A big-hearted novel about trust, belonging, and the struggles and joys of loving one another, by debut author Corabel Shofner
Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life turns upside down the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor’s home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along―but Eleanor has secrets of her own, secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby. Click here to read the full press release.
New Debut WWIII Military Thriller Sweeps Readers to Frontlines of “New Cold War” as U.S. Spars with Russia
Walt Gragg explodes onto the literary scene with an electrifying debut military thriller about the outbreak of World War Three, as Russia and The United States enter a new Cold War in The Red Line, which will thrill lovers of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. The Red Line: World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Click here to read the full press release and a Q&A with the author!
“Child of the Sixties” Rifka Kreiter Journeys Through Protests, Liberation, and Transformation in Compelling New Memoir
The 1960’s are one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods in America’s 20th century—and now, Rifka Kreiter sweeps readers into her life on the front lines of the era’s most significant moments and movements, capturing her personal quest for liberation and self-discovery through her beautifully-written memoir, Home Free: Adventures of a Child of the Sixties (She Writes Press, May 16, 2017).
From Greenwich Village coffee houses to a suicide attempt at age 18; from a face-to-face encounter with President Kennedy on the campaign trail and again as he lay in state after his assassination; Home Free is the incredible and inspiring true story of one woman’s journey to claim her freedom, heal her wounds, and find her voice during one of America’s most exciting, transformative eras. Click here to read the full press release and access an Q&A with the author.
Kirkus Hails New Novel About Mother’s Struggles with Accused Autistic Son as “Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty”
Nationally-acclaimed author Donna Levin (Extraordinary Means and California Street) has been hailed as “a novelist to keep high on your reading list” by the Los Angeles Times, and her extraordinary reputation proves true yet again with the release of her newest novel, There’s More Than One Way Home ($15.99, Paperback, Chickadee Prince Books, May 1, 2017). The novel has already been praised by Kirkus, Foreword, and more, and follows a mother who faces increasing hostility and an uncertain future when her son Jack, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome, is accused of killing a classmate. Click here to read the full press release!
New Book by Faulkner University Associate Dean Offers Fresh Insight on Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s Emersonian Transformation of Law
Critically acclaimed author Allen Mendenhall, associate dean and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, offers fresh, fascinating insight and compelling evidence for how Emerson transformed Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s approach to law in his new book, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon: Aesthetic Dissent and the Common Law ($75.00, Hardback, Bucknell University Press, December 16, 2016). Click here to read the full press release.
Bombings Reunite Old Penpals
Okay, the best I can tell, the fll Dutch headline reads as follows:
American writes blog about Flemish penpal from his youth: Bombings reunite old penpals
It’s been an incredible week. This moment last week, I posted my column about my pen pal Carmen and the attacks on her city. In addition to posting the story to my web site, I sent it to Het Nieuwsblad, a newspaper that covers Flanders, in Belgium. Then I went to bed. Click here to read the full report.
On Pen Pals, Brussels, and Hope
Over the years, I’ve wondered how she might be doing, that Belgian pen pal of my youth and friend of my early adulthood, all the more so since March 22’s explosions at the Brussels airport and at that city’s Maalbeek metro station. At the time of this writing, more than 31 people have lost their lives and at least 270 others are injured.
To be specific, Meert Carmen is both Belgian and Flemish. Click here to read the rest of the story!
7 Minutes With...
Last year, Roy Burkhead had the opportunity to sit down with Nashville novelist J.T. Ellison for her on-going interview series entitled, "7 Minutes With..." Click here to read the interview! (Note: Authors J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott took the reins as hosts of A Word on Words in October, 2015!)