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Tales of the Metric System:  Book Review

Tales of the Metric System: Book Review

Tales of the Metric System, by Imraan Coovadia (Ohio University Press, 2014) is an important read. It conveys, through ten linked short stories, detailed truths about the transition from apartheid to self-rule in South Africa. There is a difference in having read news of change over the past forty years in South Africa, remembering hearing of […]

In St Malo, seeking All The Light

In St Malo, seeking All The Light

I have read All The Light We Cannot See again, here in St Malo, holed up in my room on the 3rd floor of the Hotel France et  Chateaubriand, facing the sea. It is nighttime—dark and cold tonight. Perhaps the November 1st summer-like weather of today, with its 68 degrees, was the last gasp. I found […]

The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

    The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness   There is value in exploring the wild, unpredictable natural world and author Gary Ferguson crafts our understanding of the premise within a new memoir. Ferguson is the author of twenty-three previous books chronicling nature, with specific species in mind. This time the species is […]

The Great Oak Joke

The Great Oak Joke

The Great Oak Joke is a new illustrated children’s book by Jenn Ashton in collaboration with Lithuanian artist Eidvile Buozyte. “What began as an entry into a newspaper writing contest decades ago, has blossomed into a wonderfully lyrical, humble effort, for two special smallish people”. “Although I know picture books are probably out of fashion, I […]

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried, the Viet Nam War related book by Tim O’Brien, is once again the focus of community reflection. Chosen as Missoula’s Big Read of 2014, he will appear on October 28th, 2014 as part of the University of Montana’s President’s Lecture Series. He will speak about his book and the […]

Migrant Sun-- Ramon Mesa Ledesma

Migrant Sun– Ramon Mesa Ledesma

  Ramon Mesa Ledesma, author of Migrant Sun,  is an Indie author with stories to share of the Latino Migrant Experience in the United States from his personal experience. I met him recently and we talked about his work. He is a soft spoken man with a powerful message.   The thirty thoughtful poems in […]

Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014 – The summer has officially started with warm sunshine, patio lounging, park sitting, beach bumming and glorious down-time.  Summertime books are stowed in bike baskets book marked in anticipation of the next page turn. Wondering what to read?  Here are my top 6 summer reads for 2014 to take […]

Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

Secrets of Bob Wire: Author Spotlight – Shut Up and Drink Your Mashed Potatoes: Reports From the Front Lines of Fatherhood (Bob Wire Chronicles Book 1) – The man that is Bob Wire recently took some time to share a few bits of wisdom and random secrets with me. Bob’s new book, Shut Up and Drink Your Mashed Potatoes, parts […]

World's Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

World’s Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

The world’s most glamorous book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl, returns. After losing its publisher to bankruptcy halfway through its initial release, the book has been fortified with 20 added pages and is now the first in a series from new imprint Bookthefilm Publishing.  Christopher Logan gave me some insight to share with you regarding […]

Powell's Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

  Portland Revisited: Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth A few months ago an esteemed former writing teacher of mine wrote an op-ed piece about the Bolinas, California Library’s decision to empty their shelves of some older printed books and make a switch to e-books and new best sellers . He was aghast.  I understand the […]

Brainwashed - Crime Travelers Series by Paul Aertker

Brainwashed – Crime Travelers Series by Paul Aertker

Brainwashed – Crime Travelers Series by Paul Aertker: teacher, author, and world traveler.  I met Paul through twitter over a year ago.  While vacationing in Missoula, Montana, Paul took the extra effort to meet me last summer.  We met at a local coffee shop, Liquid Planet, face to face.  Paul helped me to realize that […]

Alive at 5 (am) - My Writing Journey Today

Alive at 5 (am) – My Writing Journey Today

Alive at 5 (am) – My Writing Journey Today – Leisa Greene – EARLY OUT a Memoir. My talented, social media savvy friend Lydia Aswolf extended a Blog hop invite to me a little over a week ago to write about my writing process.  She said, “As a rule, I don’t do these things, but […]

Indie Authors Naked: For the Love of Writing and Indie Publishing

Indie Authors Naked: For the Love of Writing and Indie Publishing

Indie Authors Naked: For the Love of Writing & Indie Publishing Indie Authors have been splashing the eyes of traditional publishing for at least a year now, and whether or not the Big 5 acknowledge it, that salty spray is starting to sting. Let’s look at some facts: * 391,000 titles self-published in the U.S. […]

Poet Loren Kleinman - Raw

Poet Loren Kleinman – Raw

Poet Loren Kleinman, in raw form, answered a couple of questions for Indie It Press in regards to her books, her poetry and her passion.  I am entranced by this poet and her raw talent including, her undying support of indie authors.  Read about Loren Kleinman, raw, and listen to her poetry. First of all […]

Montana Festival of the Book 2013

Montana Festival of the Book 2013

UPDATE: A RECAP Montana Festival of the Book 2013 — October 10-12, Missoula was a success. We celebrated the literature of the West with over 80 authors and viewed a couple of independent films, attended workshops, got our favorite books signed, listened to  readings, and enjoyed a Cajun lunch. Our indie multi-genre writer,  (and my friend) […]

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