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Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been doing special education work for about five years He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.

Interview: Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke About ‘The Cinderella Murder,’ First Novel in a Series

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Best-selling novelist Mary Higgins Clark joins younger but equally praised author Alafair Burke for their first collaboration. Read More »

Interview: Motivational Speaker Sourena Vasseghi About His Book, ‘Big Dreams Take Small Sacrifices’

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'Not a day goes by when my disability doesn’t frustrate or anger me. The reason why I work as hard as I do is the harder I work, the less time that I have to let my disability bother me.' Read More »

Interview: John Fusco, Author of ‘Dog Beach’

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"... if you are driven by your story and characters you do whatever it takes. Like a cabinet maker, 8-10 hours a day." Read More »

Interview: Monte Beauchamp on His Collection ‘Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World’

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Rather than just tell short biographies of the 16 cartoonists featured, this impressive and fascinating book has other cartoonists draw the images accompanying the biographies in each cartoonist's unique style. So, for example, the biography of R. Crumb looks like something Crumb would have drawn. Read More »

Interview: Entertainment Lawyer William Leibowitz, Author of ‘Miracle Man’

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What if someone was born with an IQ of an unheard-of level of 550? And what if as a baby he was tossed in a trash can? Read More »

Interview: Comedian Todd Glass, Author of ‘The Todd Glass Situation’

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"I recommend everyone write a book, even if its just for yourself." Read More »

Interview: Laura Lippman on Her New Novel, ‘After I’m Gone’

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The author of the Tess Monaghan series discusses her latest foray into crime. Read More »

Interview: J.A. Jance on Her 50th Book, ‘Moving Target’

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"I strive to have balance in my life, and I want my characters to have the same thing." Read More »

TV Review: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ – The Series and the Memoir

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If you have not watched this series, to check it out. And if you want to learn more about Piper herself be sure to read her book as well. Read More »

My Ten Favorite Books of 2013

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Let's hope for similar in 2014... Read More »