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Kelsey McConnell

Kelsey received her BA in Television and Film Production from SDSU in 2016 and her MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU in 2018. When she's not writing for Open Road Integrated Media, she uses most of her free time for napping, writing her own novels, playing DnD, and snuggling with her dog.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books, Life and Legacy

The Jazz Age literary icon who couldn't resist living to excess.

12 Surreal Books That Will Blow Your Mind

Strange worlds full of even stranger people.

7 Books About the Thrilling Game of Chess

A glimpse into the high-stakes strategy game from fantasy to nonfiction.

Anton Chekhov: The Master of the Short Story

A look at the life and works of a literary innovator.

8 Books That Pass the Bechdel Test

Grade ‘A’ feminist works of fiction.

8 Books to Help You Embrace Minimalism

Organize your way to a calmer, cleaner home.

How Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Came to Life

A “Modern Prometheus” that left a timeless mark.

How the Peanuts Comic Became So Popular

The blossoming of a single-panel comic strip into an enduring legacy.

10 Dramatic Books Like When We Believed in Mermaids

Flawed families and emotional trips down memory lane.

Why You Should Re-Read Animal Farm, George Orwell's Short Satire

The cutting political critique still stings 75 years later.

Why Ishmael Reed Is the Author You Should Be Reading Right Now

Find out why he's been called "the purest literary troublemaker we currently have."

Why You Should Re-Read To Kill a Mockingbird

A look back at a banned book that grapples with racism in the Deep South.

Why the Lost Generation Writers Still Resonate With Us

Almost a century later, hope continues to endure through disillusionment.

8 Must-Read Adult Fantasy Books for Fans of Artemis Fowl

Cunning characters, dark dangers, and mysterious magics.

5 Exciting Literary Board Games for Book Lovers

Make some room on your book shelf for these great games!

The Booksellers Documentary to Hold Virtual Screenings on April 17th

Support local theaters and the antique book business from the comfort of your own home.