Towson author is the unassuming bestseller next door.
In March of 2009, when Mary Claire Helldorfer first learned that her book Kissed by an Angel had hit USA Today’s Top 150 Books, she was working as a 10th-grade English teacher at Friends School of...
The local author on Oprah, his bright future, and having faith, not fear.
Since writing his critically acclaimed book, The Other Wes Moore, about another young man from Baltimore who shares his name but a very different fate, it’s been a whirlwind of interviews, lectures,...
A husband and wife live their publishing dream from an Eastern Shore barn.
One drizzly day in the winter of 2006, while on lunch break, Robbi Behr and her husband Matthew Swanson took stock of their lives. On the surface, they had everything: on-the-move careers at a...
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,...