Indie Book Reviews

MY JOB by Suzanne Skees
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A vocational and sociological travelogue that readers will find to be time well spent."
A collection of intimate interviews with people regarding the personal, familial, cultural, and geographic factors in their working lives. Read full book review >
CITY OF SHARDS by Steve  Rodgers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"An exhilarating tale for fans of sword and sorcery, fantasy, and rich worldbuilding."
Ostracized for his uncontrollable, three-word outbursts, a boy comes of age in a realm filled with magic, evil, and warring gods in this debut novel. Read full book review >

ODDITIES by Barbara Tramonte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A rousing, penetrating poetry collection."
A veteran poetry teacher delivers a debut volume of verse. Read full book review >
CHOOSE FOOD LIKE A GENIUS by Jim  Beecham
Released: March 10, 2018

"An exuberant, health-positive guide for readers eager to reform their eating habits."
Practical dietary advice from a medical doctor—with inspiration from Einstein. Read full book review >
BORN IN A TREACHEROUS TIME by Jacqui Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-executed tale of early man."
Murray (Twenty-Four Days, 2017, etc.) imagines the life of an early hominid, later famously nicknamed "Lucy" by archaeologists, in this adventure novel. Read full book review >

ALL IS ASSUREDLY WELL by Professor Gore
CHILDREN'S

"Sweet characters, skillful storytelling, and knockout illustrations."
A monarch and his husband long for a baby girl of their own—sparking an arduous search—in this picture book. Read full book review >
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE by Haris  Orkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"A manically funny farce both delightfully absurd and strangely plausible."
A psychiatric patient who believes he's a British spy escapes from a mental institution and finds himself embroiled in real intrigue in this debut comedy. Read full book review >
THE SPACE BETWEEN by Dete Meserve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"A labyrinth of plot and character motivations makes for a thoroughly enjoyable novel."
In Meserve's (Perfectly Good Crime, 2016, etc.) mystery, a scientist looks for her missing husband but may not like what she finds. Read full book review >
FALLING THROUGH BLANKETS OF STARS by Keith    Marcotti
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wild but safe ride, far away but never too far from home."
A sister and brother find adventure in the land of dreams in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

"This sequel accomplishes the unlikely feat of making an insurance investigator enthralling."
An American volunteer heads to a French archaeological dig in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >
BUZZKILL by James R.  Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A historical thriller enriched by characters who sparkle and refuse to be forgotten."
A college student's work as a confidential informant puts her dangerously close to a radical group with sinister plans in this novel. Read full book review >
MY YELLOW BALLOON by Tiffany  Papageorge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An effective and moving approach to understanding sorrow that children should understand."
A young boy who loses his treasured balloon illustrates the stages of grief in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >