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A Review of Rose Gold by Walter Mosley

When I think of Walter Mosley's novels a couple of things come to mind: intricate plots, flawed characters, realistic dialogue, backdrop that places you right in the heart of a scene and of course Easy Rawlins and you've got the recipe for a great read. Rose Gold was no different and hit the mark quite nicely.

In this novel, Rawlins is tasked with finding Rosemary "Rose" Gold, the daughter of a wealthy weapons manufacturer, who has been kidnapped by a group of revolutionists. The thing is Rose is much of a revolutionist herself but this time she is out of her element and her wealthy father must pay the kidnappers who have already sent a body part to remind him of how serious they are.  But they are no match for the skills and wiles of Easy and his street team who owes him a favor or two.

If that's not a large enough job, throw in finding Bob, a man who morphs into whatever character he decides to be and who is caught up with Rose and now being blamed for murders…

Interview with Penny Clover Petersen, Author of Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My and Roses Are Dead, My Love

Author’s Bio:Penny Clover Petersen began writing at age fifty-nine on a dare from her husband. After years of hearing her complaints that "I could write a better story than this", he suggested that perhaps she should do just that. The result is her Daisy & Rose Mystery Series, modern cozies featuring cocktail loving sisters Daisy and Rose Forrest as small town shop owners who just can't seem to get through a day without tripping over a dead body.
Penny lives with her husband in Bowie Maryland. In addition to writing, she enjoys time with her children and large extended family and collect family stories and recipes for the ‘family cookbook’. She loves historic homes and is a docent at Riversdale Mansion in Riverdale, MD. She is also the author of several children’s stories, including The Last Elf and An Angel for Jenny and is just finishing her third Daisy & Rose mystery.
What inspired you to write your book? Actually it started as a hobby; I had retired and was loo…

You Make Me So, So, So...

There are so many ways one can express themselves creatively (e.g. through acting, singing, dancing, painting, designing, etc.). But words have made it a possibility for me to express myself creatively through writing. I don’t deny myself the opportunity to create scenarios and storylines that pull readers in. Nor do I deny myself the opportunity to create bold characters some of whom my readers have come to love and/or hate.

Writing – You make me so, so, so HAPPY to find that special place to be me. Thanks for allowing me to undress my thoughts on paper. And to all my readers, all you have to do is say YES to wanting more!

Hope you enjoy this snippet from Love, Honor & Contempt, another novel I’m currently working on:

As soon as they sat down at the small table near the window, Eva heard her cell phone buzzing on her desk.

“Aren’t you gonna get that?” Brett asked as he stuffed a piece of pastry into his mouth. “It could be the White House.” He laughed.

“They can wait.” She forced a sm…

Interview with B. Swangin Webster, Author of Let Me Just Say This Series and Stiletto Stalker

Author’s Bio: B. Swangin Webster is the mother of five grown children and the "Nina" of nine grandchildren. She continues to write because if she didn't, she believes she would stop breathing. "Live life with passion" is her motto and this is something that she does every day.

She has recently embarked on an additional career as a radio talk show host on WLVS Radio; Radio you can watch and has become one of their leading hostesses. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading one of her 300+ novels or taking cooking classes. When she isn't doing that, you will find her at her grandchildren’s football games or watching her favorite football team, The Dallas Cowboys.
What inspired you to write your book? I have always loved reading and just felt that I could do a good job at it. I wasn’t a child to go outside and play; I was the child sitting in my room thinking up stories.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either gro…