Author Archive for Erin Abbamondi

Maurice Sendak’s Last Completed Work: ‘My Brother’s Book’

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Over the course of his life, Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated over a dozen widely acclaimed books, and illustrated almost eighty more. Although Sendak passed away last May at age 83, Harper Collins published his final volume in the US…

Neil Gaiman to Embark on ‘Glorious Last US Booksigning Tour’: Summer 2013

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According to Neil Gaiman’s infamous online journal, the upcoming tour for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, may be the author’s last US book signing tour. Gaiman blogs, ”I think the Ocean at the End of the Lane tour will be the last actual…

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to be Adapted as a Stage Musical

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Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fantasy, Pan’s Labyrinth will be turned into a stage musical. The book, essentially a stage version of the screenplay, is written by del Toro and Jeremy Ungar. Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla and Paul Williams have been hired to…

‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author David Relin Dies at 49

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Three Cups of Tea co-author, David Oliver Relin, died November 15th in Multnomah County, Oregon. Relin’s family explained that he “suffered from depression” and took his own life. Three Cups of Tea, which has sold about 4 million copies since its publication…

‘To Be Or Not To Be: That is the Adventure’: ‘Hamlet’ Rewritten as Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book

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A choose-your-own-adventure version of Hamlet has raised more than six times its goal on Kickstarter since creator Ryan North made his appeal on November 21st. The Canadian comic book writer has titled his illustrated version of Hamlet, “To Be Or…

‘Innocence once lost cannot be regained.’: ‘Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism’ Reviewed

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Just in time for Halloween, longtime collaborators Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have successfully reunited for the illustrated horror novella, Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism. The novella, largely marketed toward fans of the American television series The Twilight Zone (created by Rod Serling), takes place…

Grant Morrison Rumored to Write a ‘Doctor Who’ Episode

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In an interview with sex columnist and porn actress, Ryan Keely, Grant Morrison stated that he only watched the BBC’s long-running science fiction program, Doctor Who. Keely served as moderator for a panel at MorrisonCon in Las Vegas. Morrison went on to explain…

Banned Books: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’: ‘Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.’

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“The trouble with free speech is that it insists on living up to its name.” – Jonathan Yardley “He’s a wallflower. . . . You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.“ - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a…

Neil Young Quits Drugs and Alcohol to Write Forthcoming Memoir, ‘Waging Heavy Peace’

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Neil Young has stated that he has been sober for the past year, giving up alcohol and marijuana to write his forthcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. In an interview with the New York Times, the 66-year-old singer/songwriter admitted that he…

Bond Girl: Adele Confirmed for the James Bond ‘Skyfall’ Theme

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English singer/songwriter Adele is currently recording the theme song for the new James Bond film, Skyfall. The song is also entitled, “Skyfall” and is scheduled for release at the end of October. This will be Adele’s first release since her award-winning album, 21, released…