Looking for more stories to read and/or authors to follow? How about some writerly advice? Here are some sites to check out.


School Library Journal

Their mission is to speed up innovation in schools and public libraries, but they’re also a great source for book and “best of” reviews.


Explore books, create virtual book shelves, friend other readers, get recommendations based on what you’ve read . . . Like everything Amazon, it’s  big. In fact, it’s the biggest book community site out there.

Seattle Public Library

Okay, I’ll admit it. I don’t buy books if I don’t have to.  You may have to wait a while for a popular title, and you can’t dog-ear or write in the pages, but the library is my go-to place for books,  eBooks  and research.


Amarillo Bay

This online literary journal, established in 1999, strives to give readers the finest in modern literature.  Their vast archive, accessible free and online, includes more than 700 works of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Writer’s Bone

“Home of author interviews and the most badass up-and-coming writers on the Internet.” Writer’s Bone’s stated mission is to “provide a home to writers who are tired of hearing the word ‘no’.” Amen to that.


Eclectica was founded in October 1996 with the goal of providing “a sterling quality literary magazine on the World Wide Web.” This ambitious monthly is packed with great content. Check it out.

Authors and artists

Writing advice


A site that aims to help people improve their writing skills no matter what they do for a living. Need to know how to write a caption? Don’t know what constitutes a subordinate clause? The answers are right here.

Live Write Thrive

Voted one of 2015’s top 10 blogs for writers, and it’s easy to see why. Susanne Lakin is, among other things, a novelist,  copyeditor,  writing coach, and mom, and she really knows her stuff.

This is Writing

Scott Mullins’ excellent website includes author interviews, publishing advice, book reviews and a blog on the writer’s life.


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