I’ve been a big fan of the Penny White series since I read the first book, and “The Business of Bees,” the 8th book in the series, does not disappoint. In fact, the series just goes from strength to strength. If you haven’t read any of the earlier books, you might want to go back […]Read more "“Penny White and the Business of Bees” by Chrys Cymri"
In “Still Come Home,” Katey Schultz weaves together the stories of three struggling people: Nathan Miller, a National Guards officer finishing up his fourth tour in Afghanistan; Aaseya, a 17-year-old Afghan girl who wishes for more education and freedom, both denied to her after her family was killed; and Rahim, Aaseya’s 40-year-old husband, who has […]Read more "“Still Come Home” by Katey Schultz"
Hi All! It’s here! Sunny days and cool nights, the leaves starting to turn orange, the scent of pumpkin spice wafting through the air… Oh, and Half a Dream, the second book in the Giacio & Luca series, is now officially launched and is free on Kindle this week only! You can get it here. A […]Read more "Get “Half a Dream” Free Today!"
Hi All! Yes, it’s finally here! Free e-ARCs are available of The City of Shadows, the third (and currently final) installment in the Giaco & Luca series. But first, a humble request for a favor. I am currently getting ready for the official launch of Half a Dream, the second book in the series. So it’s “secretly” already live […]Read more "Get a Free ARC of “The City of Shadows”!"
In “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer argues, essentially, that it is our moral imperative to adopt a vegan-before-six diet if we care at all about attempting to prevent the destruction of the human race through human-caused climate change. Although it’s a bit more complicated than that. Safran Foer begins by laying out the […]Read more "“We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast” by Jonathan Safran Foer"
“Iran” brings up a very specific image in the minds of most Westerners: Chadors, morality police, nuclear weapons, and other unsavory things. “Persia,” on the other hand, is redolent of some far-off, ancient Oriental exoticism. Mary Jane Walker’s contemporary account of her recent trek through Iran is thus a welcome corrective to both those images. […]Read more "#BookReview: “Iran: Make Love Not War” by Mary Jane Walker"
Happy Solstice, everyone! In celebration of this most balanced and auspicious day, I thought I’d share a sneak peek of “The City of Shadows,” book 3 in the Giaco & Luca series. Between returning to teaching after my medical leave, and working on stuff related to my other pen name, I’ve been much slower than […]Read more "Get a Sneak Peek of “The City of Shadows”! Plus this week’s selection of giveaways"