Monday, November 21, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Richard I. Levine


Dear Reader…

First, let me say aloha and thank you for picking up my fifth and latest novel, To Catch The Setting Sun. I hope you enjoy this suspense thriller as much as I did writing it. I want you to know that I spent a year living with these characters, and as you will see, some of them are quite interesting, some are likeable, some will make you mad, and some will…well, let’s just say others are downright nasty. I certainly have my favorites as I’m sure you will too.

While To Catch the Setting Sun is offered up as a suspense thriller that is set on the beautiful tropical island of Oahu, Hawaii, it is so much more than that. It is also a story about relationships as I take you on a thought-provoking journey that explores loyalty, commitment, integrity, betrayal, corruption, evil, love and lust. That’s a smorgasbord, isn’t it? But I guarantee you will be glad to belly up to the buffet or in this case, the luau to get a taste of the Hawaii that tourists never get to see. So, as you store your carry-on in the overhead bin, put your seatback in the upright position, and fasten your seat belt, get ready to embark on a sizzling-hot adventure in paradise. I’m confident you will be glad you came along 

As book blogger and reviewer Jersey Girl Book Reviews writes: 

“Five Stars! The reader is easily drawn into this riveting dark noir crime story with its richly descriptive plot. It is a story that is a tangled web filled with enough drama, secrets, deceit, corruption, motives, suspects, and intriguing twists and turns that definitely keeps the reader guessing until the surprising conclusion.”

Fellow author L.D. Merkl posted:

“Five Stars! With a sweeping Hawaiian backdrop reminiscent of James Michener, right off the bat this thriller reminds us that bad things can even happen in paradise…Levine has crafted a thriller with so many twists and turns, just when think you know what’s going to happen next, a new element of surprise catches the reader like a ten-foot wave.”

And Danielle from Urban Book Reviews stated:

“Five Stars!To Catch the Setting Sun by Richard Levine is one of the best suspenseful mystery novels I have read! Crime fiction at its best is shown in this novel. I loved the dark, intriguing, yet deadly rollercoaster ride. Richard Levine is now added to my all-time favorites. Themes of loss, grief, death can be found in this epic tale. It grabbed my attention and kept it till the end.”

Mahalo Nui,


Richard I Levine is a native New Yorker raised in the shadows of Yankee Stadium. After dabbling in several occupations and a one-year coast to coast wanderlust trip, this one-time volunteer fireman, bartender, and store manager returned to school to become a chiropractor. A twenty-three-year cancer survivor, he’s a strong advocate for the natural healing arts. Levine has four Indy-published novels and his fifth work, To Catch The Setting Sun, is published by The Wild Rose Press and was released in August 2022. In 2006 he wrote, produced and was on-air personality of the Dr. Rich Levine show on Seattle’s KKNW 1150AM and after a twenty-five year practice in Bellevue, Washington, he closed up shop in 2017 and moved to Oahu to pursue a dream of acting and being on Hawaii 5-O. While briefly working as a ghostwriter/community liaison for a local Honolulu City Councilmember, he appeared as a background actor in over twenty-five 5-Os and Magnum P.Is. Richard can be seen in his first co-star role in the Magnum P.I. third season episode “Easy Money”. He presently resides in Hawaii.

Visit Richard’s Amazon Page or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads.

There’s a killer loose on the island of Oahu. His targets? Young, native-Hawaiian women. But it also appears that he’s targeting and taunting Honolulu police detective Henry Benjamin who knew each victim and whose wife, Maya, had been the first name on that list. In addition to battling his personal demons, this New York transplant’s aggressive style didn’t sit well with his laid-back colleagues who viewed Henry’s uncharacteristic lack of progress in the investigation as evidence that fueled ongoing rumors that he could be the killer. Was he, or could it have been someone within the municipal hierarchy with a vendetta? As it was, after thirteen years on the job Henry had been disillusioned with paradise. His career choice long killed any fantasy of living in a grass hut on a wind-swept beach, being serenaded by the lazy sounds of the ocean and a slack key guitar. Instead, it had opened his eyes to a Hawaii that tourists will never see.

