INTERVIEW WITH McKENNA TATE FROM “A TALL, DA...

A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS (A Gold Valley Novel Book 2) Maisey Yates HQN Pub September 25th, 2018   Thank you for doing this. You have had some hard knocks in your life. You appear to have trust issues considering how your mother abandoned you at an early age and you went through foster care.  Now you are on a quest to find your birth father and to find friends who you can form a bond with to get a sense of belonging. It was interesting how you went to an abandoned cabin at a Dude Ranch to find shelter; yet, you found a life for yourself, and had a great Christmas surprise.  Elise Cooper: You seem like the type of person that keeps...

INTERVIEW WITH KITTY ZELDIS

  NOT OUR KIND by Kitty Zeldis brings to life post World War II in New York City.  1947 was an enlightening year for two women and a child, brought together after a traffic accident.  Eleanor, a young Jewish teacher and a WASPy married woman, Patricia, find an unexpected connection, after Eleanor is hired to home school Patricia’s daughter Margeaux, who sees herself as a polio cripple. This story delves into class issues, differences of religion, women’s roles, love, friendship, motherhood, and coming of age. Those who enjoy the popular made for TV show THE MARVELOUS Mrs. Maisel will definitely enjoy this novel since both concentrate...

INTERVIEW WITH KRISTINA MCMORRIS

SOLD ON A MONDAY By Kristina McMorris brings to life a story anchored in reality, by an actual photograph. The saying “a picture is worth a 1000 words” It all started with a picture that became the inspiration for an article by a struggling journalist, Ellis Reed, as it expressed the desperate days of the American Great Depression in 1931. He took a picture of two boys sitting under a sign that read, “2 children for sale.” After the picture is brought to the chief’s attention by his secretary, Lillian (Lily) Palmer, Ellis is offered his chance to write worthwhile stories that begins with this one about the boys. But his chance to advance...

INTERVIEW WITH CAZ FREAR

SWEET LITTLE LIES by Caz Frear is a police procedural that overlaps with the psychological thriller genre.  This story follows Met detective Cat Kinsella who is investigating why and how Alice’s body is found close to her father’s pub. Cat’s troubled past comes into play as it becomes obvious that Alice was murdered and it is related to another woman vanishing eighteen years earlier. She wonders if her dad had something to do with Maryanne’s disappearance? Memories flood Cat, as a child of eight on a vacation in Ireland, she had to deal with why Maryanne had gone missing and her dad’s denial of ever knowing the seventeen-year-old girl,...

BOOK REVIEW THE HAZARDS of GOOD FORTUNE

The Hazards of Good Fortune Seth Greenland Europa Editions August 21st, 2018 The Hazards of Good Fortune by Seth Greenland explores why society is less forgiving today than in the past and relies too much on the court of public opinion. He delves into the issues of race, religion, and how they are intertwined. Greenland wanted to write a story centered around “a New York real estate mogul that takes some events of Donald Sterling’s life.  I thought Sterling got everything he deserved, but it did make me think.  I actually had a character before I had a story, knowing that I wanted to write about someone tried and convicted before he had his...