Sunday, January 13, 2013

Subplots By Grace: Book Review: Bebe & Friends--Tails of Rescue

Subplots By Grace: Book Review: Bebe & Friends--Tails of Rescue: A FEW DAYS AGO, I was skimming the online newspaper and saw a sad article. A local couple decided to euthanize their pit bull. Although, "M...

Saturday, January 5, 2013



Authored by Donna M. Chubb
Edition: First

Talk about over reacting. Danielle knew when she got in trouble that her parents would ground her. What she didn't expect was that they would take her away from everyone and everything she knew. She and her family have left Earth and now she's living on planet Logos as part a settlement team. Danielle misses her best friend-and French fries. She just wants to go home. A discontent Danielle once again breaks the rules, but the consequences this time are both terrifyingly dangerous and surprisingly wonderful. The early surveys did nothing to prepare them for this adventure. To Danielle, it's like the planet is on steroids. Everything is super-sized; from the poison of the smallest insect to an enormous hurricane. When tempers flare and personalities change, it seems as if the viciousness of planet itself is infiltrating the team members. Then Logos reveals its most intriguing discovery of all.

About the author:
Donna lives in Hickory, North Carolina with her husband and two dogs. She has four daughters and five grandchildren, so far. Donna has taught school for twenty-two years and uses her many experiences in her writing. She loves animals as well, so she tries to include at least one animal as part of her story lines. "Animals and kids can give you fodder for many humorous situations and I love to have humor in my writing."
Besides writing, Donna enjoys working in her yard and reading. She and her husband have traveled extensively in the past, but are content to put down roots in North Carolina and have fun with grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Human Act and Other Stories


Angela Lam's short story collection explores the multifaceted lives of diverse people struggling to connect in a disjointed world. Lam delves into sexual identity, poverty, romantic love, parenthood, eating disorders, infidelity, and family relationships, effortlessly carrying the reader from the ghettos to suburbia. From the tough-talking, lipstick-wielding girl in "Lips," to the love struck lesbian artist in "Fistful of Love," to the stoic single mother raising a disabled son and the infatuated widow trying to relive her past, Lam illuminates the hope, fear, and longing of what it means to be human.

About the author:
During her more than 20-year career, Angela Lam has entertained and educated readers through poems, articles, essays, and novels. The Human Act and Other Stories showcases 14 of her best, award-winning short stories, including "Lips," which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, "Ashes to Angels," a semi-finalist for fiction from the Heekin Group Foundation, and "A Toast Good-Bye" which won first place in Creativity Connection's fiction contest. A native of California, she is also the author of two chick lit novels. Visit her at