B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway

R.M. Greenaway has a hell of a way with words. She’s firmly situated as the captain of the ship when it comes to stark police procedurals. Her B.C. Blues Crime series takes readers to the criminal underbelly of beautiful British Columbia, into the minds of twisted souls, and those committed to bringing them to justice.Continue reading “B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway”

Top Five Washington D.C. Sights

Washington D.C. happens to be where decisions are made that effect every one of us. It’s where our elected leaders hold court and its where our country first began official business after the Revolutionary War. As such, most Americans make the pilgrimage at least once in their lives to soak in the framework of ourContinue reading “Top Five Washington D.C. Sights”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019

The roaring twenties are upon us. And I am already tired of the Gatsby references. Luckily there are plenty of books to take us away from those things. And there will be some awesome books in the New Year likely to make us forget all about Fitzgerald. Maybe. There were some damn good stories inContinue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019”

INTERVIEW: Haunted Monterey County featured in Carmel Magazine

Be sure to pick up the Holiday 2019 issue of Carmel Magazine, found everywhere along the California Central Coast and abroad. Writer Renee Brincks did a fantastic writeup for the book and it was awesome to be included once again in such an illustrious publication. Can’t find a print copy? Read it online here: https://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/1182230-cm-sm-ho19-nov/66Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Haunted Monterey County featured in Carmel Magazine”

BOOK REVIEW: The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

There are times when you start reading a book without knowing what to expect. Such was the case with D.E. Night’s young adult (YA) fantasy book, The Crowns of Croswald. It was familiar yet wholly new at the same time – and it turned into an energetic, comfortable reading experience. This review comes from aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night”

Halloween ghost stories with Haunted Monterey County

Featured in the news KAZU 90.3 Those looking for all things spooky during the Halloween 2019 season need look no further than the pages of Haunted Monterey County. Local NPR public radio 90.3 KAZU featured the book on Halloween day. Take a listen or read it here. Monterey County Weekly For a look at evenContinue reading “Halloween ghost stories with Haunted Monterey County”

Tucson’s bookstore bonanza

The skinny on the town’s literary landscape Arizona’s biggest close-to-the-border city, Tucson, is a literary oasis. Driving down the streets one might see cowboy hats, MAGA hats, and camouflage hats, but you might also see bookstores dotting the landscape behind them, a lot of bookstores. And some damn good ones. Book lovers visiting Tucson, orContinue reading “Tucson’s bookstore bonanza”

Read an excerpt from Call Down the Thunder: A crime novel by Dietrich Kalteis

Dietrich Kalteis has produced another gem with his latest historical crime novel, “Call Down the Thunder,” out this month from ECW Press. Read the description below followed by an excerpt of the novel courtesy of ECW. Find your copy here! Amazon.com description: Sonny and Clara Myers struggle on their Kansas farm in the late 1930s,Continue reading “Read an excerpt from Call Down the Thunder: A crime novel by Dietrich Kalteis”

BOOK REVIEW: Resurrections in the Dark by Janice Blaze Rocke dives into a world of sex, drugs, and the human condition

Monterey-based author Janice Blaze Rocke weaves a dark, character-driven tale in her memoir of life along the San Francisco corridor, firmly rooting herself as a literary force to be reckoned with and a welcome addition to the Central Coast’s pool of talented writers. Resurrections in the Dark follows young Janice through a tumultuous time inContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Resurrections in the Dark by Janice Blaze Rocke dives into a world of sex, drugs, and the human condition”

Faceless Nun legends

It’s a common trope in today’s horror genre to feature the more frightening aspects of religion, particularly when it comes to nuns and exorcisms, as a means to explore our fears. Across the world, there are hordes of legends of religious spirits, including that of the “Faceless Nun.” While largely an urban legend, sightings ofContinue reading “Faceless Nun legends”