William Peak’s debut novel, The Oblate’s Confession, returns us to that lost and mysterious time sometimes called “The Dark Ages.” It is based on extensive research into early ... Read full author bio >
"A vividly realized story of one boy’s attempt to live a life of faith in a time of war."
Myra Hargrave McIlvain tells stories, mostly tales about Texas and its unique history. She’s written a family humor column, Texas historical markers, and five books about Texas that were ... Read full author bio >
"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Pippa Greene is a puffy-soft-reticent ghost and aging crackpot. She loves the peculiar, the beautifully transcendent, and, as often as possible, a helluva good laugh. The wrinkly Pippa sips her ... Read full author bio >
"...(Greene's) creative narrative effectively paints scenes of both early America and the present day, which seem to be nearly equal in their levels of dark magic....The book's juxtaposition of the earnest and the downright zany make it a biting work."
David Caraccio is a longtime journalist who prides himself on his keen observation, character development and ability to keep moving the reader along at a good clip. He likes to ... Read full author bio >
"A lively epic of love, invasion, flight, and revolt in the years following the Mexican-American War."
Carol Crowson DeVille grew up on military bases during the Cold War. Though she is retired from the math faculty of Louisiana Tech University, she has always had an abiding ... Read full author bio >
"DeVille’s debut novel, the first in a planned series, is an expansive, detailed history of post-World War I Louisiana as told from the perspective of a principled reporter…DeVille has researched every last detail of this world to give readers an immersive experience. They are exposed to the music, movies, and technology of the era, and most extensively, the politics of the day. It’s centered in Louisiana but DeVille manages to provide a global perspective…engaging historical fiction that entertains and informs."
John Henry Hardy served more than thirty three years in the US Marine Corps, first as an artilleryman and than a military policeman. At the end of his first stint ... Read full author bio >
"Hardy masterfully depicts how the weight of family history can accumulate over successive generations, and how such a legacy can be either a guiding compass or an oppressive yoke. He also captures the barbarous reality of war.A sensitively rendered story about the impact of the past on the future, and about the morally clarifying effects of war."
While teaching 'History of the Book,' I discovered Charlemagne's influence on writing: spacing between letters and a type of scientific notation. He, also, directed monks to make copies of ... Read full author bio >
"the novel...'hews to the historical facts of Charlemagne's life but imagines the details of his personal relationships."
Rabbi Jeffrey Gale was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon graduation from University City High School, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He majored in political science and spent ... Read full author bio >
"A sometimes-engaging polemical story rooted in the realities of authoritarianism and activism."
Nancy Smith is a author of two novels: The Slow Kill and Tainted Harvest, as well as numerous award-winning screenplays and short stories. She also works as a filmmaker, script ... Read full author bio >
"A deft work of historical fiction with a timely message about the perils of marginalizing and demonizing the 'Other."
F. Denver McGarey is the father of seven miraculous children and considered one of the foremost experts in the United States in the planning, leasing and development of epic mixed ... Read full author bio >
"A well-crafted testament to the powers of resilience and redemption."
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