It was a rainy day, perfect for browsing a bookstore on the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina. Pouring rain, thunder and lightning made it a day to curl up inside with a good read. I usually bring … Continue reading >>
I've know Shelley Stout for years from the online writing community, and I find her to be an author who has excelled in promoting her two novels, which has translated into solid book sales and, most … Continue reading >>
An amazing cast of characters makes Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell a chilling story. 16 year-old Ree Dolly must find her crank-cooking daddy for a court date, or she, her scrappy little brothers, … Continue reading >>
Thrillers or mysteries typically don't interest me, and I admit I was initially squeamish about reading this novel, especially with the ominous title, The Four Stages of Cruelty. Debut author Keith … Continue reading >>
If you like dark stories with flawed narrators who go to frightening extremes, Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky is for you. As a writer, I learned much from studying the main character, Marie.
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