Art & Culture: Overcoming Writer’s Block by Marcy Pusey

November 11, 2022 admin 1

Overcoming Writer’s Block: The Writer’s Guide to Beating the Blank Page offers creative insights with strategies developed by a therapist and expert writer. Chapters cover the true meaning of writer’s block, and why it haunts so many writers; how to break down the brain science behind creative blockages; the different kind of blocks writers encounter; imposter syndrome plus powerful strategies to reignite inspiration. Author Marcy Pusey writes that she “wanted to expand my reach to […]

Non-Fiction: Airplane Stories and Histories by Norman Currey

November 4, 2022 admin 0

In the history of the world, aeronautics is one of the most mind-blowing inventions of humankind. Imagine a heavy material flying thousands of feet above the ground at fast speeds. How awesome is it? But it took 200 years of collaborative efforts and extreme education, experiments, labor, studies, successes, and failures before the aeronautics that we know today came into existence. Some even placed their lives on the line for the industry to learn new […]


Art & Culture: 100 Ways to Win NaNoWriMo by Gail Hulnick

October 30, 2022 admin 0

Florida-based novelist and podcaster Gail Hulnick has won National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) twice. That’s something to brag about: it’s a tough field. Hulnick recently released a guide aimed at helping other writers to participate successfully. 100 Ways to Win NaNoWriMo is a collection of tips and techniques to help writers win the mental game. It helps them prepare for the challenge, pace themselves through the month, deal with distractions, conquer the inevitable self-doubt, and carry […]

Non-Fiction: Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants by Frieda Wiley

October 29, 2022 admin 0

When the pandemic sent most of the working population home to adapt to remote employment, many became, admittedly, quite comfortable in pajamas. In fact, when employers began requesting hybrid or full-time return to their businesses, employees pushed back. Some also experienced varying degrees of anxiety and faced other mental health challenges as a result of their new home-based environment. Dr. Frieda Wiley dives into this phenomenon and the overall effects that telecommuting continues to have […]

Non-Fiction: Average to All-Star by Sharlee Lyons

October 28, 2022 admin 0

According to author and leadership development expert Sharlee Lyons, as trends like the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting sap companies’ resident talent and productivity, a leadership crisis looms on the horizon. Lyons believes the key to prevent it lies in empowering more mentors and coaches to help young people find their true potential and achieve fulfilling lives and careers, something she undertakes to share in her new book, Average to All-Star. “Right now, thousands — […]

The Art & Science of Culture

Non-Fiction: The Art and Science of Culture by Chad Carr & Matt Herzberg

October 28, 2022 admin 0

According to the authors — and the subtitle — it’s all about the power of seeing what’s hidden. The term “culture” has grown by leaps and bounds since the turn of the 21st century. But how many business leaders have a firm grasp on how to assess and develop their company’s culture, engage employees to embrace it, and leverage it as a strategic asset to drive business results? Authors Chad Carr and Matt Herzberg have […]

Art & Culture: Who Hears Here? by Guthrie Ramsey Jr.

October 12, 2022 admin 0

Who Hears Here? On Black Music, Pasts and Present (University of California Press) documents author Dr. Guthrie Ramsey’s engagement with the joys of music making and the undeniable place Black music holds in global cultures. Ramsey is a multi-hyphenate musicologist who is one of the foremost authorities on the history of African American music. Written over 25 years, these writings carry resonances of the conversations Ramsey has had in bars and hotel rooms during professional […]

Tragic Childhood

Non-Fiction: Tragic Childhood: A Recipe for Celebrated Comedy by Jack Branley

October 12, 2022 Linda L. Richards 0

Have you ever noticed that good comedians — really excellent ones — often had terrible childhoods? Or, at least, some aspect of their background is filled with tragedy and pain. Tragic Childhood by entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jack Branley centers around this premise. The book even begins with a quote from iconic proto-comedian Charlie Chaplin. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” Chaplin had the air of […]

Non-Fiction: The Small Living Guide for Compact Houses by Annette Maria Williams

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

So you’ve moved into a small or even tiny house. Now what? It’s one thing — maybe an ideal thing — to live in a smaller space. It’s better for the environment and even maybe for our psyche. But what about all of our… stuff? What about the practical aspects of living with half or less of the space we are used to? That’s where The Small Living Guide for Compact Houses by Annette Maria […]

Non-Fiction: Green Living Guidebook by Morgan Seymour

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

Green Living Guidebook by Morgan Seymour calmly sets out to greenify your everyday, taking a rational look at all of the rooms in your house and making recommendations about how you can be — and do — better. As Seymour says in the Introduction, “When it comes to the earth’s ecological issues, the most asked questions are: what to do, where to start, and how to make a difference.” That’s the question. The answer, of […]