This Just In… Love in Another Time: Brushed-Off by M. Lee Musgrave

October 12, 2022 News Editor 0

Artist James Terra and his married lover Nicole find themselves in a tangled web while searching for the killer of LA’s hottest artists. Homicide Detective Cisco Rivas asks James for help with LA’s zany art community. The case quickly turns into a quagmire of intrigue and vicious jealousy amongst the dazzling talent and wealth of schizophrenic Los Angeles. James wants Nicole to leave her husband. When another artist is murdered, she joins the hunt for […]

World Happiness Week 2022

January 28, 2022 admin 0

There have probably been few times in history where a week dedicated to world happiness might be more welcome. Over six days in March, more than 160 speakers will talk to thousands of people in person, and potentially millions online, about how to get more happiness in their lives. World Happiness Fest 2022  runs from March 17th until the 22nd. It’s all about the exploration of solutions, tools, mindsets, best practices, insights, and experiences that […]

Podcast Focuses on Reading Diversity for 2022

January 25, 2022 admin 0

Deirdre Pippins’ “The Bookaholic Podcast” launched in early 2021, offering a safe space for those who obsess over books and reading in general. “The pandemic got to me like it did many others,” says Pippins. “It gave me time to stop, slow down, and figure out what I wanted out of life. Books have long been some of the loves of my life, and I wanted to express that. I knew there were other people […]

Witching Hour

Bestselling Author Launches Magical Podcast

April 18, 2020 admin 0

Celebrity medium, Reality TV personality, “Good Witch,” and internationally bestselling author Patti Negri heads to the air waves in a new podcast on Dash Radio: “Witching Hour with Patti Negri.” “Witching Hour with Patti Negri,” launched April 17 exclusively on the DASH Radio platform with wide release the following week on Anchor, Spotify, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Breaker, iTunes and all podcasting platforms. Listeners tuning in weekly to “Witching Hour with Patti Negri,” can […]

Crime Fiction: What Are the Odds? by Rob Hilliard

February 22, 2020 admin 0

Start with a family’s long history of prominence in politics and the added prestige of owning one of Kentucky’s leading thoroughbred breeding and racing operations. Acquire coal via marriage and develop a bourbon distillery business, then top it off with a toxic combination of financial greed and moral bankruptcy. What do you get? Rob Hilliard’s smart and intriguing What Are The Odds? The Calculus of Coincidence (Outskirts). The years immediately following World War II were […]

Sounds Mistaken for Gunfire Cause Panic on Broadway

August 7, 2019 admin 0

We’re afraid now. I mean, we have reason to be, don’t we? We no longer living in a civilized place. Guns in America are so easy to come by it seems possible that any teenager can easily get their hands on a weapon that shouldn’t be seen anywhere off the field of battle. So we’re afraid now. But how afraid? Try this from Deadline Hollywood: Tonight’s performance of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway ended […]

Entering 2019, Crime Fiction in Hand

January 3, 2019 J. Kingston Pierce 0

Today, January Magazine’s sister site, The Rap Sheet, rolls out an impressive—and altogether daunting—list of more than 325 new crime, mystery and thriller novels that readers should pay attention to over the next three months. Included among the selections are fresh releases by Charles Todd (The Black Ascot, January), Lyndsay Faye (The Paragon Hotel, January), Gerald Seymour (Battle Site Zero, January), Don Winslow (The Border, February), Jane Harper (The Lost Man, February), Bill Crider (That […]

Village Voice Ceases Editorial Operation

August 31, 2018 admin 0

The iconic 60-plus year old New York weekly, The Village Voice, has ceased editorial operations. From The Columbia Journalism Review, who also broke the story: THE VILLAGE VOICE IS SUSPENDING ALL EDITORIAL CONTENT and will lay off half its staff effective immediately, according to a member of the staff. Peter Barbey, who bought the famed alt-weekly from Voice Media Group in 2015, announced the decision today in a conference call. CJR acquired audio of the […]

January Interview: Ann Cleeves

July 3, 2018 admin 0

In the tradition of the very best of overnight sensations, Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island and Vera Stanhope novels, was an overnight sensation. It’s just that it took 20 years. labored away in relative obscurity for a long time before being recognized as one of crime fiction’s leading voices. Cleeves’ first novel, A Bird in the Hand, was published in 1986, so she’s been at the game a very long time. The Seagull, […]

The Connection Between Books and Ice Cream

April 29, 2018 admin 0

What book should you read based on the ice cream sundae you make? Well, there’s a quiz at BuzzFeed. And there appears to be some sort of formula, though we can’t discern what it is. The good part: people are talking books. And reading. And ice cream. Here’s the link.