Book Information

Release Date: August 22, 2022

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Soft Cover: ISBN:‎ 978-1509243297; 320 pages; $17.99; eBook $5.99


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dear Reader, Love, Barry Wilker

Dear Reader… 

I have been asked to write to you about my new novel, The Lapone Sisters. I think it will be fun to let you in on all the why’s, how’s, and what’s of the story, and the reasons that led to my final decision to put pen to paper . . . or to be honest, fingers to keyboard. 
Let me first tell you a little about myself. I am a retired interior designer. For most of my career, I worked on residential design for homes from coast to coast. I primarily worked on larger homes but always made the time for smaller jobs. I worked with a myriad of clients, some with budgets and some without where the sky was the limit. Each new job felt like the start of a guessing game. We had to get to know each other. I needed to get a perspective of a new prospect’s lifestyle, their attitudes toward life, their personal tastes and interests. After a week or two in conversations we would decide if our ideas and objectives aligned and if they did, we were ready to begin. 

The jobs I worked generally took up to two years. During our time together, my clients would share the same stories of their personal lives repeatedly, sometimes three and four times or more. I think you can understand how at such times my mind might have begun to wander. In those instances, my imagination took free reign. As my eyes followed their lips moving, I was in a totally different world. My head was in an offbeat mode hatching wisps of ideas that were unrelated situations. When we’d finished and the client left, I’d jot down those thoughts and ideas. Some things were humorous and some were just plain introspections. When something nagged at my mind for any length of time it went onto paper and into a folder. I’m one of those people that you only have to tell me something once and I’ll remember it forever. 

That’s how The Lapone Sisters got started. Those ideas were seedlings that over time grew and multiplied and became my novel. I playfully dreamed up the first names of my characters. I still have no idea where they came from and certainly had no idea if there might be a nationality involved. That was how my research began. Google came in very handy when I had one of those “AHA!” moments. I eventually found a country where the first names of my characters actually fit. Who knew it would be Romania? Welcome to the world of Schmellda, Sorina, and Esmeralda Lapone. I decided the primary setting for them would be Nashville, Tennessee. It helped me by putting them in a familiar setting. Nashville is my hometown and I have fond memories of places in my past. I want you to know that while the story is set in Nashville, my tale is not about the city. These girls could have lived anywhere in the world. The story is about personal philosophies, our differences, our commonalities, and the need for thoughtful kindness. 

So, after finding Romania it became fairly easy to establish a ladder from which the story could climb. After researching the city, I began my tale in Bucharest during World War II. I picked 1944 specifically to build a family tree so the girls could be the ages I wanted some thirty years later. I felt it was important to establish a bit of family history for too many reasons to explain. April 4, 1944 saw the Allied bombing that destroyed the city. The sad reasons behind the sisters curious names are layered in these first few pages. Going forward, I wanted to make this a happy story. The story quickly jumps from 1944 to June of 1976. 

It took me years to plot the exacting dates and sometimes hilarious events that take place over the six month period in 1976 covered in my story. This is a tale of three sisters and how radically their lives change during the short six months of their story. While relatively close in years, each sister is completely different. Each has their own look and desires for their future. All three have significant situations occur that propel their individual stories. On a journey to discover themselves as individuals, they concurrently learn to live truly satisfying and full lives. Their story is told through wry humor and often outlandish satire that encompasses a very colorful cast of characters. 

 My hope is you will become engaged in the story and enjoy the double entendres, satire, dark and light humor along with the humanity, thoughtfulness and ideological hopes of my characters and myself. When all is said and done, I would encourage you to listen to the inspiration and hopefulness expressed in the two songs referenced in the footnotes on pages 199 and 300. 

Thank you for your interest in The Lapone Sisters. 

Happy Reading! 

Barry Wilker
Buy the book from the PublisherAmazon, or your favorite bookstore 

About the Author: 

Barry Wilker spent forty-three years working as an interior designer for myriad clients across the United States. Retirement provided Wilker with ample time to assemble the amalgam of wild ideas, clever stories, and figments of his active imagination, which he has oh-so-stylishly fashioned into his debut novel, The Lapone Sisters. He lived for a number of years in the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Deven Greene

Dear Reader…

I’m thrilled you’ve started my Erica Rosen MD Trilogy. Whether you’re a physician, a scientist, or just someone who likes a good story and enjoys learning a little about the world, I hope you enjoy meeting Erica and learning about the conundrums she is faced with. While the scenarios in my book haven’t happened (to my knowledge), they are not science fiction but are within the realm of possibilities.

You will soon learn that Erica is a young, smart pediatrician with a great deal of empathy. She has reason to be particularly sympathetic to her disabled patients, as her brother had cerebral palsy and was deaf. Sadly, he died shortly before the first book begins, the victim of a motor vehicle accident. 

Through her practice in San Francisco, Erica becomes involved in a new struggle in each book. It’s hard to know how much to reveal when writing about my novels, wanting to say enough to be tantalizing while not disclosing so much that surprises are revealed. The first book, Unnatural, deals with a secret gene-editing project run by the Chinese government. This results in the birth of “unnatural” babies. The second book, Unwitting, is about training innocent autistic youth to become “unwitting” suicide bombers. The third book, Unforeseen, revolves around a disreputable drug manufacturer whose shortcuts result in “unforeseen” consequences for patients.

All my books required considerable research. Some of my research examined the central themes in two of my books: gene editing and drug manufacturing. I did not need to research autism for my second book, as my younger son has autism and served as the template for the main autistic character in Unwitting, Zaron. If Zaron seems unreal to you, bear in mind that he is a close approximation to a real person. He is not what is regarded as a high-functioning person with autism–someone who can communicate, hold a job, and function in society but is “odd.” He is severely disabled and can only communicate in a very limited way.

Aside from the main themes, I also researched many other matters, such as the various cultures and locations in my novels.

I hope you read all three of these works and walk away thinking you enjoyed them and learned some interesting facts. Although these are stand-alone novels, I believe they are more enjoyable if read in sequence to see how Erica’s life evolves over time.

All best wishes,



Fiction writer Deven Greene lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Ever since childhood, Deven has been interested in science.  After receiving a doctorate in biochemistry, she went to medical school and trained as a pathologist. She worked for several decades in that field before starting to write fiction. Deven incorporates elements of medicine or science in most of her writing. She has published several short stories. Her debut novel, Unnatural, is the first book of the Erica Rosen MD Trilogy, and was released in January 2021. Unwitting, released in October 2021, is the second Erica Rosen MD novel. Unforeseen is the final book in the Trilogy.

Visit her website at or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.


Dr. Erica Rosen is perplexed when she sees a young Chinese girl with blue eyes in her San Francisco pediatrics clinic. The girl’s mother, Ting, is secretive, and Erica suspects she has entered the country illegally. Later, Erica encounters Ting’s son and discovers he has an unusual mutation. Erica learns that Ting’s children underwent embryonic stem cell gene editing as part of a secret Chinese government-run program.

The Chinese government wants to murder Ting’s son to prevent others from learning about his unusual mutation and the secret gene-editing program. At Ting’s urging, Erica heads to China to expose the program and rescue the infant Ting was forced to leave behind, all while attempting to evade the watchful eye of the Chinese government.

Book Information

Release Date: January 7, 2021

Publisher:  Black Rose Writing

Soft Cover: 289 pages; $4.53; eBook $4.65; Free with Kindle Unlimited


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Dr. Erica Rosen’s world is turned upside down after a suicide bomber explodes amidst a large crowd entering Oracle Park baseball stadium, near her San Francisco home. Many are killed or injured, and police have no leads in solving the case.

