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Broken Pencils: Toledo author debuts new novels

Victoria Arendt has lived in Montenegro, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington D.C., yet she’s always been called back to her native Toledo. She describes...

Book Notes – August 2022

Bring a salad to the library Share a delicious summer salad with the community and sample a variety of others— all created from recipes found at the...

Remembering Sunday Afternoons: Ohio-born author shares stories of tragedy, love and divorce

Ben Ewell grew up on a small farm near Brighton, Ohio, 45 miles southwest of Cleveland in Lorain County.  One of five children, with...

Book Notes – July 2022

Library group examines Black authors As with many facets of our society, the contributions of African Americans are all too often minimized and overshadowed in literature. The Toledo...

Book Notes – June 2022

The Hour is at hand Telling the dramatic tale of the battle to see the 19th Amendment approved in Tennessee— the last state needed to officially...

Book Notes – May 2022

Beauty shining like the Sun Inspired by the story of a real-life Persian princess, Anita Amirrrezvani’s acclaimed novel Equal of the Sun tells of a...

Good Choices Create Compelling Rift: Toledo woven throughout Nathan Elias’ first novel

Can a futuristic story drawing from the lifestyle and allure of its Southern California setting have a “419” vibe? It turns out that yes,...

Gathering Volumes: A Bookstore For Everyone Denise Phillips goes from IT to independent bookstore owner, and thrives during the pandemic

From IT to Books Denise Phillips had no interest in owning and running an independent bookstore. However, after moving from Chicago to Ohio, she wanted...

Book Notes – April 2022

Exotic reading at Transformations Expand your literary horizons at the Exotic Authors Picnic, Saturday, April 16 at Transformations Natural Hair Salon. A variety of authors will display their...

A Poetic Outlook

Jonie McIntire,  the author of chapbooks Semidomesticated (Red Flag Poetry, 2021), Beyond the Sidewalk (Nightballet Press, 2017) and Not All Who Are Lost Wander...

My Wife is a Superhero

Lots of guys should say, “my wife is a superhero,” but Ryan Drost put ink to paper and created a superhero character worthy of...

Ode to the ZIP Code!

NOTE: The deadline for entry has passed! Want to write an ode to your ZIP Code? For the seventh year in a row, Adams Street Publishing...