Guest Post: The Danger in Bohemia by HE Kollef

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Hello! My name is H. E. Kollef and I’m here to tell you a little bit about my new book, The Danger in Bohemia, which came out from Dreamspinner Press on March 23rd. I’d also like to say thank you to It’s About the Book for having me on!

The Danger in Bohemia was written in two countries (The Czech Republic and South Korea), neither of which I live in anymore. Most of the story takes place in Prague, where I lived for almost two years as an English teacher. Prague holds a very special place in my heart. It was my first time living abroad for so long, the first phase of my independent, grown-up life. I fell in love with the city and all its gothic romance. The Danger in Bohemia is almost as much a love letter to Czech culture, food, and Prague itself…

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Book Launch Day! Announcing…The Danger in Bohemia

So let me start off by saying: NEVER plan to be traveling on the day your book gets launched! Big mistake.

That out of the way…




The Danger in Bohemia has been published!

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I can’t believe it’s here already. It has been a really crazy year–moving yet AGAIN from South Korea to the UK, starting an intense Master’s program, and seeing my first officially published novel! I’ve been running for so long that this has really smacked me in the face. If that makes sense.

Thank you to everyone at Dreamspinner Press who has been supportive of me, and to my friends and family who made this possible. I can’t say how much I appreciate everything you’ve all done for me.

I’ve had a few advanced reviews already. Here’s a small sampling!

At a Glance: Very well written, with a good pace, some surprises, and is a definite page turner.”  -

“…the story has good bones, an interesting premise with likable characters, and a suitable bad guy. I’ll look forward to checking out something else from the author.” -




New Twitter! But follow the old for LIS.

So after a lot of thinking (and consulting with some trusted friends and mentors) I’ve decided to split my professional and romance-writing selves into two twitter accounts. My main account, @braveworldgirl, will be kept for All Things Library/Information Science simply because I’ve already made so many connections there while doing this master’s program. For my writing, I’ve started a new twitter, @HEKollef (primarily romance writing at the moment).

And yes, I do wish I’d made this decision before sending out my first two blog tour posts for this book. Ah well. Many an email to write, a website to update.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled LIS programming with a link to a really excellent article about Big Data and education:

Your High School Transcript Could Haunt You Forever: How big data could create an inescapable “permanent record”

This article articulates (does that count as a pun? alliteration?) all of my fears about Big Data and the modern move towards increasing data collection. I understand the benefits, especially for and LIS sector fighting to prove its (considerable!) worth. But I can’t help but be uneasy at the implications of all this data collection. What happens when your past can no longer be forgotten? Should we not learn a lesson from the prisoners, released from prison in the USA, only to be unable to get jobs or start new lives because of the records that follow them around?

In an age of big data, do we lose our Right to be Forgotten not through choice but because it’s simply no longer possible to accomplish (recent legislation illustrates the difficulty of maintaining this right, even with legal backing)? Is it ethical to collect data for analysis when you know that the government might pass legislation that could violate individual’s rights that you, the librarian, have been taught to protect? Where does convenience run into the wall of personal privacy?

A lot of questions, and no answers, I know. Chime in below if you’ve any opinions on this.

Introducing–The Danger in Bohemia! First Guest Post

My Guest Post on MM Good Book Reviews!

Hey guys, here is my first guest post to celebrate my new book, The Danger in Bohemia! I give lots of tidbits about the inspiration behind my Thriller Romance. Check it out –and make sure to answer the question at the end!


You can pre-order The Danger in Bohemia here:

Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | ARe

Coming March 23rd!

Introducing the new editor at the #CityLis Blog!

#CityLis has a new editor, James Atkinson (@jamesatkinson81)! He’s fantastic, and I’m looking forward to what he’ll do with the blog. Get in contact if you have any ideas for the blog–here’s an excerpt of what James is looking for:

Students!  Have you visited another library or an LIS exhibition that you would like to tell us about?  Have you been to a conference?  Or read an interesting book or article?  Get in touch and share your reviews and reports.

Alumni!  Let us know what you have been up to since you left – current and future students would love to hear about the profession that awaits them.

Academics!  Lecturers and PhD students – you won’t get let off the hook!  Let us know what you’re up to and we’ll add it to the Reflections and Research section.

– See more, including how to contact #CityLis, at: