November 30, 2023

A Heated Trial~Stirs the Entire Town

Allen Mendenhall's Newest Release:

Cephas recounts childhood events in the 1970s that retell the story of the improbable, forbidden love between Tommy Cox, who has an intellectual disability, and Sarah Warren, the underage darling of polite society. The two are pushed together by a mysterious illness, and their resulting illicit relationship results in a heated trial that stirs the entire town. Tommy’s prosecution turns on whether he could have, under the law, formed the requisite intent to be found guilty of the crime for which he’s charged. Cephas and his friends―Lump, Brett, and Michael―struggle to come to terms with their growing knowledge of Tommy and Sarah’s intimate relationship. Along the way the four learn much―perhaps too much―about justice, truth, lust, and love.

Allen Mendenhall
is Associate Dean of the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, where he holds the Grady Rosier Professorship and directs the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. Visit his website at

November 29, 2023

Don't Miss Special Price of $0.99 for Truth: A Christian Thriller Duology

From November 29 through December 5, TRUTH: A CHRISTIAN THRILLER DUOLOGY, a special Kindle E-Book edition of the TRUTH series, is on sale for only $0.99 on Amazon:

Two novels collide, unleashing a non-stop thrill ride filled with suspense, plot twists, edge-of-your-seat action, love, and laughs with a dystopian edge. In TRUTH: A Christian Thriller Duology, TRUTH IN THE NAME and TRUTH IN THE WORD unite to culminate a page-turner with a powerful message of faith that brings to life the bare essence of what it means to truly know God.

Deceit… Corruption… Mind control… A sinister plot with a ticking clock…

Inside this mountain of lies, will Ellie uncover the TRUTH before time runs out?

What if someone erased your memory? Would you still know God? In TRUTH IN THE NAME, Ellie’s world was ripped apart two years earlier when her sister disappeared. Now, the President has selected Ellie for a position in his new secret sect that is supposed to put an end to violent crime. However, she must leave everyone and everything she knows without a word. At the training facility, Ellie discovers this mission is not as it seems. She finds herself immersed in a race against the clock to save the world and the man of her dreams.

If the enemy came to lay his claim, would you bear the seal of the Holiest Name? In TRUTH IN THE WORD, Ellie is living the life of her dreams. Meanwhile, outbreaks of violence are claiming innocent lives across the country, and the perpetrators all have one thing in common. They were all victims in President Denali’s training facility. Ellie is forced to return for testing, and soon, her hopes for a quick return home are shattered.

Ellie may have been chosen as a pawn by the President, but her presence in the facility just might be an assignment from God.

F. D. Adkins is a Christian fiction author and freelance writer. Her hope is to pass along the comfort that comes from having a personal relationship with Jesus while offering her readers a brief escape from life’s struggles through an action-packed story. In other words, her passion is sharing her faith through fiction.

She currently has two Christian Suspense Thriller novels, TRUTH IN THE NAME and TRUTH IN THE WORD. Recently, TRUTH IN THE NAME received third place in the Selah Awards in the category of ‘First Novel’. She has had freelance articles published in FOCUS ON THE FAMILY magazine and FAITH ON EVERY CORNER magazine. In addition, F. D. Adkins posts every Monday to a faith blog on her website.

Find out more about her writing, check out her weekly Bible study reflections, and sign up for her free monthly newsletter on her website at In addition, you can find all of her social media links, author interviews, and articles on her linktree at


November 28, 2023

Most Charming and Uplifting Novel 0f 2023


The Lost Bookshop

The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.
"The thing about books," she said "is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of."

On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found…

For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives.

But when a vanishing bookshop casts its spell, these three unsuspecting strangers will discover that their own stories are every bit as extraordinary as the ones found in the pages of their beloved books. And by unlocking the secrets of the shelves, they find themselves transported to a world of wonder… where nothing is as it seems.

Readers have fallen in love with The Lost Bookshop:

‘Beautifully written and captures the wonder and awe that a story can bring to its reader…a delightful story for any book lover…an ode to storytelling and the connections that books can make!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wowwww!! It’s been awhile since I read something so fascinating, captivating and special all in one…It takes you on a journey like most books do, but this one, I just want to inscribe on my back and hope that it becomes a part of me so that I can carry it with me always’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A must read for readers that love books’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A beautiful story that begs to be read in one sitting…a magical story filled with beautiful prose and many surprises that readers will not soon forget’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This spellbinding book hooked me from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down til the end’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A love story, one with books and booklovers at its heart. A warm, wonderful novel that sweeps up the reader into an absorbing, magical tale’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If you enjoy books by the Brontë sisters … then I would fully recommend you read this book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This novel has it all: wit, a dash of magic, and a large heart. A fantastic read’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Evie Woods is the pseudonym of Evie Gaughan, bestselling author of The Story Collector, The Heirloom and The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris. Living on the West Coast of Ireland, Evie escapes the inclement weather by writing her stories in a converted attic, where she dreams of underfloor heating. Her books tread the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly, revealing the magic that exists in our ordinary lives. Twitter

November 27, 2023

A Family's Journey Toward Healing and Hope

Seventeen-year-old Maddie is left reeling after the unexpected passing of her beloved father. No one has any idea why he betrayed them all so spectacularly, but that’s exactly what his death feels like: a betrayal. With their world shattered, Maddie’s grieving mother sends her to spend a few months with her grandparents, thinking a change of scenery will do her good.

Susan and Frank, Maddie’s grandparents, are heartbroken over the loss of their son, but they welcome Maddie as an addition to their long-empty nest. Maddie settles in and makes friends at her new school, but she still wrestles with why her father took his own life. Then an unexpected twist throws all their lives into fresh turmoil, testing the very fabric of their faith. How Susan helps her granddaughter find hope, even as they both struggle with grief, makes this touching tale of love and recovery a must-read.

See her interview on Suite T November 7.

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With nearly six million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 160 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.
Her books have won awards such as the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards for Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. Angela holds a doctorate in biblical studies and a ThD.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards--one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out paw-tographs at the airport.

When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.

Readers may visit her web site at

November 24, 2023

How To Turn America Back


From historian and author of the popular daily newsletter LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN, a vital narrative that explains how America, once a beacon of democracy, now teeters on the brink of autocracy -- and how we can turn back.
In the midst of the impeachment crisis of 2019, Heather Cox Richardson launched a daily Facebook essay providing the historical background of the daily torrent of news. It soon turned into a newsletter and its readership ballooned to more than 2 million dedicated readers who rely on her plainspoken and informed take on the present and past in America.

In Democracy Awakening, Richardson crafts a compelling and original narrative, explaining how, over the decades, a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals. By weaponizing language and promoting false history they have led us into authoritarianism -- creating a disaffected population and then promising to recreate an imagined past where those people could feel important again. She argues that taking our country back starts by remembering the elements of the nation’s true history that marginalized Americans have always upheld. Their dedication to the principles on which this nation was founded has enabled us to renew and expand our commitment to democracy in the past. Richardson sees this history as a roadmap for the nation’s future.

Richardson’s talent is to wrangle our giant, meandering, and confusing news feed into a coherent story that singles out what we should pay attention to, what the precedents are, and what possible paths lie ahead. In her trademark calm prose, she is realistic and optimistic about the future of democracy. Her command of history allows her to pivot effortlessly from the Founders to the abolitionists to Reconstruction to Goldwater to Mitch McConnell, highlighting the political legacies of the New Deal, the lingering fears of socialism, the death of the liberal consensus and birth of “movement conservatism.”

Many books tell us what has happened over the last five years. Democracy Awakening explains how we got to this perilous point, what our history really tells us about ourselves, and what the future of democracy can be.

Heather Cox Richardson
is an American academic historian, author, and educator. She is a professor of history at Boston College, where she teaches courses on the American Civil War, the Reconstruction Era, the American West, and the Plains Indians

November 23, 2023

A Time To Be Thankful!

                                            Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.
To share with others the true joy of being thankful. 
It is a time to be grateful to God, our creator and 
sustainer of life. The one who loves us with an 
unconditional love now, and forever. Our God, 
who sees the good in us and guides us on our 
journey, leading us to Him. We thank Him for 
His bountifulness to us so we in turn can share 
with others. May each and every day, draw us 
closer to Him so others will see Christ in us. 
Let us share our Lord and His love with them. 
Susan Reichert

November 22, 2023

Prince To the King of Beers

The story of the iconic Anheuser-Busch dynasty, written—for the first time—by a Busch heir.

As an heir to the Anheuser-Busch company and fortune, Billy Busch was raised on the real stories of how his family built one of America’s oldest and most iconic brands. Since the company was formed almost 150 years ago, the Busch family, their beer, the famous Clydesdales in their advertising, and even their style of business have become a symbol of the American dream—that not-so-outdated belief that hard work, grit, and a positive can-do attitude make anything possible.

