Category: Novels

The Legacy by Michael Phillips: a book review

My latest read was out of my usual genre. The Legacy, by Michael Phillips, is the third book in the Secrets of the Shetlands trilogy. I chose this book to review because I had already read the first book and reviewed the second. The Legacy finished the…

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright: a book review

My first read of the new year is a romantic suspense by fellow Wisconsinite and Sister in Crime, Jaime Jo Wright. The House on Foster Hill is the story of two women bound together by an abandoned house in the small town of Oakwood, Wisconsin.

Misstep by Deborah Harper: a book review

Misstep, by Deborah Dee Harper, is a great winter tale set in a small town with an eclectic group of residents. Hugh is the pastor of the church in Road’s End. He and his wife, Melanie, are newcomers to the town. Throughout the story…

Children’s Author Event

Come to Book Heads Bookstore in downtown Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 6 between 11-3p for their Children’s Author Event!

Story Types: The Novel

Two weeks ago, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story types are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear. On the surface, we have two…

Mystery, Suspense, and their Definitions

The past few weeks, I’ve been doing research on genres. Specifically the difference between mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. All of these are often found under the greater umbrella of crime fiction, but lately, mysteries have come to stand on their own. Thrillers can also…

Choices Amid the Trees

Ali Montgomery is on vacation in Tennessee. She loves the woodsy setting of her aunt and uncle’s home, but isn’t allowed to explore outside alone. So when Colton – the boy living with her aunt and uncle – sneaks out of the house and…

A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

As promised, here are the finer details for the Gathering of Authors this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to the Wisconsin Downtown Open House. In Plymouth, there will be a variety of events, including a gathering of several local authors who…

A London Cozy: a book review

To end the holiday break, I read the second in Jenn McKinlay‘s A Hat Shop Mystery series, Death of a Mad Hatter.

New Book!

Publishing my first novel is a great reason to restart my blog. After years of writing, editing, and searching for a publisher, The Vanishing Kidnapper is finally in published form. Teenagers John and Kaitlyn Rivers have a simple life in their 1870s outpost, running their family’s…

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