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  • 'Hissy Fitz' by Patrick Jennings: Brilliant middle grade story for animal lovers
    'Hissy Fitz' by Patrick Jennings: Brilliant middle grade story for animal lovers
    Patrick Jennings knows animals, and he writes clever and humorous stories about them in which quirky personalities reign. "Hissy Fitz" follows other books like the "Guinea Dog" series and "We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes...
  • Morris' second book in trilogy proves to be just as good as the first
    Second in Morris’ trilogy proves more entertaining than first
    Oh, the sequel: in a way, this word can mean life or death to a series. Of course, if a book or a movie is wonderful, people want another one because they wish to hear more or see more of the story. This is wonderful and allows writers and...
  • Kerouac
    Education by Words: Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac, 1940-1956, Volume 1
    Letters are, nine times out of ten, a huge boon to read through: these small slices of the past, permanently chronicled, and yet, still fresh and interesting to read to this very day. But one set of letters, which I'm reviewing here, is a pure...
  • 10 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    10 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    Have you been searching around the Internet for work from home opportunities in freelance writing, content writing, copywriting or ghostwriting? Chances are you have come up pretty empty handed. Many of the lists on various writing websites are...
  • ABC Family picks up “Shadowhunters” for release
    ABC Family picks up “Shadowhunters” for release
    In October, it was announced that The Mortal Instruments was going to be coming to small screen and today we find out that it’s going to be aired on ABC Family called Shadowhunters.Hollywood Reporter is stating that the 6-book series is...
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
    As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
    Actor Cary Elwes combined his tales of the making of The Princess Bride into a fantastic autobiography entitledAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. According to www.goodreads.com : "From actor Cary Elwes,...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Linda Holeman
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Linda Holeman
    Linda Holeman, author of "The Devil on Her Tongue", "The Lost Souls of Angelkov", "The Saffron Gate", "In a Far Country", "The Moonlit Cage", and "The Linnet Bird" answers 10 questions...
  • Treacherous Temptations by Victoria Vane
    Book Review: ‘Treacherous Temptations’ by Victoria Vane
    An evil godmother, a flagrant wastrel, and a shrewd social climber are the three wolves out to take advantage of a countrified Pollyanna in Victoria Vane's historical romance Treacherous Temptations from Entangled Publishing. The cast of...
  • The Odyssey of Falling
    Book Review: 'The Odyssey of Falling' by Paige Crutcher
    Every teenager wants to be understood, even the odd ones. When little Audrey, as Chase likes to call her, or Odd, as everyone else likes to call Audrey Ashworth, finds her deceased best friend’s journal in her crush’s car, she can...
  • Rebound by Noelle August
    Review of 'Rebound' by Noelle August, a story about redemption
    Noelle August bounded onto the adult fiction scene with the first book in her Boomerang series, Boomerang. Now that the stage has been set, she continues the story of matchmakers looking for love in the second book, Rebound, which was published by...
  • Liz Mugavero
    Between the lines with Liz Mugavero (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Liz Mugavero.Ms. Mugavero is the author of The Icing on the Corpse (Kensington, $7.99). Out tomorrow, the book marks the third entry in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery; earlier titles include Kneading to Die...
  • DC Comics "Doom Patrol: Crawling From The Wreckage"
    'Doom Patrol: Crawling From The Wreckage' more influential than successful
    The story is probably well-known by now, an mostly-unknown writer takes a comic book that's never sold very well and turns it into something never-before seen that becomes legend. And it helps if that writer is British, for some reason.It...
  • The Diabetic Dessert Cookbook
    Review: The Diabetic Dessert Cookbook by Coleen Howard
    As a recently diagnosed diabetic, it didn’t take long to recognize the things many people take for granted. Along with the obvious medical challenges, the daily dietary plans are now highly regulated and all of those old habits of frivolous...
  • 'The Skintaker' by Frazier Lee
    'The Skintaker' by Frazier Lee
    Who can resist a title like “The Skintaker?” I know that I cannot. I had never read anything by Frazier Lee before but looked forward to the novel with that tempting title.Rosie Shield’s world was torn apart when a fire claimed...
  • Everyone ages; no one is spared
    Review-- 'Spring Chicken; Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)'
    There are certain universal truths—facets of the human condition that are inescapable and inevitable. Love, loss, hunger and thirst, for starters, become woven into our lives from the moment we take our first breaths, and just when we begin...