Book Review: Poet of the Wrong Generation

Title: Poet of the Wrong Generation Author: Lonnie Ostrow Genre: Literary, General Fiction Book Blurb from Goodreads: “It’s not that I don’t love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can’t go back and forth forever and we’ve already said goodbye.” Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while … Continue reading Book Review: Poet of the Wrong Generation

Book Review: A Time Unpromised

Title: A Time Unpromised by Natalie Payne Genre: Literary Fiction, Coming-of-Age Book Description from Goodreads: Jac Harvey has always played second fiddle to his older brother Pierre. Growing up Pierre is brilliant and handsome, very much the golden child in their family. Jac, eight years younger, is his polar opposite, shy and antisocial, struggling through school. … Continue reading Book Review: A Time Unpromised

Book Review: No Portrait in the Gilded Frame

No Portrait in the Gilded Frame by Tudor Alexander Genre: Literary fiction, Self-discovery Book Description (from Goodreads): An intelligent and captivating story about the emotional journeys we undertake and the corners of the heart we end up calling home, No Portrait in the Gilded Frame takes readers from Romania behind the Iron Curtain to the … Continue reading Book Review: No Portrait in the Gilded Frame

Book Review: The King’s Voice

  Description from Goodreads/Author's Website: The King’s Voice is a page turning fantasy novel set in the vast and vibrant land of Goaero. The story begins with a mute king whose voice has been stolen away. His brother, the evil Prince Encoda bestows soldier Mallory with the quest to find it. Happy to be on a … Continue reading Book Review: The King’s Voice

Book Review: A Dog and His Boy

Description from Author: A gripping wilderness adventure tale, a tragic sins of the father story, and a tender ode to friendship. T.F. Pruden's debut novel 'A dog and his boy' is these and more. The richly layered account transports the reader to a world too real to be imagined where life alternates between ironic humor … Continue reading Book Review: A Dog and His Boy

Book Review: He Knew A Firefly

Description (from author): “And suddenly there was a crack in the sky; large dark clouds loomed overhead. A thunderstorm was approaching. I shivered and closed my eyes in fright. For a few seconds it lasted. When I opened my eyes, the sky was light and she was gone. Only her words remained in my head, … Continue reading Book Review: He Knew A Firefly

Writing that Scene: “A Dog and His Boy”

In the format of a non-traditional critique, Writing That Scene examines the fundamentals of what makes a scene powerful and memorable for readers. The goal of these posts is to provide an opportunity for authors to learn from each other and to see their own writing with fresh eyes. In my own experience, hearing what … Continue reading Writing that Scene: “A Dog and His Boy”

Book Review: Thompson Road

Description courtesy of the author: A sweeping, coming of age love story set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII. Rejected by classmate and accomplished swing dancer Sally Springs, high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains desperate to win her heart. While walking home on Thompson Road, Raleigh catches sight of Mona Garrison, dancing … Continue reading Book Review: Thompson Road