The weekly web ramble (8/5)

Links from the web jungle.


– So it turns out Agatha Christie loved to surf 

– Agent Mary Kole shares her thoughts on first lines

Marie Lu lists the songs that inspired her while writing Legend


 – Vicky Alvear Shecter, author of Cleopatra’s Moon, shares fascinating facts from ancient Egypt

Shannon Hale reports from the set of the Austenland movie

Scott Westerfeld gives us a peek at Goliath art

– Ilona Andrews breaks down her release schedule for the next two years

Deanna Raybourn reveals her new project

Catherine Knutsson on her debut, Shadows Cast By Stars


– Check out the first four chapters of Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

– You can read an excerpt from Bargains and Betrayals by Shannon Delaney

50 page Fridays: Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

– Check out the first 50 pages of Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

– Steampunk classic The Difference Engine has been given an updated look for its 20th anniversary – and if you haven’t read it yet, you can take a gander here