Category: Author Review

A Plague Of Bogles by Catherine Jinks

Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named Sarah Pickles—until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a new job. Luckily Alfred the bogler, the man who kills the child-eating monsters that hide…

Interview With David Baldacci

Last week I had the privilege of being part of a group set up to be in on a conference call to Best Selling Author David Baldacci.   David (I am going to call him David 😉 ) has been writing fiction since 1996…

The Beginning Of Narration as told by Narrator Allyson Johnson

I’m Allyson Johnson, and I took a rather circuitous path to becoming an audiobook narrator.  First let me just say that I have always, always loved books!  One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the Chicago Public Library with my mother, choosing…

Brown Bag Author: Nathan Jorgenson “Writing a Book Is Like Getting Naked In Public”

The Friends of The Brainerd Public Library sponsor each June and July our Brown Bag Author Series.  This is a series of Minnesota authors who come and speak each Monday from noon to one at our library.  This event is open to the public,…

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (just as good the second time around)

It was two years ago when I last listened to this book.  It was my first John Green.  It was the Fourth Of July. I was on the back of a motorcycle with my ear-buds in and tears streaming down my face… ~Sheila 16-year-old…

Morning Meanderings… What Would Patrick Ness Do?

Whirlwind week already and I am finally getting a chance to chat with you!  Weekend away, start of the week out of town for work, and then…. what I want to tell you about today… the Patrick Ness event in ST Paul Minnesota at…

Book Chat with Author Randall Arthur

Let me just start by giving you my background story with this author.  I read Randall Arthur’s books Wisdom Hunter  as well as Jordan’s Crossing and Brotherhood of Betrayal and enjoyed them so much I became a stalker of his work… waiting and waiting…

Titanics Last Secret’s by Brad Matsen

In August of 2005, 93 years after Titanic had sunk and become the worlds biggest ship disaster – a discovery about the ship is revealed.  A team that had been diving found previously undiscovered wreckage of the ship that led to the conclusion that…

LoVe In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich

Kate Appleton’s life had hit the skids.  Suddenly jobless, husbandless, and really feeling kind of low, she decided that the only she wants to be right now is at her parents summerhouse, The Nutshell in Keenes’ Harbor Michigan.  Unfortunately, much like her life, The…

Heartbreakers by Pamela Wells

Sydney’s boyfriend decides to break off the relationship.  Kelly’s boyfriend has big plans for Valentine’s Day… just not with her.  Raven is stuck in the middle of two guys and can not decide.  Alexia has never had a serious boyfriend and wonders if she…

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Darcy was born beautiful.  Really… it’s true.  Just ask her.  She will be the first to tell you that she is perfect.  She loves that men find her attractive so it’s no big surprise that she is stunned to find that her fiance friend…

Brown Bag Book Event with Author Laurie Hertzel

On Monday, July 18th, our local library hosted author Laurie Hertzel to discuss her latest book, News To Me, Adventures Of An Accidental Journalist.  *you can see more details about this event on the Morning Meandering post* Laurie Hertzel always knew she wanted to…