Wanted: Hurricane Ian Stories

If you survived Hurricane Ian, evacuated, witnessed acts of heroism, volunteered, dealt with the aftermath, or helped rebuild, Gulf Coast Writers Association wants your story.  GCWA is working in collaboration with Alliance for the Arts to collect stories and present this historical event in photographs, oral histories, art works, and an anthology. A month-long display … Continue reading Wanted: Hurricane Ian Stories

Review: The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane is a memoir about Jewish children being evacuated from Vienna on the eve of WWII. It is a real tear jerker, not only for the sad situation, but also for the beauty of the music.  Music is a central theme for the story. In 1938, Lisa is a talented pianist … Continue reading Review: The Children of Willesden Lane

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens has written a beautiful book, very earthly and natural. If the reader can suspend disbelief, the story of a child raising herself alone in the marshes of a southern state is very engrossing. After her mother and older siblings abandon Kya, and her negligent father finally leaves, the seven year old girl manages … Continue reading Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Review: A Murder in Time

 By Julie McElwain This historical mystery held my interest throughout. Julie McElwain did a good job of transporting us into the world of the British elite two hundred years ago. Her detailed knowledge of the place and time helps the reader imagine the character’s time travel experience. The story starts out as an FBI thriller, but … Continue reading Review: A Murder in Time