“Summer of No Rain” by Laura Hunter

“Summer of No Rain” by Laura Hunter is a historical fiction story based on true events that occurred in the 1960s in rural Alabama.

Margaret Ann Odom is a bi-racial girl of twelve years old. Like most girls her age, she enjoys tree houses, animals, and playing with her best friend. But her happy, ordinary world is about to change. … More “Summer of No Rain” by Laura Hunter

“The Roots of the Bayou” by Chad J. LeBlanc

LeBlanc concentrates his narrative on two families who are from two distinct geographical and cultural places: the Acadians, removed from Nova Scotia and the Isleños, from the Canary Islands, a Spanish territory off the coast of Africa. Inspired by his own knowledge of his background, he carefully creates a narrative which shows the troubles faced by his ancestors from 1755 through to 1832. … More “The Roots of the Bayou” by Chad J. LeBlanc

Meet the Author – Shelah Johnson – Author of “Perpetual Gloom”

Shelah Johnson is the recipient of 9 awards from The Society for Technical Communication and is also a published photographer and has produced and directed more than 40 lifestyle broadcast segments focused on eco and small space living. She directed, produced, and is the co-creator of the documentary series, Where Small Business Grows (Amazon Prime). Shelah lives a life of voluntary simplicity, where she makes a mid-century modern Airstream her home on an island in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys kayaking and traveling across the country and around the world. … More Meet the Author – Shelah Johnson – Author of “Perpetual Gloom”

“To Pay Paul” by Michael Scott Curnes

“To Pay Paul” is a nuanced and complex snippet in time of Seamus Quinlan’s life. Set primarily on the Quinlan farm, the story runs readers through the gauntlet of emotions as Seamus loses his last living relative. In the process of burying his father, he makes new friends, becomes closer to those he already knows, and discovers himself and his voice in the process. … More “To Pay Paul” by Michael Scott Curnes

“The Murder of Sarah Grosvenor” by Betsy Withycombe

“The Murder of Sarah Grosvenor” by Betsy Withycombe was a thought-provoking tale of power and privilege that reveals the intrinsic horror of entrenched patriarchy in the face of social justice. Based on real historical events in colonial America, it recounts the events that led to a young woman’s death, primarily told through the eyes of her younger sister Rebecca, who campaigned for the truth to be revealed. Though set in the 18th century, it is a timely tale, particularly in light of the recent U.S. court ruling regarding Roe v. Wade, and its subsequent impact on women’s rights in America as it pertains to their bodies and the bearing of children. … More “The Murder of Sarah Grosvenor” by Betsy Withycombe

“Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel” by Sophia Alexander

Sophia Alexander’s “Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel” is a coming-of-age tale set in the rural South during the 1920s. It’s a tale filled with the heartbreak of separated loved ones, the anxiety of growing up in a changing social and material world, altogether while battling demons inside their own home.  … More “Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel” by Sophia Alexander