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In “The Secrets of Lost Stones,” a cryptic note presents troubled teen with a choice

Melissa Payne is the bestselling author of ”The Secrets of Lost Stones.” For as long as she can remember, Melissa has been telling stories in one form or another—from high school newspaper articles to a graduate thesis to blogging about marriage and motherhood. But she first learned the real importance of storytelling when she worked for […]

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An unusual setting for romance: A petroleum tank farm, an inspection of irregularities, a drug lord and his henchman

Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the roller coaster of writing books, swearing she’d never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper, the world has moved on beyond typewriters and 10-pound manuscripts. “Zapata” is McDavid’s debut novel and the winner of both the 2020 Colorado Book Award and the […]

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In typical Cussler fashion, “Celtic Empire” begins with a historical premise — and then takes off

Dirk Cussler is the co-author, with his father Clive, of seven previous Dirk Pitt adventures: “Black Wind,” “Treasure of Khan,” “Arctic Drift,” “Crescent Dawn,” “Poseidon’s Arrow,” “Havana Storm,” and “Odessa Sea.” Cussler serves as president of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), a non-profit organization devoted to shipwreck discovery and preservation of our maritime […]