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April 10, 2018

The Undiscovered Country by Mike Nemeth Take a man who has just gotten out of prison, serving time for a crime he did not commit, and present him with life and death decisions for his ailing mother who arguably has not been getting the best of care. Throw in his estranged brother and sister who… Read More ›

School for Psychics

I enjoyed School for Psychics, by K.C. Archer. It moves right along and has an intriguing premise. Having said that, despite references to the ages of the characters as being twenty-somethings, it reads more like the adventures of middle grade teens. Yes, one character is a former policeman. Yes, Teddy Cannon, the main character, has… Read More ›

Book Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel

Huck – yes that Huck – or a reasonable facsimile thereof, is back in all his boyish glory in this modern-day tale about a gutsy survivor. If you’ve read Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you know Huck has experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, a violent drunk… Read More ›

Katie M. Reid

Review: Made Like Martha

Is your worth tied up in your work? Do you believe productivity and performance will bring you happy-ever-after and the recognition and appreciation you deserve? Is that important to you? If so, Made Like Martha, Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done, by Katie M. Reid, is a book you might want to… Read More ›

Seven Wings to Glory

Review: Seven Wings to Glory

In Seven Wings to Glory, author Kathleen M. Rodgers tells a layered story of life as we know it. It’s rarely simple and often riddled with secrets and surprises. Rodgers’ latest book explores loss, racism, forgiveness, and hope. Protagonist Johnnie Kitchen uses her dream job as a newspaper columnist to bring to light long buried… Read More ›

Song of the Lion

Book Review: Song of the Lion

In author Anne Hillerman’s latest book, Song of the Lion, Bernadette Manuelito emerges as a savvy heroine who does her job with intelligence and wit while stoically ignoring the irritation of not being respected by a fellow officer. It is not luck or pride that motivates Manuelito, it’s doing the right thing at the right… Read More ›

Blood on the Tracks

Review: Blood on the Tracks

Stop. Think for just a minute – if you can – about the worst that can happen to you. Do you believe it is some dread disease, getting hit by a semi walking across the street or finding out you’ve been betrayed? Now project that horrific thought onto someone you trust, someone you would lay… Read More ›

Johnnie Come Lately

Q&A With a Truth Seeker: Kathleen M. Rodgers

Q. In one sentence, who is Kathleen Rodgers? A. I am a seeker of truth, and I use storytelling to try and find it. Q. What do you wish people knew about you? A. I am empathetic to those who struggle. Because I’ve overcome many obstacles in life, I try and encourage others not to… Read More ›

One Roof Publishing

Lively Las Vegas

Thanks to the Las Vegas Arts Council, we are kept up to date on exhibits, performances, cultural activities, and much more. Their calendar of events is posted online and readily available for review. If you have an event you would like to schedule, call 425-0185 or e-mail a request for guidelines to lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org. The Arts… Read More ›

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