Erica becomes involved after a teacher of young autistic men contacts her. The teacher believes her students are involved in the bombing but is afraid to contact law enforcement. She reaches out to Erica, who has experience with special needs children. 

Erica arrives at the school but finds the police already there and a young autistic man doing a jigsaw puzzle, oblivious to his murdered teacher on the floor. The young man has information about the mastermind behind the bombing but has limited ability to speak. Erica is determined to protect him, prevent further bombings, and find his missing classmates.

Book Information

Release Date: October 21, 2021

Publisher:  Black Rose Writing

Soft Cover: 281 pages; $17.38; eBook $4.99; FREE on Kindle Unlimited


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Pediatrician Erica Rosen is stymied when two of her patients don’t respond to medicine as expected. When other patients later develop strange, unexpected illnesses, she is determined to get to the bottom of it.

Meanwhile, the department’s newest pediatrician, Dr. Nilsen, appears to be trying to steal her patients. Erica suspects he is after her job as the clinic director. She also discovers Dr. Nilsen has become romantically involved with her trusted assistant, Martha. One evening, while looking for patient information on Martha’s desk, Erica comes across a list with the names of some of her patients. A boy who recently became ill with a mysterious malady is on the list and has an asterisk by his name. What does that mean?

Erica is convinced something nefarious is underfoot, and Dr. Nilsen, rather than simply being after her job, is engaged in a dangerous scheme involving her patients. Unable to recruit the help of law enforcement in a timely manner, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. As she proceeds with her investigation, she is unaware of the dangers she is about to encounter.

Book Information

Release Date: August 18, 2022

Publisher:  Black Rose Writing

Soft Cover: 329 pages; $21.95; eBook $6.99; FREE on Kindle Unlimited


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Friday, October 28, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Sher J. Stultz

Dear Reader…

If you’re not from the local Puget Sound region, please load Google maps, type in West Seattle, and zoom in because the story you’re reading takes place in a real neighborhood at the north end of West Seattle near the North Admiral and Alki neighborhoods. I fell in love with this place years ago on my way to a doctor’s appointment and kept returning to explore it. When these characters were emerging in my imagination, I decided West Seattle would be an ideal place for a quirky bunch of middle schoolers to begin their journey together. It feels like a small town tucked away across the bridge from the big city.

You might be wondering about the names of some of the characters. Well, if your parents are nerdy scientists, you could end with names from Greek mythology like Aeneas, Persephone, and Socrates. If your parents are quirky, madly-in-love musicians who occasionally miscommunicate you could end up being named Colonel Johan or C.J. because your mom craved fried chicken and your dad loved Mozart! And if you’re you are co-adopting a stray dog with your best friend, you might have to compromise and name him Sput. Many of the names are shortened to nicknames because I’m always giving family, friends and even my students nicknames. So, Socrates is Sox. Persephone is Seph. Tabitha is Tab. Keep reading. I bet you’ll find many more instances.  

You might stumble across some regional references in this story that might be unfamiliar to you. A friend of mine was reading The Rescue and called me, asking, “I don’t get what a 12 is?” This might be part of the story that readers find odd if they don’t watch pro football. A “12” is a devoted Seahawks fan. At the time this story unfolded, the Seahawks were having record-breaking seasons, led by legion of boom and their new rookie quarterback. Since many of my students were 12s, I wanted to include a character who embodied all the game-day rituals the locals practiced. The decision to cast C.J. as the 12 instead of other characters wasn’t completely random. It fit his personality best, but rather than being a fan of one of the famous players on the team, he is obsessed with the coach. 

Book one is the start of this series. You’ll just be getting to know all the characters when the story ends on a cliff hanger. But don’t worry, book two picks up right where book one leaves off. A few new characters make appearances in book two and the one I am particularly excited for you to meet is a sexy young time traveler. I can’t say anymore without spoiling the next book, so stay tuned.   

Best wishes for many adventures reading books or other pursuits in your life!

