Fun Facts about Favorite Authors

Like many of you, I love crime fiction. Last week I got to go to mystery nirvana — I attended Bouchercon, THE annual conference for mystery authors and fans. I discovered new authors, learned about trends in crime fiction, and picked up trivia about some of the most popular writers. Nothing too juicy, of course,…

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Thirteen-year-old Jojo lives with his grandparents, mother, and three-year-old sister Kayla in a small town in southern Mississippi. His drug-addicted mother, Leonie, is frequently absent, and when she is around, struggles to give her children the care and affection they need. Jojo’s grandparents, Mam and Pop, are really raising the two children. When their father,…

Books for Miss Fisher Fans

Earlier this year, I was obsessed with one of the most popular shows on Netflix, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Having finished all three seasons – with no more on the horizon – I decided to get my fix by reading mysteries set in the same time period. Of course the first place to start is…