Book Review: Jewish Noir by Kenneth Wishnia (Editor)
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 27, 2015

Jewish noir is a genre which I generally enjoy. The Jewish people like to think of themselves as the “chose ones”, but that title is a mixed blessing and a curse. It’s interesting to read how the definition of noir changed from economic desperation and government corruption to stories about simply fitting in, belonging and all the drama and trauma that it entails.

Carved Library Halloween Pumpkin
Latest Posts / October 26, 2015

The Truro Public Library in Truro, Massachusetts shared this most excellent carved pumpkin …. library themed of course. Reblogged from I work at a public library — Please like and follow ManOfLaBook.com —

Guest Post: Why did I decide to become the ten-thousandth person to write a book about WWII?
Latest Posts / October 22, 2015

By Theresa Anzal­dua author or We Had A Job To Do: World War II Through The Eyes of Those Who Served. I was assigned to write a magazine article about a WWII veteran, called around to senior centers and was referred to a gentleman named Edwin Holopainen. When I asked Mr. H. what he did in the war, he told me he was a tail gunner on a B-29 Superfortress and that his very first mission was as a part of the March 10, 1945, firebombing raid over Tokyo! I was stunned, as this was one of the most famous and controversial operations in modern warfare, and amazed that I could pick up the phone and simply talk to someone who was a part of history. My article was fact-checked by Kris Perry, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, U.S. Air Force, and Director, Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs at the University of Connecticut.   Kris encouraged me to interview more veterans. As I told friends and others about my project, I was surprised by how many people of all ages and levels of education told me that they wished they knew the basic history of WWII.   Folks said that they enjoy…

Giveaway (Over): Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention
Latest Posts / October 19, 2015

The first in a new series, this novel explores two distinct Steampunk eras: traditional 19th century England where the Cove inhabitants are from and a future society that has been frozen in technology from the 1800s out of fear of provoking a new attack by the fierce dragons who once nearly destroyed them.

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