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By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Dani Pettrey is a Harford county-based author of best-selling inspirational romantic suspense. The first four books in Dani's “Alaskan Courage” series have won numerous Christian fiction awards. Each book revolves around a member of Alaska's McKenna family and offers a generous helping of danger and intrigue. “Stranded,” the third book in the series, recently received a Daphne du Maurier Award. Catching up with Pettrey, we hear about her writing adventures and her plans for future stories.
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By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Dani Pettrey is a Harford county-based author of best-selling inspirational romantic suspense. The first four books in Dani's “Alaskan Courage” series have won numerous Christian fiction awards. Each book revolves around a member of Alaska's McKenna family and offers a generous helping of danger and intrigue. “Stranded,” the third book in the series, recently received a Daphne du Maurier Award. Catching up with Pettrey, we hear about her writing adventures and her plans for future stories.
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By Katie V. Jones | March 23, 2012
They started at the Cornucopia. Filled with blankets, water, bread, matches and a variety of other objects, those supplies were soon depleted as the 15 participants raced to take the objects they deemed necessary for survival. As the game started, many discovered some of their choices may have been unnecessary in the environment created by the imagination of the Taneytown Library staff - an environment where constant rain made drinking water unnecessary and coats and blankets a necessity.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
On paper, Lisa Scottoline is a little intimidating. She's got more than 30 million copies in print of her books, including 20 best-selling novels. She writes a weekly column, with her daughter, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and taught a class at the latter called "Justice and Fiction. " But ask her about any connections she might have to Baltimore, where she'll be visiting May 20 as a featured author in the Baltimore Sun Book Club, and you'll quickly discover her self-deprecating sense of humor.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1999
Forget Beanies. A different Beany is heating up the Internet these days, as nostalgic baby boomers and new fans pursue out-of-print books about a freckled Denver teen-ager who ate pineapple nut sundaes at Downey's Drug Store and worried about her date for the Heart Hop.With the help of Internet auctions and Web sites that allow one to search hundreds of used-book stores with a single keystroke, avid reader-collectors are spending upward of $100 per title...
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By Dave Rosenthal | February 17, 2012
The new Disney presentation, "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated feature from Studio Ghibli, promises to give new life to a classic children's book series that dates back to the early 1950s. The movie is adapted from Mary Norton's "The Borrowers," the first book in a series about a group of little people who live under the floorboards of a house and borrow things need for their survival. Among them is teeny Arrietty Clock. She and the others ingeniously repurpose household items -- matchboxes are used for storage, postage stamps as paintings -- and try to go unnoticed.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | March 11, 2013
Today's Google Doodle marks the birthday of Douglas Adams, author of the hilarious "Hitchhiker" sci-fi book series. Adams himself wrote five novels in the trilogy(?!) about the travels of earthling Arthur Dent, alien Ford Prefect and others, beginning with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. " It immediately jumped onto my Top 10 list (which, of course, has about 15 entries). Some years after Adams died in 2001 at the infinitely-too-young age of 49, his widow gave the OK for a sixth book.
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By Makeba Scott Hunter and Makeba Scott Hunter,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
If you haven't noticed, lately superheroes have taken to the big screen like, well, a bat to a cave. These childhood idols and protectors of the universe have come charging back from the dusty comic book shelf to save the world or, at the very least, the movie industry. The familiar faces of Batman, Spiderman, the X-Men and, most recently, the Hulk have all taken a turn mesmerizing movie audiences with over-the-top special effects, daredevil antics and witty one-liners while saving the world from injustice and evil in just two hours.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
Y ou may love reading "The Hunger Games" book trilogy, but do you have plans to camp out for the premiere? Would you try out a recipe for Katniss' favorite lamb stew with dry plums? "The Hunger Games" has morphed into a pop-culture phenomenon, with rabid fans who express their obsessions in a litany of ways. Here's a quick rundown. It's an event In Los Angeles a veritable tent city sprouted up before the premiere, bustling with fans waving signs anticipating cast-member visits.
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BY MARISSA GALLO | Record staff | February 8, 2012
Perryville's rich history is the focus of a new "Images of America" book, thanks to town commissioner Alan Fox. The book filled with historical photos and the stories behind them was released Jan. 16 after nearly a year of planning and work. Fox, a longtime Perryville resident, was interested in pursuing the project when Arcadia Publishing, the company responsible for the book series, contacted the town to find a prospective writer. "[I] wanted to give it a try," he said, especially given his interest in local history.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | March 11, 2013
Today's Google Doodle marks the birthday of Douglas Adams, author of the hilarious "Hitchhiker" sci-fi book series. Adams himself wrote five novels in the trilogy(?!) about the travels of earthling Arthur Dent, alien Ford Prefect and others, beginning with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. " It immediately jumped onto my Top 10 list (which, of course, has about 15 entries). Some years after Adams died in 2001 at the infinitely-too-young age of 49, his widow gave the OK for a sixth book.
