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Writers on Writing: Q & A with Jo Knowles

I had the pleasure of meeting Jo Knowles at a Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing Novels for Young People Retreat more than a year ago. Relatively new to the children’s book world, I could tell she was a pro and I immediately bought a few of her books. I… Read More

Writers on Writing: A Q & A with Lisa Scottoline

Food, Fitness & Fiction is thrilled to share this great Q & A with the highly accomplished author of twenty-two novels, Lisa Scottoline. A New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author, Scottoline has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States. She has also been… Read More

Get This: A Poem Inspired by BOOKED

I am NOT…I repeat, NOT a poet. And I know it! But something about reading Booked by Kwame Alexander inspired me to write one. Here’s a brief description of Booked from Amazon: Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop… Read More

New App Gets Kids Excited About Nutritious Foods

Do you, like many parents, find it a challenge to turn your kids on to good-for-you foods? If so, there’s a new gaming app called FoodLeap that just may help. Created by registered dietitian and mom, Melissa Halas-Liang in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association,* the free app is designed… Read More

The First Time She Drowned: Q & A with Kerry Kletter

The First Time She Drowned (Philomel Books, March 15, 2016) is a moving and beautifully written debut book by Kerry Kletter. Although it is classified as a contemporary young adult novel, the themes are very mature and the psychological twists and turns and subject matter are, at times, heavy and… Read More

A Review of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The following review of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, an autobiography by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon, April 29, 2003), is from Food, Fitness & Fiction guest contributor Lily Roark (pictured above). I am not one to pick up a graphic novel. Ever. So it surprised our entire household, the cat… Read More

Today in YA: A Review of These Vicious Masks

The following review of These Vicious Masks (Swoon Reads, February 9, 2016) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee. These Vicious Masks is a hell of a ride. While its marketing shtick of “Jane Austen meets X-Men” is not quite accurate,… Read More

Today in YA: Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

The following review of Arrows (Delacorte Press January 26, 2016) by Melissa Gorzelanczyk is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Joshua Flores (pictured above). What if you fell in love with someone who could never love you in return? Melissa Gorzelanczyrk’s debut novel, Arrows, tells the story of a… Read More

Cooking Tips to Help You Savor the Flavor of Food

Even though National Nutrition Month—the brain child of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—has come to a close, I hope you will still find ways to savor the flavor of eating and living well. To help you celebrate the flavor of foods, here’s a fabulous guest post from cookbook author… Read More

Tips to Help You Get a Better Gut

When you think about getting a better gut, do crunches and core work come to mind? While I’m certainly all for exercise to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and to keep your waist size in check (especially since excess abdominal fat is linked with an increased… Read More