• Review: Bachelor Buttons by Kathleen Maher

    Novella Summary: The daughter of immigrants who fled the Irish Potato Famine, Rose Meehan longs for a better life than the tenements of New York City. Courted by two men–a young doctor who represents material security, and a poor violin instructor…

  • Guest Post: The Battle of New York City

    As a New Yorker, author Kathleen L. Maher takes great interest in the history of her state’s participation in the Civil War. So I asked her to provide some background into the incident she uses for her novella, Bachelor Buttons,…

  • In the Stack

    If you’re like me, you have a number of books piled in a stack—or sitting inside a bookcase, or crammed in a library bag—waiting to have their turn at being read.  Sometimes, the stack gets bigger and bigger until you have to…

  • The Middle

    Whenever I drive through the historic district in town I spot old houses I long to see inside. If I’m fortunate, a few of those homes are on the tour in the fall. This year there were a number of…