From rich environmental diversity to high school football culture, the Lone Star State has endless inspiration for independent authors. Not every state has its own independence day, and only a few have been ruled by half a dozen nations. March 2nd marks the day that Texas declared independence from its last foreign ruler, Mexico, in 1836. Celebrate Texas Independence Day and add these Lone Star reads to your TBR!
Featured Author March – Nancy Whiteford
Nancy Whiteford is a long time Figure Skating and Power Skating Coach in Ontario. She is a gold medalist in Free Skate, Dance Skills, and Interpretive. Her impressive 40-plus year career in skating also led her to coach hundreds of Gold Medalists – and she was inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Inspired to share her story, she wrote the new children’s book – My Skating Dream. The heartwarming story shares the journey of a girl named Sassafrass and her pursuit to become the best figure skater she can be.
Book of the Day 2/23/23
Nancy Christie’s novel is a true triumph that reminds you it’s never too late to follow your heart and your dreams. Reinventing Rita begs the question – is fifty too old to start over and reinvent yourself? Throughout the story, it becomes abundantly clear that there is no timeline for self-discovery – and there is always an opportunity get back into the driver’s seat.
Cookbooks for Black History Month
Continue celebrating Black History Month by supporting Black cookbook authors! The time is always right to experiment with different recipes in the kitchen. These cookbooks are jam-packed with authentic, mouth-watering dishes and drinks that will add an entirely new dimension to the meals you enjoy with friends and family.
Book of the Day 2/20/23
Overcoming Systemic Prejudice and Discrimination is an impressive book that is both timely and relevant for readers of all backgrounds. Meticulously written by J. Dawson Williams, each chapter offers empowering insight that enhances social awareness of unethical practices so readers can understand how to create positive systemic change.
Book of the Day 2/17/23
A Long Way from Iowa is a remarkable story that is written by a skilled author. For the dreamers who aspire to live the writerly, adventurous life, this book will speak to you in so many different ways. Author Janet Hulstrand chronicles three generations of women with a passion for reading, writing, and travel, and her journey takes her to some truly extraordinary places.
Bestselling Children’s Books in February
If you follow this blog, you know by now that I love children’s literature. Simple, but also profound, these stories capture your hearts with meaningful lessons. Check out these three stories, all written by Black authors, that educate, enlighten, and inspire children and adults alike.
Book of the Day 2/14/23
Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate love with this special romance novel that beautifully blends prose with poetry. Written in a unique form, Remember the Wind and the Rain shares an unforgettable story that will tug at your heartstrings from beginning to end.
Book of the Day 2/13/23
In One Night is a beguiling romance novel that expresses the sincerity and strength of love – particularly Black love. Written by author D.T. Jenkins, the book serves as a reminder that love is something that should be celebrated, and is filled with beauty and endless possibilities.
Book of the Day 2/8/23
Breaking Free tells a remarkable story that is both haunting and inspirational. It chronicles the author’s struggle through both sexual and mental harassment, how it changed him, and how it led to his growth as an adult.