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By Katie V. Jones | March 23, 2012
They started at the Cornucopia. Filled with blankets, water, bread, matches and a variety of other objects, those supplies were soon depleted as the 15 participants raced to take the objects they deemed necessary for survival. As the game started, many discovered some of their choices may have been unnecessary in the environment created by the imagination of the Taneytown Library staff - an environment where constant rain made drinking water unnecessary and coats and blankets a necessity.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
Y ou may love reading "The Hunger Games" book trilogy, but do you have plans to camp out for the premiere? Would you try out a recipe for Katniss' favorite lamb stew with dry plums? "The Hunger Games" has morphed into a pop-culture phenomenon, with rabid fans who express their obsessions in a litany of ways. Here's a quick rundown. It's an event In Los Angeles a veritable tent city sprouted up before the premiere, bustling with fans waving signs anticipating cast-member visits.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | February 17, 2012
The new Disney presentation, "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated feature from Studio Ghibli, promises to give new life to a classic children's book series that dates back to the early 1950s. The movie is adapted from Mary Norton's "The Borrowers," the first book in a series about a group of little people who live under the floorboards of a house and borrow things need for their survival. Among them is teeny Arrietty Clock. She and the others ingeniously repurpose household items -- matchboxes are used for storage, postage stamps as paintings -- and try to go unnoticed.
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BY MARISSA GALLO | Record staff | February 8, 2012
Perryville's rich history is the focus of a new "Images of America" book, thanks to town commissioner Alan Fox. The book filled with historical photos and the stories behind them was released Jan. 16 after nearly a year of planning and work. Fox, a longtime Perryville resident, was interested in pursuing the project when Arcadia Publishing, the company responsible for the book series, contacted the town to find a prospective writer. "[I] wanted to give it a try," he said, especially given his interest in local history.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | July 1, 2010
Baseball literature Ripken, Cowherd team up for young-adult book series The Disney Book Group announced Wednesday its plans for a baseball series for young adults written by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Kevin Cowherd of The Baltimore Sun. The series will feature characters from a team named the Orioles, Disney said in a news release. "Hothead," the first book in the series, is scheduled for an early 2011 release. It features temperamental third baseman Connor Sullivan, who was inspired by Ripken's experience as a young player, Disney said.
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By Sports Digest | July 1, 2010
Baseball literature Ripken, Cowherd team up for young-adult book series The Disney Book Group announced Wednesday its plans for a baseball series for young adults written by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Kevin Cowherd of The Baltimore Sun. The series will feature characters from a team named the Orioles, Disney said in a news release. "Hothead," the first book in the series, is scheduled for an early 2011 release. It features temperamental third baseman Connor Sullivan, who was inspired by Ripken's experience as a young player, Disney said.
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April 13, 1995
"October 1964," David Halberstam's chronicle of the end of the nearly all-white New York Yankee dynasty, will be reviewed at the next session of "Books Sandwiched In" at noon April 20 at Western Maryland College in McDaniel Lounge.Greg Alles, associate professor of religious studies, will share his views of the work, which focuses on the different racial attitudes of the National and American leagues.The Cardinals, a Southern team, welcomed black players while the Yankees had only token integration.
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By Makeba Scott Hunter and Makeba Scott Hunter,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
If you haven't noticed, lately superheroes have taken to the big screen like, well, a bat to a cave. These childhood idols and protectors of the universe have come charging back from the dusty comic book shelf to save the world or, at the very least, the movie industry. The familiar faces of Batman, Spiderman, the X-Men and, most recently, the Hulk have all taken a turn mesmerizing movie audiences with over-the-top special effects, daredevil antics and witty one-liners while saving the world from injustice and evil in just two hours.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,Sun Staff | August 5, 2001
Call it the long, hot summer without Harry. Harry Potter, that is. The next installment of the phenomenally popular series isn't due out until next year. The release of the movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is still months away. But for kids who fell under the boy wizard's spell and spent last summer mesmerized by his latest adventures, there are other fantastic worlds to explore. "Because of Harry Potter, other books have become more popular than before," says JoAnn Fruchtman, owner of the Children's Bookstore in Roland Park.
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