Author Archives: carolkean

About carolkean

novelist, reviewer, editor, book critic for Liberty Island and Perihelion Science Fiction; native prairie/guerilla gardener; champion of liberty, indie authors & underdogs; one of the top two reviewers in Editors &Preditors Poll 2015; Amazon Vine, NetGalley Top Reviewer

“Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon” by Jane Rhodes

 Given how much the media has defined for the masses who and what the Black Panthers are, it’s helpful to find a book that specifically addresses the images manufactured by the media, with a comparison/contrast to the facts, which are … Continue reading

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“Turning in Circles” by Michelle Buckman: a stunning and poignant coming of age novel

Michelle Buckman’s distinctive voice, vivid and authentic characters, and brutal honesty are very much in evidence in her seventh novel,”Turning in Circles.” Stunning, suspenseful, and poignant, this coming of age story is set in the South, in a town so … Continue reading

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Wingspan: The Sky Is Not The Limit (TTL Series Book 2) by Diane Ryan

      ANOTHER YOUNG MAN is killed in his prime, with so much to live for–(“He was halfway through season two of Game Of Thrones and had just ordered season three from Amazon. Everything pointed to a man who … Continue reading

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Confidentially, DON’T READ THIS

This is only a test. I believe I could publish international secrets in my blog, and they’d be safer here than in the Pentagon’s email servers. Why? Hardly anyone reads my blog, unless I send a link, and even then, … Continue reading

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He won! Science Fiction Fans, your ~VOTES~ counted! P&E polls 2016

Chet Gottfried you totally deserve first place! CONGRATULATIONS!    The amazing Chet Gottfried, photographer, novelist, short story writer and contributor to Perihelion, shared some of his secrets for capturing incredible, gorgeous, and amazing images of bugs (not the staph kind, … Continue reading

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Letitia Carson, freed slave, doesn’t ‘put up and shut’ up in Jane Kirkpatrick’s award-winning historical-fiction novel”A Light in the Wilderness”

 A Light in the Wilderness: A Novel by Jane Kirkpatrick brings to life a little-known woman who made history. Earning her freedom and keeping it at a time when  laws prohibited blacks from living in Oregon, Letitia Carson, a freed … Continue reading

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OB ER: “You just don’t know what’s coming through the doors next”

During a sleep study last year, I was in the charge of a nurse named Pat who has so many interesting stories to tell, I urged her to write them down. As I was leaving at dawn, she stopped me at … Continue reading

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