An Examination of a Disaster in Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The news of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 flashed across the globe with images of the waves wiping out homes and followed by a nuclear meltdown that kept the world on edge. On the eve of the two year anniversary…

Hidden Needs and Brutal Murder in The Dark Winter

It’s Christmas time in Hull, England and the threat of snow is in the air, but the real danger is not from the weather but from a killer or killers after a string of murders. There is no obvious link between the crimes- the only survivor of a shipwreck from forty years ago is found dead in a lifeboat, a teenage girl from Africa is hacked to death, and a suspected arsonist is murdered and burned.

Falsehoods and Lies in The Imposter Bride

In the chaos during the final months of World War II, a woman stole the identity of a dead young woman named Lily Azerov. This woman took on Lily’s life and entered into an arranged marriage contract with Sol Kramer in Canada. On her arrival, Sol rejected her, though his brother Nathan, enthralled with the mysterious Lily, married her. Lily could only maintain the lie of her stolen identity for a short time before it became clear that she was not the real Lily. In the face of the truth and painful memories, she disappeared…

The Homage To the Eagle in An Eternity of Eagles

The eagle conjures up many different images from an aggressive predator to its astonishing beauty in flight. The interaction between eagles and humans has occurred for centuries, and noted author and naturalist, Stephen J. Bodio has written a book about these extraordinary birds that also includes the bird’s relationship with people…