“Gone Before Glory: The Life and Tragic Death of William McKinley” by Stephen G. Yanoff

Stephen G. Yanoff is an author well-known for his historical books, as well as his murder mysteries. But when it comes to the non-fiction historical arena, his books have garnered thirty national and international history awards. Now, with a resume like that, it’s not exactly difficult to pick up a book by Yanoff and receive the best. This tale, once again, shows his research-oriented mind that brings to life very real people from our past, exposes secrets, explains decisions made and not made, and artistically answers any questions you might have about the given subject. … More “Gone Before Glory: The Life and Tragic Death of William McKinley” by Stephen G. Yanoff

“LIVE.LOVE.ENGAGE.” by Gloria Grace Rand

Born to an alcoholic father and abusive mother, with more than a decade separating her from her next sibling, author Gloria Grace Rand could have led a life of bitterness, but instead, after losing her last remaining family member, her sister, to cancer she got serious about putting her L.O.V.E. method down on paper.  “Live. Love. Engage.” is the cumulation of her experiences and lessons learned as she works through her own spiritual journey after the loss of her loved ones. … More “LIVE.LOVE.ENGAGE.” by Gloria Grace Rand

“The Messiah’s Servant” by William I. Brazley, Jr.

The way that Brazley wrote the interaction between Jesus and Simeon, as well as interactions between anyone in the story, is genuine and relatable. I had a mix of emotions while reading this book; some of the situations felt real and having to imagine leaving your family forever was tough to process for me.The way that Brazley wrote the interaction between Jesus and Simeon, as well as interactions between anyone in the story, is genuine and relatable. I had a mix of emotions while reading this book; some of the situations felt real and having to imagine leaving your family forever was tough to process for me. … More “The Messiah’s Servant” by William I. Brazley, Jr.

“We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

Unfortunate but true, there are many who do not remember this incredible group. Let me just say, I didn’t either. But after reading this, I did my research because I found them to be exemplary; they had that “star” quality during their time period that did not come from using tricks, special lighting, speakers that caused audience members to actually lose their hearing; nor did they dress up in silly costumes or cake their faces in make-up in order to grab someone’s interest. No. These three men (specifically; Chad Mitchell, Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk) were categorized as a “folk group,” yet were so much more. … More “We Never Knew Just What It Was” by Mike Murphey

“Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times” by Larry Robertson

A leader in my own organization once pointed out that the rate of change has never moved this quickly in all of history, and yet it will never move this slowly again. “Rebel Leadership” not only supports this statement, as we currently find ourselves in a rapidly evolving world but addresses the ever-increasing complexities leaders are facing as the world and business environment brings more and more uncertainty with each passing day.  … More “Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times” by Larry Robertson

“Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour” by J.A. Jackson

Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour J.A. JacksonIndependently Published (2020)ISBN 9798682706327Reviewed by Mark T. Sneed for Reader Views (09/2021) I love a little romance and drama with a bunch of twists. Reading “Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour,” I wondered if I might have to … More “Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour” by J.A. Jackson

“Scarlet at Crystal River” by Randy Overbeck

One thing that is particularly special about Overbeck’s books is that they unabashedly tackle social issues within their plots. Already having discussed racism and human trafficking in his first two Henshaw books, “Scarlet at Crystal River” once again forces readers to confront a particularly pervasive and dangerous social issue. This book, in particular, touches upon the dangers of racism and xenophobia, as well as emphasize the often-ignored plights of the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who are the reason we are able to have such a variety of fruits, vegetables and other resources in our daily lives. … More “Scarlet at Crystal River” by Randy Overbeck

An Interview with Charlene Wheeless – Author of “You Are Enough!”

Charlene Wheeless is the founder of her namesake firm Charlene Wheeless LLC.  She is a renowned business and communications professional, author, speaker, and executive and life empowerment advisor. Additionally, she is the senior advisor for equity and justice at APCO Worldwide, a global advocacy  and communications consultancy. Learn more… … More An Interview with Charlene Wheeless – Author of “You Are Enough!”