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I’ve been working for a while to develop a Frequently Asked Questions page to answers the most common reader questions about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Well, it’s now online, and it addresses questions ranging from why HeLa cells are immortal to how the Lacks family is benefiting from the book. It also includes…

After ten long years, the serious countdown has begun for the publication of my book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which will be on sale nationwide exactly SEVEN DAYS from today.  I’ve been posting about my impending book tour, and all the great coverage the book has been getting, on Twitter and Facebook, but…

Big week here at Culture Dish! The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and its author (yours truly) were on the cover of Publishers Weekly (please note: THRILLED!). Inside that issue was a profile of me with some of book’s backstory, a short excerpt from the book (longer excerpt coming soon in O, the Oprah Magazine),…

After seven happy years serving as a vice president, I have just finished my second term on the National Book Critics Circle board of directors.¬† While I was on the board, I put together a document¬† of tips for breaking into book reviewing called, Strategies for Breaking in and Staying in:¬† Getting started as a…

I’m giving a talk today with Tom Levenson at 4:30 today at ScienceOnline 09 titled “How to Become a (Paid) Science Journalist: Advice for Bloggers.”  Below the jump I’ve posted links to two handouts I’ve written offering tips for breaking into publication — folks not able to make the talk might find them useful as…