Interview with author Dorothee Kocks

I come from a sexually modest family and I didn’t want Henry to be who he was. But as a writer and as a person, I’ve come to trust the edgy places...

That’s a Wrap!

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I did not expect the making of my book trailer to bring a director to tears. Even in the act of PR, magic can happen.

Reading What’s Banned

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There is something good about trying out what we’re told is wrong. Something brave. Freedom requires moral courage. And moral courage often arises out of the ashes of moral failure.

Celebrate Banned Book Week with Dorothee

Join Dorothee for a reading, discussion and signing of The Glass Harmonica at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, 4pm, Saturday, October 1.

E-Book Revolution: Same story, different century

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I read in the bathtub and have always loathed e-books, but all that changed a year ago when an e-book publisher bought my debut novel. Since then, I’ve reconsidered my position, put today’s technology in context, and taken some comfort in knowing we’ve been in this kind of maelstrom before. Two hundred years ago, publishing […]


Long before Elvis, another kind of pop music swept the country. The glass harmonica, a musical instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin, caused young ladies to swoon. A poet of the period described the instrument’s effect on listeners as “celestial ravishment.” Hypnotist Franz Mesmer used the ethereal sound to entrance his patients. Marie Antoinette tried her […]

Do E-book Authors Dream of Electronic Royalty Checks?

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As the digital revolution ripples through the book publishing industry, authors blaze alternative paths to publishing success. Dorothee's new book, The Glass Harmonica, is a perfect example.