Recommended Reading: Tim Johnston’s “Descent”

Lately, nothing makes publishers drool more than the description “literate thriller.”  While I’ve spent many a page-turning night with James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and Jeffrey Deaver, I don’t exactly shout their praises from the rooftops.  Imagine if you could take those page-turning plots and hang some real, believable characters on them, then you’d have a meal instead…

Banned Books Week 2015

Unlike Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which is often banned due to its content (indeed, it was the most banned book in 2014), Alexie’s Ten Little Indians and Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven were pulled from classrooms in Tucson, Arizona under “H.B. 2281.”  The Tucson law states: THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES…