Stranger Themes.

June 4, 2018

2.5 stars: Review of WHEN A STRANGER COMES by Karen S. Bell

by Kate Ashley       Reviewer Rating: 2.5 Stars      

WHEN A STRANGER COMES has an interesting take on the “deal with the Devil” plotline. There are few extremely gripping moments but a lot of what happened in between was as muddled as its protagonist’s history.

Author Spotlight: David W. Berner

Today David W. Berner tells us to shut up and start writing. “Get after it! I do not believe in writer’s block, inspiration, or wishing and hoping. Writing is work. Get to it. Set deadlines, set goals, and cherish and protect your times to write.” David is the author of four books of memoir and two novels. He also writes a weekly column entitled “Walks with Sam” for the website Channillo. David is a veteran reporter and anchor or WBBM radio in Chicago, has produced documentaries for public radio, and is an associate professor in the Communications Department at Columbia College Chicago.

This Month’s Pitch Perfect Pick

This week’s Pitch Perfect Pick winner is STRANGE TIDINGS: “The apocalypse arrived as a quiet virus that put humanity’s future in jeopardy. Now musician Ed Johnson is stalked by strangers, and nightmare creatures threaten his sister and friends. Can magic and the true power of music save them and perhaps the future of the human race?” Our new nominations are MURPHY’S LUCK 2, REFUGEES, A WELL RESPECTED MAN, JUGGLING KITTENS and FACING THE DRAGON. Vote, like and share your favorite to see it win next week’s Pitch Perfect Pick!


Pitch Perfect Finalists

Murphy’s Luck 2 by Benjamin Laskin
Refugees by R.A. Denny
A Well-Respected Man by David W. Berner
Juggling Kittens by Matt Coleman
Facing the Dragon by Philip Derrick

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