Growing up on the family’s ancestral estate as a prince to the King of Beers, Billy lived a life only kids could dream up—living in an amusement park, traveling by private rail car and yacht, and playing with his pet elephant, Tessie. But as he grew up, he realized that the Busch family legacy was not just wealth and privilege. With no separation between family and business, Billy’s father—more boss than dad—continued the tradition of preparing the next generation for corporate leadership, with high and exacting standards for his children. For Billy, all of this, combined with a dysfunctional family environment, was all too normal.

Family Reins tells the story of a legendary American family, their rise to power, and their fall from grace through poisonous infighting, succession struggles, and a seemingly endless string of tragedies, scandals, and loss.

Billy Busch was born in 1965, great-grandson of Adolphus Busch os Anheuser-Busch.
He is married and has seven children.

November 21, 2023

The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill!

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy comes the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II.

In 1943, as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt had a critical goal: a face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. This first-ever meeting of the Big Three in Tehran, Iran, would decide some of the most crucial strategic details of the war. Yet when the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took shape—an assassination plot that would’ve changed history.
A true story filled with daring rescues, body doubles, and political intrigue, The Nazi Conspiracy details FDR’s pivotal meeting in Tehran and the deadly Nazi plot against the heads of state of the three major Allied powers who attended it.

With all the hallmarks of a Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch page-turner, The Nazi Conspiracy explores the great political minds of the twentieth century, investigating the pivotal years of the war in gripping detail. This meeting of the Big Three changed the course of World War II. Here’s the inside story of how it almost led to a world-shattering disaster.


"An absolute home run! You will never look at WWII the same way again." —Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author

"Meltzer and Mensch are masters." —Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America

"A true story that reads like a thriller." —Alexander S. Vindman, LT. Col., U.S. Army (Ret.)

"An outstanding and memorable reading experience....a true page-turner from beginning to end." —

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers.He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.

Brad is also responsible for helping find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero, making national news on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Using his TV show, Brad Meltzer's Lost History, he told the story of the missing flag and asked Americans for their help in returning it. Four days later, a former Marine walked into a fire station in Everett, Washington, said he saw Meltzer's TV show, and now wanted to return the flag. Meltzer recently unveiled the flag at the 9/11 Museum in New York, where it is now on display.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. Before all of his book successes, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.

Josh Mensch is a New York Times bestselling author and documentary television producer with a focus on American history and culture.Josh is the author of three critically acclaimed nonfiction books about American history: the New York Times #4 bestselling The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill (Flatiron Books, 2023); the New York Times #6 bestselling The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President—and Why It Failed (Flatiron Books, 2020); and the New York Times #2 bestselling The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (Flatiron Books, 2019). These books were written with award-winning author Brad Meltzer.

A documentary television showrunner, writer, director, and producer. He has created a wide variety of historical, cultural, and journalistic programming for nonfiction networks including the History Channel, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and others. Remarkably, two television stories that Josh wrote and directed led to the recovery of significant artifacts from American history: the iconic flag raised by firefighters at Ground Zero on 9/11 (as featured on Lost History, for the History Channel), and the electric guitar played by Bob Dylan when he famously “plugged in” at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 (as featured on History Detectives, on PBS). Also in the realm of American history, Josh has written and produced stories about subjects ranging from World War II battles, to the Hatfields & McCoys, to the early days of jazz, to the buildup to the Iraq War, to the history of superheroes.

Josh grew up mostly in Buffalo, New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his filmmaker wife and their two children.

November 20, 2023

Courage In The Face of Evil

In the heart of a moonlight night, Marie Grossman’s seemingly perfect life—a loving husband, cherished children, and a flourishing career—takes a sinister turn.
As she pulls into the dark parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, danger lurks just moments away. When she lowers her car window, anticipating nothing more than a mundane drive-thru order, a menacing figure emerges from the shadows, pressing cold steel against her temple. In seconds, her world is catapulted into the chilling abyss of her darkest fears.

“The Edge of Malice” isn’t just a story; it’s an electrifying demonstration of courage in the face of evil, a visceral testament to resilience after a life-shattering crime. When the justice system fails to quench the flames of her fury and fear, Marie’s quest for closure leads her down paths she never could have imagined.

