Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Francis Bacon’s triptych, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969 (top), just sold for $142.4 million dollars, becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. 

But who is the artist behind the painting? Janice Law re-imagines Bacon as a sleuth in her new mystery, The Prisoner of the Riviera. Check it out here






Friday, July 12, 2013

Goodbye Again is about a man who discovers a priceless Modigliani painting in his attic and his journey to discover how it got there.

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor. In 1902, Modigliani enrolled in La Scuola Libera di Nudo (The Free School of Nude Studies) at La Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. After a year, he moved to Venice and joined a rebellious ropier group of artists who amplified his appreciation for radical philosophies such as those of Friedrich Nietzsche. Modigliani painted his most valued work during WWI. However, his constantly reckless behavior deteriorated his health and lead to an early death at age 35 in 1920.

Download Goodbye Again and other Joseph Hone novels today wherever ebooks are sold!

 






Friday, June 21, 2013
jonathancarrollstories:

The first time they went to bed, he entered the room and she said “You’re wearing a different watch.” He glanced at it, as if seeing the black rubber thing on his wrist for the first time. He said tentatively, “It’s my night watch.” “You change watches before going to bed?” “Yes. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and want to know what time it is. This one has a very bright dial.” “Why?”  Looking at her dark nail polish, he wished they weren’t having this conversation. “Why do I want to know what time it is?” “Yes.” She was smiling at him. Not with him— *at* him. A moment ago things were sexy. Now they were funny. He was hoping a quick right answer would make things sexy again.  “I don’t know. To see how much more time I have left to sleep.” Her smile grew to the size of a frisbee. “I like you.” The gravity he was used to had disappeared altogether from the room. He was drifting in her outer space and didn’t know how to maneuver in it. “Is that good?”
- Jonathan Carroll

jonathancarrollstories:

The first time they went to bed, he entered the room and she said “You’re wearing a different watch.”
He glanced at it, as if seeing the black rubber thing on his wrist for the first time. He said tentatively, “It’s my night watch.”
“You change watches before going to bed?”
“Yes. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and want to know what time it is. This one has a very bright dial.”
“Why?”
Looking at her dark nail polish, he wished they weren’t having this conversation. “Why do I want to know what time it is?”
“Yes.” She was smiling at him. Not with him— *at* him. A moment ago things were sexy. Now they were funny. He was hoping a quick right answer would make things sexy again.
“I don’t know. To see how much more time I have left to sleep.”
Her smile grew to the size of a frisbee. “I like you.”
The gravity he was used to had disappeared altogether from the room. He was drifting in her outer space and didn’t know how to maneuver in it. “Is that good?”

- Jonathan Carroll






Saturday, June 1, 2013




Wednesday, March 20, 2013
"I like to think of the art as the book," says Caldecott Medal winner author and illustrator Chris Raschka. In this video, Raschka discusses his illustration process, spontaneous brushwork style, inspiration for his books, and the importance of drawing and art.

"I like to think of the art as the book," says Caldecott Medal winner author and illustrator Chris Raschka. In this video, Raschka discusses his illustration process, spontaneous brushwork style, inspiration for his books, and the importance of drawing and art.






Tuesday, March 5, 2013
When the waiter helped her put on her coat, Vadim was taken by surprise: How was it that such a great lady didn’t float off toward the exit bundled up in an ermine coat, or a beaver coat for that matter? How come she didn’t have a smooth, shiny fur coat with a hood, the type most Russian women would like to have in their closet? How come she had wrapped herself in a common, cheap flannel coat, and, with a quick movement, had covered her head with a black beret?

Fresh Mint with Lemon by Monika Zgustova






Monday, March 4, 2013
Did you catch Ken Perenyi, America’s greatest art forger, on CBS Sunday Morning?
Now, you can buy the ebook for just $2.99:
Amazon || B&N || Apple || Kobo || Sony

Did you catch Ken Perenyi, America’s greatest art forger, on CBS Sunday Morning?

Now, you can buy the ebook for just $2.99:

Amazon || B&N || Apple || Kobo || Sony






Thursday, February 21, 2013

“No other dancer ever looked like Paul Taylor, that strapping, elastic, goofy hunk of a guy, and no one else’s dance works look like his either—not the deep, dark ones or the zany ones or the uplifting ones.” —Robert Gottlieb


(We interviewed Paul Taylor in anticipation of next week’s release of Facts and Fancies. He is every bit as incredible as you imagine. Video coming soon!)






Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Leave the cold weather behind and escape into a sultry summer on the Mediterranean coast, where art and love collide, and tension mounts in a provocative dynamic between three characters. 
Learn more about Monika Zgustova’s Fresh Mint with Lemon (just released today!), here: http://bit.ly/XK7h6d.

Leave the cold weather behind and escape into a sultry summer on the Mediterranean coast, where art and love collide, and tension mounts in a provocative dynamic between three characters.

Learn more about Monika Zgustova’s Fresh Mint with Lemon (just released today!), here: http://bit.ly/XK7h6d.






Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Set during a sultry month on the Mediterranean coast, Fresh Mint with Lemon explores the mounting tension in a triangle of love, power and desire between a Russian art critic, an American artist, and a provocative activist. Underlying this sexual and romantic tension are the dramatic events of the Prague Spring of 1968, cut short by the Soviet invasion.
Read an excerpt from this novel here: http://bit.ly/Ye5ULc

Set during a sultry month on the Mediterranean coast, Fresh Mint with Lemon explores the mounting tension in a triangle of love, power and desire between a Russian art critic, an American artist, and a provocative activist. Underlying this sexual and romantic tension are the dramatic events of the Prague Spring of 1968, cut short by the Soviet invasion.

Read an excerpt from this novel here: http://bit.ly/Ye5ULc