Review of “Your Book Starts Here” by Mary Carroll Moore

Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book by Mary Carroll Moore reviewed by Lisa J. Jackson Mary Carroll Moore shares her years of teaching her own “How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book” workshop in her book, Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your Read More

Review of cozy mystery A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell Cameron Flaherty is a self-professed geek turned gardener. She’s given up a cubical for the outdoors. She prefers her fingers in soil rather than clicking across a keyboard. It’s a new life and a new world for Cameron as she turns her great-uncle’s home Read More

Review – Midnight Sin by Michael Tabman

You can read my interview with the author here. Midnight Sin Author: Michael Tabman Fiction Rated: Very good (****1/2) Review by: Lisa Haselton Rookie officer Gary Hollings gets fast initiation into the nighttime life of a patrol cop along the outskirts of Kansas City. Working nights takes some getting used to and Hollings fights the Read More

Review – Julius Katz and Archie by Dave Zeltserman

Julius Katz and Archie Author: Dave Zeltserman Fiction Rated: Excellent (*****) Private Eye Julius Katz is good at solving cases, but he avoids work if at all possible. Archie is eager to learn from his boss, but it’s hard to get any hands-on experience when his boss doesn’t want to do more than raise an Read More

Review – Opur’s Blade by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Opur’s Blade Author: James Ross Rating: 3.5/5 Owen Purler Jr.’s mom takes stuttering 12-year-old Owen to Prairie Woods Golf Course one summer to take advantage of free golf lessons. He learns about the sport and so much more. J Dub Schroeder, the golf pro and manager at Prairie Woods quickly realizes the Read More

Review of Tuey’s Course by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Tuey’s Course Author: James Ross Most of this story focuses on an almost-middle-aged black man who was born in the city projects on the east side of St. Louis named WeWildapheet Ulisees O’Tweety, but is known to most as Tuey. The nickname comes from the fact that there are two back-to-back e’s Read More

Review of Into the Wilderness by Deborah Lee Luskin

Into the Wilderness Author: Deborah Lee Luskin Fiction Rated: Excellent (*****) It’s 1964 and 64-year-old Rose Mayer is living in Florida by way of New York. Rose is now a two-time widow who’s wondering what’s next in life. Sixty-four-year-old Percy Mendell is a life-long bachelor and Vermonter who takes each day as it comes. Rose Read More

Review of Finish Line by James Ross

Genre: Fiction Title: Finish Line Author: James Ross Thirteen-year-old Justin Ventimiglia is a good kid who seldom gets into trouble and manages well enough in school. He has issues with his step-father, but what kid doesn’t? And what kid doesn’t have a friend who pushes the boundaries of right and wrong? Justin has Keith Puccio Read More

Review of Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories, 12 Masters of the Genre

Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories, 12 Masters of the Genre Contributors: Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Stephen Gallagher, Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon, Dave Zeltserman, Top Suspense Group Fiction – short stories Rated: Very Good (****) Review by: Lisa Haselton Short story collections Read More