All profits from my books go to help dogs like these get out of kill shelters.
HIS NAME WAS BEN: REVIEWS AND PURCHASE LINK
on October 21, 2015
This is a beautiful story about two people whose lives are changed after a chance meeting. Both have cancer with minimal chances of survival but find hope, strength, love and renewed passion for life through each other. This book, based on real life events, is moving, uplifting and life affirming. It reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars, but an adult version. These beautifully written characters and their affecting story are going to stick with me for a long time. Profits for this author’s book go to help rescue dogs.
TO LIVE OUT LOUD: REVIEWS AND PURCHASE LINK
on October 19, 2015
I’m a futurist by nature, and so reading sci-fi and fantasy and anything to do with the near and far future occupies the bulk of my leisure time. But every once in a while a writer comes along to connect me to the past in such a way that it’s every bit as much fun to time travel back in time. This is one of those authors and one of those books. I found Emila Zola, as a fellow writer and artist, upon whose life To Live Out Loud is based, quite the kindred spirit. He is if anything a bolder soul, braver, more uncompromising, and a hero not just in his writing but in real life, but it is impossible for any artist not to feel a strong affinity for him. He risks all in this story to champion the injustice done to a Jewish military officer in a time in France when the largely catholic population demonized Jews. His tireless investigations and pursuit of the truth amidst lies, shams, public deceits, all enacted on the part of the government and the military, wielding all their tools of oppression against one solitary individual, serve to inspire us all that hope is never lost even when facing such a corrupt and all-powerful foe. This tale, as timely today as it was in the late 1800s in which the story is set, should serve to inspire the reader to live a more activist lifestyle and to champion their own causes, fighting injustice wherever they may find it. The premise of this fact-based story on its own is quite moving, but the writing is every bit up to the task of conveying such a tale, strong, confident, lean and journalistic, itself an homage to Zola’s own career as a journalist.
THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP: REVIEWS AND PURCHASE LINK
on June 26, 2015
Well written and enjoyable