Author of the Month

June: JUAN M. GARCÉS

During my first stint in graduate school working toward my Master's in Spanish, my best friend Linda Duncan and I met a delightful Colombian studying for his advanced degree in chemistry. Juan had many stories he shared with us, but one in particular captured our attention. It had to do with a used bookstore and an old copy of Don Quijote. He and Linda would eventually marry, raise a family, and pursue other interests. We drifted into different worlds but kept up a holiday correspondence [...]

By |2024-05-31T12:03:44+00:00May 30th, 2024|Author of the Month|0 Comments

May: JOHN THORNDIKE

One of the good surprises about attending book fairs and conferences is making the acquaintance of authors previously unknown to me. I met the May Author of the Month, John Thorndike, at The Dairy Barn author event in Athens, Ohio, in December of 2023. Thorndike, who lives in Athens, grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Harvard, and earned an MA in English from Columbia before spending two years in El Salvador in the Peace Corps. His first novel Anna Delaney’s Child, is about a woman [...]

By |2024-04-30T19:48:24+00:00April 30th, 2024|Author of the Month|0 Comments

April: TERRY PELLMAN

Those pesky April showers may or may not be falling in your area of the world, but around here I welcome just enough to coax my new plantings to open and grow. I'm also pleased to feature another Ohio author whose work has a strong Christian flavor. Terry Pellman is the self-published author of five novels and a collection of short stories. He was selected as a Finalist and also a Third Place Winner of the past Dayton Daily News Short Story Contests. His novel [...]

By |2024-03-31T23:14:30+00:00March 31st, 2024|Author of the Month|0 Comments

March: M.J. WERTHMAN WHITE

  There is so much to celebrate in March - St. Patrick's Day, the coming of spring (even when it doesn't feel like it!), the Ides of March, if you're into the ominous, and this year, Easter. So many new beginnings, and for this month's featured author, a new venture, a transition from her poetry to a lovely, poignant novel - INVITATION TO THE PARTY. MJ Werthman White reveals such insight into the human condition in her poems and now, in prose, she shares that [...]

By |2024-03-03T12:21:38+00:00February 29th, 2024|Author of the Month|0 Comments

February: Robert Menz

Welcome, friends, to Fabulous February! At least, that's what I'm calling it...and holding out hope that the month will bring more good news than bad. But it's always good when I can introduce you to a new Ohio author with an interesting history and compelling reads. Please say hello to this month's author, Robert Menz, whom I met at Gallery 2:Ten in Sidney, Ohio, during an author event there last November. Robert is the author of  A Memoir of a Pastoral Counseling Practice and A [...]

By |2024-01-31T00:30:43+00:00January 30th, 2024|Author of the Month|0 Comments

January: KATRINA KITTLE

A new year brings each of us the chance to begin new projects or revitalize ongoing ones. For me, 2024 marks the sixth year of featuring authors on my website. I've been blessed to introduce readers to sixty local and national writers from debut novelists to New York Times and USA Today Best-selling authors. This January, it is my distinct pleasure to highlight one of Ohio's most accomplished creative minds, a writer whose career spans more than a decade and who has gifted readers with [...]

By |2023-12-31T17:48:20+00:00December 31st, 2023|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

December: J.A. SMITH

December is a month filled with anticipation and expectation, with wonder and magic. To celebrate these days, I'd like to introduce you to J.A. Smith, more familiarly known as Jeannie, my friend and a fellow writer whose first children's book- Poppa's Treasures -- was released at the end of November. Smith is a retired educator, having taught French in grades 7-12 for more than 33 years. She and her husband have been married for 51 years and have two sons and two "extra-special" grandchildren. A [...]

By |2023-11-30T20:39:54+00:00November 30th, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

November: JUDE WALSH

Welcome, Readers, to the November edition of my Book Nook. This month I'm featuring a woman who crafts memoir pieces guaranteed to lift the spirit and provide guidance for the weary of heart -- Jude Walsh, author of Post Divorce Bliss: Ending Us and Finding Me.  Walsh is a writer and a creativity and mindset coach. With a doctorate degree in education, she is as comfortable in a classroom as she is in a lecture hall, bringing her unique perspective on life to receptive audiences. [...]

By |2023-11-01T12:08:10+00:00October 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

October: DR. BOIKAI TWE

Dr. Boikai Twe is the author of Which Way Liberia? The Gun or the Book? and Grona Boy Go Zion A Roadmap to African Psychology. Due to health issues, Dr. Twe was unable to complete our interview. However, you are encouraged to research his offerings and find out why he was recognized as a Dayton Skyscraper, an artistic tribute to African-American Heroes of Dayton and the Miami Valley Region. Dr.Twe is best known for his passion for African literature and psychology and is intentional about [...]

By |2023-10-02T16:18:06+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

September: RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS

When I met author Ruth Dudley Edwards at the PrimeCrime Conference in 2022 in Indianapolis, I immediately knew I wanted to interview her. What I didn't know was that she would be the featured author in September of 2023, the same month I would be traveling to the British Isles for the first time! Nor did I know that I would be in London and have the opportunity to meet her at her favorite café in Covent Garden. Wow! The universe sends gifts when one [...]

By |2023-08-31T17:05:37+00:00August 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments
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