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Can Mike Bond Save the Beautiful Maine Environment?

Mike Bond In most thrillers, when a Special Forces vet battles the forces of evil, he fights for his life, his allies and his country, all in a fictional environment. But when Pono Hawkins, the main character of Mike Bond’s new thriller Killing Maine (Mandevilla Press, 2015), takes on the…
Michael Ruscoe
August 3, 2015

Top 5 children’s books for Earth Day

This Earth Day, consider the power that the spare prose and arresting illustrations of children’s literature have in delivering a message.  Children’s books have the ability to teach us a thing or two about the delicate dance that happens between us and our planet. Here are five of the most…
Amanda Harkness
April 21, 2014

Nine Perfect Books For Your 50th Earth Day Celebration

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the modern environmental movement, a campaign we celebrate each year on Earth Day. One of the largest secular observances across the globe, Earth Day is recognized by more than a billion people as a day to think critically about the environmental impact of human…
Chelsea Ciccone
April 22, 2020
Children's Books

Inspiring Viral Poem of the Pandemic “And the People Stayed Home” Becomes Heartwarming Children’s Book "Wisdom that can help during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She is challenging us to grow." — Deepak Chopra "An eloquent, heartwarming reflection that will resonate with generations to come … encouragement for a brighter tomorrow." — Kate Winslet —∞— It’s all too easy to let disappointment and loss…
Chelsea Ciccone
November 10, 2020

The Handmaid’s Tale: To Be Continued in “The Testaments”

Good news, Handmaid fans! Margaret Atwood just announced she will deliver a sequel to her dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, next year. To be titled The Testaments (Random House), Atwood promises readers, “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost…
Joanna Poncavage
November 29, 2018

Progress and Tradition Go Head-to-Head in Indian Political Thriller, “A Nest for Lalita” “Langer’s prose is lucid and wonderfully detailed … is extremely successful at bringing the time and place to vivid life.” — Kirkus Reviews —∞— The streets of Sompur, India, were not for the faint of heart. Narrow roads congested by cars, trucks, rickshaws and livestock made navigation tricky under…
Chelsea Ciccone
October 20, 2020

Going Greener This Earth Day

This Earth Day feels different. I know I don’t need to list the challenges we’re facing  — whether political, financial, social, spiritual, or personal  — because it would be a lengthy article in and of itself. Certain obstacles jump into my mind instantly, and certain others, I’m sure, jump out…
Judy Moreno
April 22, 2021