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Little House on the Library of America

One of the fun perks of being a writer (there are perks! I promise. It’s not all weeping over here, though it feels like it sometimes) is being part of the World of Publishing. Sometimes it feels like I’m a little teensy mote in the eye of the hugest creature in the sea, but other times it starts to feel a bit personal. To wit: I was contacted a few months ago by someone from the Library of America. They were putting out a two-volume boxed set of the Little House books and wondered if I might be interested in

Heroines IRL

To say I’ve gotten intimate with my literary heroines is…a bit of an understatement. They’ve inhabited my bed and the insides of my eyelids. They are counted among my closest friends.

All of which is to say it’s kind of weird that I didn’t really visit many heroic home sites until I began writing The Heroine’s Bookshelf.

Since that crazy odyssey began, I’ve stood on the prairie where Pa Ingalls planted cottonwood trees for each of his girls. I’ve climbed the wonky stairs in Orchard House, which Louisa May Alcott affectionately called Apple Slump. I’ve peered into the

Diary of a Non-Wimpy Kid: Anne of Green Gables

By Guest Blogger Darren Garnick

This is the first in a series of guest posts on heroines featured in The Heroine’s Bookshelf.  My guests?  Honored authors, writers, experts, historians, and more.  First up is Darren Garnick, an unlikely adherent of everyone’s favorite Anne with an e.  Want to combine some winning with your reading?  Click here to win a galley of the book (and for links to other contests featuring the book).

Greg Heffley, the sarcastic protagonist of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, is not psyched his mother started a summer reading club for him and his

Heroines of Literature Walking Tour

Missed the tour?  Never fear!  Click here for a podcast, map, and handouts for the tour and recreate the experience alone or with an intrepid friend!

We finally have details on what might be the most anticipated event of my mini book tour…The Heroine’s Bookshelf Heroines of Literature Walking Tour in Greenwich Village, NYC on the evening of Tuesday, October 26!

The tour will be co-hosted and curated by Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf, and Glamour columnist/NYU adjunct journalism professor Jessica Siegel.

The Schedule:

Tuesday, October 26th

6:15 p.m. – Meet at