Book Reviews and Author Interviews

Originally published by San Diego Uptown News, North County Times, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News or Excuse me, I’m writing.

Interview with JD Lakey, author of The Black Bead Chronicles

Interview with Hillary Whittington, author of Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached

The Turnip Princess by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

Interview with Patricia Bracewell, author of The Price of Blood, second book in the Emma of Normandy Trilogy

Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker

In Doubt by Drusilla Campbell

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel

Flyover Lives by Diane Johnson

Bay of Angels by Diane Wakoski

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Circle of Shadows by Imogen Robertson

The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven

O Holy Insurgency by Mary Biddinger

How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir by Amber Dawn

Interview with T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Famous and the Dead, the final book in the Charlie Hood series

Interview with Patricia Bracewell, author of Shadow on the Crown.

Revolutionary Brain by Harold Jaffe

Interview with James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, authors of The Blood Gospel, first in the new Order of the Sanguines Series

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman

Interview with Danica McKellar, author of Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss, Hot X: Algebra Exposed!, and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape

Caravan of Thieves by David Rich

What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Interview with Selden Edwards, author of The Little Book and The Lost Prince

Interview with Jennie Fields, author of The Age of Desire

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Interview with Dr. Sarita Eastman, author of Good Company

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

Interview with California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Prosper in Love by Deborah Michel

Interview with Emily Beaver, teen author of Slipping Reality

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

Sacré Bleu, a Comedy D’Art by Christopher Moore

Interview with Harold Jaffe, author of OD

Heart Echoes by Sally John

Rocking the Pink by Laura Roppe

Mother, Stranger by Cris Beam

Interview with novelist Drusilla Campbell

Interview with Robert Crais, author of Taken

The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker

Interview with true crime author Caitlin Rother

Interview with the Sandman Slim novels author Richard Kadrey

Interview with the Destroyermen series author Taylor Anderson

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Interview with Marc André Meyers, author of Mayan Mars and Chechnya Jihad

Interview with Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Interview with Andrew J. Salat, author of Encounters: A Love Story

Interview with Jen Lancaster, author of If You Were Here

The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice.

Tornado Warning by Elin Stebbins Waldal

Interview with Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches

Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello

Interview with Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree

The Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Dark Water by Laura McNeal

Penelope’s Daughter by Laurel Corona

The Good Sister by Drusilla Campbell

Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey

Minefields of the Heart: A Mother’s Stories of a Son at War by Sue Diaz

Radiance by Alyson Noel (for middle-grade readers)

Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Interview with best-selling suspense novelist Lisa Gardner

Found Art: Discovering Beauty in Foreign Places by Leeana Tankersley

Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook

Interview with Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series (True Blood‘s inspiration)

Bite Me by Christopher Moore

Itchy Brown Girl by Ella deCastro Baron

Ghost a la Mode: A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery by Sue Ann Jaffarian

Married to the Military by Meredith Leyva

The Beach House by Jane Green

Saving Sand by Charles Brashear

Contrarian by Peter Kaye