A rewarding, coming-of-age novel set in the summer of 1969, where one girl discovers what it means to accept herself and those around her. Dynamic and powerful.
WARSHIP POSEIDON (The Adventures of Jonathan Moore, Book 1) by Peter Greene – Coming of Age, Maritime War, Treasure Hunt – Action / Adventure
Call to Adventure! Only those who are thirsty for seafaring battles and a hunt for ancient treasure need apply. A solid first-in-series for all ages that is impossible to put down!
Tom Edwards lays out his colorfully rich and adventurous life in his latest work, his memoir, and we will never be the same. Excellent work!
A unique and entertaining twist on the Calamity Jane legend, complete with engaging characters and extraordinary storytelling! Highly recommended.
After a devastating loss, 16-year-old Gertie is tossed into a Sanitorium in 1957 where she must advocate not only for herself but for others who are brutally mistreated. Highly recommended.
I first met Joe Collins at CAC18 this last April. He's a tall, quiet man who carries himself with a certain nuance, a particular look in his eyes that lets a person know he's looking for fun. He writes from the heart and although he won 1st Place in the Goethe Awards for 2017, his book could have done just as well in the Laramie Awards. I am honored that Joe took the time to participate in our 10 Questions Interview Series. He has a lot to say and I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Let me introduce you to J.R. (Joe) Collins: Chanticleer: Tell us a little about yourself: How did you start writing? Collins: I was raised in the Southern Appalachian town of Blairsville, GA. Our whole county had a population of around eight thousand at the time of my birth, 1962. I spent my growing up years helping my father farm beef cattle and attending the local school for my education. I went to church as a kid. Learned a deep respect for a love that would sacrifice itself for me. I believe I was considered normal by the local folks. You knew everybody in my confined, little world, and their business, too, whether you wanted to know it or not. News traveled fast because of how the telephone worked. Most all the homes were on a “party line,” if you had a telephone at all. You knew folks’ business [...]
The author makes us question in 'what' do we trust, who do we trust, and why. A story of a lost boy, a betrayed boy, that is relevant for the times in which we live.
High fantasy with a female heroine and women warriors set within a unique story construct where not all is good nor evil.