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.
Review: The Matchmaker by Paul Vidich

Review: The Matchmaker by Paul Vidich

The Matchmaker, Paul Vidich, Pegasus Crime – Anne Simpson, an American translator working in Berlin, recently divorced, no children and an introvert, is marked by the East German Stasi secret police as a perfect cover for one of the agency’s spies.

Review: Quicksilver by Dean Koontz

Review: Quicksilver by Dean Koontz

Quicksilver, Dean Koontz, Thomas & Mercer – Before reading Dean Koontz’s new fantasy crime novel, “Quicksilver,” be prepared to suspend reality and embrace characters with superpowers.

The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipmam

The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipmam

The Secret of Snow, Viola Shipmam (Pen name for Wade Rouse), Graydon House – “The Secret of Snow,” written by Wade Rouse under the pen name of Viola Shipman, is a melodramatic tale that aims at three key emotional targets: feminism, grief, and love.

Review: Finding the Right Words by Weinstein & Miller, MD

Review: Finding the Right Words by Weinstein & Miller, MD

Review: Finding the Right Words, Cindy Weinstein & Bruce L. Miller, MD,. Johns Hopkins University Press – When my local pharmacy offered a brain health test, I cringed, afraid the results could land me amongst six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a 2021study by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Review: Poison for Breakfast

Review: Poison for Breakfast

Poison for Breakfast, Lemony Snicket, Liveright Publishing – Lemony Snicket, best known as a fictional character and narrator of Daniel Handler’s children’s novels, appears as the main character in the extraordinary all-ages, non-fiction “Poison for Breakfast.”

Review: Constance by Matthew FitzSimmons

Review: Constance by Matthew FitzSimmons

Constance, Matthew FitzSimmons, Thomas & Mercer – The protagonist in Matthew FitzSimmons’s futurist novel, “Constance,” has no memory of the eighteen months prior to her death, and then, awakening as a clone.

Review: The Other Man by Farhad J. Dadyburjor

Review: The Other Man by Farhad J. Dadyburjor

The Other Man, Farhad J. Dadyburjor, Lake Union Publishing – Farhad J. Dadyburjor’s novel, “The  Other Man,” details the struggles of Ved Mehra, a closet-gay man living in India, before India’s supreme court decriminalized same-sex relationships in 2018.