September 19, 2023

These Things Happen

In this well-written novel, an alcoholic must make peace with his childhood – and eschew the comfort of the bottle—before he can cope with the challenges of adulthood.

Daniel Zimmer, a child growing up in the 1970s, lives with his two brothers, Max and Harry, under the shadow of his abusive father and his tranquilizer-popping […]


August 15, 2023

Born Torn

Suz Eglington’s new YA fantasy, the first in a planned series, follows 16-year-old Kiara Noir as she discovers her mother’s magical legacy— and her own.

Kiara dreams of traveling the world and pursuing her passion for photography. For now, however, she lives quietly with her single mother, Willow.

Then Willow’s estranged sister comes calling, bringing […]


August 15, 2023

Mosaic Caverns

Christopher Zyck’s Mosaic Caverns blends science fiction and thriller genres to tell an otherworldly tale of human discovery.

In 2005, a team of archaeologists heads to Colombia to investigate a site bearing traces of a pre-Inca civilization. Puzzling human remains and a mysterious tablet lead the team to Mosaic Caverns, deep in jungle territory preyed […]


July 18, 2023

Cold Peace

In her compelling novel Cold Peace, Helena P. Schrader delves into complexities of post-WWII Germany and the roots of the Berlin Airlift.

The first in a planned trilogy, the novel reprises some characters from Schrader’s past work, including former RAF fighter pilots David Goldman and Robin Priestman. Priestman is now the Wing Commander at an […]


May 16, 2023

The Fifth Student: Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 6

What begins as a simple case of college students caught cheating on an exam soon emerges as a fast-paced murder mystery in Geoffrey M. Cooper’s The Fifth Student.

After lecturing at Maine State University, Brad Parker, a cancer biology research scientist and director of the nearby Maine Translational Research Institute (MTRI), is contacted by Penny […]


February 28, 2023

Most Famous Short Film of All Time

This insightful, multilayered hybrid challenges genre and narrative in its meditations on literature, philosophy, pop culture, trauma, gender, being, and the nature of time.

In a fictional narrative spanning 2010 to 2016, Lev Ockenshaw is ditched on a date by a terrible boy, argues and makes up with his friend Stanley, fields an email threat […]


January 3, 2023

History According to SAT: A Content Guide to SAT Reading and Writing

Author Elizabeth Breau undertakes the daunting task of encapsulating the key western concepts, events, causes and consequences that comprise the historical context for the SAT Reading and Writing college entrance exams. Her study guide is designed to help students connect “relevant background knowledge” with the rise of democratic ideologies so they can select the best […]


December 20, 2022

Into The Realm

Todd Forrest’s Into the Realm is a murder mystery set on Cape Cod.

Forrest is a seventh-generation Cape Codder who apparently lives the credo “write what you know”: His novel is about Cape Cod’s land and people. The author is also a former commercial fisherman, and the story is deeply immersed in the life and […]


October 25, 2022

Where Heaven and Earth Meet

George Harvey’s engaging novella Where Heaven and Earth Meet offers an interesting approach to relating stories about the Hindu god Vishnu. Told against a small-town backdrop in 1904, the story delivers a blend of Eastern and Western thought.

August Altmann owns the local hardware store in Gorse, Nebraska. The business serves as the gathering place […]