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Follow Her Home (Juniper Song #1)

by Steph Cha

A stunning, edgy debut introducing Juniper Song, an amateur sleuth taking on the darkness in the veins of L.A. with razor-sharp wit and a breaking heart. 427 more words


A Cultural Series Event at the Forest Grove Library

The Friends of the Forest Grove Library invites everyone to a Cultural Series eve

nt with noir writer Lono Waiwaiole. Lono’s debut novel, Wiley’s Lament… 49 more words

Writing Life

Cooling in the Troodos Mountains & Free murder mystery book!

We decided to take a break in the Troodos mountains to escape the heat of Oroklini, and my husband and I also were celebrating our wedding anniversary the previous week so this was a special trip for us! 215 more words

Holiday Destinations

Tiny Morrison Meets Mr. Eternity


It was October 23, 1927. The city was Chicago.

Bullets of icy rain stung the pretty cheekbones of the elfish blond bombshell as she tripped down the cracked, litter-strewn sidewalk. 541 more words

Black Comedy

Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Cousin Joseph by dramatist and satirist Jules Feiffer is an irresistible treat to read and a reason you should check out the graphic novel genre if you aren’t yet a fan. 1,363 more words

Reader's Advisory

Devious Tales

There’s a saying in writing: make every word count or at the very least have every paragraph/scene be relevant. This can be argued, especially for the novel where there is room for sub-plots and leisure strolls through gardens and having tea with a favorite aunt.
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Book Reviews

Clotherings and other silky prose

Lately, my daughter has referred to a book we’re reading (The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman) as “silky.” She’s talking about the prose. I had said it’s really good to read aloud, and she said yeah, it’s silky. 675 more words