Camp Lenape (Book 1 – Kahale & Claude Mystery Series) by Timothy R. Baldwin

Remember back to your days of summer camp?  This story follows four soon to be sophomore students as they spend a summer being Junior Counselors.  I remember the feeling of being sort of in charge but not an adult and yet not a camper either.  When strange people are seen around the camp area, the … Continue reading Camp Lenape (Book 1 – Kahale & Claude Mystery Series) by Timothy R. Baldwin

A History of Madness The Outlands Pentalogy Book 2 by Rebecca Crunden

The main characters Nate and Kitty, are once again strong in this continuing tale.  However, this book concentrates on Nate.  I really liked the tie in with Nate’s dreams (and I’m leaving it there – no spoiler – read the book!).  This author does a nice job of engaging the reader in the adventure and … Continue reading A History of Madness The Outlands Pentalogy Book 2 by Rebecca Crunden

Manufactured Witches by Michelle Rene – Texas Author Project YA Award Winner!

It’s been a while since I read a book that transported me fully into a story.  I saw this author accept the Indie Author Project Best YA Book for the State of Texas and speak with such genuine appreciation for her reading audience that I could not wait to start the book. Let's start with … Continue reading Manufactured Witches by Michelle Rene – Texas Author Project YA Award Winner!

Pamela Carr by Fred Andersen – RELEASED TODAY

The glamour days of Hollywood are brought to life in this Noir(ish) mystery.  If you’re longing for the days of elegance and slimy film directors – this may be your read. The book follows two actresses as they try and participate in the system of becoming and remaining actresses.  While the key character, Lyman Wilbur … Continue reading Pamela Carr by Fred Andersen – RELEASED TODAY

Clara Young Series: Book 1 – The Murder In Stall #4 and Book 2 – The Murder in the Precinct by Renee Marski

This is a combined review because I had the pleasure of reading the first 2 books in this series. Are you a Veronica Mars fan?  If so, then Clara Young will be right up your alley.  Young, and growing up in an atmosphere of police procedure, she has a good idea of how to approach … Continue reading Clara Young Series: Book 1 – The Murder In Stall #4 and Book 2 – The Murder in the Precinct by Renee Marski

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in A Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

When someone in my book club picked this book, I was less than thrilled.  While I do love non-fiction, another read of why technology is evil was not what I wanted to spend time on.  However, I was wrong (I know, it surprised me too!).  This is an in-depth look at the good and the … Continue reading Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in A Digital Age by Sherry Turkle