Archive | September, 2020

Murder on Cold Street

Here’s an interesting take on a Victorian murder mystery—Sherlock Holmes is a “she.” Charlotte Holmes is the sister of the infamous “Sherlock” and only a few are aware of her true identity and unique abilities to solve mysteries in his name. As many women were forced to do, Charlotte has adopted a non-assuming identity all […]

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Practicing Normal

This novel by Cara Sue Achterberg raises the question around how much we are really hiding from the world—and ourselves. Welcome to the sweet Pine Estates suburban home of the Turners, a seemingly happy couple Kate and Everett and their two children, Jenna and JT. But as you walk through the door you soon realize […]

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The Desert’s Share

The setting for Shannon Baker’s suspense The Desert’s Share is  unbelievably unique and timely. It’s set on the Arizona border with the lead character, Michaela Sanchez, a former law enforcement officer now newly minted border patrol agent trying to build a career she believes in while managing a rebellious family challenging her at every turn. […]

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Author Q & A with Rich Perry

Rich Perry is a coach, consultant and a radio host with an amazing history of building successful entrepreneurial empires. So, it’s no surprise that he’s authored several books that help others achieve similar success. His latest book, Bankroll Your Mind—Create Clarity, Focus, and Mastery for a Lifetime of Unlimited Success, offers practical tools and simple […]

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Sunshine, You’re Killing My Productivity: How to get your work done when you’d rather be playing outdoors. 

If you’re anything like me, I’m challenged to stay productive when the sun is shining. So, being mindful of my needs, I take frequent outdoor breaks. These may include walks, a coffee outside or just sitting quietly in nature and meditating for a few moments. Still, work (and clients) are calling and they are important […]

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The Patience of Karma

This latest suspense by Cynthia Hamilton propels you right on the heels of two private detectives as they track down a suspected killer and a runaway bride. Madeline and Mike Delaney run both an event company and a private investigation firm that’s quickly gaining traction as one of the boldest young PI houses in Santa […]

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Author Q & A with Tina P. Schwartz

Recently, I caught up with my dear friend, Tina Schwartz, an award-winning author, speaker, literary agent and owner of the successful Purcell Literary Agency. Tina and I were founding leaders of a thriving Chicago chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) where I journeyed alongside this budding author who quickly blossomed […]

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Don’t Look In

Hold on to your seat. This psychological suspense by Tom Saric takes you to the small rural town where Gus Young now calls home, hoping the remote life will expel his demons. Once a renowned psychiatrist, Gus gave everything he had to his patients and his work, which unfortunately led to the demise of his […]

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