August 8, 2022

Baby Pictures: My Year on the Road with Baby Lester and the Buggybumpers

B. John Burns takes readers on a joyful nostalgia trip to 1976 with this account of his memorable year in a struggling Omaha, Nebraska-based band. This memoir conveys a transformational period in his young life, when gas was cheap and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was in heavy rotation on the car’s AM radio.

Burns’s Top 40 […]


August 1, 2022

Far Out Man

Far Out Man is a crime thriller merging familiar elements—death, drugs, and crooked cops—with the less familiar —cheating college students and an idealistic literature professor.

In his popular 1960s’ literature class, Wayne State University professor Jack Crost often quotes passages from books such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Confederacy of Dunces. […]


July 23, 2022

A Bully-Bad Day

A boy and his dog deal with a sudden influx of bullying and bad-natured animal guests in the charming picture book A Bully-Bad Day.

The story’s protagonists, a young boy and his dog Stanley, hear strange sounds outside their window. They are then greeted by a fantastic, disturbing sight: a host of exotic creatures invading […]


June 21, 2022


David Dorrough’s incisive novel, Revolution, charts the daily lives of a California-based couple and those within their social circle.

Yvonne and Bill Smede are an ordinary, middle-aged couple based in Los Angeles. Their diverse circle of friends includes: Irene, an ambitious woman pursuing a new business idea; Amy, who is searching for her biological parents; […]


May 30, 2022

The Hole Made By A Waterfall

In this detailed chronicle, author Leslie Lee travels through southwest Ireland between the Dingle Peninsula and County Cork seeking her maternal ancestry.

In 2010, as she attempts to discover the authentic Ireland, (this is her fifth book about her Irish sojourns), Lee keeps a daily diary of the dizzying road trips along the windswept Irish […]


May 23, 2022

Alice and Jack Hike the Grand Canyon

Two children prepare for, and later complete, a challenging hike at one of the wonders of the natural world in the children’s picture book Alice and Jack Hike the Grand Canyon.

Alice, a girl who enjoys family trips with her parents and younger brother, narrates the story of their vacation to Grand Canyon National Park […]


April 25, 2022

The Deep Translucent Pond

In James Shelley’s novel, The Deep Translucent Pond, two aspiring poets experience the unconventional tutelage of a fading literary luminary.

Jerome, a buttoned-down lawyer, nurses lingering wounds from a broken marriage. He’s guarded, skeptical, and emotionally numb, which may be both the cause and effect of his relationship troubles. Natalija is his complementary opposite. A […]


April 18, 2022

Six Degrees of Latitude: Travel Tales of Scotland and Ireland

Leslie Lee’s Six Degrees of Latitude details trips she took to Scotland and Ireland between 2003 and 2018.

In her Introduction, Lee notes that she carried her writing journal and paint kit with her wherever she went. The book includes journal entries and her skillful watercolors and drawings of people, places and maps.

Lee notes […]


April 18, 2022

Daddy Has a New Friend

In Daddy Has a New Friend, novelist Charlie Grisi pulls the curtains back on the human drama and legal strategies underlying a divorce.

After 22 years of marriage and three children ranging in ages from 9 to 13, 46-year-old part-time nurse Lily Poulos is surprised to learn her husband, 55-year-old construction firm owner Nick, is […]