The Wrong Boy

Cathy Ace’s The Wrong Boy Will Be Miniseries

June 16, 2020 News Editor 0

Cathy Ace fans will be delighted to learn that the popular author’s latest novel, The Wrong Boy, has been optioned for television by UK indie Free@Last TV (Agatha Raisin). C21 Media reports that, among new projects the company is embarking on is, “The Wrong Boy, a three-part thriller being adapted from Welsh author Cathy Ace’s novel of the same name. It focusses on a small Welsh hamlet disturbed by the discovery of human remains, and […]

The Last Asbestos Town

Fiction: The Last Asbestos Town by Helen Hagemann

June 15, 2020 admin 0

In Helen Hagemann’s debut novel, The Last Asbestos Town, an Australian National law has been passed and a group known as the Asbestos Task Force (A.T.F.) is formed by the government to systematically remove all known asbestos from towns, cities and suburbs. The city of Perth, Western Australia and surrounds have undergone this removal, and gradually the task force spreads further afield into the South West. Their target has reached Farmbridge, an old pioneer town […]

Da Vinci Visits Today

Art & Culture: Da Vinci Visits Today by Al Lautenslager

June 15, 2020 admin 0

History repeats itself. Nothing could be the case more than much of the artist Leonardo Da Vinci’s ideas, thinking, and lessons. In Da Vinci Visits Today, Al Lautenslager explores what might happened if Da Vinci arrived in today’s world. There are clearly two stories in Da Vinci Visits Today. One is about the life and works of Leonardo, serving as a base for current observations. The other is of his views of today, stepping into […]

Socially Distanced Filmmaking

June 14, 2020 admin 0

I believe #MyCorona is the first feature film to be directed entirely remotely – and almost certainly the first feature to be directed completely via FaceTime.” — Phil Gorn, Director The COVID-19 pandemic continues to substantially impact the film industry. With most productions delayed indefinitely and releases moved to unknown future dates, one movie has defied the odds and completed filming with the entire film directed using FaceTime. Wonderphil Entertainment and Silicon Prairie Center Studios […]

International Booker Prize

International Booker Prize Festivities Will Flow Through Mid-July

June 13, 2020 News Editor 0

One thing that the book industry is discovering during a global pandemic: though it may be a challenge to promote books in this era, it’s possible to tweak certain institutions to accommodate the need. Case in point: the International Booker Prize is (arguably) one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. But the lead-up to the 2020 awards has a whole new energy: The Booker Prizes will be celebrating the International shortlist featuring […]

How to be an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Non-Fiction: How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Leader by Cheryl O’Donoghue

June 12, 2020 admin 0

  Except for teleportation, few superpowers can have as great an impact on our personal and professional lives as emotional intelligence.” — Khali Henderson, Senior Partner at BuzzTheory Strategies A life-transforming guidebook helps readers uncover, develop and activate their unique EQ leadership “superpowers” says Cheryl O’Donoghue, author of  How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Leader (While Crushing Your Goals). The book is intended to help organizations and individuals meet the demand for a more emotionally […]

Conquer Your Karmic Relationships

Art & Culture: Conquer Your Karmic Relationships by Tracee Dunblazier

June 12, 2020 admin 0

In Conquer Your Karmic Relationships, Tracee Dunblazier takes an in-depth look at your karmic relationships: the spiritual imprints and repetitive patterns that position you in life. For some people, spirituality can be a difficult concept to grasp. With repulsive behavior stories flooding our news stream and unparalleled new living standards, your mood as a whole can be enhanced by a simple act of reading something fresh and self-centered every day that will contribute to healing. […]

The Woods by Harlan Coban

Harlan Coban’s The Woods to Netflix

June 10, 2020 News Editor 0

Harlan Coban fans (and there are a lot of them) should keep their eyes out for a six-part Netflix mini-series based on The Woods, Coban’s 2007 novel, transformed here from New Jersey to Poland. The switch creates some real magic: Coban’s terrific storytelling reimagined here with a gritty European sensibility. “The Woods from Netflix Poland is really different from The Stranger,” Coban told Variety back in February. “Much more atmospheric and moody and centered on […]

This Just In… Meeting Laura by Anna “Annina” Lorenzi, translated by Starleen K. Meyer

June 10, 2020 News Editor 0

A young writer, a challenge that he can’t not accept and his “crazy” idea to follow that dream with his whole being. In his pocket, a plane ticket for New York, a few bucks, a little bit of fear, and a lot of determination. A manuscript that he hugs to himself, “as if it were the most important thing on the face of the earth,” a book already written, ready to be consigned to the […]

Leadership With A Servant's Heart

Non-Fiction: Leadership With A Servant’s Heart by Kevin Wayne Johnson

June 9, 2020 admin 0

  Your dreams, aspirations and goals are a direct reflection of leadership – how you’ve been led and how you lead others. Strive to be a good leader, it matters.” — Kevin Wayne Johnson A new decade and a new year has ushered in unprecedented despair to the United States. The unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic has crossed paths with a well documented, yet often unaddressed, societal ill: Police brutality. This perfect storm, resulting in over 110,000 […]