Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series…
acflory is a science fiction writer from Australia whose favourite questions are ‘why?’ and ‘why not?’ Favourite novels include ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’, by Ursula K.LeGuin, ‘Dune’, by Frank Herbert, ‘Otherland’ by Tad Williams, ‘Cyteen’, by C.J.Cherryh, ‘Shift’, by Hugh Howey and ‘The Farseer’ series by Robin Hobb. When not reading or writing science fiction, acflory spends her time playing mmorpgs [such as Final Fantasy XIV online], listening to epic trailer music by artists such as Two Steps From Hell, landscaping her garden and cooking. She also loves dogs, cats, motorbikes, computers, biology, genetics and psychology, not necessarily in that order.
A selection of books by ACFlory
A recent review for The Vintage Egg
Several short stories, the first and last linked, all set in a world where climate change has changed the way humanity lives.
But there are glimmers of hope.
Humanities thinking and mindset might actually mature.
Meet N. A (Noelle) Granger
Noelle A. Granger grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in a rambling, 125-year-old house with a view of the sea. Summers were spent sailing and swimming. She was also one of the first tour guides at Plimoth Plantation. Granger graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and from Case Western Reserve University with a Ph.D. in anatomy. Following a career of research in developmental biology and teaching human anatomy to medical students and residents, the last 28 years of which were spent at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, she decided to try her hand at writing fiction. The Rhe Brewster Mystery Series was born.
In addition to the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series, Granger has had short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, published in Deep South Magazine, Sea Level Magazine, the Bella Online Literary Review, and Coastal Style Magazine, and has been featured in Chapel Hill Magazine, The News & Observer, The Boothbay Register, and other local press. Granger lives with her husband, a cat who blogs, and a hyperactive dog in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She spends a portion of every summer in Maine.
Books by N.A. Granger
A recent five star review for The Last Pilgrim
Meet Jude Itakali
Jude Itakali was born and lives in Kampala, Uganda. He is publishing his first collected works, “CROSSROADS (Winds of love)
When not being an athlete on the rugby field, or crunching down numbers on a computer for work, he delicately pens the epiphanies from life and its different relationships and encounters.
He writes about all sorts of topics, finding a way to relate them with each other, because no one theme exists in a vacuum. Empathy is sometimes considered a gift, and Jude has it in abundance.
Jude is a regular participant in the Colleen Chesebro weekly poetry challenge and contributed the recently released Poetry Treasures
Jude’s debut poetry collection
A recent review for Crossroads.
I enjoyed Jude Itakali’s debut poetry book. This is no ordinary collection of poems about love. Instead, Itakali’s poems tell a story about the journey of love, beginning with a prologue and progressing through three Parts. Part 1: Longing and searching. Part 2: Intimacy and Lust, and Heartbreak and its horrors, and Part 3: The other side of love, and New beginnings. The structure intrigued me as well as how he describes some of the poetry as short stories. The styles range from rhyming sonnets to free form verse to a number of syllabic forms including haiku, tanka, senryu, and nonet.
Personally, I agree that love is a journey with parts (or stages), and it was interesting to see the poems divided this way, as well as to follow the emotional journey with the author. A favorite from the section on longing, entitled Hope:
Sing me to sleep
Nightingale of sorrow
Soothe my lonely heart
Cool breeze of twilight
Let the robin trill in the dawn
And bring my soul hope
Let the first rays of sunrise
Beam upon the One
With whom I’ll spend, my last days
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books..thanks Sally.