Derek Emerson is a college administrator who also teaches entry-level English. He has his Masters in Professional Writing from Western Michigan University and has been involved in freelance writing, editing, layout, and design work for over ten years. His main interests revolve around cultural issues including books, theatre, music, and dance. He is also the devoted and proud father of four children and astonished husband of the same woman for over 26 years.
Simon Van Booy's latest novel looks at our connections to others in life, not through social media, but how we live.
Doctor Danielle Ofri looks at the emotional side of medicine and how it impacts the well being of doctors and patients.
Two missing women are found in suitcases at a farm, and the chase for a serial killer is on in Denmark.
Poet Jack Ridl's work reaches beyond the regular poetry crowd and speaks to everyone.
Anne Lamott's latest writing brings her earthy approach to the heavenly topic of prayer.
A collection of stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes provides a variety of takes on the legendary character.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a novel in the tradition of the quest, but with a very modern twist.
Karl Marlantes' take on the Vietnam War raises the bar on what it takes to be a literary classic in a crowded field.
Jesuit priest James Martin gives an insightful and humorous look at incorporating a spiritual life into our everyday world.
Ali Smith's collection of short stories is uneven, but worth the effort.