Dive deep into this riveting odyssey of pain, redemption, and unexpected transformation.


A Superbly Crafted Nonfiction Drama That Transcends True-Crime Genre Expectations.

With a seasoned storyteller's panache, attorney Miraldi narrates the harrowing true-life tale of Marie Grossman, whose life was irrevocably altered in 1987 when she was victimized by a random point-blank shooting. The author's strong narrative voice hooks readers from the beginning, as he demonstrates a natural dramatic and novelistic flair for setting and pacing with more than a hint of Joseph Wambaugh and John Grisham throughout. Miraldi switches effortlessly between points of view . . . . vividly re-creating her legal battles 'scene by meticulous scene' later in the text. The author also turns in some appealing observational writing along the way ... with an unanticipated twist. A superbly crafted nonfiction drama that transcends true-crime genre expectations. Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

David Miraldi is an author, attorney, and artist hailing from Lorain, Ohio. With a career in civil law that spans over four decades, David has dedicated himself to championing the cause of the common man against insurance conglomerates and corporate giants.

A graduate of The College of Wooster (1975), David earned his law degree with honors from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law. Driven by an innate sense of duty, he returned to his hometown to practice alongside his father and brother, serving the community that shaped him.

An author with a flair for narrative nonfiction, David made waves with his debut book, "The Edge of Innocence: The Trial of Casper Bennett," which was crowned the 2018 Book of the Year by the prestigious International Rubery Book Awards. He further cemented his reputation as a storyteller with his sophomore release, "The Edge of Malice: The Marie Grossman Story," earning accolades from Kirkus Reviews as a "superbly crafted nonfiction drama" and receiving a shortlisting by Rubery for its 2021 awards.

Beyond the courtroom and the written page, David's creative spirit finds outlets through photography and music. His evocative photographs often grace local exhibits, and he generously donates the proceeds from their sales to charity. A pianist with eclectic tastes, David composes original pieces and has a predilection for classical, ragtime, and contemporary music. He is also a fitness enthusiast and engages in tennis, swimming, cycling, and gardening.

David shares his life with his beloved wife, Leslee, also a lawyer, and they are the proud parents of three children and doting grandparents to three grandchildren. They continue to make Avon, Ohio, their home.

For more information about David Miraldi and his book, you can visit his website at

November 17, 2023

Four Men Survive A Plane Crash

Read the "gripping and emotionally affecting" book where four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to (Washington Post).

On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival.

As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

Carol ShabenAt 42 I left a corporate career to pursue my passion: telling stories of often overlooked or underrated individuals who, through their courage, heroism and conviction, deeply move and inspire us to be our best selves. I was shocked and delighted when my first book, Into the Abyss, sold to Random House Canada within two hours. It has since become a national bestseller and has been widely published. Though once under option, film rights for the book recently became available.

My most recent book, The Marriott Cell, co-written with award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, with a forward by Amal Clooney, was an incredible collaboration that speaks to the importance of independent journalism and freedom of the press in these uncertain times of terrorist threats and "fake news".

Having worked as a journalist, I feel that if we pay close attention to the ordinary people and everyday events that intersect our lives, they can teach us all we need to know about creating a better world; one without racism, poverty, violence, oppression or environmental degradation. Finally, I consider myself a humanist—someone who strives to live an ethical life guided by reason, inspired by compassion and informed by knowledge and experience. The writing and creative projects I undertake are driven by this philosophy and by my deep commitment to promote the greater good of humanity.

November 16, 2023

Riveting True Story of A Female Spy!



"A compelling story that pulsates with the energy of a thriller"—The Wall Street Journal

"Suspense, élan and a generous helping of glamour: Think George Smiley in a mink-trimmed coat."—The New York Times Book Review

The true story of socialite Marguerite Harrison, who spied for U.S. military intelligence in Russia and Germany in the fraught period between the world wars

Born a privileged child of America’s Gilded Age, Marguerite Harrison rebelled against her mother’s ambitions, married the man she loved, was widowed at thirty-seven, and set off on a life of adventure. Hired as a society reporter, when America entered World War I she applied to Military Intelligence to work as a spy.

She arrived in Berlin immediately after the Armistice and befriended the enemy, dining with aristocrats and dancing with socialists. Late into the night she wrote prescient reports on the growing power of the German right. Sent to Moscow, she sneaked into Russia to observe the results of the Bolshevik Revolution. Although she carried press credentials she was caught and imprisoned as an American spy. Terrified when told her only way out was to spy for the Cheka, she became a double agent, aiming to convince the Russian rulers she was working for them while striving to stay loyal to her country.