Sher J. Stultz

Sher Stultz lives with her family in the Puyallup river valley. The Timestream Travelers Chronicles is her debut series. Her inspiration for this series came from teaching middle school science and her deep curiosity with genetics and time travel. As a science teacher for seventeen years, she is always delighted to bump into former students and learn about the new adventures in their lives. In her spare time, she kayaks, dances, practices yoga, and goes camping or hiking. In the summertime Sher grows pollinator gardens for bees and hummingbirds, attends outdoor concerts, and reads in her hammock. An ardent conversationalist, Sher enjoys many genres of books and music and will happily converse with anyone on a variety of topics! Her first novel, The Rescue has been warmly received, garnering an indie B.R.A.G. Medallion, a Bookfest gold medal, and was cited as Pacific Book Awards Finalist. Book two in the Timestream series is slated for release in early 2023.




It all starts when the sheets go slack, and Aeneas vanishes! He and his two best friends, C.J. and Tabitha are spellbound as they watch the video feed of his disappearance and witness him climbing through his bedroom window an hour later, wearing different socks. Aeneas Entwistle, a slightly above average eighth grader is about to discover that the mystery of waking up with different socks is much more than just a prank.

Adding to that dilemma, Aeneas is struggling with new feelings for Tabitha and loses his cool during her birthday party. Meanwhile, Aeneas’s twenty-something daughter, Cassie has traveled thirty-eight years from the future hoping to find any small detail that might help locate her missing father. Enlisting Harold, the Entwistle’s quirky housekeeper, Cassie works to rescue a middle-aged Aeneas, who vanishes into the timestream when a 7.2 earthquake strikes northwest Washington in May of 2053. But Cassie’s presence in the past might have unforeseen consequences for everyone in her circle. As she struggles to find her father, a carefully guarded family secret is revealed, and Cassie must choose between altering the past or violating the shamanic rules of time travel!

“Author Sher J. Stultz weaves an intricate plot filled with unexpected twists and turns that hooks you in from the first page and refuses to let go until the end. Moving at a blistering pace, the narrative is full of intrigue, mystery, and a sense of wonder that you find in well-written adventure tales. The characters are colorful and full of life. Their distinct quirks and idiosyncrasies only make them more appealing to the reader. I adored the friendship between Aeneas, Tabitha, and C.J. I also found myself enjoying the dynamic between Cassie and Harold. Recommended to young adult sci-fi/fantasy lovers.”Reviewed By Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite

Book Information

Release Date: January 2022

Publisher:  Independent

Soft Cover: ISBN:979-8455440540; 290 pages; $14.99; eBook $3.99







Monday, October 17, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Carole P. Roman


Dear Reader…

I know things have been hard lately. Gas prices are up, the kids have been on top of you, and your job is demanding. Frankly, you need a break. I have just the book for you.

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex is a great escape from the cares of everyday life. Not only is it perfect for your kids, you just might enjoy losing yourself in this coming-of-age story about a fourteen-year-old boy and his best friend.

Grady Whill is so ordinary that it hurts. Just when an exciting new school has opened with the promise to harvest potential so that a person could find their superpowers, he realizes he has no chance of getting in. Grady suffers from anxiety. He has asthma, and to make matters worse, his guardian cryptically refuses to allow him to apply.

His best friend, Aarush is mildly autistic and the target of the school bully. While Aarush appears as though he could care less, Grady works hard to shield him from the slights of their classmates.

Oddly enough, the school bully is the first to make Templeton, followed by Aarush and to surprise, Grady. Grady must navigate challenging concepts and an openly hostile teacher to unlock the possibility of superpowers.

Maybe, dear reader, you'll learn you have some abilities you never realized before as well.

Love, Carole

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.

Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.

She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.

Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.

Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.

She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.

Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the ‘mother of reinvention.’ She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.

