When she was growing up Karen Fisher-Alaniz had little interest in her father’s experiences in World War II. But one day, many years later, Murray Fisher gave his daughter over 400 pages of letters he had written to his parents during the war.
From that moment on, Karen knew she could not leave questions unanswered any longer.
And what she discovered, about her own father, amazed, astonished, and humbled her in ways she never expected.
Teen heroine Alex must locate the pirate spy known as The Horseman, in “Tangled Omens” by Joni Parker. In her new role as a Tracker, the fifteen-year-old Alex is on the trail of The Horseman who is in cahoots with the pirates to steal Elfin gold. And Alex is experiencing new aspects of her own gifts bestowed on her by her Titan ancestors.
In “A Working Theory of Love,” the debut novel by Scott Hutchins, 30-something Neill Bassett has signed on to help develop an artificial intelligence that is based on his late father’s five-thousand-page journal. Thus Neill’s day is filled “talking” with his father’s journal, in an effort to make a computer sound more human. But can a computer - in his father’s words - help Neill’s romantic life?
When a sudden illness strikes her husband Elliot and then all too swiftly claims his life, newspaper reporter and mother Leslie Brody finds herself a stunned and unprepared widow. But her book “The Last Kiss” does not dwell on Elliot’s death, or her loss. Instead she shows how they resolutely made the most of the time they had left together.
British expatriate Kerry Dwyer leads her trusting French husband Bertrand on a walking tour of Ireland. In her memoir “Ramblings in Ireland” Dwyer writes of exploring the west of Ireland as a time for meditation, spiritual reflection and strengthening the bonds of life.
How great it would be to hear your own song on the radio! Longtime radio and music marketing professional Jim Raposa shares insights and strategies to help you, the new or established musician, get that airplay.
Bet you didn’t know Christopher Columbus may have been Jewish. Steve Berry’s new thriller “The Columbus Affair” starts with that, layers on lots of history, a little creative speculation, and a modern-day story overlaid on it all, to create a hurricane-of-history that will blow apart anything you thought you knew about Christopher Columbus.
One mom discovers not only a way to keep a van full of girls entertained for a couple of hours, but a way to write an engaging children’s fantasy novel. Listen to indie author Jen Barton talk about her book “Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell.”