What I Stand On --The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry, 1969 - 2017, Library of America - Wendell Berry has been called "quintessentially American," but the essays and book excerpts in this brilliant collection prove that he is much, much more.
About Cynthianna Matthews
Cindy A. Matthews is a freelance writer/editor and novelist. She grew up watching Star Trek and reading the science fiction classics along with thousands of Harlequin romances. Somewhere along the line, she figured it was just as fun to write stories as it was to read them.
The BloodDark series (co-written with her husband, Adrian J. Matthews) is her latest science fiction series written for Young Adults. She writes contemporary and fantasy romantic-comedies as Cynthianna. She also writes SF/vampire erotic-romance under the pen name of Celine Chatillon. You can learn more about her fiction and non-fiction at her numerous websites: www.cindyamatthews.com, www.cynthianna.com, www.celinechatillon.com and http://blooddarkbooks.blogspot.com
Insights Into Cindy
I love to read well-written fiction and non-fiction in all genres. If it's intelligently written with its target audience's expectations in mind, then I'm game for it. Perhaps the one genre I'm not particularly enthusiastic about is horror, especially the non-suspenseful, slasher and gore-splatter varieties. My biggest pet peeve in reviewing is coming across a book which obviously hasn't benefited from professional editing. It's an insult to the reader, but more importantly, it's insulting to the author to publish a work which hasn't gone through a thorough vetting and polishing process. (You can imagine how I feel about self-published works for the most part.)
Author Archives for Cynthianna Matthews
The Two Lila Bennetts, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - High flying criminal defense attorney Lila Bennett has made some bad choices in her life. Her marriage to once best-selling novelist Ethan is in the doldrums.
The Bone Fire, S. D. Sykes, Pegasus Crime - Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, remembers the Black Death all too well. When the deadly plague returns to England in the year 1361, Oswald takes no chances, conveying his family to the refuge offered by his friend Godfrey, Lord Eden.
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, Kelly Harms, Lake Union Publishing - Amy Byler encounters her estranged husband in her local pharmacy, triggering a whole range of feelings. John walked out on her and their son and daughter three years ago.
The Poison Thread, Laura Purcell, Penguin Books - Dorothea Truelove is a young, beautiful and rich society woman, living a life of ease with her widowed father.
Valencia and Valentine, Suzy Krause, Lake Union - Working over seventeen years as a debt collector, suffering a lifetime with crippling OCD, Valencia approaches her thirty-fifth birthday with trepidation.
Dahlia Black, Keith Thomas, Leopoldo & Company - In 2023 astronomer Dahlia Mitchell is the first to identify a signal beamed from outer space by an intelligence other than human.
Summer Hours, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Becc Reardon, ace student and fan of Nellie Bly and Ed Murrow, always intended to become a star print journalist.
The Object of Your Affections, Falguni Kothari, Graydon House - Paris Kahn Fraser and her Scottish husband Neal Singh Fraser have an idyllic life in NYC. Her career as assistant DA is blooming, and Neal’s family chain of furnishing and art stores is expanding.
Stars in his Eyes, Marti Grionell, Amazon Crossing - 1949: Franco’s rule has settled on Spain like a lead weight.