Category Archives: Strata

Strata: Laurie Hertzel

Books and journalism, journalism and books—these things are deeply intertwined in Laurie Hertzel’s life. In her award-winning memoir, News To Me, she tells the tale of how she grew up as a journalist during the age when reporters clacked away on typewriters, and eventually became books editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she remains […]

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Strata: Sue O’Doherty

Susan O’Doherty is a writer who truly understands the struggles of other writers—she’s also a clinical psychologist who deals with issues involving creativity. In her guise as Dr. Sue, she writes a popular advice column, “The Doctor is In,” each Friday for the publishing blog, Buzz, Balls & Hype. Her book, Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: […]

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Strata: Katharine Weber

Katharine Weber has published five novels and teaches fiction writing at Columbia University. She has numerous reviews and articles to her credit, for publications such as the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Katharine’s memoir, The Memory of All That, has just been released.  If you […]

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Strata: Roz Stendahl

Plenty of people say they know books inside and out, but Roz Stendahl truly does. As a bookbinder, she makes them from scratch; as a graphic designer and illustrator, she’s been responsible for the look and feel of hundreds and hundreds of textbooks which people reference every day; as a lifelong visual journaler and book […]

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Strata: Amy Rea

Novelist and travel writer Amy Rea (in case you’re wondering, that’s pronounced “ray”) loves seeing not only faraway places, but those nearby as well. She has a nose for the sort of interesting, unusual things that other residents of her home state often overlook, and shares the best tidbits on her two blogs, Wander Minnesota […]

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Strata: Jason Myers

As Professor of Political Science at California State University, Stanislaus, Jason C. Myers has long been interested in digging beneath the surface of political thought and finding out what’s actually going on. Democracy, equality, socialist, conservative … most of us use those words as if we know what they mean, but do we? Jason’s latest book, […]

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Strata: Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon’s novel, Await Your Reply (which made it onto a slew of Ten Best lists), is the sort of book that whisks you away immediately and doesn’t let you out of the car for even a brief rest stop until the trip is over. It’s also the sort of book which allows tantalizing peeks, […]

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Strata: Nancy Pearl

I can’t think of a better choice for Valentine’s Day than Nancy Pearl. The very best librarians are all about love: love of books, love of putting the right books into the right hands, love of watching other people fall in love with reading. That, in a nutshell, is Nancy Pearl. She wants everybody to […]

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Strata: Lane Smith

Caldecott Medal winner Lane Smith is one of our favorite authors and illustrators here at Like Fire. A lifelong lover of children’s books, he’s the sort of straight shooter who understands that children are often smarter than adults think they are, and are thus unlikely to be traumatized by such a great last line as […]

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Strata: Happy 2011

Desk landscapes from Like Fire … — T. Myers — Lisa Peet (and Francis)

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