Knitting Haggis
Book Listing / March 12, 2019

  Peggy Drumm dreams of winning the lottery and escaping her ordinary life but when she scoops the jackpot, she finds the answer isn’t at the bottom of the champagne bucket list after all.     ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lisa Stewart started life in leafy Bricket Wood. The village is home to the oldest naturist community in the UK where rumours of bike-riding naturists sparked great hilarity in junior school. Aged eight, she moved 410 miles to Scotland with her family (mum, dad, older brother, younger brother, younger sister, dog and guinea pig). She attended Woodmill High School in Dunfermline – her favourite memories being of the hillwalking club, trips to the Edinburgh Fringe and school discos. She left school at five feet two, graduating from Queen Margaret University three years later and three inches taller. Lisa has worked in NHS Lothian for many years – her best friends making a half-decent multidisciplinary team, although short of orthopaedic surgeons. Lisa wrote her first novel ‘Soup Is The New Coffee’ in 2002, followed by ‘Being Gil’s Sister’ in 2004. Unsuccessful in getting a publishing deal – the rejection letters being used to stuff a king-size mattress – she turned her attention…

Murder at the Columbarium
Mystery , Suspense , Thriller / February 21, 2019

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects. Review A first-class whodunit with perfect pacing. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Atlantic Way Review Author Emily Gallo weaves a first-class murder mystery with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a compelling story of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives only a sneak preview: ‘Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects…’ I…

Over The Pass, and Other Stories
Fiction / November 19, 2018

From the expansive openness of Texas to the steep peaks of Montana, this collection of stories mines iconic landscapes–the internal mirroring the outer realms. Many previously published in Literary journals and anthologies, some, original here, all explore what it means to be human.They are stories of the heart. A pleasure to read. This short story collection is excellent and makes you think, indeed, that is probably its intention and the author Susan Mary Malone definitely succeeds in putting you front and center as if you were there to see the realities which confront us all. It was a pleasure to it. I found her work to be original, intriguing and by all accounts entertaining. Her short stories entitled, Over the Pass and Two Hundred Miles to Dumas were among my favorites. Her writing style was so honest and absorbing I sensed the sentiments of the author becoming revealed. Having a dozen discrete stories makes this a good book to bring with you while traveling, or having by your bedside table, being able to pick up, finish a story and take a break. Although the next story is upon you so quickly that you just might need to postpone your break…

Meet Me At 10: A bittersweet story about love crossing boundaries.
Gay & Lesbian / November 19, 2018

“Captivating from the first page, a bittersweet story about love crossing boundaries.”* It’s 1958 and Shona Jackson, a twenty-something tomboy, is on the run from the neighborhood in Louisiana where her dark secret has been exposed. Arriving in Alabama, Shona convinces the kind Jeffrey Ellis, wealthy co-owner of Ellis and Bruce Machinery, to give her a job and heads to the site with hopes of becoming invisible while she saves up the money to continue her journey to safety. There, she strikes up a bond with Cuban, who is on a similar path to her, but is racially abused on a daily basis by the workforce and by Jeffrey Ellis’s brutal business partner, Larry Bruce. Shona also meets Elbie, the elderly tool room supervisor, who has been covertly keeping a diary of all the horrific acts that have been carried out over the last five years by Bruce and his associates. As Elbie helps Shona and Cuban settle into their jobs, they are introduced to Chloe Bruce, Larry’s daughter, resulting in their complex worlds becoming inextricably linked, with devastating consequences for all those involved. Will Elbie’s diary end up in the wrong hands? Will Cuban achieve his dream of making…

Uniting Kingdoms
Mystery , Suspense , Thriller / November 15, 2018

A highly contemporary and enthralling book about a spiritual journey and the creation of a new society! A mysterious figure seemingly out of nowhere sets in motion a plot flittering between truth and fantasy, featuring a hero embarking on an adventure, a spiritual quest even, highlighting conflicts concerning the most burning and complex issues of our time. This captivatingly dynamic and beguiling tale grapples you by virtue of its realism and contemporary subject matters, taken from real life. This book outlines a new society of men and women and charts its course as it unfolds under the radar of the mainstream, which reveals itself more and more as an obsolete civilization. Compass for a new course This highly compassionate and charmed tale has the protagonist evolving on the path of self-discovery as he comes to terms with himself, with his challenging personality, and all the while illustrates a holistic way of life which is simple to live by, aided by its light, oft sardonic, humor and life-affirming attitude. The book’s optimistic teaching is a call for society to change, to espouse a set of simpler, natural values by way of solution to the most challenging malaise of our time, from…