Author Showcase

Featuring our latest book recommendations, author interviews, new book video releases, and more!

Featured Books of the Week!


“Inspired by the works of Maya Angelou, Tupac Shakur & Langston Hughes, Through Blood & Becoming is a raw, and authentic poetry collection about a woman’s experience with childbirth, postpartum depression, and motherhood. This collection takes you on a journey through fear, sadness, and depression to relief, resilience, and becoming.”


A thought-provoking short story about coming to terms with your past—the good, the bad, and the ugly, even if that means unearthing those painful memories you fought so hard to conceal. The author has brilliantly woven a tale of two men with deeply blemished pasts and their quest to start anew. Captivating characters, and vivid depictions of the Bella Coola Valley.


Original. Captivating. Mesmerizing. Thornbury has a knack for telling a dark story. And I do mean dark. The despair, the suffering, losing hope—it’s a gloomy formula, and combined with the meticulously drawn settings, Thornbury’s words have the authority to shroud the reader in the eerie gloom that threatens humanity.

Guest Editorial Contributor of the Week

John and Susan, Nelson,NZ

John Roosen and Susan Rogers

Authors of Dead Man’s Pose

John Roosen started his career as a biologist, served as a commissioned naval officer and environmental emergency specialist in the United States, and has lived and worked in Australasia, Antarctica and the Middle East. At a moment’s notice, he would respond to chemical and refinery plant explosions, deal with rocket fuel plant meltdowns and dismantle illegal drug labs. As a change-up, John switched careers to chasing pirates and duelling with a con artist extraordinaire on a remote South Pacific island. In between, he organised jungle expeditions and deep-sea scuba diving. However, John’s experience extends beyond responding to cataclysmic disasters and includes mastering the intricacies of making soufflé omelettes without burning the edges.

Susan Rogers already knew she was a writer at age six, but as an adult she took a major detour in becoming a commissioned naval officer. She has conducted sting operations, run extensive weapons training programs and directed the restoration of a Presidential yacht. In between, she has written several books, run health and safety operations for multi-billion-dollar projects in Abu Dhabi and revamped a South Pacific maritime service. Susan continues to write: whether braced against the hull of a sailing vessel on a hard tack, during a crossing of the Middle East’s empty quarter in a Mini, or bouncing around in a troop carrier in Australia’s outback.

After writing Surviving Paradise about their life in the South Pacific, John and Susan hatched their mystery series. Dead Man’s Pose is first in the Yoga Mat Mysteries’ line-up, with Cobra Pose as the second in the YMM series (online February 2023). Next will be Tree Pose – coming soon!

Their website is https://www.yogamatmysteries.com/


Meet the Author - Featured Interview of the Week

An Interview with Ron Fritsch – Author of “Murder Garden”

Ron Fritsch was born in 1939, at the end of the Great Depression and before the Second World War began in Europe. Ron grew up with his two sisters and brother on a 200-acre tenant farm in Big Rock Township in Kane County in northern Illinois. His family were among the hard-working poor.

Ron graduated from Big Rock High School in 1957, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1961, and Harvard Law School in 1964. Ron worked as a lawyer for 37 years, mostly representing persons who couldn’t afford to pay for legal assistance. He was happiest during his last six years when he toiled in the Cook County Public Guardian’s office, representing abused, neglected and dependent children.

Ron and his husband David Darling live in Chicago.

Learn more about Ron Fritsch and all his works at https://ronfritsch.com/

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Connor Shane is an “almost” 20-year-old author currently making his way through community college. He hopes to become an ecologist one day in order to help better understand and protect the wildlife of our planet.

Connor loves a story that carries a message and believes art is one of the most beautifl ways to teach lessons, allowing us to live our best days. He prefers deep discussions about life as opposed to throwing opinions about the weather into the wind. He’s also a serious gamer. Connor goes by the pen name Curon. A Warm Touch is his debut novel.


2022 Reader Views Literary Awards Winners Announced in the Spring of 2023 - Stay Tuned!

2021 Reader Views Literary Awards