Her series includes:

Captain No Beard

If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural

If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical

Nursery series

Oh Susannah- Early Reader and coloring book

Grady Whilland the Templeton Codex

Giggles Galore- Coming in December 2022

Mindfulness for Kids with co-author J. Robin Albertson-Wren

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids; 800 plus Jokes! 1 and 2

Spies, Code Talkers, and Secret Agents A World War 2 Book for Kids

Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber

Marketing Indieworld- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber

Adult Fiction under the pen name Brit Lunden


The Knowing- Book 1- A Bulwark Anthology

The Devil and Dayna Dalton- Book 9-A Bulwark Anthology

Her latest book is the YA Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex.

Visit Carole’s website at or connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Templeton Academy- the superhero high school is finally open!

The prestigious academy is recruiting the best of the best to enroll in its student body.

The school is as mysterious as it is exclusive.

Grady Whill thinks there is nothing special about him to make the grade.

However, his best friend, Aarush Patel has been selected and thinks Grady has the right stuff.

Even school bully, Elwood Bledsoe is attending.

If Grady is fortunate enough to be picked, his guardian has forbidden him to attend.

Will a family secret prevent Grady from becoming the superhero he was destined to be?

“Roman’s writing is excellent: portraying wonderful, complex characters. Narrated by Grady, the story reveals his kindness and humor. (“Aarush lived in a smart home as opposed to my stupid home,” he tells readers). It also illustrates the lovely symbiotic friendship between Grady and Aarush, who protect each other from trouble and ridicule…With the book’s many touching, funny, and edge-of-your-seat moments, readers will be cheering to hear more from Grady.” Blue Ink Review

“With a page-turning plot and exciting twists and turns, this book is sure to become a treasured favorite.”- Review by Book Excellence

“If I were to give a book to every young adult in this world, I would give them Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman without blinking. I absolutely loved every moment of this uplifting and fascinating story. It’s filled with valuable life lessons, adventure, peril, and highly relatable and lovable characters.” Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers’ Favorite

“Harry Potter meets Sky High. If you’re a fan of young adult stories where protagonists go to mysterious schools to train their superhuman abilities, don’t miss out on Grady Whill and The Templeton Codex.” Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Reader’s Favorite

“With a detailed descriptive narrative, great character development, and compelling dialogue, the author has created a story that will have young readers engaged to the very end.” Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Reader’s Favorite

Book Information

Release Date: July 18, 2022

Publisher:  Chelshire, Inc.

Soft Cover: ISBN:  978-1950080434; 286 pages; $10.99; eBook $8.99; FREE on Kindle Unlimited


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Colette R. Harrell

Dear Reader…

Thank you for holding the novel, Later in your delicate hands. Exciting, isn’t it? I get giggly when I’m about to tear into a good story. But I’m talking while you’re trying to read. I will give you about an hour and return to you. 

One hour later . . . 

You’re turning pages and snuggling into your pillow because you can’t turn the lights off. You’re falling in love with Zachary and want him to have the love he desires. You’re cheering for Junie, Sari (Sarah), and John to escape into a life of freedom. Ooh, wee, it’s making you rush through, and I want you to slow down. There are twists and turns ahead, and I don’t want you to miss one single thing. The elements of the past blurring into the future have you dazzled, and you can’t believe how it all came together. But it does, and you sigh but hold tight to your tablet because it’s just starting to heat up. 

This is where it all goes full speed ahead. There’s a mad scientist (well, not so much a mad scientist as a really evil Doctor.), and he has plans to bring himself even more wealth than he presently has, and that’s a lot. Then there’s a powerful Senator connected to The Benson family’s pre-civil war past. And in the meantime? A dreamboat of a mercenary named Legend joins the cast, and his only allegiance is to himself. 

There is romantic, family, and community love. Our characters learn more about themselves the more they fall into adversarial conditions. They also learn to forgive and to open their hearts to new ways of thinking and to be. 

They learn that amid the most difficult challenges, sometimes faith, hope, and love can come . . . Later.

Colette R. Harrell made her debut as an author with the book, The Devil Made Me Do It. As a published author, she has enjoyed meeting her readers; for her, it’s all surreal. She holds a master’s degree and worked as a director of social services, which allowed her a front-row seat to the conflict and struggles of everyday people. 

