Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
Author Mark Allen Gunnells discusses crafting a tale steeped in heart-palpitating suspense and the importance of reading diversely.

A Year Expanding the Canon: Reading Non-WASP Stories

Column by Rob Blair Young June 8, 2021
Until a few years ago, the bulk of my reading came from "WASP" authors. So I spent a year intentionally exploring works from authors of different backgrounds. This is what I learned.

Latinx Horror Author Roundtable

Column by Cina Pelayo
A conversation with five Latinx horror authors about the genre.

The Case for Amazon

Column by Peter Derk December 14, 2020
We've heard the bad. But is there some good in Amazon?

10 Books by Diverse Authors That You Should Read Right Now

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 14, 2020
If you’re looking to diversify your reading list, look no further: here are ten books by diverse authors to help you read outward.

Black Authors You Should Read

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Need a starter kit? I got you.

Tricking People Into Diverse Reading

Column by Peter Derk
Bait, wait, and snap the trap closed. Easier than it sounds, but you've got this.

I Just Spent A Year Exclusively Reading Women (and I Deserve No Congratulations For This)

Column by Christopher Shultz
Diversifying your reading list isn't a bragging moment. It's just what you should do.

Should I Use A Sensitivity Reader?

Column by Peter Derk
What's a sensitivity reader? Why's a sensitivity reader? Should you find one?

Cancel Culture Is Ruining Publishing!

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 25, 2019
The social justice warriors have taken over publishing!

Tweak Those Boring, Stereotypical White Dude Characters

Column by Peter Derk August 21, 2019
I hate to say it in this context, but you can do better.

Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Hugo Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 23, 2019
The Hugo Award winners will be announced in August. Here's what you need to know about the finalists.

13 Reasons Why Your Novel Sucks At Diversity

Column by Andrea J. Johnson July 22, 2019
A list of thirteen egregious offenses committed while creating diverse stories, coupled with solutions writers can adopt to approach race or any other minority status with sensitivity and respect.

Not There Yet: Diversity in Big Five Publishing

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 1, 2019
We need more diversity, and we need to fight those who tell us to stop asking for it.

Storyville: Reading Broadly to Write Better

Column by Richard Thomas
In order to write deep, layered, original fiction you MUST read broadly.

"American Girls" Taught Me That Diversity Is The Most Beautiful Thing

Column by Karis Rogerson
One writer reflects on the books that opened her eyes to the beauty of the world's diversity.

Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone

Column by Michael David Wilson
Six authors discuss reading outside of their comfort zone and the impact it's had on them.

Storyville: Adding Diversity to Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas June 8, 2017
Some tips on how to be more inclusive in your writing.

The Guide To Building Your Own 2017 Reading Challenge

Column by Peter Derk December 26, 2016
When it comes to reading lists, it's time to stop consuming and start creating. Find out how.
Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

News by Raine Winters
Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.”

Embracing Diversity in YA Literature: Six Titles to Get You Started

Column by Riki Cleveland September 30, 2014
There’s never been a better time to explore young adult novels that are raising the bar with a rich and diverse cast of characters.