In Germany and Russia, Harrison saw the future—a second war with Germany, a cold war with the Soviets—but her reports were ignored by many back home. Over a decade, Harrison’s mysterious adventures took her to Europe, Baghdad, and the Far East, as a socialite, secret agent, and documentary filmmaker. Janet Wallach captures Harrison’s daring and glamour in this stranger-than-fiction history of a woman drawn to the impossible.

Janet Wallach is the author of The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age, as well as Seraglio and Chanel: Her Style and Her Life. She is also coauthor, with her husband John Wallach, of three previous books on the Middle East: The New Palestinians; Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder; and Still Small Voices: The Real Heroes of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. She lives in New York City.

November 15, 2023

What Do Twins Dream Of?

Born in poverty-stricken Albania, twin sisters Argita and Detina Zalli always dreamed of becoming doctors. But when the government collapsed, plunging the country into anarchy and civil war, the twins’ dream unraveled along with their homeland.
Their parents were determined to find a way to leave and save their daughters’ futures—not to mention their very lives. After several dangerous attempts, they finally escaped, only to be thrust into a new nightmare as refugees.

With grit and determination, they fought their way forward. When tragedy struck yet again, threatening what they held most dear, the girls had to come to terms with the high price they had all paid to survive.

In Good Morning, Hope, Argita and Detina share their harrowing story of courage and resilience. It was the strength of their family, particularly the sisters' unbreakable bond as twins, that nurtured and sustained them throughout their perilous ordeal.

"Readers will be fascinated. . . . A haunting reminder of how precious democracy is."—Kirkus Reviews

Argita Zalli and 
Detina Zalli Born in Albania, twin sisters Argita and Detina Zalli were eleven years old when the government collapsed and civil war broke out. Two years later, after several failed attempts to flee the violence and poverty, they escaped with their parents to England.

Overcoming the formidable challenges of being refugees, both young women achieved academic success and went on to become highly accomplished PhD research scientists and lecturers. Influenced by Barack Obama and eager to help others, they founded We Speak Science, a nonprofit organization that supports disadvantaged students throughout the world, particularly immigrants, whose circumstances hinder their ability to learn at school.

Subsequently, in collaboration with world-class oncologists and scientists, Argita and Detina cofounded Aferdita Ime, a nonprofit initiative that seeks to help cancer patients through psychosocial support and counseling.

November 14, 2023

How Much Should A Child Endure?

He has endured more than any child ever should, but now he must survive Block 66.

January, 1945. 14-year-old Moshe Kessler steps off the train at Buchenwald concentration camp. Having endured the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, lost touch with his entire family, and survived the death march in the freezing European winter, he has seen more than his share of tragedy.

Moshe knows only one thing about Buchenwald. Everyone knows it.

If you want to survive, you have to get to Block 66.

The Germans are cruel and determined – but they are not prepared for Buchenwald’s secret resistance, which rises up with one mission only: to protect the camp’s children from harm.

This is the incredible true story of Moshe Kessler and Block 66 – the children’s block that was at the forefront of one of the most shocking and inspiring stories of Holocaust survival.

Is this a true story?

It is A WW2 Jewish Holocaust Survival True Story (Heroic Children of World War II Book 1)

Dr. Limor Regev specializes in the Isaeli-Arab conflict and territorial retreats in Israel and has held various academic positions over the years. Among these positions, she has acted as the head of an academic unit at the College of Management, a specialist at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), and is currently a research fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations in the Hebrew University. Regev gives lectures and participates in conferences relevant to her fields across the globe.

Dr. Regev’s grandparents left Poland with Zionist youth movements in the 1930s, escaping the fate of their parents, brothers and sisters who were murdered in Treblinka. She has always been intrigued by World War II and the Holocaust, and this interest set her on the course to writing her first book – the life story of Moshe Kessler, who survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps to tell his incredible tale.

Moshe Kessler is the father of one of Limor’s closest friends. The hours of work and the joint journey the two embarked on while writing his

November 13, 2023

Did You Hear about This American Tragedy?


