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The Rambling Writer Book Review: SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND by David Valdes

A lively YA time-travel romp with an important mission – and attitude. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my Book View Cafe novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I just “met” David Valdes this week via the weekly Zoom book …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE MOON ALWAYS RISING by Alice C. Early

In THE MOON ALWAYS RISING, Alice C. Early brings the colorful Caribbean island landscape, culture, and characters to vibrant life. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I look forward to “meeting” Alice C. Early this …

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Orcas Investigation by Laura Gayle

Cafe Reads: The Chameleon Chronicles, interview with Laura Gayle by Sherwood Smith

Interviewer’s Note: Laura Gayle is the pen name for Shannon Page and Karen G. Berry SHERWOOD: One of the pleasures of this series is the setting. The author(s) do such an excellent job of evoking the different pace of life in northwest island living, as Cam, our main character in this series, discovers how the …

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Disappearing Books

(Picture from here.) One of the Boskone 2022 panels I was on was the Disappearing Books panel. These are books that were popular or at least well-known at time of publication but have since become relatively unknown.

The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE PHOENIX FEATHER series by Sherwood Smith

Don’t miss this thrilling epic fantasy series that transcends genre! “Wow! Amazing!” I have to say upon finishing Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy 4-book series: Fledglings, Redbark, Firebolt, and Dragon and Phoenix. I have not been a regular reader of the genre, aside from George R.R. Martin’s equally amazing A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones and the rest). But …

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

Lose yourself in the spell of history’s secrets and herbal lore in Sarah Penner’s fascinating novel. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I look forward to “meeting” Sarah Penner next week via the weekly Zoom …

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Inspiration for ISLANDS

While we’re confined by the pandemic, how about another virtual trip with me? Let me take you back in time and place to inspiration for my novel ISLANDS. A lot of “life” happened this week, so today I’ll take you on a quickie trip to the Caribbean, where my days as a scuba divemaster inspired my …

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