by Carol Upton
Lony Ruhmann is one of those rare people who decided to nurse an adopted pup with distemper back from the brink. Lony’s first dog, Juve, was that pup. Many people would have given up in the face of such a deadly disease, but Lony chose not to do that. Instead, he spoke, read and sang to Juve, sending reassurance that no one was going to give up on him. “Seventy-five percent of puppies diagnosed with distemper do not survive”, says Lony. “Juve did.”
by Tom Sims
Clovis is a special place. Walk down the streets of Old Town and you will catch a sense of the spirit of the village-city. The business community is vibrant and connected and there is expectancy, excitement and an array of events and opportunities for meeting people and exchanging great ideas. Much of this is due to the hard work of the members and staff of Clovis Chamber of Commerce. Most of their success is because they have employed and deployed Beth Bridges as Membership Director and Chief Networking Officer.
by Lynette Endicott
Animals know things. Long-time animal lovers and owners sometimes take this for granted. Since I came to animal ownership late in life I am awed every time it happens. How does Ollie know?
by Lee Juslin
Sue Halpern and her mixed breed dog, Pransky, started in pet therapy because Sue felt Pranksy needed a job. Knowing what a great people dog Pranksy was made pet therapy a good bet. But, along the way, Sue, like most of us in pet therapy, learned there were lots of lessons for her as well.
by Lauryn Crum
School is starting and what better way to prepare than by reading about the end of the world, as you know it? The “Collapse” series by Summer Lane will have you rooting, crying, gasping, laughing and needing to know what happens next. Although I know you won’t pick it up just because I’ve told you to, here are some reasons to read the series!
by Lorie Lewis Ham
I have loved pet rats for many years now, so when I ran across Malcolm at Midnight, even though it was a children’s fiction book, I had to pick it up and read it because Malcolm is a rat.
by Jessica Ham
The Great Gatsby is a book that almost every high school student has had to read. Most of the time students hate the books they are forced to read in school, but I can guarantee you that The Great Gatsby is not one of them. I read it my junior year of high school and although I knew nothing about it, the description sounded intriguing. I got a couple pages in and I was hooked.
by Lorie Lewis Ham
We were able to catch Kate Noble after her talk for the Yosemite Romance Writers in Fresno and do a video interview. She chats with us about her latest book, here work on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and future book and web series projects. Check out a more in depth print interview with her and a review of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries here in KRL.
by Jessica Ham
Romance and web series writer Kate Noble will be speaking at the next Yosemite Romance Writers Meeting in Fresno on April 20. Kate Noble is the author of “deeply romantic historicals” and collaborator on the awesome Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven Series, earning starred reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly for Follow My Lead, a spot on the Best Romance List from Kirkus Reviews for The Summer of You, and a RITA nomination for best Regency Historical Romance for Revealed. Her April 2013 release, Let It Be Me, has already been chosen as a Romantic Times Top Pick.
by Summer Lane
Lexi has a controlling mother who’s obsessed with beauty pageants, her sister is a brat, her dad is distant, and Lexi herself is in a rut. She doesn’t think much about herself, and she’s consigned herself to live apart from the “Beautiful Ones” at school, deliberately putting no effort into her appearance to defy the stereotype of the standards of teen beauty. But when she and her best friend Benny make a bet, she gets glammed up for one week at school. Things kind of go off the rails from that point onward.
by Sunny Frazier
Small publishing houses work for me because I can’t seem to resist the urge to put my two cents in on how the publishing house works. I’m sure Simon & Schuster or Random House could care less about what I think on the way they run things, but I’ve had two publishers now who value my opinions. Let me tell you, it’s a heady feeling.
by Lee Juslin
McDuff is a Scottish Terrier who came to the author, Judy McFadden, as a puppy. There is nothing as cute as a Scottie puppy; all head, eyes dancing with mischief, they steal hearts in an instant. The book chronicles McDuff’s the road from puppyhood to becoming a certified therapy dog, a path that is not common for Scotties, with a lot of emphasis along the way on the author’s personal struggles.
by Jackie Dale
The Little Marmalady is a whimsical, yet poignant story of a tiny, stray orange kitten’s journey from death’s door to living a life of privilege. Marmalady’s story is written in an easy to read, kid-friendly style that is sure to delight cat-loving readers of all ages.
by Diana Bulls
The First United Methodist Church of Reedley will be holding their 13th annual book sale February 23-March 2 in the church social hall.
by Sheryl Wall
& Suzanne Burke
Logan’s Secret written by Suzanne Burke is a children’s story about a retired racing Greyhound and his journey to his forever family. It is told as if Logan, the Greyhound, is telling his own story. During his last race he just stops mid-race and his owner decides it’s time to retire him. The book goes through Logan’s experiences that lead up to his adoption.
by Sandra Murphy
This week we have a special treat–a review of the latest Nurse Frosty book by our own Lee Juslin, Nurse Frosty at the Blunderbuss Inn. This is a fun children’s book with a mystery twist that can be fun for all ages–especially if you are a dog lover! We also have an interview with Lee & you can enter to win a copy of the book-details at the end of this post.