Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

Be sure to read to the bottom as the authors are offering a chance to win this book! When Barbara Venkataraman reached out to see if I would be interested in reading a book she co-authored with her son, I was surprised.  I enjoy her cozy mystery series as well as her entertaining essay collections … Continue reading Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

“I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

Wandering the aisles at the Indie Book Fest in Orlando, I noticed this book.  Non-fiction for me is a treat and something I reward myself with when the fiction world is surrounding me.  This book may be small but it is mighty in its story and photos.  The pages contain a collection of memories and … Continue reading “I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

One of my favorite things to do is wander around a book festival.  However, I had the pleasure of meeting this author before it even started!  I was sitting and listening to awards at the North Texas Book Festival when Elaine sat down beside me.  What an interesting person!  She has authored books about some … Continue reading Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto

Recently I traveled back to my home state of New Jersey and for the trip, I packed this book.  It seemed appropriate as the author is a Jersey guy and (aging myself here) the book happens when I also lived in the area the book is set in.  Joe, the author, did a fine job … Continue reading Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto

A Prisoner’s Perspective – The Redemption of a Criminal Mastermind by Mike Savage

  While this book won the Best In Memoirs category of the Book Talk Radio Club Awards, it is much more than a tale of a man’s life.  The author was a prisoner in the literal sense but also in the mental sense too.     The book gives us just a glimpse into the … Continue reading A Prisoner’s Perspective – The Redemption of a Criminal Mastermind by Mike Savage