Award Winning Caribbean Authors Journey to Edinburgh

My friend, the quietly dynamic publisher Tanya Batson-Savage of Blue Banyan Books sent me this information on three great authors for young adults, who will be traveling to the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer. I reviewed the novel “Children of the Spider” by Guyana’s Imam Baksh two years ago, here. It was a … More Award Winning Caribbean Authors Journey to Edinburgh

Monday Morning with Alvernia’s Authors

Benjamin Franklin, a no-nonsense fellow, once observed: Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. A blunt pronouncement, indeed! So when a friend proudly told me about her son Daniel’s love of writing as a member of his school’s Authors Club, I couldn’t resist inviting myself to meet him and his fellow writers … More Monday Morning with Alvernia’s Authors

Renwar Vallee: A Teen Christian Fantasy (Book Review)

Welcome to Renwar’s world. Mary D. Johnson, Renwar’s creator, will show you round. If you take a look at the cover – a misty wood bathed in an aqueous half-light – you will know, dear reader, that this is a mysterious world; one of strange possibilities and surprising discoveries. It’s a space that can turn … More Renwar Vallee: A Teen Christian Fantasy (Book Review)

Fun With Books

The welcoming scent of freshly brewing coffee greeted me as I stepped into my friendly neighborhood bookstore, Bookophilia, two evenings ago. A small but lively group of us clustered round a table in a cozy corner of the shop, and got to know each other. We were there to talk about our favorite books of … More Fun With Books