| May 29, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Don't go to any Harford County Public Library branch with hopes of checking out the popular new novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" unless you want them dashed.
The county library system has decided not to carry the bestselling trilogy by E. L. James, as one...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Baltimore has witnessed love and loss.
From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Romance novelist Janet Dailey, who went from secretary to bestselling author with millions of copies of her books sold worldwide, found herself in the midst of a scandal in 1997 that could have been a career-ender.
But in her world, the heroine always...
| Oct 20, 2013
Have you seen AT&T's running-with-books TV commercial? Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall starts up “The Odyssey” audiobook on his smartphone and proceeds to listen and run for hours under a cloudless blue sky down a tree-lined country road, through...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:05 PM
It’s the thrill of the chaste — strong-willed heroines pursued by handsome, chiseled men — that makes romance novels so popular among readers.
But as a 14-year-old, Mary Blayney had little interest in hearts and flowers. Instead,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:53 PM
At the opening session of the Nora Roberts Writing Institute held Friday night at Hagerstown Community College, New York Times best-selling author Sylvia Day shared how she became a writer with aspiring wordsmiths.
More specifically how the glamorous...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:34 PM
You can’t always judge a book by its author. But if that book is written by Alyson Richman, there’s a good chance the storyline will be woven around art.
She has told the tale of a young Japanese man who studied with the Impressionists in...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...