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  • 'Solitude Creek' by Jeffery Deaver
    'Solitude Creek' by Jeffery Deaver
    I have been trying to expand on the number thriller authors that I follow so I have been diving into the genre searching for some favorite authors to follow. While I enjoy a good thriller, I just never seemed to really get into the genre that...
  • Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins
    Life as depicted in 'Olive Kitteridge'
    ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout is a work of many stories depicting the complications that are given with marriage, depression, death, parenthood, and other aspects of life. Recently, Strout’s literary work was transformed...
  • 'The Starved:  Inception' by Rick Ochre
    'The Starved: Inception' by Rick Ochre
    When I saw a horror novel that is based on real events and takes place (in part) in Minnesota, I knew I needed to read the book. Of course, the very good cover also added to the appeal. I started “The Starved: Inception” by Rick Ochre...
  • Manga Reader
    Manga montage: summer list
    Summer is the time to get caught up on one's reading, especially the latest book or volume in a series. Manga series run anywhere from two to fifteen+ volumes. Of the following series, some are complete; some are still running:Hana-Kimi by...
  • Novel review: Christmas in July
    Novel review: Christmas In July
    Christmas in July, written by Debbie Mason, is an easy, interesting read. It can be read and enjoyed any time of the year, from summertime to Christmastime.It takes place in the small, close knit town of...you guessed it....Christmas! A woman was...
  • Turning to Stone (Roma Series Book 4), by Gabriel Valjan
    Interview with Gabriel Valjan, author of 'Turning to Stone'
    Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing, available in both paperback and digital formats. He is the author of numerous short stories that are available online and in print anthologies. Turning To Stone, Book 4...
  • Secret Wars #4
    Doctor Doom increases the death toll in 'Secret Wars #4'
    As crossovers have become more expansive "events", often the main mini series is less of a story and more of a catalog for other comic book tie ins. It therefore becomes a miracle if any of these "event mini series" deliver any...
  • ‘Grey’ tops the book lists for the second straight week
    ‘Grey’ tops the book lists for the second straight week
    Looks like Mr. Grey is continuing to steam up the charts as he makes it two straight weeks at the top of book sales. Grey, by EL James, was able to grab the top spot for both Nook and NY Times sales and the number five spot for Kindle sales....
  • Nieshka and the Dragon join their magic and their lives
    'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik, an enchanting beguiling novel is an instant classic
    Naomi Novik, the popular author of the Temeraire alternate history fantasy with dragons, latest book "Uprooted" is an instant classic, one of the best fantasy books on this year or any year. A beguiling, enchanting delight, this novel...
  • The Spectacular Now book review
    The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp: Coming-of-Age Novel Addresses Teen Alcoholism
    The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp is a coming-of-age story weaved of many layers. On the surface it is the tale of Sutter Keely, the charismatic high school senior who is the life of the party. As the layers peel away the depth of Sutter Keely and...
  • Girl in the Moonlight
    Siren song: 'Girl in the Moonlight'
    Here is a book that has it all: it’s a powerful story of one man’s obsessive quest to gain the love of a beguiling woman. “Girl in the Moonlight,” by Charles Dubow, spans decades and continents as it chronicles Wylie Rose...
  • Amazing Spider-Man #19.1
    Time to go to the Circus of Crime in 'Amazing Spider-Man #19.1'
    Remember when Spider-Man wasn't a hero who fought wars against vampires in other dimensions, nor was a super rich jet setting tycoon armed with every hi tech science fiction gadget known to man? Industry legend Gerry Conway does, and while the...
  • 'Go Tell it on the Mountain'
    The hidden theme of feminism in 'Go Tell it on the Mountain'
    Although James Baldwin’s classic work, ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain,’ focuses mainly on sin and its consequences, it also presents the notion of feminism by eliciting sympathy for female characters and by demonizing male...
  • 'The Anticancer Diet' by David Khayat, MD
    Book review: 'The Anticancer Diet' by David Khayat MD
    Nowadays there are numerous books out there for people who want to eat healthy to the point of reducing their cancer risk. One of those books was published earlier this year and offers recommendations on how people can improve their health and at...
  • Author and public relations expert Raleigh Pinskey
    Raleigh Pinskey speaks to SSWW on the importance of author platform
    Best-selling author and public relations expert Raleigh Pinskey will speak to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers Wednesday, July 29, at the regular monthly meeting held 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road...
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