Author of the Month

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

August Author of the Month: De’Shawna Yamini

One of the responsibilities of being a writer is giving back to the community that has nurtured me. One of the best ways to do that is to champion new writers when they begin their writing careers. It is always a privilege to discover someone whose passion for a topic had compelled them to write a story that will help others. So this month, I'm so pleased to introduce readers to De'Shawna Yamini. Yamini is a lifelong resident of the Dayton, Ohio, area and a [...]

By |2023-07-31T15:53:36+00:00July 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

July Author of the Month: CHARLES JACOBS

Summer is the perfect time to explore new authors and expand your reading world into genres unfamiliar to you. July's author offers a dive into the sci-fi thriller pool with The Pangaea Solution. This debut novel by one of my newest author friends, Charles Jacobs, doesn't disappoint in the action category. In his day job, Chuck works as a management consultant, specializing in quantitative analysis applied to risk and strategy, and as an aspiring writer.  In his writing, he mixes a thrilling story with complex, [...]

By |2023-06-30T17:45:06+00:00June 30th, 2023|Author of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

June Author of the Month: SIERA LONDON

How lucky am I to have the lovely, scintillating, and 'Best-Selling' Siera London as my June author of the month? Her LunchTime Chronicles are scrumptious enough to finish during your break and her stand-alone novels take romance to new, hot levels. I had the good fortune to work with Siera on a writing contest and was super-impressed by her willingness to mentor new writers and assist existing ones.   Janet Irvin: Welcome, Siera, to my author's nook. Let's settle in and get right to the [...]

By |2023-05-31T16:31:36+00:00May 31st, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments

May Author of the Month: MOLLY MACRAE

Former librarian, bookstore manager, and current adventurer, Molly MacRae writes mysteries with a softer touch...and scrumptious food descriptions, books, and quirky characters. Upon meeting this author, one is struck by her warm, inviting personality, which mirrors the characters and the situations in her novels. Except for the murders, of course! ;) But the designation of COZY reminds the reader that the books will be heavy on the puzzle and light on the gore. A peak into MacRae's background reveals that she spent twenty years in [...]

By |2023-05-01T02:45:18+00:00April 30th, 2023|Author of the Month|0 Comments
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