Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla is an author, poet and artist. Her book, Apples Rot on the Ground (May 2020), is a collection of gut-wrenching poems detailing the racism and bigotry that existed for Hispanic families in early New Mexico & Wyoming.
Good Book to Read: Beirut Station by Paul Vidich

Good Book to Read: Beirut Station by Paul Vidich

Good Book to Read, Beirut Station, Paul Vidich, Pegasus Crime – Reviewing Paul Vidich’s spy novel, “Beirut Station,” as the latest war between Israel and Hamas unfolds, was challenging, because of the juxtaposition of the story plot and our current new reality.

Book Review: The House that Cheese Built

Book Review: The House that Cheese Built

Good book to Read: The House that Cheese Built, Miguel Leal, John Wiley & Sons – Miguel Leal in his memoir, “The House that Cheese Built,” tells his side of the story on why he pleaded guilty to selling contaminated cheese and lying to the Food and Drug Administration which resulted in prison time.

Review: Cursebreakers by Madeleine Nakamura

Review: Cursebreakers by Madeleine Nakamura

What are witches like? 
Review: Cursebreakers, Madeleine Nakamura, Canis Major Books – Author Madeleine Nakamura’s science fiction thriller “Cursebreakers,” embarks on a “mind bending” battle between magicians, witches, medical professionals and the military in the year 3016.

Review: The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann by Virginia Pye

Review: The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann by Virginia Pye

Review: The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann, Virginia Pye, Regal House Publishing – It is the dawn of the women’s rights movement in 1895 when Victoria Meeks, the protagonist in Virginia Pye’s novel, The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann, encounters unimaginable obstacles because she refused to write another “dime store” pamphlet.

Review: Redemption by Deborah J. Ledford

Review: Redemption by Deborah J. Ledford

Redemption, Deborah J. Ledford, Thomas & Mercer – In Deborah J. Ledford’s latest thriller, “Redemption,” Taos Pueblo native and Taos County sheriff’s deputy Eva Duran discovers a woman’s body on the boundary between Pueblo land and Taos County.

Review: Hà Nội at Midnight by Bảo Ninh

Review: Hà Nội at Midnight by Bảo Ninh

Review: Hà Nội at Midnight, Bảo Ninh, Texas Tech University Press – “A soldiers’s life, like a sigh, was full of sorrow and boredom,” writes Bảo Ninh, whose collection of ten short stories evoke deeply emotional and heartbreaking memories of the Vietnam War in his book, “Hà Nội at Midnight.”

Book Reviews: The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Book Reviews: The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Review: The Invisible Hour, Alice Hoffman, Atria – Author Alice Hoffman offers us a timely, and harrowing, historical fantasy in her novel, “The Invisible Hour,” which harkens back to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 classic, “The Scarlet Letter.”

Book Review: Charles Portis, Collected Works

Book Review: Charles Portis, Collected Works

Book Review: Charles Portis, Collected Works, Editor, Jay Jennings, Library of America – The Library of America offers homage in a new collected works edition to American author Charles Portis, whose notoriety springs from his novel, “True Grit,” that was transformed into a popular 1968 feature film starring John Wayne.