Leaves on Frozen Ground Book Review from @kleffnotes

Set in Port Landing, Wisconsin Leaves on Frozen ground is noted as an artful examination of family. With similarities to the work of Arthur Miller, this modern tragedy shows the lives of ordinary people dealing with misfortune. Gaston and his wife Celine live with their son Edmund happily, but as the seasons change so to do the relationships between this tight knit unit. Continue reading “Leaves on Frozen Ground Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Echoes of War Book Review from @kleffnotes

Dani has always thought she was a normal human living on an Earth under the rule of a genocidal faction of an alien race called Echoes who go by the title Wardens. She has managed to survive by scrounging for supplies and avoiding any military and the human-hunting Wardens. She is shocked to learn that she is not human, but rather an Echo she suddenly risks her own well-being for the sake of a young boy. Dani must examine her past and in doing this she realizes that she must fight to stop the Wardens from destroying the humans and the Echoes of Earth. Echoes of War begins the sci-fi trilogy focused on an Earth where Wardens have reigned. Continue reading “Echoes of War Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Mischief and Mayhem Book Review from @kleffnotes

Emerging author Samuel David Nicholson always had a vivid imagination and after graduating from Florida State University and moving to Virginia Beach, he let his imagination take hold again and he took this time to evolve an idea into his first book. Mischief and Mayhem introduces the world to The Faerland Chronicles. When a long dormant dark presence emerges in the realm of the Faers Ophelia Meplewood and her Woodland Scout companions will have to try and bring balance and prevent chaos from reaching other realms. Continue reading “Mischief and Mayhem Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Barbelle S2 Follow-Up and Bi in Bitter S2 from @kleffnotes

This week I am delving into some web series that I have already previously discussed in some capacity on The Nerdy Girl Express. I absolutely adore both I Put the Bi in Bitter and Barbelle, both of which I covered in Fangirl Freakouts videos, and second seasons of both released earlier this year. I know I’m a bit behind in talking about them, especially since I covered roughly the first half of Barbelle Season Two a while back, but I am here and ready to gush. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Barbelle S2 Follow-Up and Bi in Bitter S2 from @kleffnotes”

Funny Married Stuff Interview with Lony’e and Peyton Perrine from @kleffnotes

Lony’e and Peyton Perrine were tired of seeing negative representations of married life in the media and decided that they wanted to create something to highlight the positives. Out of this came Funny Married Stuff, a short form comedy that is up for Emmy consideration. This sketch comedy has already gained national attention by winning awards at a variety of festivals including Best Sketch Comedy at the Miami Web Fest and Best Web Series at the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards. I had the chance to ask the Perrines some questions about the series and also a bit about tips for a happy marriage. Continue reading “Funny Married Stuff Interview with Lony’e and Peyton Perrine from @kleffnotes”

A History of Magic and Witchcraft Book Review from @kleffnotes

Frances Timbers examines the superstitions and myths that continue to surround magic and witchcraft today by delving into the history of the misconceptions that have created these thoughts in A History of Magic and Witchcraft: Sabbats, Satan & Superstitions in the West. By bringing together Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, Christianity, popular culture, and gender beliefs in the Middle Ages and early modern period, Timbers examines how all of these elements contributed to the creation of the witch and the later prosecution of those identified by that word. This work hopes to reveal what was real and what is fiction in the history of witches and magic. Continue reading “A History of Magic and Witchcraft Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Secret Serial Killer Book Review from @kleffnotes

Kieran Kelly has been the subject of a three year investigation by journalist Robert Mulhern. This two-time convicted killer is believed to have actually killed 31 people. In 1983 Kelly confessed to having killed his cellmate and then went on to say he had killed many more people over roughly 30 years. These claims escaped public scrutiny until 2015, when a former police officer insisted the government had covered up these crimes. With media interest suddenly high a new investigation began and the Metropolitan Police chief at the time, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe committed to re-examining the case. The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly spans two countries and three police forces as they search for the truth. Continue reading “The Secret Serial Killer Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy Book Review from @kleffnotes

Madame Marie Tussaud is known throughout the world for the chain of waxworks that continue to showcase her name. At the age of 28 Tussaud was a tutor at Versailles, teaching the youngest sister of Louis XVI how to make waxworks, but this is not what would lead to her famous future. Tussaud created visceral displays of events that she experienced. The French Revolution and the horrors it entailed gave a frighteningly real element to her work. In Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy the woman’s life is shared through unique and informative stories about her own life and the historical events she experienced. Continue reading “Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Donovan Holden from @kleffnotes

Donovan Holden, an Ohio native who ultimately wound up in Los Angeles, has recently released a new music collection, ‘A Brighter Day,’ and I had the opportunity to talk with him about his work. From a young age he has been influenced by a variety of music genres and this has helped him to create three diverse albums. I appreciate him taking the time to answer all of my questions about his life and work. Continue reading “Interview with Donovan Holden from @kleffnotes”

A Spitfire Girl Book Review from @kleffnotes

Melody Foreman brings to life the story of Mary Ellis within the pages of A Spitfire Girl: One of the World’s Greatest Female ATA Ferry Pilots Tells Her Story. The qualified journalist and graduate with experience in newspapers and television documentaries is the author of the best-selling Bomber Girls and has written two books on the history of Kent. Her avid interest in the Air Transport Auxiliary is maintained and is something that made telling the life story of Mary Ellis so perfect. Her story is remarkable and brings to light the powerful actions she completed during the war. While she stayed in the background and let others take the spotlight, this is the moment for Ellis to shine in her own way. Continue reading “A Spitfire Girl Book Review from @kleffnotes”