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The Idle American: Spies in the skies.

    An Amazon drone on the prowl. THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE that ordering goods by mail, phone or email will always have drawbacks that are trumped by “in person” shopping. That’s assuming we can get Mr. Whipple-types away from… Read more

Friday Sampler: Family is Forever by Shirley Skufca Hickman

In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Venture Galleries is showcasing some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Friday’s Sampler features an excerpt from Family is Forever, a memoir by Shirley Skufca Hickman. The… Read more

A Good Scene for a Crime

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art inspired the setting for my latest novel. BEFORE I BEGIN WRITING any of my “To Die For” series novels I know two things–major characters, and location. I always need a good scene for a crime, and usually… Read more

Growing old doesn’t mean you can’t speed up your dreams.

Rachel Gilbert driving the pace car for NASCAR on her hundredth birthday. THOSE OF US who have entered the latter chapters of our life’s history might have noticed that through the years there have been a lot of changes in our lives and most of… Read more

Thursday Sampler: The Final Ride by Linda Yezak

In our mission to connect readers, writers, and books, Venture Galleries is showcasing some of the best authors in the marketplace today. Thursday’s Sampler features an excerpt from The Final Ride, a contemporary Christian romance by Linda… Read more

Want to find the Great American Hero? Look in the mirror.

Karen Silkwood led a brave fight and died a suspicious death. YOU PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT you were a hero. You’re simply an author, you say. That’s all. You’ve just happened to cast your lot in life with eBooks and the digital… Read more