Melissa Payne's novel calls on her experience with abused and neglected children to paint a compelling portrait of the troubled protagonist
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Author Lija Fisher's protagonist, Clivo, mistakes a priest for a shape-shifting creature, but then learns some disturbing information about the object of his search
In this excerpt from "You Who Enter Here," author Erika T. Wurth introduces us to the prison gang culture so coveted by the protagonists of her novel
Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its Indigenous people -- and chocolate
Addiction, denial, despair — and joy — mark one woman’s thought experiment, aided by soft-hearted “guides”
In "Soft Hearted Stories," author Jenny Forrester views her world through a kaleidoscopic lens of prose and poetry
In "The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes," author Sarah Adleman employs a mix of literary techniques as tools that dig to the heart of tragedy and explore the concept of forgiveness
A talented 16-year-old painter is given a chance to “merge minds” with a dying master. Should he take it?
Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl's young-adult tale of a plan to accelerate human development makes the opportunity sound enticing. But what are the ultimate costs?
The science fiction writing duo of Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola adds another chapter to the series that features their female protagonist, Denver Moon, and her AI partner, Smith
In a short story from her debut collection, author Emily Wortman-Wunder melds her love of wildlife and short fiction into a heart-wrenching meditation
An unusual setting for romance: A petroleum tank farm, an inspection of irregularities, a drug lord and his henchman
Author Harper McDavid introduces the unlikely characters in this award-winning romance novel set in the region where she once worked as a hydrogeologist along the Texas-Mexico border