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Author Archive for Lisa Miller

Book Review: Heaven is For Real

Book Review:  Heaven is For Real – A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent by Julie Failla Earhart I don’t think I’m alone when I wonder if heaven is real and what it could be like. I believe it’s real; it may not be…

Laurell K. Hamilton Launches New Book Kiss the Dead

Laurell K. Hamilton made quite an entrance in the basement of The Bridge Tap Room and Wine Bar, 1004 Locust, next door to Left-Bank Books, the event sponsor. She and her husband Jonathan were escorted in for the launch of her new book, Kiss the Dead with their two body-guards.  The crowd hushed as Laurell,…

Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor It was a standing room only crowd which gathered at Left Bank Books downtown on June 2nd to witness the prestigious reading and book signing of Grannie Annie, Volume 7.  Students came from near (St. Louis, Ladue, and Wentzville) and far (Colorado, Ohio and Texas)…

June Writing Contests

Writing Contests for June International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Writers’ Village Summer Prose fiction Women Who Write International Poetry & Short Prose Contest Room Magazine’s Annual Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Contest Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: The First Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America Science Thrillers…

Hari Sky Campbell Reads at Divoll Library

Hari Sky Campbell Reads at Divoll Library by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor When Walrus Publishing asked who would be interested in attending a reading by the renowned St. Louis, black Poet, Hari Sky Campbell, I did a rapid-fire e-mail back to the publisher. “I would, I would,” I said, like an enthusiastic child bouncing up…

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak by Julie Failla Earhart Markus Zusak’s second novel, The Book Thief, takes place in 1939 Nazi Germany and Hitler is starting his marches across Europe.  Liesel Meminger is a young girl of nine years, and traveling to a foster home in Munich with her mother and brother…

Julie’s Summer Reading List

Julie’s Summer Reading List by Julie Failla Earhart Paris in Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James. This nonfiction title recounts the year the author and her family spent in Paris. Written in brief essays and short vignettes, this easy-to-read book captures life in City of Lights. From the hardships the children have in their new…