February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

MWA Announces 2014 Edgar Awards Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for its 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television from the previous year, in celebration of the 205th anniversary of Poe’s birth.

Far Far Away: Once upon a time…

Far Far Away, Tom McNeal Knopf Books for Young Readers, July 2013 Reviewed from Final Copy It is perhaps the most polarizing title of the year. Love, hate, and debate about audience have all bubbled up around Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away. A National Book Award finalist, the novel also has five starred reviews and […]

Pick of the Day: Far Far Away

The ghost of Jacob Grimm narrates a story about complex characters who have conflicted motivations.

A Happily-Ever-After Ghost Story | Tom McNeal’s ‘Far Far Away’

Jacob Grimm, the folklorist, is dead, and stuck as a ghost. He wants to be reunited with his younger brother Wilhelm, who predeceased him. In Tom McNeal’s suspenseful and haunting new novel, ‘Far Far Away,’ fairy tale and ghost story collide and merge.