A few months ago, I found a new social media app focusing on books. It’s a great app for readers, writers and book bloggers. Readers interact about what they’re reading and find new writers they like. New writers can interact with avid readers and build up a readership.
While mainly a mobile app for smartphones and tablets, there is a website that gives a short overview: http://www.litsy.com.
Title: Edinburgh Dusk | Author: Carole Lawrence | Publisher: Thomas & Mercer | Publication: 2018 | Genre: Mystery
Edinburgh Dusk is the second installment in a mystery series by Carole Lawrence. Set in 1880, Ian Hamilton, a Shakespeare-quoting Detective Inspector, and his associate, Sergeant Dickerson, are drawn into a poisoning case when Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake reports the death of the first victim, the husband of a client who gets help at her clinic for poor women. More victims follow, including a banker visiting Margaret, a prostitute at Fair Kate’s. The investigation leads Hamilton and Dickerson through brothels, pawn shops and back alleys in the Old Town section of Edinburgh. Continue reading “Edinburgh Dusk – Review”
September Buzz Books Monthly, a roundup of new books appearing in September 2018, features new offerings from debut and veteran authors. Included are listings for new nonfiction titles such as Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership in Turbulent Times (Simon & Schuster, 9/18) and a new mystery from romance writer Jude Deveraux – A Willing Murder (Mira, 9/18).
Genres included in this roundup:
- Literary favorites and emerging talents
- Debut fiction
- Commercial fiction
Seven excerpts are also included:
- Jude Deveraux, A Willing Murder (Mira)
- Lynne Hugo, The Testament of Harold’s Wife (Kensington Books)
- Walter Mosely, John Woman (Grove Press)
- Sarah Pinborough, Cross Her Heart (William Morrow)
- Rebecca Serle, The Dinner List (Flatiron)
- Imogen Hermes Gowar, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (Harper)
- Stuart Turton, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (The Sourcebooks Landmark)
Buzzbooks Monthly is a great way to learn about interesting new reads from debut authors and old favorites.
I attended the 2nd Annual Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers’ Conference this past weekend.
Alice Hoffman and Chris Bohjalian gave memorable keynote addresses. I’ve never read either of these authors, but I have a feeling that I will be reading their works for years to come.
Continue reading “Writers’ Conference”
The poem that was supposed to be published in Spring 2017 should finally make its appearance online this Spring. I will post a link once it’s actually live.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Taking a rest during the heat wave we had here in south-central New Jersey back in July.
I will be posting some of my photos and musings on books I’ve read. In the future, look for postings of my poems and stories as well.