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 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

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

The Network by L.C. Shaw

Release Date: December 17, 2019 Investigative journalist Jack Logan is contacted by a United States Senator for a meeting. It’s been a while since they last talked and the Senator is behaving irrationally. The senator foresees his own assassination and is seeking help for himself and his wife, Tracy.  Jack is left with a sealed envelope to be opened upon the senator’s his death. Shortly … Continue reading The Network by L.C. Shaw

The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

Release Date: October 22,2019 Elise Watters is full of excitement as she returns home to celebrate her first wedding anniversary to her second husband, a successful doctor. Her life appears perfect – living on a small island off the coast of Washington, running her late mother’s business, and happily married. However, her idyllic life soon comes crashing down when she comes home early to surprise … Continue reading The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

Book Spotlight: The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin

Release Date: June 25, 2019   About The Book: An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this captivating novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American. Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already … Continue reading Book Spotlight: The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin