book review, nonfiction

Deanna Durbin by William Harper

Lovingly written by a fan of the actress, Harper meticulously researched this short but informative book detailing Durbin’s movies and time in Hollywood. The rumor is my father’s favorite actress was Deanna Durbin. I never spoke to him about her, but he would have been a young man when her movies came out, and I… Continue reading Deanna Durbin by William Harper

book review, nonfiction

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

A series of essays on writing, Dillard talks about internal and external creative spaces, the dichotomy of simultaneously wanting to write and do anything else in the world, and the general nature of creativity and art. Backed up with quotes from other writers, her writing is often metaphorical but always wondrously descriptive. A muse on… Continue reading The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

book review, nonfiction

Gene Kelly by Clive Hirschhorn

I’m a big fan of Gene Kelly, and movies such as Anchors Aweigh, It’s Always Fair Weather and, of course, Singing in the Rain, are films that I watch repeatedly. However, I know very little about the man behind the actor/singer/dancer/director/choreographer. It seems that no one does either, as he was a introvert who kept… Continue reading Gene Kelly by Clive Hirschhorn

book launch, horror

Book Launch: Immortelle by Catherine McCarthy

Set in 19th century Wales, Immortelle is the story of skilled potter, Elinor, and her daughter, Rowena. After Rowena’s sudden, tragic death, Elinor sculpts a beautiful graveside memorial - or immortelle - in the hope that her art can tell her about the darkness that has corrupted her quiet seaside home. McCarthy has a beautiful,… Continue reading Book Launch: Immortelle by Catherine McCarthy

book launch, book review, children’s fiction, horror, Middle Grade, short story

Book Launch: The Spooks by Dan Soule

Released today is horror author Dan Soule’s first foray into middle grade horror. This collection of 17 super short stories is sure to delight children with its mixture of fun, silly, gross and thoughtful horror. Aimed for the reluctant reader, each story is flash length and written simply, to encourage interest in the written word.… Continue reading Book Launch: The Spooks by Dan Soule