s visit to sign copies of his book “Schooled for Success: How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire” is among literary highlights this week.
JIM AND BEVERLY ROGERS PLEDGE $10 MILLION TO BLACK MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
The Vegas Valley Book Festival has named Carolyn Hayes Uber, Luke Anderson and Arcata Associates Inc. recipients of its 2013 Crystal Bookmark Award.
Maxwell Alexander Dake Drake developed his first writing class so that he could offer to teach in return for a break on expenses associated with book promotion. His goal in classes was not to talk like a professor or to spend an hour promoting his own books. He wanted to relate to students and impart useful information. Then, if students liked his classes, maybe they’d be interested in his books.
If your kids need something new to read every Hanukkah, then stop your search right here. For family or for fun, “Hanukkah in Alaska” is a book your 3- to 6-year-old will want to see.
Retired business professor Robert Ries shares research into the Kennedy assassination in his book “Who Really Killed Kennedy? The Conspiracy.”
You love getting presents — but do you know how much fun it is to give them? In the new book, “Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift” by Dara Goldman, you’ll see that giving is sometimes better than getting.
This week’s literary event highlights include an announcement that Jim Rogers and his wife, Beverly, have made a $10 million commitment to support the expansion of literary programming in the Black Mountain Institute.