Literature & Fiction

September 20, 2018

4 Shots: Murder in Mormondom

"4 Shots: Murder in Mormondom" by Roger Blomquist

| Facebook | Mary Stevens was a typical eighteen-year-old girl, living in 1908. She was ready to graduate from school and start her adult life. She lived in Orderville, Utah, a community established for those who wanted to live the United Order. Four shots ended her life one April afternoon and shocked the small community. There had only been one outsider in town at that time and he mysteriously disappeared. The community knew it was him. The posse knew how to find him. But, if it was not him, could it be one of their own? Based on the shocking true story of a small-town murder. Reviews: "Awesome 5 star read" Roger has done a wonderful job of giving us the readers a glimpse of the early 1900's in this tale. I have rated it 5 solid stars. ~ Vermont Reviewer "Great read" Enjoyed the history from this book and made me want to look more into the facts of this murder as I am a Kane County resident. ~ Amy S. "A historical page turner" This was a page turner. Finished the book in two days. The story was well written with lots of details in just the right spots. If you like history and mysteries, you’ll find this book thoroughly enjoyable. The Author does a great job capturing the authentic voice of the time period and does a great job honoring the story. I’d highly recommend this book. ~ Nathan R.

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September 19, 2018

Instafrights

"Instafrights: Short horror stories for the busy gentle(wo)man" by John Loc

| Instagram | What scares you the most? Is it the things that go bump in the night? The evil hiding behind a façade of respectability? Or perhaps existential despair? No matter what makes your skin crawl, John Loc has you covered. Instafrights brings to you some of John Loc’s best short stories, all in a rigorously non-linear order and written in the haunting, unnerving style that has made him a hit on social media. Pick a title, step back from the daily grind for a minute, and get ready to immerse yourself in a universe where serial killers compare notes over margaritas, the call of the Abyss is very real, and evil spirits love to toy with their victims. Prepare to be Instafrightened.

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September 17, 2018

Downhome Memories

"Downhome Memories: Picking Cotton For Lunch Money" by Sophia Litman Jeffries

| Website | Facebook | Dowhhome Memories: Picking Cotton For Lunch Money, is a coming of age novel about the children in the Jones’ household growing up during the racially turbulent 1960s'.  Through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Velma Louise Jones, and her family, we experience the complexities and nuances of integration as it weaved its way into the fabric of the Negro community. We watch drama unfold as Velma interacts with her family, friends and community, and picks cotton for the first time to gain a sense of independence. Moreover, we experience the ever-changing life cycles of the large, three-generation extended, Jones’ Family.  What happens when a black family discovers that they share common ancestors with one of the richest white families in town? 

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September 5, 2018

Alone

"Alone" by KD Langford

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | A collection of 43 modern day poetry with illustrations. About The Author: KD Langford is a writer from Manchester, in the United Kingdom.  The story so far:  We all have to begin our journey somewhere in life. For me, it was at primary school when my teacher, Mrs Harvey introduced me Creative Writing and I never looked back. Mrs Harvery was a great inspiration to me, and it soon became my favourite lesson.  The years passed by and I found myself at High School where embraced my writing with the thanks to various teachers no one more so than my English and form teacher, Tony Porter.  I'd write two pages, take it back to him, and he'd say "Right, go and write me some more." That's just what I did. At Culcheth High School there was a building known as 'B-block' it was a three-storey concrete block, and he'd allow us to have free roam of the top floor. I'd go and sit in B-32 which was Miss Harper's R.E room and there I'd write, my first piece, called 'Grey Hall.' And at lunchtimes, Malcolm Smith (RIP) would give up his lunch hour and open up A-17 in A-block which was the I.T room. There I'd sit on one of the many BBC-B computers and writer using 'Interword' an old, but outstanding word processor. At the time there American TV series 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' was being aired in the UK, and I'd sit in A-17 and write a story about Admiral Nelson and Captain Lee Crane. 

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