Volume 13 Number 1 Winter 2014

Chinese New Year Lanterns


Dear Readers



Ruth Hull Chatlien



Befriend the Will of the Wind by Naomi Querubin-Abesamis

Original Trauma by Mike Bates

The Confession of Socrates by Glenn Braddock

President and Prophet by Dave D’Alessio

Van Gogh’s Nude by DH Hanni

Ill Wind by Morgan Marie Jordan

The Scribe by Kaye Linden

The Role She Plays by Charlie Riccardelli

Noah Bickford at the Great Divide by Tom Sheehan

Valley of Ghosts by Emily Winters



Seven Tips to Create Memorable Historical Fiction Characters by Michael Murphy



Carlo Frank Calo

Paula C. Lowe

Carol Milkuhn

Steve Pollack

Adreyo Sen

Marvin Welborn



The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte has all the historical details I love in historical novels, the kind of details that make you feel like you’re there in the early 19th century alongside Betsy. 

This Big Dress by Sandra Graff

Graff does what every poet should do—she captures the extraordinary in ordinary moments…

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Cain pleads the case for introverts by using examples and research, and she shows how introverts have made many contributions to society in areas like technology and entertainment. She points out what is obvious but should be stated in a book about introverts: we live in a society where extroversion is idealized and rewarded whereas introversion is discouraged and not rewarded…

Tudors: The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter Ackroyd

While Ackroyd focuses on the extreme religious reforms that occurred in England throughout this time, there is still enough attention paid to the main players to keep the human interest story alive…

Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield

I love Diane Setterfield’s exquisite writing style. She has a fluidity and dexterity with the language that I feel is missing from many present day authors…

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

There’s so much I loved about this book. I loved that Liesel wasn’t a perfect character, and she didn’t always think perfect thoughts or take perfect actions… 


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