Book Spotlight: Eastbound From Flagstaff by Annette Valentine

Release Date: June 25, 2019   About The Book:  Annette Valentine’s debut novel opens with the spotlight on a young man in transition at a time in history when men longed for adventure and aspired for something greater than themselves. This multidimensional story confronts bold theological concerns and existential worries, all while providing a compelling narrative about waywardness, grace, and returning home. A novel blending … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Eastbound From Flagstaff by Annette Valentine

The House Children by Heidi Daniele

Release Date: April 9, 2019 Mary Margaret Joyce was born at the Tuam Home in Ireland. This institution was one of the few options for unwed mothers during the 1930s.  Abandoned by her mother, she spends time in foster care until moving to an industrial boarding school at age five. There she was renamed Peg because too many children were already named Mary. She learns … Continue reading The House Children by Heidi Daniele

Not Just Books: Athleta Friends and Family: 20% off your purchase

Because I love to work out as much as I love to read!! Sept. 12th starts Friends and Family special shopping event at Athleta. Print this page, and when you shop in the store between Thurs. Sept. 12th and Sept. 16th, ask for your special discount code. You will receive an extra 20% off your entire purchase (exclusions apply). This discount is also available for … Continue reading Not Just Books: Athleta Friends and Family: 20% off your purchase

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Release Date: October 1, 2019 At only 16 years old, Cilka Klein was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, where she clung to life for three years. Cilka’s beauty and distinctive hair catch the eye of a senior officer, Commander Schwarzhuber. As a child, she becomes a pawn to powerful men and realizes her only chance of survival is to do as she’s told.   Upon … Continue reading Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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