The Angel Street Assassination (Bennett & DeMarko Mystery Series Book 5) by Aaron S Gallagher

Full disclosure – I love this series, I’ve read all of this series and I have had the privilege of editing the last couple books in this series (see dedication!). When the author told me this book would be a bit of a wrap up for the drama and angst that has been Harry & … Continue reading The Angel Street Assassination (Bennett & DeMarko Mystery Series Book 5) by Aaron S Gallagher

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

While it might seem odd to say that a book centering around a brutal murder is beautiful, the prose and artistic manner that this author writes with makes for a beautiful read.  The author takes you along as she tries to present the unfathomable.  While she touches on her experiences as a biracial child in … Continue reading Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Nikau’s Escape (Adventures of Jabu & Friends, Book 3) by Kate S. Richards

This author always has a great adventure in each of the 3 books in the set.  While each can easily be read as a stand-alone, I thoroughly enjoyed them in order. This story centers around Nikau who is dealing with a lot of life changing challenges.  Presented in a realistic manner, the braid of surfing, … Continue reading Nikau’s Escape (Adventures of Jabu & Friends, Book 3) by Kate S. Richards

Mistakes by the Lake by Brian Petkash

Chronologically from past to present, this author presents a novella and collection of short stories circulating in Cleveland.   All of the stories are character-driven with Cleveland as the base.  If you are looking for happy endings – this is not it, but instead, through serious and intense characters, your heart is tugged through emotions.  At … Continue reading Mistakes by the Lake by Brian Petkash

The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

A ramble through the old and new South.  Living in the city that’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird” even I was not prepared for the eccentric airs of Natchez.  Most of the people described have personality with a capital P.  A juxtapose of history is presented with a clear path for the reader to follow.  … Continue reading The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

Two great books – Spider and Playdough! By Educator S. D. Burke

Spider….The Celebrity by S. D. Burke This adorable book will have you laughing and talking with your child about all the ways that you might be able to convince Spider for an autograph!  Done with a tongue in cheek attitude that any one would enjoy (including me!) the possibilities are endless.  SUMMARY You will never … Continue reading Two great books – Spider and Playdough! By Educator S. D. Burke