Tish Cohen's Blog

May 17, 2010

The multi-talented Lauren Baratz-Logsted is at it again, folks. And by that I mean she's out-written every writer on earth this year and it's barely mid-May. She has TWO books coming out this spring/summer, The Sisters Eight Book 5: Marcia's Madness, and her latest YA, The Education of Bet.

If you haven't read Lauren's adult fiction (The Thin Pink Line) or YA ( Crazy Beautiful) or middle grade fiction (The Sisters Eight series), you should. Not only is Lauren, in her own words, the only woman ...
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Published on May 17, 2010 17:23 • 230 views

December 3, 2009

To have the guts to look to my past, my childhood, for what unsettles me most. What really scares me. Because this emotion is exactly what my new book needs. I'm only on page 40 of this one, my fourth for adults, so it's too early to say much about it. I'll share once I'm further along.
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Published on December 03, 2009 13:00 • 119 views

December 2, 2009

If you'd like to read a hilarious author interview that will have you crushing on both interviewer and interviewee, click on over to BiblioBuffet for Lauren Baratz-Logsted's The Disrespectful Interviewer. Lauren serves it up to none other than the esteemed Jon Clinch (author of FINN and the upcoming KINGS OF THE EARTH), who, I must say, does a supreme job of dishing it right back. Prepare to adore them both.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of CRAZY BEAUTIFUL.
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Published on December 02, 2009 20:25 • 77 views

December 1, 2009

I'm very excited about my next book for adults, I wrote it over a period of about two years and it was inspired, but has nothing to do with, by my father's back surgery. My single father lives out in California, my youngest brother lives in Vancouver and my sister, other brother and I live in the northeast. So when Dad announced he needed someone to care for him for two weeks post-op, it was no simple feat to decide who could up and go. Turned out Michael, the youngest, was able to transport ...
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Published on December 01, 2009 12:44 • 101 views

June 18, 2009

LBL cover Amazon.jpgThis from the lovely and talented Adrienne Kress, author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate:



LITTLEBLACK LIES is a funny, poignant tale of high school intrigue taken to the nthdegree (and occasionally times Pi).  With effortless panache, Tish Cohencreates the ultimate private school story.  All the usual suspects arethere: the new kid, the popular girl, the unattainable boy . . . but she giveseach a unique and unexpected twist.  Nor is this book all light...

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Published on June 18, 2009 14:12 • 85 views

The process of asking for author blurbs for a new book is rather terrifying. As a writer, you know how busy other authors are and you are loathe to disturb them. And as you ask--because we all must ask--you inwardly cringe and hope they deem your book interesting enough to take a peek.

Something about the whole process takes me back to the day in junior high when my best friend was away and I had to hunt for a place to sit in the caf. I wandered around with my tray, looking for empty seats an...
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Published on June 18, 2009 12:49 • 94 views
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Finally, we have a cover for Little Black Lies, my first book for teens (and youthful grown ups!). Description from the back cover plus excerpt:


Mix Mean Girls with a splash of Gossip Girl and you get
author Tish Cohen's  debut teen novel, Little Black Lies

 

 

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Published on June 18, 2009 10:40 • 97 views

December 12, 2008

My spam filter is a god. It filters out the monster amounts of requests I get from the monarchs in faraway lands who cannot decide where to keep all their money and the Christmas spammers whose first lines read something like: Imagine the look in your girl's eyes on Christmas morning when you surprise her with your giant package. Actually, I'd like to be there for that one. You can just see her kneeling by the tree, all done up in her holiday leggings and candy cane flavored lip gloss. It's t...
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Published on December 12, 2008 12:36 • 83 views

November 26, 2008

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Karen Dionne, author of the recently released Freezing Point and co-founder of Backspace, The Writers' Place, asks not what the book industry can do for her, but what she can do for the book industry in these insane economic times.

Karen has come up with a great new blog to help convince the book-buying public that books make the very best gifts of all this holiday season, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Buy Books. The challenge? To encourage people to buy one book or dozens for themselve...
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Published on November 26, 2008 15:52 • 91 views

August 12, 2008

 


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There's a special uncategorized category of books I refer to as comfort books. These are books I'll return to again and again, not because of what happened in the story necessarily, but because I want to revisit the lives of the characters that inhabit it.

These books have heart.

I've read every book ever written by Rosamunde Pilcher simply because the homes her characters create embody the way I'd like to live. These cottages are strewn with threadbare rugs, merry fires, and sleeping ...

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Published on August 12, 2008 18:19 • 88 views