Published 2018 Dear fans of fantasy fiction, I hate that I am going to join the critics because I think Rowling did a remarkable job with the writing of the Harry Potter series, but her latest published screenplay, The Crimes of Grindewald, was an unfortunate addition to the Harry Potter […]
Published 2018 Dear Mystery Reader, Janet Evanovich never disappoints and her latest book is a testament to that. Since 1994, we have enjoyed the comical antics of main character Stephanie Plum, lingerie salesperson turned bounty hunter, Lula, reformed street walker who is bigger than life, and the entire supporting cast […]
Published 2018 Dear sci-fy reader, In Hank Green’s debut novel, we take a close look at the human condition as it pertains to fame and fear of the unknown. Green said that he was influenced by the Dune series, but I found it showed more commonalities with 2001: A Space […]
Published 2018 Dear dystopian fan, Imagine a world where women have one role, that of servant. Within this world, two sisters want nothing more than the status quo. Through happenstance, each is inspired to grow and fight against the beliefs they once held dear. Looking deeper into the story This […]
A look at the plot Year One by Nora Roberts failed to grab me at first. Looking back, one of my main challenges was the background knowledge needed. Especially knowledge of Celtic mythologies and traditions as they play a major part in setting up the story. Another challenge was the […]
You cannot make angels of us, Lestat. Angels we are not. We are killers.” – Marius This quote is both fact and foreshadowing of what’s to come as Lestat reflects angelic traits and asks others to do the same; traits that are not common to vampires. In “Blood Communion,” the […]
When I first started reading this series by indie author Gina Lamanna, I thought it would be a cool mix of fantasy meets a cozy mystery. Being a fan of both, I was intrigued. But looking closely at characteristics of both genres, I realized that it is better described as […]
I’ve been both an avid reader and a writer for my entire life. I started taking writing seriously in 5th grade when I won my school’s fire prevention essay contest. We will never know how I would have fared nation-wide as I lost the essay when the teacher sent it […]
Meet Rachel. She has been working very hard to make sure the small town does not lose all that is great about it but her hard work comes at a price.
Meet Richard. Lawyer to some, family to few, and friend to all. He will catch you up on the series to date.
2nd snapshot in the small town series I sat at the small table nestled amongst coolers and empty crates. Not an ideal spot but one that gave me the privacy I was looking for. I needed to prepare what I was going to talk about in class this week. What […]
Meet our small town’s oldest resident. He seen all of the ups and downs life has to offer but now he must deal with the most personal conflict of all.