You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman

Release Date: July 23, 2019 Jen Dixon is the class mom for her son’s third-grade class. It’s a thankless job and she is always short on help.  To enlist others, she entertains the parents with emails loaded with sarcasm and snark that makes it hard for them to resist. At the same time, Jen finds herself enlisted by the new PTA president to manage the … Continue reading You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman

The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger

  Release Date:  August 13, 2019 In her lush Rhodesian garden in the 1950s, Lady Virginia Courtauld was mysteriously shot. This begins a tale of intrigue, romance, and history centered around this event. Ginie Courtauld had been an outcast many times in her life, but someone has escalated actions beyond ostracizing into a more dangerous realm. Ginie’s life has taken her from the Italian Riviera … Continue reading The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger

The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore

Release Date: July 30, 2019 Effie Jones was an escaped slave raised by an army surgeon and his wife. During her time in Indiana, she learned to read and write while gaining life skills living with a doctor. She eventually returns to her native New Orleans during the reconstruction era seeking work as an embalmer.  Her motivation is to trace her roots and to reconnect … Continue reading The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore

The 2018 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction Shortlist Announced

(July 29, 2019; New York, NY)–The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction announced its shortlist today. The annual award is given to a writer whose work is set in the South, exemplifies the tenets of Southern literature—quality of prose, originality, and authenticity of setting and characters—and reflects, in the words of its namesake, Willie Morris, “hope for belonging, for belief in a people’s better nature, … Continue reading The 2018 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction Shortlist Announced

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Release Date: January 7, 2020 In September 1908, 23-year-old Clementine Hozier became Mrs. Winston Churchill. As a powerful statesman’s wife, Clementine was expected to be an intuitive and devoted woman playing a supporting role to her husband’s endeavors. However, Clementine Churchill would be more than just the woman behind one of history’s most powerful men.  Through the decades of Winston’s political prowess and key military … Continue reading Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Author Interview: ”Heart of Barkness” by Spencer Quinn

                      I had the opportunity to sit down with Spencer Quinn to discuss his latest book “Heart Of Barkness: A Chet & Bernie Mystery” which was released 7/2 by Forge Books.  Below is a summary of that conversation along with a quick biography. About the Author: Peter Abrahams is the Edgar Award–winning author of 37 … Continue reading Author Interview: ”Heart of Barkness” by Spencer Quinn

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Release Date: 8/20/2019 Tom Kennedy, a grieving widower, believes a fresh start is just what he and his son Jake need. The town of Featherbank holds promise for Jake, a sensitive and creative child still struggling with discovering his mother’s body. However as tranquil Featherbank seems now, it holds a dark past. Twenty years earlier a serial killer terrorized the town – abducting and murdering … Continue reading The Whisper Man by Alex North

Book Spotlight: Vox by Christina Dalcher out in Paperback

Paperback Release: July 16, 2019 About The Book: Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Vox by Christina Dalcher out in Paperback