How Books Have Influenced My Life [INTERVIEW]

Heather Fink and Sarah Silverthorne baking

Heather and colleague Sarah Silverthorne cook up some fun at the public library. (Photo by Adrienne R. Morton)

Books are my life. It seems like I’m either reading them, shelving them, reviewing them, checking them out to patrons, or chatting with authors and publishers about what is coming out next. I’ve spent most of my adulthood working at various libraries across the country, so I typically have a lot to say on the topic. And on rare occasions some folks decide I might make a good interview subject because of my voracious literary appetite! Two weeks ago, Adrienne R. Morton with the Friends of the Library came by to chat with me, and I thought I’d share that piece with you here. I hope you enjoy the interview and some of the pictures I’ve posed for during the past year! Read more of this post

Steve Berry’s ‘The 14th Colony’ Introduces An Interesting Loophole in the 20th Amendment [REVIEW]

Presidential seal

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain―in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Steve Berry explores this theme in THE 14TH COLONY. (Photo by Dave Newman, Flickr)

Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony, the new Cotton Malone thriller, is intriguing from beginning to end. The novel opens as Stephanie Nelle, the Justice Department’s director of the Magellan Billet Agency, comes to terms with facing redundancy as the new President of the United States is sworn into office. Read more of this post

Steve Berry’s ‘The Patriot Threat’ Is Spellbinding

Steve Berry

Steve Berry (Photo courtesy Kelly Campbell)

When I first picked up Steve Berry’s novel The Patriot Threat, I was not prepared for either the taut intrigue or the spellbinding plot, which the author masterfully based on America’s historic records. However, I enjoyed the ride from start to finish! Read more of this post