“Composing Sermons & Dreaming Up Murder”

A fellow New England author I am fortunate to know is Reverend Jane Willan, whose latest cozy mystery was published a few weeks ago. More details on Abide With Me in a minute, but first you may have questions: What is a cozy mystery? Cozy mysteries, also called "cozies" are a form of crime fiction … Continue reading “Composing Sermons & Dreaming Up Murder”

Treasure Trove for Poetry Lovers

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Where does one start to describe the wonderful writing and career of award-winning poet Susan Roney-O'Brien, whose new collection Thira is now available? This new release is a treasure trove for poetry-lovers. She has published five collections of poetry and innumerable individual poems in literary publications. Her poetry has been translated into Braille and Mandarin. … Continue reading Treasure Trove for Poetry Lovers

New Release for Historical Fiction Fans

An advance reviewer of Erin's Children by Eileen O'Finlan says the historical fiction novel is "better than biting into premium chocolates" -- now that is some high praise! The book was recently released and is available where books are sold. I was lucky enough to hear some parts of Erin's Children during the manuscript phase. … Continue reading New Release for Historical Fiction Fans

Spooky Chills & Thrills

Call them ghost stories. Call them supernatural thrillers. Or, like me, just call them good clean fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ My dear friend M.T. Maliha has published The Murmur, the second part of her Waverley Estate trilogy. And I would be doing her stories an injustice if I said they're merely good, clean fun. They are more … Continue reading Spooky Chills & Thrills

People Reading More Books in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Here's something fun I discovered while running a small survey in conjunction with the 30 Days of Free Books giveaway program: A majority of Americans are spending more time reading books since the coronavirus pandemic began. As those of you who entered to win books through 30 Days know, we asked entrants about their reading … Continue reading People Reading More Books in COVID-19 Pandemic