Brian David Bruns, a Summerlin resident, has visited 50 countries, made the seven seas his playground, pursued the girl and won her, and lived within walking distance of Dracula’s birthplace. And he tells it all in his books.
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A 2006 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School, Mackenzie Mack had a stellar junior golf career with experience on several national and international tours.
Literary happenings coming up include Lee Mallory’s Gateway to Love, the the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and the launch of “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”
Like her “Love Target” protagonist, Nevada author Heidi Loeb Hegerich was an underage Las Vegas showgirl in the ’50s and swinging ’60s.
For any adult who’s too young to remember Loving v. Virginia (or any child who wasn’t born then), “The Case for Loving” is a very informative, eye-opening book.
When things go bump in the night, most people shrink back in fear. Summerlin resident Zak Bagans is more apt to run toward the sound to determine its source. Bagans, 37, is the lead investigator on “Ghost Adventures,” a reality series recently picked up by the Travel Channel for two more seasons. He’s also released his second book, “I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead.”
Glenn Murphy doesn’t just teach in “Evolution: The Whole Life-on-Earth Story,” “Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story” and “Disgusting Science” — he entertains, too, with a back-and-forth format that seems like a conversation between author and reader.
”In Lieu of Therapy” is a collection of journal entries, religious reflections, short stories and poetry written over a lifetime by Las Vegas writer Rena C. Winters. Winters is also the author of “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters.”
Literary happenings coming up include poetry performances at First Friday, Painted Stories at the Bootlegger and a free creative writing series.
When the Civil War breaks out, 17-year-old Roy Fox is asked to use his knowledge of the area’s terrain to carry messages to Confederate leaders. His elusiveness in evading Union capture earns him the title The Gray Fox.
The box hummed and a white light came from the edges of it. Ranger couldn’t look at the light but when he finally opened his eyes, he was in a dusty, loud place with big animals, funny smells — and a woman’s frantic voice. Someone was lost, and Ranger heard a familiar word: “FIND!”
Literary happenings coming up include the final Neon Lit event at Trifecta Gallery and grand opening festivities at The Writer’s Block.
Literary happenings coming up include signings at Dragon Castle Books, the Mob Museum, Tuscany Grill and more.
Authenticity tops the list of qualities in the new book “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper.
Faced with some of the worst cards life might deal an energetic young woman Amy Purdy continues to play the hand beautifully.
An independent bookstore is a rare find these days, and downtown Las Vegas has a new one that promises to help kids make books as well as read them. There’s plenty of distractions for adults, too.
Most bookworms are hopeless addicts.
Literary happenings coming up include a Jan. 15 presentation by paralympics medalist, “Dancing With the Stars” competitor, Las Vegas native Amy Purdy.
Beginning with his earliest memory and moving forward to young adulthood, Jason Schmidt shares a powerful, emotional coming-of-age tale of an unstable childhood, of the beginning of AIDS and of people living on the edge of society with little to nothing, all told in a voice dripping with sarcasm, irony and anger.
Literary happenings coming up include a visit from “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel and a presentation by Amy Purdy, bronze medalist in snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and “Dancing With the Stars” finalist.
With all of those holiday gift cards burning holes in local bibliophiles’ pockets, we’ve put together a list of books that any well-read Southern Nevadan should check out. Plus, for fun, we’ve added a couple of classic magazine articles that shouldn’t be missed.
Rags worked hard at keeping rats and mice away from the soldiers. He acted as an early-warning system for incoming shells; when he fell “belly-to-dirt,” so did the soldiers. He sniffed out wires and carried messages across enemy lines, which was very dangerous. Soon, everyone knew about Rags. He was “a giant of a dog.”
“The Threat From Within” follows a team of telekinetic teens out to stop a European research institute that plans to secretly destroy the minds of America’s youth through seemingly safe cell phones.