Author: Kayleigh Lawson

Benton creates deeply moving historical fiction novel in Many Sparrows

When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, is captured by Shawnees, she’ll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. A frontiersman and […]

The Slow Cooker Solution: Spice things up with healthy chicken curry

Generally speaking, I try not to keep in our house a lot of the items that currently are in our house. Cans of pop, commercial creamer and packaged frozen foods all went out the window several years ago when my husband and I both underwent food-related health issues. But the […]

The Massacre of Mankind: Baxter continues Wells’ classic 14 years later

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on — always watching the skies, but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable […]

Music Monday: New Magic a breath of fresh rhythm, blues air to my ears

Sometimes you stumble across an album that speaks to you without really understanding why. It could be the lyrics, the melody or the musician’s voice. I’m not really a Top 40 kind of person. What new music I do listen to normally consists of the latest releases from my husband’s […]

Kilpack brings Harriet Beecher Stowe to life in All That Makes Life Bright

I’ve long known of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and even read it many years ago. I never gave much thought to her, though, outside of the fact that she wrote a classic novel that gave scathing insight into American slavery before it was culturally acceptable to […]

Shutterbug 2.0: A brief explanation of aperture, f-stops and depth of field

Once upon a time, I used to be a shutterbug. In fact, I actually went to school to study photography. I wanted to be the next Ansel Adams or the Nick Brandt of America. But like a lot of artistic people, “real life” — otherwise known as bills, jobs and the […]

In Wheresoever They May Be, Wangard blends research with characters

The newest release by Terri Wangard, Wheresoever They May Be, is a well-crafted historical fiction novel. The story centers on four people — Lily, Frank, Susan and Joe — and their contributions to the war effort. Wheresoever They May Be doesn’t revolve around a particular battle or mystery. Instead, it […]

With Manga Art, Crilley presents treasure trove of Japanese-styled pieces

The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original […]

Music Monday: Look What Taylor Swift Made Us Do

Taylor Swift is a polarizing figure — both as a public persona and a musician. Can she sing? Can she compose? Depending on how many people you ask, you might hear a million different answers. One thing that cannot be denied is that Swift knows how to make a splash and […]

Karen Witemeyer returns to beloved Western setting in “Heart on the Line”

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for […]