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.”
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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.
Bill Friedman tapped 47 years researching organized crime, government and police corruption to write “All Against the Law: The Criminal Activities of the Depression Era Bank Robbers, Mafia, FBI, Politicians, & Cops.”
Literary events coming this week include Ann McGinnis’ presentation to the Las Vegas Writers Group to speak on developing a fan base and poet Bridget Lowe’s visit to UNLV.
Want a book with a chunk of controversy between its pages? Of course you do, which is why you want “A Most Imperfect Union.”
Authorities rescued three men making a pilgrimage to an abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”
A former home of “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.
Literary events this will include a romance writers meeting featuring Chris Marie Green and a teen book club meeting with a visit from “Killing Ruby Rose” author Jessie Humphries.
Henderson author Anna Mae Zuccari-Teitelbaum takes readers on a haunted ride through the dreams of a woman recovering from a sleeping pill overdose in the novel “You’ll Never Know or Will You?” Visions of the horrors of her life from abuse during childhood to ongoing domestic problems fill her head as she fights to regain her life. Zuccari-Teitelbaum is also the author of the children’s book “The Land of Cukoa: The Adventure of the Missing Cuckoo.”
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