Category Archives: authors

February 18

Featured book: Lara’s Story, by Diane Merrill Wigginton

Shattered by heartbreak… “When a heart breaks, it does not break evenly, cleaving in half exactly down the middle.” Surrounded by her large, boisterous family in 1840s Ireland, Lara Flannigan has never known anything but love and belonging—until the day tragedy strikes, leaving her abandoned and forced into indentured servitude. Remade in a new world. […]

February 17

Book review: Murder in the Pachysandra, by Linda A. Lavid

Murder in the Pachysandra, by Linda A. Lavid, introduces us to Hattie Moon, an elderly woman who lives alone with her cat and has private conversations with her dead husband, and yet, who remains otherwise lucid of mind. So much the case, that one day, when she finds her paperboy’s body in her backyard, and police jump […]

February 02

Book review: The Road to Amistad: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself, by Ken Dickson

The Road to Amistad: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself, by Ken Dickson, reads like an autobiography, and in many ways, it is based on the author’s life. Spiced with some fiction, the story begins with his life in a psychiatric hospital, where Ken’s sudden revelation and new state of awareness has a profound […]

January 25

Book review: Sugar Reports and Homemade Dill Pickles , by Robert B Riefstahl

Sugar Reports and Homemade Dill Pickles , by Robert B Riefstahl, is a compelling story. The title of this book could mislead one into thinking that it is something different than what it really is, but in truth, it is a fascinating read about two people and their connection through the war years. Much of the […]

January 19

Featured book: Sugar Reports and Homemade Dill Pickles by Robert B. Riefstahl

Sugar Reports and Homemade Dill Pickles by Robert B. Riefstahl, is a sweet and bitter true love story set during the time period of WWII. This is an amazing tale of Bob and Dee, written mainly in their own words through love letters, pictures and a hidden journal composed while in German Prisoner of War camps. […]

January 14

Book review: How Dare the Birds Sing

  How Dare the Birds Sing, by Marina Osipova, is a compelling story and historical fiction. Set in pre-WWII Russia, Lyuba, a young and impressionable Russian girl, falls in love with a German pilot. Bonds are created between them which seem inseparable until war strikes and Germany invades Russia under Hitler’s rule. The story that […]

January 11

Book review: How Dare the Birds Sing, by Marina Osipova

  How Dare the Birds Sing by Marina Osipova A very moving story about growing up in Russia between the two world wars. Young love, friendship and doing what was necessary to survive in terrible times. It brings to life the realities of war, the strength of character it took to be brave and resist, […]

January 04

Now is the greatest period in literary history

To anyone entering the literary arena today, the sheer magnitude of published authors, most of them independent, could be daunting. It’s been estimated that Amazon alone carries 3.4 million books (in whatever format), and that something like 12 new books are added to Amazon every hour, or one new book every five minutes. One could […]

December 31

Featured Book: How Dare the Birds Sing, by Marina Osipova

How Dare the Birds Sing is an historical fiction set in Russia, Byelorussia, and East Prussia during WWII. The story centers around four young adults, but particularly around Lyuba, her doomed love for a German pilot, and how his presumed betrayal and disappearance unleash a sequence of unfortunate events, which distort her life forever. Ellie Midwood, […]

December 11

Writers Inspiring Change book review of Where the Campaign Ends, by J.P. Dalton

WHERE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS by J.P. Dalton is a different story, one about a person’s struggle with issues doing the things they love and a company they built over many years. Caught up in the intricacies of a business that leaves little time to enjoy life leads to making some tough choices. Quite a journey and […]