Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bookland Heights Proudly Welcomes J.P. Daly!

Black Hole: A Novel by J.P. Daly
After the sudden disappearance of her husband, Allison Pierce must build a new life for herself and for her two young sons. Along the way she discovers herself, her strength, the value of friendship, and a new way to define what a family can be with the power of love behind it.

About the Author: Jennifer Peterson Daly was born in Massachusetts and has moved 41 times in her life. She now resides in Central Florida with her two sons.

After graduating with a BS in Written Communications from Eastern Michigan University, she started working in marketing and PR for various corporations and non profits. Currently, she is a full time marketing manager for a software company and a full time single mom.
Jennifer enjoys traveling, photography, cars, horseback riding, biking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Black Hole: A Novel, was begun in June of 2007 on a dare from a friend, and took a year to complete. Interestingly, after writing it, things that happened in the book began happening to her. She is currently working on a sequel to Black Hole: A Novel as well as a book on Internet dating titled, It's Just Coffee (or is it?).

Black Hole, 400 pages, Romance Fiction
ISBN 1434834573 / 9781434834577

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Monday, June 15, 2009

"Approaching Neverland" in Bookland Heights

On Approaching Neverland:

"Peggy Kennedy’s brave, beautiful and often humorous account of a family’s efforts to put the pieces back together, again and again, while continuing to endure more tragedy than anyone should ever have to, is a remarkable legacy to the people in her life and their capacity for love. Because, in spite of it all, time after time, even when love was not enough to change the circumstances, it triumphed." -- Diana Black

Approaching Neverland was named a Finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and won 1st prize for non-fiction from the 2008 San Francisco Writer's Conference.

Author Peggy Kennedy as been producing events in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, ranging from the Chinese New Year Parade to the Bay Bridge Celebration. She lives with her family in Northern California.

Read more of the book review as well as an interview with the author on the WOOF blog!

Approaching Neverland
A memoir of Epic Tragedy & Happily Ever After
By Peggy Kennedy
ISBN 978-1-4401-2613-0
iUniverse, 259 pages

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bookland's in the kitchen with Martha A. Cheves!

Stir, Laugh, Repeat

Martha A. Cheves has written a definitive cookbook for the ages. I started reading her book today - and could not put it down, except for running to the store for some much needed ingredients. The steak and potatoes recipe literally had my mouth watering. Recipes I had not tasted in years are reborn in Stir, Laugh, Repeat. I smiled when I saw the Banana Puddin' recipe. To have such a wonderful cook guide in these financially stressed times is a much needed; stress relief resource for all families.

From Martha's Meaty Mashed Potatoes - to her Breakfast Pinwheels, this is by far one of the most exceptional cook guides that I have ever read. Young cooks just starting out can be guided to great meals by Martha's easy to read directions. SLR is similar to the red and white tablecloth cookbooks Betty Crocker use to sell; that we all spotted on our grandmother's kitchen table. Martha's book has old flavor and contemporary style suitable for meat lovers and vegetarians. I commend this book to all. Thanks Martha! --Carol Denise Mitchell, Author of "Rovella Starr"

Monday, June 8, 2009

J. R. Lindermuth "Corrupts" Bookland Heights

Watch The Hour, ISBN: 978-1-60313-476-7

In the 1870s Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region, mine owners and their employees, particularly the Irish immigrants, are in conflict over working conditions.

Private police forces commissioned by the state but paid by the coal companies are sworn to protect property of the mine owners. The miners know their real purpose is to spy upon targeted agitators and intimidate and break up strikers.

The Mollie Maguires, a secret society some see as working to improve the lot of the Irish and which others damn as a terrorist organization, are viewed as an increasing threat.

Benjamin Franklin Yeager is a coal company police officer. He does his best to follow orders while trying to be fair to the workers whose lot he sees as little different from his own. Despite his efforts at fairness, Yeager’s job makes him the enemy of the Irish.

And that’s the crux of his troubles.

For Ben is in love with an Irish girl.

Corruption’s Child (third in the Sticks Hetrick mystery series), ISBN: 978-1-60313-219-0

Retired police chief Daniel ‘Sticks’ Hetrick, still serving as unofficial consultant to his less experienced successor, has another murder to deal with in rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania. It soon develops the death of a local waitress is not the only trouble in the township. An elderly man has been seriously injured in the latest of a string of burglaries from the Amish, the burglaries may have a connection to unscrupulous antique dealers, there are items missing from the police department evidence room and rumors are circulating of drug dealing. What—if anything—does all this have in common?

Could it be the strange Amish girl who may, or may not be, Flora Vastine’s new friend?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Poet Laureate Linda Rogers Visits Bookland Heights!

"Rogers unbuttons language like a verbal vamp." - John Moore, Vancouver Sun

Welcome author/poet/performer/ songwriter/journalist/editor (what did we miss?!) Linda Rogers. She lives in Victoria, B.C., Canada, and is the author of numerous novels, children's books, books of poetry, songs...well, the list goes on and on. Please follow this link to find out more about Rogers' amazing work not only expressing herself creatively, but her committed efforts to empower children around the world.

A special message from Linda for this blog:

I am a little old lady with morning glory and buttercups that challenge my free spirit. "I am for life, but not yours," I say, ruthless bitch that I am. Out with you. It's the same with writing. Some things are keepers and some are not. I have heard songrwriters say they keep one in a thousand. Holy cow. How do you know, you ask? That's a good question.

When a weed slips out of the dirt, you can say, "I got it all!" Some poems feel that way. They come in a piece, as a gift. Others just feel all raggedy and are not worth working on, even though one line might be salvagable for another day. Friends can be like that too, I've noticed. Some just don't fit right.

I am at the age of selectivity. I want good friends and good times. No point running after the elusive whatevers now. There are too many rabbit holes out there, and who needs a sprained ankle?

There is lots to do. Today, I revised fiction.Tonight I am going to write a jingle for my friend Dave Hepburn who hosts the Wisequacks medical advice show. Dave has generously backed our new album of original songs. It has to be funny because Dave is funny. That is as big a challenge as writing a poem for the next royal visit. Every bit of writing is important. Tomorrow I am going to "Rick and Linda Appreciation Day." Our granddaughter Sophie and her BFF Kamille are making our lunch and putting on a show for us. I know they have written a song. I hope it is as funny as the moment we nearly went off the road last week after our counter-culture ( heavy metal) grandson announced he was thinking of playing Romeo opposite a Juliet with a moustache.

Everything has to be funny. Otherwise it is tragic. -- Linda Rogers