The Best Minds is Jonathan Rosen's brilliant and heartbreaking account of an American tragedy. It is a story about the bonds of family, friendship, and community; the promise of intellectual achievement; and the lure of utopian solutions. Tender, funny, and harrowing by turns, at times almost unbearably sad, The Best Minds is an extreme version of a story that is tragically familiar to all too many. In the hands of a writer of Jonathan Rosen's gifts and dedication, its significance will echo widely.

What did Jonathan Rosen investigate?

Acclaimed author Jonathan Rosen’s haunting investigation is about the forces that led his closest childhood friend, Michael Laudor, from the heights of brilliant promise to the forensic psychiatric hospital where he has lived since killing the woman he loved.

What is the story about?

It's a story about friendship, love, and the price of self-delusion.The Best Minds explores the ways in which we understand—and fail to understand—mental illness.

A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions.


The New York Times said, "Brave and nuanced…an act of tremendous compassion and a literary triumph.”

The Wall Street Journal said, "Immensely emotional and unforgettably haunting."

Jonathan Rosen is the author of The Talmud and the Internet and the novels Eve's Apple and Joy Comes in the Morning. His essays have appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker. He is the editorial director of Nextbook.

November 10, 2023

True Story of America's Most Dangerous Spy

The incredible true story of Ana Montes, the most damaging female spy in US history, drawing upon never-before-seen material and to be published upon her release from prison, for readers of Agent Sonya and A Woman of No Importance.
Just days after the 9-11 attacks, a senior Pentagon analyst eased her red Toyota Echo into traffic and headed to work. She never saw the undercover cars tracking her every turn. As she settled into her cubicle on the 6th floor of the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, FBI Agents and twitchy DIA officers were hiding in nearby offices. For this was the day that Ana Montes--the US Intelligence Community superstar who had just won a prestigious fellowship at the CIA--was to be arrested and publicly exposed as a secret agent for Cuba.

Like spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen before her, Ana Montes blindsided her colleagues with brazen acts of treason. For nearly 17 years, Montes succeeded in two high-stress jobs. By day, she was one of the government’s top Cuba experts, a buttoned-down GS-14 with shockingly easy access to classified documents. By night, she was on the clock for Fidel Castro, listening to coded messages over shortwave radio, passing US secrets to handlers in local restaurants, and slipping into Havana wearing a wig.

Montes didn’t just deceive her country. Her betrayal was intensely personal. Her mercurial father was a former US Army Colonel. Her brother and sister-in-law were FBI Special Agents. And her only sister, Lucy, also worked her entire career for the Bureau. The highlight of her distinguished 31 years as a Miami-based language specialist: Helping the FBI flush Cuban spies out of the United States. Little did Lucy or her family know that the greatest Cuban spy of all was sitting right next to them at Thanksgivings, baptisms, and weddings.

In Code Name Blue Wren, investigative journalist Jim Popkin weaves the tale of two sisters who chose two very different paths, plus the unsung heroes who had to fight to bring Ana to justice. With exclusive access to a “Secret” CIA behavioral profile of Ana, family memoirs, and Ana’s incriminating letters from prison, Popkin reveals the making of a traitor—a woman labelled “one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history” by America’s top counter-intelligence official.

After more than two decades in federal prison, Montes will be freed in January 2023. Code Name Blue Wren is a thrilling detective tale, an insider’s look at the clandestine world of espionage, and an intimate exploration of the dark side of betrayal.

Jim Popkin is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, WIRED, Newsweek, Slate, The Guardian, Washingtonian, and on National Public Radio. He started and ran the NBC News Investigative Unit, where he was a Senior Producer as well as an on-air correspondent. Popkin reported for NBC News for nearly 14 years, and his stories have appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, the NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and CNBC. Popkin has won four national Emmy Awards for outstanding journalism, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, the George Polk Award, and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. The American Journalism Review profiled him as one of Washington’s “most enterprising journalists.” He received a BA from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Law from Yale Law School, and lives in Washington, DC.

November 9, 2023

George Washington~The Entrepreneurial Economy~Inspiring

Drawing on substantial new material, Cyrus A. Ansary gives a riveting account of how George Washington sought to put in place in America an economic system that was the antithesis of what had existed in the colonies under British rule. The entrepreneurial economy – which nurtures and rewards innovation and inventiveness – did not sprout into being in the United States by sheer happenstance. It was put in place by our first President. He painstakingly laid the foundation for it, but it did not take root without a struggle. He needed extraordinary tenacity to overcome fierce opposition to his program.President Washington’s economic initiatives are the least well understood facets of Washington’s busy and productive life. They enlarged the dreams and opportunities of Americans, led to a flourishing entrepreneurial climate, and are an inspiring tale for our time.

