DearReader.com Features Diane Fanning August 2

DearReader.com Features Diane Fanning August 2

DearReader.com Features Diane Fanning August 2 TREASON IN THE SECRET CITY, the second book in the Secret City, comes out the first of August. It is filled with spies, treachery and challenges for Libby Clark. She has to face down the authorities and defy the secret...
Southerners, Listen Up!

Southerners, Listen Up!

Hey, y’all, let’s get this straight.  Virginia is a southern state.  I’ve run across people from Texas, Alabama, Georgia and even South Carolina who have referred to my state as being “Yankee.”  I don’t know if this arose because...
Influence Your Book Store

Influence Your Book Store

  The number of book stores in this country has declined in the last decade.   And the inventory in existing book stores has gotten smaller. As a result, I’ve heard many people complaining that their favorite types of books are no longer available on the shelf....
The Call of My Heart

The Call of My Heart

A funny thing happened to me last March.  I was riding in the car heading from Virginia’s coast to the western part of the state.  The moment I saw the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon, the word “home” reverberated in my head. That single word was...
ANNE PERRY AND THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: Recommended Read

ANNE PERRY AND THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: Recommended Read

      Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham is a fascinating read.  I’ll admit that initially I thought the title was a bit over the top—there are a lot of homicides that could challenge that claim.  However, when I realized the book was...