Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, website assistant, and all-around book nerd based in Nashville, TN. In addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in BuzzFeed Books, School Library Journal, Star Trek, Parents, The Lily, SFWA, and more. She writes children’s books and fantasy miscellanea in the slivers of time between parenting, working, and reading. Once upon a time, she worked as an English adjunct and a bookseller, but she much prefers work-from-home life. In her free time, she hikes and talks to birds. One day, she’ll understand their responses. Follow her on Instagram @BabyLibrarians or Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

2017 World Fantasy Award Winners

The 2017 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced! Check out the list of winners (and the new award statue)!

7 Monstrous, Feminist, and Free Short Stories

Only 7 days until Halloween! What better way to get your scare on then with these 7 monstrous, feminist, and, best of all, free shorts. One for every day.

Beware of Dragons (Or Not): 50 Of The Best Epic Fantasy Series

50 of the best epic, high fantasy series to keep you busy!

A Reader’s Guide to Goodreads Groups

A guide to using Goodreads groups for readers who want a place to discuss books with other readers, find new books, and relive that lit class experience.

My Bookstore Anniversary

After celebrating her 10th anniversary with a bookstore, one book buyer reflects on how many things have changed, both for herself and the store.

The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 List!

The National Book Foundation has chosen their 2017 5 debut writers under 35, and they're all women! It's a fantastic, diverse list of must-read authors.

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.

Adaptation of N.K. Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON Coming to TV

TNT has signed on to adapt N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, the first in an epic fantasy trilogy.

100 Must-Read SFF Short Story Collections

A giant roundup of must-read SFF short story collections by science fiction and fantasy authors writing today.

5 Things You Maybe Shouldn’t Use as Bookmarks

After working 10 years at a used bookstore, this book buyer describes the most common weird things she's seen used as bookmarks.