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Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire have written Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Perigee, $26.95), and we asked them about New Year's resolutions--so much goal-setting that often comes to naught. They think resolving to find more creative fulfilment--they believe we are all, to some extent, wired for creativity--is a worthy goal:
Award Winning Miami Journalists Publish Tell-All Television Book Series Watching local television news will never be the same once you read episode one of the provocative and equally hilarious new 13-episode novel set 'Breaking News The Series.' In their debut publishing project, broadcast news veterans and now authors, R.E. Schicchi and D.K. Johnson take readers behind the scenes of the fast-paced, exhilarating and emotionally-charged world of WKMI; a fictional yet all-too-real South Florida-based television news station.
We get excited about new books every day here, but this season brings a greater number of books that elicit excitement, even swoons--like Sherlock Chronicles by Steve Tribe (Dey Street, $29.99)--all you ever wanted to know about the smash PBS series. Casting, sets, costumes and scads of photos (although "the kiss" should have merited a full page).
Miami Book Fair (MBF) has announced its commitment to fostering literacy and rearing the next generation of engaged world citizens by offering several programs for children this month. “Generation Genius” gathers MBF’s literacy and learning programs for children and teens and brings them under one banner. Programs, such as “Read to Learn Books for Free” and “StoryArts”, distribute children’s books around Miami-Dade County.
Jamaican-born Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, will be the special guest from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center in South Florida. Born in Jamaica in 1970, James graduated from the University of the West Indies. His first novel, “John Crow’s Devil”, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
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