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Chris Wolak

Current: Podcast co-host of the Book Cougars: Two Middle-Aged Women on the Hunt for a Good Read and Book Blogger at I also review mysteries, thrillers, and related history books for Criminal Element.

Background: I'm a former college English professor and former District Marketing Manager for Borders. I've worked in both college and public libraries. Marine Corps veteran.

Day job: My wife, Laura Thoma, is a coach, speaker, writer, and artist. Together we run RoadToSuccess.Live, an online home for Laura's personal development classes. In 2017 Laura published a workbook based on her in-person workshop and online class, Creative Journaling 101, called Mastering the Art of Self-Expression: A Creative Journaling Workbook (check it out here:

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    This was my first time partaking in the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge (#RIPXII). From September 1st through October 31st participants read horror, paranormal, mystery, dark fantasy, and more. Basically, the dark and creepy genres that go hand-in-hand with autumn. I also watched some movies. Overall, it felt a […]