Lit Happens

Perfect for fans of “Stranger Things,” kid genius returns in thrilling new installment of time-traveling middle grade sci-fi

CHICAGO – Kid genius David Massie is excited for things to finally return back to normal when he gets back to middle school after saving the world and solving the mystery of the Quantum Flux. But life is far from normal in Andrew M. Nehring’s latest installment of his middle grade sci-fi series, “David Massie […]

Author reconnects with 580 handwritten letters to Facebook friends in story of grief, unity and hope

HOUSTON – When’s the last time you’ve received a handwritten letter in the mail? The validity of online connections is put to the test when author Amy Daughters just does that in “Dear Dana: That Time I Went Crazy and Wrote All 580 of my Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter” (She Writes Press, May 17, […]

An interview with Michelle Lewis of Third Eye Books

  What’s your favorite area of your bookstore? The children’s section is by far my favorite. I love the covers of the children’s books, and the stories for the little ones are fun, and the illustrations are amazingly beautiful. What’s the coolest book cover that you like to have facing out on the shelves? Rhianna’s […]

Suspenseful new novel draws inspiration from history’s infamous crimes

The new psychological thriller, “A Disturbing Nature,” explores ethics, psychology and social justice while investigating a series of murders in New England RAMONA, California – This spring, author Brian Lebeau will release his debut novel, “A Disturbing Nature” (May 10, 2022, Books Fluent), a psychological and insightful thriller about a prolific killer and investigator in […]

Jewish Author Fills Literary Gap with Historical Novel, Overflowing with Mystery, Female Empowerment, and Romance

Historical mystery picks up where Ivanhoe left off 200 years ago MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Jewish author Esther Erman has blended historical romance and mystery in her new novel, Rebecca of Salerno: A Novel of Rogue Crusaders, a Jewish Female Physician, and a Murder (She Writes Press, August 2, 2022). Inspired by the 1820 novel […]

An interview with Mel Beatty of Curious Iguana

What’s your favorite area of your bookstore? For pure aesthetics, our children’s section is just marvelous! The back of the store is enclosed in a little tiki hut, which holds our board books, picture books and emergent readers section. Just outside is our middle grade and YA. I’m also just a LITTLE biased, because that’s […]

Ask an Expert: A Conversation with Thomas Judd on audiobook narration and voice acting

Ever wondered what it was like to be an audiobook narrator and voice actor? Today on the blog we’re sitting down with Thomas Judd, a talented vocal artist who has narrated over 180 audiobook titles, including books by George Orwell, Bernard Cornwell, James Patterson, David Mitchell, Georgette Heyer and Anton du Beke–as well as titles […]

Award-winning journalist pivots to urban fantasy action-adventure stories with hints of social commentary

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In his fiction debut, award-winning journalist J. Michael White draws on his experience as a reporter to develop the world of his new urban fantasy novel, “Jestin Kase and the Masters of Dragon Metal” (May 3, 2022, Teer Publishing). Mankind lost the battle for its soul without knowing. Evil won. And no […]