Category Archive: Books

Hidden Hammett short story to be published


> A previously unpublished short story by acclaimed U.S. crime writer Dashiell Hammett will appear in The Strand Magazine later this week, its managing editor Andrew Gulli said on Tuesday. But 14 other… Continue reading

Ever Get Frustrated?


So, my book is free all this week, having participated in Smashwords free ebook promotion this week.  I’ve posted the freebie on facebook, twitter, linkedin, multiple times a day.  The problem?  No hits,… Continue reading

“Aside of Murder” Is FREE this week!


Excuse my bit of self-indulgence today.  Announcing my Novel, Aside of Murder, is offered FREE this week! Aside of Murder, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34429, will be FREE to download from March 6th to my birthday, March 12th! Use… Continue reading

WOOHOO! Out of My Hands!


Thankfully, a friend’s husband is a tech person and has agreed to take a look at all these backend/behind-the-scenes stuff on all the blogs and websites.  Hopefully he can get google Adsense to… Continue reading

Anthony Doerr wins Story Prize


> By Chris Michaud, Anthony Doerr’s “Memory Wall” is this year’s winner of the Story Prize for best short fiction. Doerr will receive $20,000, prize organizers announced Wednesday. The other two finalists were Yiyun… Continue reading

>Saturday Bonus posting: ‘Jarhead’ author to write of return to home life


>  “Jarhead” memoirist Anthony Swofford is bringing his story home. Swofford, the former Marine who wrote of his service in the first Gulf War, is taking on his troubled return to civilian life… Continue reading

Lost Enid Blyton novel discovered: charity


>Another “lost” work discovered!  By Reuters: A previously unknown novel by British children’s writer Enid Blyton has been discovered, according to a charity which bought a collection of the bestselling author’s manuscripts at… Continue reading

Jefferson’s books found in Mo. university library


>Can you imagine finding a lost work in your college, public or documentary library? By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press – Tue Feb 22, 5:18 pm ET Dozens of Thomas Jefferson’s books, some including handwritten notes from the nation’s third… Continue reading

>Cuba’s celebration of books draws millions


>Took Monday off from reviewing books, but i’m currently reading a guaranteed best seller by Kimberly Kinrade, her acclaimed ““Bits of You & Pieces of Me”.    Now, on to today’s news: By… Continue reading

Current Reads


>Happy Saturday and February 5th all!  Nothing scheduled to post today, just felt like sharing what i’m reading right now   Reading Sue Grafton’s “M is for Malice”.  I’ve read A through K,… Continue reading