Death And Peace; Life And Lamentations

Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel contains an unorthodox collection of short stories that center around the common theme of life and the many mysteries that casually ride shotgun, or plague us along the way. The author explores situations that arise whether young or old, male or female. The author goes about his way... Continue Reading →

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Evil: Taking The Easy Way Out

" 'I will sweep away everything in all your land,' says the Lord. 'I will sweep away both people and animals alike, even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity,' says the Lord." This book covers... Continue Reading →

The Misadventures Of A Seafaring Lookout

"The motor changes rhythm constantly, keeping us in perpetual uncertainty: at any moment it may stop forever. The current is becoming wilder, more capricious. It's all absurd, and I'll never understand why I set out on this enterprise. It's always the same at start of a journey. Then comes a soothing indifference that makes everything... Continue Reading →

The Truth Is Out There

Collection of stories in the heart of 1950's South/North Side Chicago where an all proper and by the book Detective Lieutenant Andrew Brooke tends to find himself in partnership with the freewheeling renegade Private Investigator Frank Lydecker. Together they form a formidable team that tackles the issue of solving complex murder mysteries. Some are hot,... Continue Reading →

M’m! M’m! Good

SUMMARY "A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More" is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years, written by a former journalist and including contributions by her mother, a professional proofreader. From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, a... Continue Reading →

So You Want To Be A Writer?

"But that's where art comes from, he said: life stories. Art history comes along only much later. That's what art is, he said, the story of a life in all its particularity. It's the only thing thing that really is particular and personal. It's the expression of and, at the same times, the fabric of... Continue Reading →

It’s Fun To Be Bad…Sometimes

Sex is the primary subject that connects all four short stories in renowned children's author Roald Dahl's Switch Bitch together. Not just any sex, but for the most part frivolous in nature, at some times life-changing, in other cases mind-numbing, and in rare instances an awakening, but always fulfilling. There is also a personal journey... Continue Reading →

I Heart Epiphanies

SUMMARY  Collard County is a collection of 5 short stories by Tamara J. Madison. With bold characters set in rich southern tradition and lushly poetic description, each of the tales carries its own unique twist, flirting with the paranormal and metaphysical. Subject matter includes a woman who discovers that she is literally falling apart and... Continue Reading →

It All Starts With A Blank Canvas

SUMMARY  Painting Pictures features eight stories of discovery, betrayal, and passion. The stories depict the emotional turmoil that results from decisions: a little girl who migrates to Canada on a hot August day is flabbergasted to discover there's no snow; a graphic designer leaves her husband each morning to meet her lover; an inconsolable heartbreak... Continue Reading →

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