Tag: Michigan

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 […]

Secrets, misunderstandings, relationships explored in For Love & Honor

Secrets, misunderstandings and relationships are at the heart of For Love & Honor, the third novel in Jody Hedlund’s “An Uncertain Choice” series. Classified as young adult fiction, this historical novel is set in 1300s England. It centers around Lady Sabine, a noblewoman with a secret blemish that could cause her to […]

“Waves of Mercy” tackles difficult issues of faith with masterful grace

Lynn Austin’s “Waves of Mercy” is a poignant, multi-generational novel. The story follows three people and their interweaving story lines. Austin is a master when it comes to juggling timelines and crafting wonderful casts of characters. “Waves of Mercy” tackles some very tough issues, such as why God allows believers […]

‘Racing fool,’ innovative mechanic: Gottlob reflects on automotive life

Not many take notice of the late-model Buick Roadmaster driving around town. Fewer still take note of the man who drives it. Most of the time, he wears mechanic’s overalls and a baseball cap. This unassuming man doesn’t put on airs — though his stories can seem somewhat larger than […]

Kiwanis Club hard at work on preparations for Arkalalah fundraisers

The Arkansas City Kiwanis Club already is hard at work planning for Arkalalah. Most citizens know Kiwanis for its annual pancake feed and the food booth that serves chicken and noodles during Arkalalah. Both of these food-centered fundraisers will celebrate 70 years as part of Arkalalah this year. Preparations for […]

Johnson’s ‘Honor Redeemed’ a well-drawn story of love, loss

Christine Johnson’s “Honor Redeemed” is a story of love, loss and redemption set in the 19th century in Key West, Florida. Prosperity Jones travels to the island after her mother’s death to find her fiancé, Lt. David Lathem, who is stationed there. When she arrives, she learns Lathem has married […]