“This book is as lush as the flowers it describes.” – Publishers Weekly Flowers can say everything from “get well” to “I love you” to “I’m sorry.”  But they are also a multi-million dollar business. Amy Stewart investigates in her book  what goes into creating and pricing the beauty and sentiment of flowers Flower Confidential.  It’s oneContinue reading

The Stories behind the Stories Meet the people behind the icons, find the facts behind the legends, and discover forgotten stories you should know. These true tales turn out to be even more fascinating than the fictions that surround them. They’re almost priceless, you might say, at just $1.99 apiece for these e-books throughout November.Continue reading

. We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way with language that makes your bones shake, like standing too close to a bass amp. In this blog post fromContinue reading

. When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a dark side of their own; they wanted to tell me horror stories instead. . A florist in Seattle told meContinue reading