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Holy Island murder mystery wins book prize

Cressida Downing, winner of the Lindisfarne Prize for Debut Crime Fiction, with author LJ Ross. The winner of the inaugural Lindisfarne Prize for Debut Crime Fiction has been announced. Cressida Downing impressed judges with her work, The Roll Bearer’s Daughter,...

Weekend reading

Bring on the weekend! The Amazon editors have loaded up our bags and Kindles with a number of books we plan to savor during the next few drizzly days (apparently no one got the message that we should be past the “April showers” phase of spring), but these...

Review: We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo

We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn’t be more apparent. One a cryptling, shunned by society because of a...

Review: ‘Death by the Bay’

Death by the Bay. Submitted. Review by Carolyn Kane Early in the 20th century, a mysterious stranger arrived in a Wisconsin community, approached a family of immigrant farmers and introduced himself as a doctor. In a community of large families, this couple had only...

Tyler, The Creator is at his best in “IGOR”

960x200 image ad Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Tyler, The Creator's “IGOR” offers a satisfying 40-minute playlist that has an unprecedented quality of production. Tyler Okonma, known professionally as Tyler, The Creator, released his fifth studio album,...

Dubois County farewell a difficult one to spit out

I’ve never been good at telling people how much I love them, so this is going to be hard. Stayner My introduction to Dubois County came in December 2015 driving the streets of Jasper around 9 p.m. I figured I should check out the city before interviewing with...

An Interview with … Kortney Price

This week we’re talking with associate agent Kortney Price of Holloway Literary and we’re talking special needs characters, favorite books, and how she became an agent. When was the moment that you knew you wanted to become an agent? If I had to mark a...

Books: Interview: Gillian Best

Share Bristol-based author Gillian Best ‘s debut novel The Last Wave (Freight Books £9.99) is a deeply affecting tale of a family coming to terms with all that life throws at them. Joe Melia discovers what drives this very talented new voice. Swimming and...

Columnist publishes new book

McCOOK, Neb. — Long-time McCook Gazette columnist, Walt Sehnert, whose “From Days Gone By” is published each Monday, has written another book, this one about his experiences in Korea during the Korean War. A life-long baker, he used those skills...

Holy Island murder mystery wins book prize

Cressida Downing, winner of the Lindisfarne Prize for Debut Crime Fiction, with author LJ Ross. The winner of the inaugural Lindisfarne Prize for Debut Crime Fiction has been announced. Cressida Downing impressed judges with her work, The Roll Bearer’s Daughter,...

Review: We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo

We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn’t be more apparent. One a cryptling, shunned by society because of a...

Weekend reading

Bring on the weekend! The Amazon editors have loaded up our bags and Kindles with a number of books we plan to savor during the next few drizzly days (apparently no one got the message that we should be past the “April showers” phase of spring), but these...

How to Stay Positive as a Writer

5 Ways to Get Through the Hardest Days A smiling fox via Unsplash . Writing is tough. It’s hard to stay motivated when the pay is low and the rejections are many. But for many of us we have to keep at it, because writing is in our bones — it’s in our...

Luxembourg/Book Review

LUXEMBOURG by Stephen Oliver Greywacke Press, Canberra 2018 112pp., $24.95 Reviewed by Nicholas Reid hough I’ve never met Stephen Oliver in person, I’ve been reviewing his poetry for nearly twenty years and ought, in the interests of transparency, to...

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