This is a continuation of my review Part 1. If you missed it, click HERE. Social Media is Bad Sauce As cringe-worthy as Kuang makes the publishing arena out to be in her amazing work of fiction, Yellowface, she holds another industry in even greater contempt. Social media. In case you aren’t aware, the platforms… Continue reading Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F. Kuang Part II
Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know anything ahead of time, wait and read this later. I won’t tell everything, but I do mention some things. Continue at your own risk. When you read R.F. Kuang’s disturbingly funny novel about publishing and literary theft, prepare to be unsettled. If you are a reader, you… Continue reading Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F.Kuang Part I
When I read Jennifer Crusie’s romantic comedy, Bet Me, when it came out in 2004, I knew I was reading something extraordinary. I’d been a Crusie fan well before that book, but with this delicious story of love and Chicken Marsala and friendship–with it’s meta narrative about romance and falling in love provided by an… Continue reading The Return of Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
They say that poison is a woman’s weapon, but in the stories of mystery author B.J. Magnani, poison is nothing short of delightful. Read my interview with this fascinating author.
Fun, quirky 1920s mystery with lots of famous historical characters. Read the entire review.
LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS, an indie penned by educator Mack Ames, is hard to categorize. Set in the 1980s, it’s a boyhood Coming of Age story with Christian and Inspirational themes. Despite the religious undertones, Ames doesn’t hold back in terms of realistic, rough language, sensitive and gritty topics, and realistic situations. Episodic… Continue reading Book Review: LOST MY WAY IN THE DARKNESS by Mack Ames
Sasha hadn’t counted on snow. Just a few miles west, the sun splashed down on the Pacific, and sandy beaches encircled her island hometown like a brown sugar rim on a fancy cocktail. She’d packed up her little red roadster with presents wrapped for the east county charity event her cousin had planned and headed… Continue reading Free Fiction: Little Red Roadster, A Christmas Story
Learn more about cozy mystery author, Sarah E. Burr and her many ongoing series, her penchant for all things graphic design (and candles), and why writers need to take a break now and again.
During a major west-coast heatwave, temps in the 90s, and energy conservation necessitating the turning off of the air conditioner after 4 pm, I plunged into Vaughn Hardacker’s frozen Maine landscape to follow the hunt for a supernatural creature–the Wendigo, an Algonquin manitou (god), monstrous and ravenous for human flesh. Hardacker’s prose sucked me in… Continue reading Book Review: WENDIGO by Vaughn Hardacker
Twisty historical psychological thriller. Find yourself on London’s foggy, dark, and menacing cobblestone streets in the light of flickering gaslamps. Read on…