This is a place to read what I think about various books and to give your own opinions about books. I am a plain-spoken person but this is not the place for any hurtful words. Being hurtful accomplishes nothing for anyone.
Haverford’s Sci-Fi and Western novels made him a household name.
But that was then. A decade of creative stagnation and fading health
has left him in the literary wilderness.
to end his dry spell and secure his legacy, Val pens a dystopian
conspiracy theory set in a tangential universe where alien invaders
eliminate ‘undesirables’ perceived as drains on society.
as he digs deeper into violence plaguing his adopted home of Chicago,
he discovers unsettling similarities between his work in progress and
a life he thought he left behind. Soon he finds his fictional
extremists are not only real—they’re intent on making sure his
book never sees the light of day.
he pieces together haunting truths about his city and his motives,
Val realizes his last chance to revive his career and reconcile the
past could get him—and the people he loves—killed.
he make the right choice? Or will it be too late?
a provocative story that shows how the desperation of lost
opportunity can lead to drastic and unexpected consequences.
If Jennifer were to
make a deal with the Devil, she’d ask to live—in good health—just
until she’s finished reading all the books. She figures that’s
In case other
bibliophiles attempt the same scheme, she’s working hard to get all
her ideas on paper. She writes multi-genre fiction and the occasional
essay, and is currently working on a collection of shorts and two
picture books that may or may not be suitable for children.
Edge of Sundown is
her first novel. She’s always been drawn to “what-ifs” and
flawed characters, and has never quite mastered the happy ending.
Jennifer is a member
of Chicago Writers Association and Independent Writers of Chicago,
and works at a private university library.