Stephen Hunter swaggers from print journalism to the best seller list and the silver screen.
I stand next to Baltimore writer Stephen Hunter at On Target, an indoor pistol range in the Severn Square Shopping Center. He casts a pitiful glance at my dust-covered, snub-nosed Smith & Wesson...
Is there anything better than a cozy bookstore on a cold day? Here are four independent shops that make us happy
Atomic BooksLooking for graphic novels and comics, plus books on street art, hot rods, anti-capitalism, tattoos, or knitting? This Hampden fave stocks them all. Plus, check out their great ’...
A dessert cookbook by a local author adds comfort to the mix
Pikesville resident Konya Lindsey learned a love of baking from family in California. She migrated to Baltimore for grad school and worked in marketing before starting a dessert catering business,...
In the autumn of his years, John Barth confronts his mortality, reinvents himself yet again, and infiltrates the Axis of Evil.
John Barth still gets a charge out of being mentioned in a pull quote. Even after decades of circulating in the upper echelons of literary fiction, that sort of acknowledgment hasn't lost its...
Hopkins professor Jessica Anya Blau publishes her first novel and clears the air about her alter ego.
Jessica Anya Blau didn't know what to think when, five years ago, about 35 students signed up for a fiction-writing course that she taught—and still teaches—at Johns Hopkins University, a class that...
Bakery owner Warren Brown whips up a new cookbook.
As if being an attorney, baker, and Food Network personality aren't enough, the ever-resourceful Warren Brown is adding a new job title to his resume—published author— when his cookbook, CakeLove...
Park School's Laura Amy Schlitz is still ebullient from her Newbery Medal win.
Laura Amy Schlitz was trying to cheer herself up in the early morning hours of January 14 when her phone rang. The longtime Park School librarian had already concluded that her children's book,...
Charles Village author Michael Kimball turned U.S. rejection into U.K. success.
Michael Kimball chuckles good-naturedly as he recounts the excruciating process that preceded the publication of his unconventional first novel, The Way the Family Got Away. Turned down by...