Holiday Gifts I Would Give To Famous Authors

Column by Peter Derk
'Tis better to give than receive. After receiving so many great reads from these authors, it's time to give back.

The LitReactor Hanukkah Gift Guide: 8 Crazy Books for 8 Crazy Nights

Column by Christoph Paul December 8, 2017
Young or old, there's something for everyone on this holiday list. (Costume not included.)

12 Novels About Dysfunctional Families

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
From the Middlesteins to the Lannisters — here are 12 novels about complicated, colorful, dysfunctional families that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and reflect.

25 Days of Christmas Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
Here’s 25 days of Christmas romances to warm you up as the temperatures outside dip. Baby it’s cold outside, but the romances in these novels are sure to heat things up.

Tech and Product Round-up: Holiday Gift Guide Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
Gifts that everyone wants under the Christmas tree this year...but do writers actually need them?

7 Coffee Table Books for the Nerd in Your Life

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
This holiday season, give the nerd in your life a gift book s/he will actually read.

5 Gifts for Writers That Will Motivate Their Lazy Asses

Column by Max Booth III
If you've ever given a writer a notebook for Christmas, you might be an asshole.

Ridiculously Extravagant Gifts For Writers And Their Cheap Alternatives

Column by Peter Derk December 2, 2016
Do you love the writer in your life? Prove it. WITH MONEY!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: The Holidays (Post Alien Invasion) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 4, 2016
20 Years After Earth is Conquered by Aliens - What Happens to the Holidays?

Mistletoe & Menorahs: 14 Holiday Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
When the temperatures dip and the days grow shorter, passion is definitely in the air. Cozy up with these fourteen new holiday romances sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Gather 'Round For Tales From Marvel's Holiday Specials

Column by Peter Derk
How do your favorite Marvel heroes spend the holidays? Beatings, cosmic inquiry, and impalement, of course!

Gift Ideas: A Book For Every Family Member

Column by Christine J. Schmidt
The holidays are here, and we all know the best gift is a book.

Winter Break Breakdown: The Argument Against Submitting During the Holidays

Column by Leah Dearborn
Submitting during the holidays is not always a great idea, but here's how to survive if you have to do it anyway.

Tis the Season...For Murder: 6 Holiday Murder Mysteries

Column by Riki Cleveland
While most people are baking the Christmas ham and trimming the tree, you could be settling in with murder and mayhem with these six holiday murder mysteries.

5 Holiday Writing Hacks

Column by Susan DeFreitas November 25, 2015
Right around now, it's easy to succumb to the pressures of family and cooking and cleaning and get no writing done at all. Five hacks for ensuring your writing doesn't end up a casualty of the season.
Fulfill Your Bookish Dream of Running a Bookstore

Fulfill Your Bookish Dream of Running a Bookstore

News by Raine Winters August 24, 2015
Run a bookshop for an entire week, and live a literary fantasy.

Hide Your Mistletoe: The Bizarre Tradition of Holiday Romance

Column by Leah Dearborn
Since it’s the season of generosity, I figured I would give the internet a present: Puritan sex.

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

Column by Riki Cleveland December 17, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes.

Great Geek Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 12, 2014
Fun ideas for all the geeks you love, or just some things you should get for yourself!
Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

News by Peter Derk December 2, 2014
Got a rough holiday party coming up? No worries. LitReactor's here for you with a game that'll help get you through, and you might even collect some good material.

A Writer's Gratitude List: 12 Things to be Thankful For

Column by Robbie Blair November 26, 2014
A largely humorous list of things to be grateful for as a writer.

Wassailing with Wenceslas - Christmas Carol Origins

Column by Taylor Houston December 17, 2013
What does it mean 'to wassail'? Why did King Wenceslas go out on Boxing Day? Why does figgy pudding come with a lighter? Find out the origins of these and other odd Christmas Carol lyrics.

10 Great Geek Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 13, 2013
10 great gifts for the geeks in your life, from comics to books and beyond.

Magical Thinking and Santa Claus: How Holidays Help Create Writers

Column by Leah Dearborn
Magical thinking, including an early belief in Santa Claus, may play a role in how imagination and creativity develop.

Christmas Bummers: 5 Books to Wallow In During the Holidays

Column by Ed Sikov December 3, 2013
Perennially depressed Ed Sikov recommends five unbearably sad novels with which to celebrate the holidays.