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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Top book news this week includes the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District being named one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Annie Meadows is best known as a Christian singer/songwriter with an international following. Recently, she added children’s book author to the mix.
Henderson author K. Ray Katz’s novel “My Enemy’s Enemy” traces the tragedies of events spawned by China’s quest for oil.
Literary event highlights coming up include a Carr Chat conversation between Henderson romance author Robyn Carr and visiting best-selling author Brenda Novak.
You’ve probably done some wild things in the name of love, but one boy wins the contest. In the new book “Noggin” by John Corey Whaley, Travis lost his head.
Las Vegas writer Brandon McSmith teaches readers the basics of Texas Hold ’Em from knowing when to fold to knowing when to hold in “Texas Hold ’Em: What the Pros Don’t Want You to Know.”
Literary event highlights coming up include a signing for Kevin Emerson’s novel “Exile” and a Carr Chat conversation between Henderson romance author Robyn Carr and visiting best-selling author Brenda Novak.
You turned around, turned back, and it was done. Finished. You missed the best part, so keep your eyes peeled when you watch the horse races this spring. And in order to know what you’re watching, read the new book “D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet,” written by Helen L. Wilbur and illustrated by Jaime Corum.
Part-time Southern Nevada resident Joseph Baldi Acosta melds his experiences living in Brazil, Jordan and Ecuador with his love for America in “My Life in Metaphor” an book of reflective poetry on “life, death, and everything in between.”
Literary events this week include a presentation by Nevada Writers Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Richard O. Davies.
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Any child who has “The Ultimate Book of Vehicles From Around the World” by his side can pretend to drive, dig or haul right now, no driver’s license required.
Book and author events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
A Las Vegas author shares his story of redemption in “The Tommie Scott Story: From Gangs, Drugs, and Crime to Soldier for Christ.”
Highlights this week include a literary event featuring Mike Prince at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Desert Willow Community Center.
Valerie L. Diamond left a job in banking and took up exotic dancing to help pay her family’s debts after her mother’s death. After retiring from the dancing life at 45, Diamond was inspired to write as a way to shed light on the industry.
Literary highlights this week include a visit by poet Lynn Xu, Pop-Up! Poetry at First Friday and a Clark County Library presentation by veteran Broadway and television actor George Guidall on the art of audiobooks.
If you lived in the White House, you’d change those things your parents grumble about. And in the new book, “The White House for Kids,” you’ll see what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Vital Germaine, a former gymnast and performer with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and on national tours, has written a book about his life.
Las Vegas author Matthew Kadish published his novel “Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet” to the Amazon Kindle store with the intention of making it available to family and friends who had been bugging him to read it. He went on vacation and returned home to find he had sold more than 1,000 copies and debuted on five of Amazon’s top 100 lists. The author is now at work on the second book in the series, “The Secret Army.” The sci-fi adventure follows teen slacker Jack Finnegan, whose average life is interrupted by an alien invasion. The secret to defeating the attacking force is an ancient spacecraft that can be flown only by Earthmen. For more information on the author, visit matthewkadish.com.
Literary highlights this week include the Clark County Library’s Spring Fling Book Fair — Sesquicentennial Edition, set to include more than 100 authors.