Local author Renee Jean’s debut novel “Never Give Up” shares the story of Akayklia “Kaylie” Reynolds, a young woman who had it all: a loving fiance, a passion for dance and a star solo in a big summer recital. A night of celebration with her fiance turns tragic when a gunman hijacks her cab and takes her on a ride that almost ends her life.
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You learned the truth about the Jolly Old Elf years ago. Same with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. So if, in the new book “Skink – No Surrender” by Carl Hiaasen, 14-year-old Richard Sloan said he met a one-eyed, bearded, beak-wearing man-bear on a Florida beach, who’d believe him?
Literary events this week include a reading by Sasha Steensen, who is set to be the first guest speaker in the UNLV Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading Series.
It isn’t every day that a retail outlet at McCarran International Airport hosts a book signing. But then, it isn’t every day that co-authors who are 13 and 10 write a book that can fetch $23.95 a copy.
Alan Livingston’s debut novel “Gabriel’s Creek” shares the story of an enchanted bucket list round of golf on a course described as “magical.”
Literary events this week include the Hot Mojave Knights reader and writer romance conference and the Las Vegas launch of “The Forks Over Knives Plan.”
There’s just enough information in “The Fashion Book” to get future clothing designers started on ideas, with bios on famous fashionistas and interviews with experts and students in various roles in the industry.
Protagonist Ruby Rose faces many of the same challenges of any teen in Las Vegas author Jessie Humphries’ young adult contemporary thriller “Killing Ruby Rose.”
Robert Ripley was one of those people with “true star quality.” Everybody, it seemed, knew who he was, and they all loved him — maybe because he had a “multitude of dazzling achievements” that he enjoyed sharing with the world. Readers can see some of the items he might have gathered in the book “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!”
Literary events this week include a signing by ‘Gangsterland’ author Tod Goldberg.
Tony Sacca is a singer, actor, television host, producer and now, with the publication of “Tony Sacca: Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment A 50 Year Journey,” he’s the subject of a biography by local author Arlene Krieger.
From its beginnings as a poem written from author Shane Koyczan’s experiences, to a song, then to a video created with the help of 86 animators, “To This Day” is filled with some of the most powerful words you may ever read.
Literary events this week include a siging for “Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny” and a presentation by the author of “A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1400 Chicago Mob Murders.”
Author Rob Miech is riding an amazing wave of perfect timing. “Eleventh Heaven” coincides with the 20th anniversary season of UCLA’s 11th national basketball championship.
Cortney S. Warren, an associate psychology professor at UNLV, has written a book about the lies we tell ourselves — the ways in which we deceive ourselves, sometimes consciously but usually not — and the havoc self-deception can cause in our lives, our relationships and our careers..
Las Vegas-based chiropractor Donald A. Ozello insists, “Running-associated injuries are preventable and manageable with smart training principles, proper warm-up, quality footwear, overall body conditioning, a thorough cool-down and intelligent nutritional and supplementation strategies.”
Literary events this week include “Creativity & Madness: Channeling the Muse,” a poetry and music performance featuring Lee Mallory and Nate Segundo.
Malik didn’t do it. Janae knew that her son was innocent. He was just 15 years old, a good-enough student, her baby. She’d raised him right and Malik wasn’t capable of killing.
Literary events this week include the opening of the “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels” exhibit and a signing for “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.”
Your parents are lucky to have you around.
Written as a letter to incoming educators, local author Travis Bowker shares his story and strategies for teaching success in “What Teaching Has Taught Me.”
A century-and-a-half’s worth of saints, sinners, winners, losers and just normal folk trying to make it through the day, inhabiting an area of 111,000 square miles, give or take, and doing what they do or did against a social, political and historical backdrop that’s as colorful as any state in the union’s and even, we daresay, many small countries.
Northern Nevada has a substantial literary community and its poetry circle is a vigorous one. So far this year three of the area’s most established poets have published work, along with at least one newcomer.
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