Murder at the Columbarium
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / February 21, 2019

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects.   REVIEW A first-class whodunit with perfect pacing. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author Emily Gallo weaves a first-class murder mystery with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a compelling story of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives only a sneak preview: ‘Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects…’…

The Far Sighted: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark
Review , Science Fiction & Fantasy / February 19, 2019

  The Novelettes of T.E. Mark contains five clever, thought-provoking, and imaginative stories written by the consummate 21st-century storyteller. Each is unique, fresh, profound and richly thematic. A man who wants his wife to think more like him thus has her brain remapped mirroring his own. The government’s attempts to exploit a gifted boy who can see through the eyes of others. A man given an unsympathetic choice: die within a week or relive his life without his beloved wife and children. An idealistic journalist who tries to educate the lower classes about their world but finds himself joining them and learning the truth about his own. These are world-class stories written by a writer with a searching imagination and gift for making relevant statements in everything he writes.   REVIEW   It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book this much! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science fiction anthology. It was a thick red hardback that I read from cover to cover. It inspired a lifelong love of the genre. The stories in that book made me think outside the box. They filled me with awe…

Surviving Cougar Mountain (Kids vs. Nature Book 4)
Children's Books , Review / February 18, 2019

  Another day, another wilderness mission. That’s life for these sixth graders. The first three missions weren’t easy, but mission number four is about to crank up the intensity and challenge them in ways they didn’t think possible. This is book 4 of the Kids vs. Nature series and continues a story that has captivated fans of the wilderness survival genre. Read the entire series! Surviving Moose Lake (Book 1) Surviving Desert View (Book 2) Surviving Horse Island (Book 3) Surviving Cougar Mountain (Book 4) ~ Future Stories ~ Surviving Crystal Cavern (Book 5) Surviving Crocodile Swamp (Book 6) Surviving Rapids Canyon (Book 7)   REVIEW   Blending elements of science, nature, and make-believe! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Surviving Cougar Mountain is the fourth installment in the Kids vs. Nature series. It’s another exciting story that teaches not only important life lessons like teamwork and caring for each other, but also life-saving skills as well. The book is jam-packed with lots of information about nature and survival. Surviving Cougar Mountain (Kids vs. Nature) was a very entertaining read not only for my grand kids, but also for myself! Author Karl Steam writes in a wonderful style that will guarantee the attention of young…