Boze Hadleigh’s Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster, the no holds barred companion to his classic Hollywood Gays, is an interesting examination of the history of Hollywood, with a specific focus on women connected to the LGBTQ+ community. His work opens the closet door and examines just what has been hidden inside the often secretive world of celebrity that surrounds the entertainment industry. Hollywood Lesbians blends interviews with narrative discussions of women who were seen as outside of the heterosexual norm they were expected to uphold in order to preserve their careers. Continue reading “Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster by Boze Hadleigh Review from @kleffnotes”
D.G. Allen’s debut novel The Black Ledger is a powerful book that crosses multiple genres. On the surface, the book appears to be a crime thriller. Allen masterfully handles the crime elements through descriptive writing, realistic dialogue, foreshadowing and suspense hooks. Yet, he also goes a step further with themes of racism, adversity and love interwoven throughout the narrative. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing D.G. Allen. He talked about his incredible writing journey in interpreting his real life experiences and turning them into The Black Ledger. Read what he had to say below.
“Lord Shiley had saved the insolvent Drakenfall when he’d reinvented it as a resort, if you will. One that catered to people wanting to live out their fantasy of relaxing at an English country estate.”
Retribution by A. M. Hill, the Prose Pitch Winner, is a suspenseful murder mystery that examines what it means to be a writer and the fandom that can surround your work. Jessica Wright is a well known and very successful murder mystery writer, who finds her books drawing her into a series of serial murders. Not only is she trying to handle the fact that there is someone using her work to inspire real life horrors, but Jessica is dealing with issues within her long term relationship. Continue reading “Retribution by @amhillwrites Book Review from @kleffnotes”
The innovative, hybrid book publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is publishing an updated edition of Hollywood Lesbian: From Garbo to Foster by Boze Hadleigh which is the companion volume to the classic Hollywood Gays. Continue reading “Riverdale Avenue Books Publishes Updated Version of “Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster” by Boze Hadleigh”
“The ledger gets all of us eventually, just depends on how strong you are…the ledger has a life of its own; you should know that by now…”
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Dive into the mythological world of the Warriors and Watchers saga, in the first installment titled Evil Speaks. This captivating tale focuses on a group of teens, who come from very different backgrounds, who all have a disability or little quirk of some kind.
I jumped at the opportunity to review this book because of my own son, Noah, who has high functioning autism. I’m so glad I did, this book not only showed me that no matter the obstacle in front of you, you can do anything. As a mother, a caregiver, it also showed me, I am and my son is tougher than anyone will ever know. And it’s up to us, all of us, to show that to the world. Continue reading “Book Review: Evil Speaks Book 1 of the Warriors and Watchers Saga by S.Woffington (@swoffington) via @erinwise82”
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing JB Coffman about her recently released book Dead Club: The Case of the Sad Girl. This book is a delightful mixture of crime thriller, mystery, paranormal, romance and suspense. It offers a nice balance of humor and horror. Read below to learn what she had to say about her writing journey with this book.
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Jenna Rose Simon is a talented actress and artist. Her art, in particular, has commanded much deserved accolades and recognition for its beauty and for bringing awareness to the issue of emotional and verbal abuse. For the silent survivors of various forms of abuse, Simon has become a compassionate voice of empowerment throughout social media.
Simon recently released a new book “Unbroken: An Art Book: My Journey So Far, Plus 20 Feel Good Drawing Activities.”