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Tracey Hecht on Sugar Gliders

The Mysterious Abductions, the first book in Tracey Hecht’s new middle grade series The Nocturnals, is on-sale today. She stopped by the blog to talk about pangolins   While writing The Nocturnals, it was really important to me to use the physiologies of the animals and their unique characteristics to inform and develop the characters […]

Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army by Glen Craney is a historical fiction book telling the long forgotten story of the Bonus Army of World War 1 vets and how they were treated.

Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

E. Y. Harburg (8 April, 1898 – 5 March, 1981) was an American songwriter and book author who is mostly known for his hit songs for Hollywood and Broadway <\p> 1)      Born as Isidore Hochberg in New York’s Lower East Side to Jewish immigrants from Russia, he was the youngest of four children (out of 10) […]

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over

Book Review: The Mastermind by David Unger

About: The Mastermind by David Unger is a novel about corruption and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in English but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for lifetime achievement in 2014. 320 pages Publisher: Akashic Books (March 14, 2016) ASIN: B01C6D0KFS My rat­ing for The Mastermind — 4 Buy […]

Literary Hoaxes

Instead of my usual “Fun Facts Friday” post, I thought that for April Fools I might list some of my favorite historical literary hoaxes. In 1794, William Henry Ireland faked a mortgage deed supposedly signed by William Shakespeare. Ireland claimed to have more artifacts (letters, receipts and contracts) but was soon discovered to be a fake, especially […]

Book Review: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

We were “promised” some sort of magical “Disney happiness” which doesn’t exist, and never did. Happiness, for me, are the small things which happen daily – a smile from the wife, a hug from the kids, a strange giving a hand to another without an conditions..

Book Review: Lord High Executioner by Howard Engel

Mr. Engel’s sense of humor comes through the narrative, I find myself laughing at his macabre narrative way to often then I thought when it comes to reading a book of this subject.

Excerpt from Furious by T.R. Ragan

The kids unlatched their seatbelts, jumped out of the car, and ran through the garage and into the house before the song ended. Faith sang along until the last verse, then sat there for a moment and soaked in a little peace and quiet. Working full-time and raising two young kids tended to make moments […]

Fun Facts Friday: Bella Spewack

Bella claimed to have come up with the idea of selling Girl Scout cookies to raise revenue.

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