Sacramento-based website designer J. Scott Coatsworth is the author of the LBGT-oriented “The River City Chronicles,” which he describes as “a magical realism tale set in my hometown.” Read it for free at www.jscottcoatsworth.com.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
Comic-Con International: San Diego, which ran July 21-24, dropped its usual barrage of pop culture awesome bombs across a wide variety of media. Here are just a few of the revelations, along with why they make fans go "Squee!" with delight:
Renae De Liz has worked on a variety of comic-book titles, including "Red Sonja," "The Last Unicorn" and "Dream Police." Her most recent project is a series featuring the DC Comics character of Wonder Woman.
Floridians get used to it - that look they get when they tell someone where they live. At some point most residents of the land of Disney, oranges and humidity have found themselves on trial for the weird sins of their home state.
If you've been talking to your clothes while folding them lovingly in an attempt to make your life more "tidy," you should take a long, hard look at yourself, according to author Jennifer McCartney. Her new book, "The Joy of Leaving Your Sh(ASTERISK)t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy" (Countryman, May 24) is the perfect guide to free yourself from the shackles of over-organization. McCartney encourages you to give in to your messier urges because being too clean is a sure sign of a dreadfully boring and uncreative personality.
The high school library in this tiny town about an hour south of Lassen Volcanic National Park was in terrible shape. Students hadn’t been allowed to check out books in a decade. Now the library is overflowing with books sent from around the world thanks to a blogging campaign by a school volunteer.