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

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

Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen

Release Date: April 30, 2019   Alice Weiss is an aspiring photographer looking for a job in New York City. She moved from Ohio hoping that a family connection would provide a job. With limited experience, Alice finds employment at Cosmopolitan magazine. Her new role is the secretary to Helen Gurley Brown who is their first woman editor in chief. In the mid-1960s Helen Gurley … Continue reading Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen

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