Death Comes is the second entry in Sue Hallgarth’s Willa Cather and Edith Lewis mystery series. The first was On the Rocks (2013). There is no hint of a sophomore slump in this second novel. It’s the exact opposite — Hallgarth knocks it out of the park with […]
Current: Podcast co-host of the Book Cougars: Two Middle-Aged Women on the Hunt for a Good Read and Book Blogger at WildmooBooks.com. 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: http://laurathoma.com/creative-journaling-workbook.html).
This fall I had planned on doing a walking tour of Willa Cather sites in Manhattan, but a foot injury has temporarily put the kibosh on long walks for me. However, last week I was able to make it to the new Willa Cather exhibit that recently opened […]
My first sentence for this post was going to be, “If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, you must be living under a rock,” but then I thought that sounded a bit judgey. After all, I do live in a writer-centric household and I’ve been in the book and […]
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 […]
Yesterday I made a pilgrimage to Jaffrey, NH to visit the graves of Willa Cather and her life-long partner Edith Lewis. The last time I visited, in 2014, there was snow up to my thighs in some areas. I wanted to avoid that to be able to […]