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Father's Day: Brad Meltzer on dads who changed history

I never really cared about Father’s Day. Even when I became a father, I didn’t want to make a big deal — that is, until my own dad died.

Thankfully, I was lucky enough to tell my father how grateful I was for all he’d done throughout my life. But there’s nothing like the death of a parent to make you really examine their impact.

Over the past year, as I was researching a new series of children’s books that I was writing for my own kids, I took a look at the childhoods of American heroes like Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks.

Do you know how Amelia Earhart got to ride on her first airplane? It was because of her father.

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'City of Heavenly Fire': Cassandra Clare chats with audiobook narrator Sophie Turner -- EXCLUSIVE

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The wait is finally over! City of Heavenly Fire, the sixth and final installment of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument series, hits shelves today. To celebrate the book’s launch, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Clare and one of the book’s narrators, Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. The two chat about the best heroines, and Turner spills what fictional character she’d marry. (Hint: He can be found at Hogwarts!)

Veronica Mars’ Jason Dohring also contributes to the audiobook: “Sophie Turner is wonderful at imbuing young characters with humanity and feeling, and that’s why I thought she would be a perfect narrator for City of Heavenly Fire,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement. “And Jason Dohring can turn on a dime from vulnerable to sinister, which is a wonderful quality in an audiobook reader.” Check out the video after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

Take a first look at Jason Segel's first novel 'Nightmares!'

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We always knew that Muppet lover and Dracula musical writer Jason Segel was a giant kid at heart, and now he’s planning to tell stories directly aimed at a very young audience. The first novel from the former How I Met Your Mother star will hit shelves Sept. 9, and EW has the exclusive first look at the cover of Nightmares!. Read on for more on Segel’s own weird nightmares, the first screenplay he ever wrote, and his experiences reading Infinite Jest while preparing to play David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic. READ FULL STORY

'Hi doggie!': Hear 'The Room' star Greg Sestero read from his memoir -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIOBOOK EXCERPT

When Entertainment Weekly first spoke to actor Greg Sestero back in 2008 the cult which surrounded his film The Room was still a small, mostly Los Angeles-based affair. Six years on, director-writer-star Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically awful film has become famous around the world and Sestero’s recent memoir The Disaster Artist – which concerns both the film’s production and his friendship with Wiseau — has been optioned by James Franco. READ FULL STORY

John Green to talk 'The Fault in Our Stars' at BookCon panel -- EXCLUSIVE

People of Nerdfighteria: You’re gonna want to read this.

EW can reveal exclusively that YA rock star John Green has been tapped to headline a panel at BookCon — which is sort of like Comic-Con, but for, you know, actual books — all about The Fault in Our Stars‘s journey from page to screen. The panel, scheduled for May 31, will also feature TFIOS‘s film team, including Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler, director Josh Boone, producer Wyck Godfrey, and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. EW’s own YA expert Sara Vilkomerson will moderate the event — which will also feature a sneak peek at footage from the upcoming film adaptation of TFIOS, which opens June 6.

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Get a sneak peek at 'Firefight', Brandon Sanderson's sequel to 'Steelheart' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Brandon Sanderson, known for — among many other works — his contributions to the Wheel of Time series, won himself a lot more fans with his hit YA debut Steelheart, which set off the Reckoners trilogy. The action-packed sequel, coming Jan. 6, 2015, will continue David’s epic battle against the Epics. EW has the first look at the cover of Firefight (Steelheart will be getting a new look as well) and a preview from Sanderson himself. Read on for some cryptic answers to burning questions. READ FULL STORY

Cassandra Clare's 'City of Bones' read by 'Parenthood's Mae Whitman -- EXCLUSIVE

City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments series, comes out in only six weeks on May 27, 2014. That means you have six weeks left to revel in the saga of Clary and her golden boy Jace and her dark angel brother Sebastian and the most loveable dork/vampire Simon and the man-eating, demon-killer Isabelle and poor, lovesick Alec. After this, guys, it’s finito.

As we roll up to the final book, Simon & Shuster is releasing a new edition audiobook for City of Bones, which will be narrated by Mae Whitman, who plays Amber Holt on Parenthood. (She was also Roxy Richter, Evil Ex #4 in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Such a great performance.) We’ve got an exclusive interview with Mae, talking about her preparation for the book and who her favorite characters are. Check out the video: READ FULL STORY

New 'Walking Dead' book series coming from Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga -- EXCLUSIVE

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After collaborating on four novels already, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga are teaming up again for another four book Walking Dead series, the first of which is titled Descent and will be released by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press on Oct. 14. And we’ve got the exclusive first look at the cover for you right here. (Zombies in a tunnel are always a scary sight…unless Maggie Greene is around, I suppose.) READ FULL STORY

Snoopy superfan Andy Cohen introduces new 'Peanuts Guide to Life' collection: Read it here! EXCLUSIVE

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Does Bravo exec turned TV personality Andy Cohen have a thing for Snoopy? Take a look at the adorable picture above — as well as this more recent shot — and decide for yourself.

It’s totally appropriate, then, that Running Press enlisted Cohen to write the foreword for the newest edition of Peanuts Guide to Life, a collection of strips and quotes representing the best of creator Charles Schulz’s work.

The reissue hits shelves Tuesday — but we’ve got an exclusive look at the book’s Cohen-penned intro below. See below:

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See the cover of Scott Westerfeld's new novel 'Afterworlds' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Westerfeld, the author of the extremely popular Uglies and Leviathan series, has a new novel novel coming out on Sept. 23. Afterworlds is a suspenseful thriller about a young writer, Darcy Patel, who arrives in New York City with a contract to write a YA novel. There’s a meta element: Darcy’s novel-within-the-novel, also called Afterworlds — about a girl who delves into a realm between the living and the dead to hide out during a terrorist attack — is woven into Darcy’s narrative as she learns to navigate life in the city.

Check out the exclusive cover to Afterworlds above!

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