Tag Archives: biographical

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 […]

August 30

Book Review: Aim for Justice, by Ken Dickson

  Aim for Justice by Ken Dickson An inspiring true story about a difficult journey and the consequences to the main character and his family. Mistakes are made by people everyday that affect the health and well-being of people. This book is about the courage & determination to recover what was lost and make the […]

August 22

Author Spotlight: Ken Dickson, author of Aim for Justice

Tell us about yourself! I was a dedicated engineer, content with my eight-to-five job—until I suffered agonizing abdominal pain after digging holes for fruit trees in my back yard. Unknowingly, I had perforated my bowel which led to a life-threatening infection and emergency surgery. Despite many complications, I recovered only to end up becoming manic […]

August 15

Feature Book: Aim for Justice by Ken Dickson

In this age of mass-shootings and concern about the role of the mentally ill in them, Aim for Justice provides a unique glimpse into an issue of great importance to all Americans—our Constitutional right to bear arms. In this fast-paced, emotionally taut, and inspiring true story, the author relates his struggles after an unplanned surgery […]

August 07

Book Review: In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard

In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard        *** 5 stars *** An historical romance about the Austrian Royalty in the 1800’s. The customs of the times in Austria were difficult for young women. Arranged marriages, little or no independence. Women everywhere had difficult lives and very little power over their circumstances, but […]

May 27

Review: Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes

  Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes, is possibly one of the most erudite books written on the period during the Crusades. Told from the perspective of one man, a monk who wakes up to the fact that the Church of Rome is abusive, deluding people and is using its power […]

May 24

New release: The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, by Michael Blue

  Not only is this a tremendously entertaining book, rich in adventures, hilarious encounters, and thoughtful philosophy as experienced by a mobile hobo, this is a challenge to us to examine how we are living.’ ★★★★★   Have you ever asked yourself if our ideas about success are all they’re made out to be? Do […]

November 30

Author Hall of Fame: Shameka (Meme) Green, author of Beauty from Ashes

  IWIC: What was the point in your life when you decided to make it your profession to help others? Shameka: I’ve always had a connection with people. I noticed early on that people felt comfortable telling me their life story. I can give advice when needed without judgement. While completing my Undergraduate Degree in […]

November 27

Book Review: Beauty from Ashes, by Meme Green

Beauty from Ashes: Detroit Raised Me, Got Saved Me, by Meme Green, is an amazing story about resilience and strength. This is a true story about the author herself, who fought to survive and who was challenged to find happiness in life, until she finally understood what was really important to her. After many wrong […]