Her day is filled as an Author, Playwright, Story Editor, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and child of God. She wears many titles allowing twenty-four hours a day to meet the challenge. 

 Her goal in writing is to engage readers and provide them with golden nuggets of wisdom that feed and titillate. Her biggest lesson is that it takes a village to raise a dream. She loves and appreciates her village. 

She prays everything God has for you manifests in your life. And that you stretch and reach for it! 

Colette’s latest book is the historical/interracial/supernatural/paranormal Later.

You can visit her website at  or connect with her on TwitterFacebookGoodreads or Instagram.

In 1859, Junie Benson was a twelve-year-old genius and enslaved. His older sister, Sari, had her own difficulties, including being auctioned to the highest bidder. She was also beautiful, flighty, and had a repetitive dream about a hazel-eyed white stranger. 

Everybody with the good sense God had given them knew even her dream was forbidden. 

In the present, three things troubled ex-Special Forces Lt. Colonel Zachary Trumble . . . his new job as director of security for Burstein Labs, his loveless marriage, and the green-eyed siren who won’t let him sleep in peace. 

Then time’s fickle hand brewed a recipe for a miracle . . . Stir in three runaway slaves, an avalanche, one mad scientist, and an unhappy, in-love hero to create a dish for revenge best served . . . Later.

Release Date: September 1, 2022

Publisher:  Intentional Entertainment LLC

Soft Cover: 204 pages



Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dear Reader, Love Tom Roy

Dear Reader…

Are you a Christian who is currently leading or has a dream to lead? Jesus has a lot to say to you.

Often, traditional education skips some very important understanding of what true Jesus leadership can look like.

This book will give Christian and non Christian readers material that will make you rethink the leadership model you are currently using!

Longtime baseball coach Tom Roy served as the assistant coach for & team chaplain for Grace College’s baseball team in 2019. Roy has worked with the Lancers in three different decades. He was the Lancers’ head baseball coach from 1980-83. He led Grace to two winning seasons in 1981 and 1982. He was also the squad’s pitching coach from 1970-73 and graduated from Grace with a Bachelor’s degree in 1974. 

Roy has spent close to 15 years as an associate scout for Major League Baseball. He was an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1976-79 and was an associate international scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1993-99 and for the San Diego Padres from 2000-05. Roy also served as the varsity baseball coach at Tippecanoe Valley HS from 1974-76 and was the pitching coach at Huntington College from 1987-89. 

He has visited over 65 different countries teaching and coaching the game of baseball. He is the former president and founder of Unlimited Potential, Inc and started SHEPHERD COACH NETWORK in 2019. He played briefly in the San Francisco Giants organization before starting his career. He authored an autobiography about his experience with UPI entitled “Released.” Roy serves as a board member for the Warsaw YMCA, UPI, and Fellowship Mission. He has authored four books entitled “Released”, “Shepherd Coach”, and “FLOCK” and has co-written six books entitled “Beyond Betrayal”, “Take it on, Suit up, sit down”, “9 Innings of Memories and Heroes”, “Sandusky Bay”, “Ellison Bay”, and “Lake of Bays.” He resides in Winona Lake with his wife Carin. They have daughters (Amy and Lindsay) and 6 grandchildren.

His latest book is the Christian leadership book, Flock: Lead Your Tribe, Feed Your Team, Protect Your People).

You can visit his website at or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Tom Roy shares his wisdom and knowledge and shows how transformational leadership can change everything. He gives easy to follow examples and lessons and reminds us all of what matters most when we are leading. He follows the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and reminds us that we cannot go wrong if we follow the Kingdom principles from the Bible that have changed the world. Read this book! It will encourage you and help you to be a better leader!

Book Information

Release Date: June 6, 2020

Publisher:  Tall Pines Publishing

Soft Cover: ISBN:979-8645083878; 97 pages; $12.99; eBook $8.99