Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Priscilla Long
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Priscilla Long

Seattle author and writing teacher Priscilla Long discusses the art and process of writing with host Nancy Pearl. Long's book, "The Writer's Portable Mentor," serves as a guide for writers at all levels looking for help structuring a book, story or essay and scrutinizes the sentence strategies of the masters. She shares why writing every day - even if you don't feel inspired - is important. She delves into the rules of writing, including structure, grammar, and usage. And she explains why beginning a sentence with a conjunction such as and, but or so  is OK (despite what Nancy's fourth-grade teacher told the class).