January 31, 2023

Pebbles and the Biggest Number

Colorful, approachable illustrations of friendly characters and a focus on fun facts help this picture book transcend its theme about numbers to one about discovering the world around you.

Pebbles is a butterfly who enjoys counting the flowers in his garden, but one day he begins to wonder what other numbers might be out there. […]

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January 31, 2023

Overcoming: Personal Journey of Courage

In this brief memoir, Dokk Elle shares the struggles of poverty to prove that education, hard work, a positive attitude, and faith in God can bring about great change.

Elle – aka Larry Seawright – was born into an impoverished family. His biological father was a respected trustee in the local church, husband and father […]

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January 24, 2023

The Caligula Curse

Author Andrei Kozyrev, who served as Foreign Minister of Russia from 1990 to 1996, brings his experience to bear in The Caligula Curse, a novel about a deep-seated conspiracy running through Russia’s past and into the story’s present.

American doctor Pat flies to Russia as part of a humanitarian effort and, in making friends, falls […]

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January 24, 2023

Out of Wedlock

The third installment in Larry Lockridge’s Enigma Quartet—four standalone but interconnected novels—is set largely in 1990s Greenwich Village and chronicles the life of a plastic surgeon not only searching for meaning in his life (via exploration into his sexuality) but also, ultimately, his identity and purpose as a human being.

Although Jess Freeman is a […]

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January 24, 2023

The Residents’ Voice: From a Dementia Unit

Physiotherapist Pieta Valentine based her novel, The Residents’ Voice, on more than ten years of experience working with geriatric patients, many of whom had dementia.

The story’s protagonist, Daisy, is a former physiotherapist who takes a job as a “diversional therapist” in a locked unit at a retirement village in Christchurch, New Zealand. Through Daisy, […]

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January 24, 2023

On Reindeer Watch

A young girl and her brother celebrate Christmas with decorations, cookie baking, and their own special preparations for a late-night vigil in the picture book On Reindeer Watch.

Christmas Eve has finally arrived, and two siblings are ready for their favorite Christmas tradition: the Reindeer Watch. The children, addressing readers, share their recipe for reindeer […]

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January 19, 2023

Meet Dave Lassam: The Man for the Job

Dave Lassam’s congenial memoir covers his service in the Royal Australian Navy from his induction as a recruit medic in 1978 to his retirement as a lieutenant commander in 2016. Lassam’s focus is on the ships, bases and naval procedures as he describes his training and subsequent postings.

Some of the highlights of his service […]

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January 19, 2023

When All Hope is Lost

Alyce Elmore’s dystopian suspense novel, When All Hope is Lost, follows the political and social shifts that emerge in a female-dominated society after a widespread catastrophe.

The year 2029 marks the onset of a devastating global pandemic that annihilates the world’s male population within three years. Following the desolation, subsequent male generations don’t survive either; […]

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January 17, 2023

A Scandal of the Particular

Steve Hamilton’s crime thriller, A Scandal of the Particular, explores gay relationships steeped in a world of drugs and sex and the stigma surrounding AIDS. We follow Hymen Kazan, a middle-aged lawyer, as he becomes tangled in a murky case.

The police discover the dead body of a young man near a safe injection site […]

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