Cyrus A. Ansary is a lawyer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, educator and author. Mr. Ansary earned a BS in Economics from American University, a law degree from Columbia University, and a Certificate in French Civilization from the University of Paris. He also served in the U.S. Marines and now lives with his wife, Jan, in the Washington, DC area.

After becoming a member of the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Supreme Court bars, Mr. Ansary began his career practicing law in the Washington DC area. He was the founder and president of Investment Services International Co., Chairman of the Board of JP Morgan Value Opportunities Fund, Inc. and was lead director at Washington Mutual Investors Fund for 15 years, after which he became chairman of the board. He also served, among others, on the boards of First American Bank of Maryland, Krupp GmbH, and Deutsche Babcock and Wilcox. He managed the first sovereign wealth fund in the world to make transnational equity investments.

Mr. Ansary has been actively engaged in civic endeavors throughout his career. He served on the Board of Trustees of the American University for almost 28 years, including 9 years as Chairman of the Board, and is now Chairman Emeritus. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Krupp Foundation in Essen, Germany. He also was an adjunct professor of corporate finance at American University. Since 1990, the Cyrus A. Ansary Medal has been awarded annually to a civic or corporate leader selected by the American University Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ansary has served as a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars Council, a trustee of the Washington Opera Society, and a trustee of the Wolf Trap Foundation. He was a member of the Life Guard Society of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and is now an emeritus member. In 2012, Mr. Ansary and his wife established the Cyrus A. Ansary Prize for Courage and Character under the auspices of the Life Guard Society of Mount Vernon. In 2014, the first recipient of the prize was former President George H.W. Bush.

November 8, 2023

Facing Extraordinary Circumstances

Bestselling author Tessa Afshar delivers another adventurous novel filled with romance and imagination, reminding readers of what Publishers Weekly calls her “amazing talent for packing action and intrigue into the biblical setting for modern readers.

  • ”Full-length historical romance novel set in biblical times
  • Compelling, clean romance
  • Can be read as a standalone or as a companion to The Hidden Prince
  • Includes discussion questions for book groups

The Peasant King

Jemmah has always thought of herself as perfectly ordinary . . . until she faces extraordinary circumstances.

When her mother, the Persian king’s famous senior scribe, is kidnapped, Jemmah and her sister must sneak undetected into enemy territory to rescue her. But infiltrating their adversary’s lands proves easier than escaping them. Fleeing through dangerous mountain passes, their survival depends on the skills of a stranger they free from prison: a mysterious prince named Asher.

Asher is not who the world believes he is. Despite his royal blood, he has had to climb his way out of poverty to forge success from nothing. A manufacturer of some of the best weaponry in the East, Asher has only one goal: to destroy his father. But following his escape from prison, Asher is irresistibly drawn to Jemmah, unaware that she guards her own secret.

Jemmah must convince Asher to give up everything he has worked for, all for the sake of a higher purpose he’s not sure he believes in. The fate of the Persian empire―and possibly the Judean people―hang in the balance and in the persuasive power of one ordinary woman.

Interview on the 700 Club:

Released November 7, 2023

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of biblical and inspirational historical fiction. She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University, where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. After working in women's ministry for nearly twenty years, Tessa became a full-time writer and speaker. Tessa and her husband live in New England, where they proudly tend their mediocre garden.

November 7, 2023

What Is The Impact Suicide Leaves In Its Wake?

Angela Hunt Talking About Her New Book "What A Wave Must Be"

What inspired this story Angela?

Focus on the Family wanted to do novels about contemporary social issues. Jerry Jenkins contacted writers and edited the three books, and I’m thrilled to be associated with Chris Fairy and Tamera Alexander in this endeavor.  

Describe the audience that you envisioned while writing this book. Who do you think will enjoy this book? 

I wrote the book as a parent and grandparent, and I think people in those roles will discover a lot to ponder and take away from the story.

What messages or themes do you focus on in this story?

One of the themes is hope, because people who take their lives have utterly lost hope. We have hope in Jesus, but many times our problems loom larger than our faith.

Who was your favorite character to write? 

The grandmother, naturally—I am a grandmother who loves her grandchildren, and my heart aches when they are unhappy. In a very real sense, I am Nana. 

How does faith play a role in this story? 

The adult characters, including the man who takes his life, are believers. Maddie, the teenager, is not. So the adults have to deal with their own grief as they try to model Christian hope and faith for their granddaughter. Not always easy to do. 

What do you hope readers take away from Maddie’s journey? 

I hope parents of teenagers will understand how large problems loom for teens. Life seems so immediate when you’re young—it can seem like it will take forever before you get a driver’s license—so they don’t always understand that momentary actions can have eternal consequences.

What do you hope to communicate about the issue of suicide and the impact left in its wake? 

I don’t want to give away the story’s plot points, but I can say this: People who commit suicide because they think they’re doing their loved ones a favor are absolutely wrong. Suicide causes far more grief and raises more questions than any alternative. 

Do you have any other writing projects in the pipeline? 

I am currently working on the last book of a series set in ancient Rome. I recently completed a series set in the intertestamental period; then I did four books set during the time of Jesus’ ministry; and now I’m moving on to the people whom Paul led to Christ. I’ve really enjoyed writing these series in chronological order. It’s almost like living through the Bible.

Angela Hunt has authored more than 165 works and sold nearly six million copies of her books worldwide. Her books have won awards such as the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards for Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword’s Book of the Year Award. Angela holds a doctorate in biblical studies and a ThD. She and her husband live in Florida.

November 6, 2023

Before His Memory Fades Can He Right the Wrongs?


Chris Fabry

Saving Grayson An inspiring fiction story from the bestselling author of War Room

Grayson Hayes needs to solve the mystery of his life before his memory fades. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, he realizes he has a small window of time left to right a terrible injustice—he just can’t remember what it is. Convinced of the importance of his mission, he embarks on a journey to the small West Virginia town of his childhood, hoping he can put together the fractured pieces of his memory and set things right. But as his past comes into focus, he wonders if God forgives the sins he can’t remember. A thought-provoking story with challenging themes, this book deals with issues like • receiving grace rather than trying to earn it, • what it’s like to care for a loved one with memory loss, • how to live when you feel like you’re losing yourself, • what gives value to a human life, and • the eternal power of forgiveness and second chances. Saving Grayson is a wrenching yet hopeful story of a journey to right unknown wrongs and of holding on to what you know even when it feels like everything is slipping away.

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. A graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.

Chris's novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, and The Promise of Jesse Woods, have won five Christy Awards, an ECPA Christian Book Award, and two Awards of Merit from Christianity Today. He was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2018. His most-recent novel, A Piece of the Moon, is a love story/mystery set in the hills of West Virginia. His books include movie novelizations, like the bestseller War Room; nonfiction; and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. Visit his website at

November 3, 2023

What Are The Dangerous Possibilities of AI?

A Killer App
explores the dangerous possibilities opened by Artificial

Intelligence and deepfakes.

Deepfakes Can Be Murder

The Chameleon, an Artificial Intelligence expert, can create a deepfake of almost anyone-living or dead. Even more frightening is the Chameleon's ability to seek out disturbed souls and laser-focus their rage. A talent she employs to compel her subjects to commit violence on her behalf.

Kylee Kane, a security consultant for Welch HOA Management, finds the Chameleon's first victim, Andy Fyke, crumpled at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Kylee suspects the fall's no accident and is tied to Andy's campaign to prohibit rentals in his Hilton Head Island community. Andy's obvious enemies have ironclad alibis.

Then another Lowcountry HOA retiree dies in a hit-and-run boat tragedy. Are the incidents linked? Kylee thinks so, and relentlessly pursues the Chameleon, who turns her full attention on permanently sidelining Kylee.

A journalism major, I got my first paid writing job with Plymouth Traveler Magazine the summer after my sophomore year at Northwestern University. My editors were a hoot, and I was hooked.

In the decades since then (my gray hair hints at the number), I’ve written hundreds of magazine features for business and trade magazines, freelanced for advertising agencies, written speeches for corporate executives, produced marketing brochures and newsletters, planned PR events, scripted videos, and written Help for tech products.

I enjoyed it all, but nothing compares to the joy of researching and writing mysteries and suspense novels. In 2022, I celebrated my tenth year as a traditionally published author!

When I’m not writing (or reading), I enjoy tennis, swimming, gardening and long walks with my husband. We now live on a lake in Upstate South Carolina. Though we’ve also called Fripp Island, SC, Durham, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Rochester, NY, home.

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