Category Archives: Biographies & Memoirs

My Book Review of Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End

Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fast but complete and interesting Rasputin and the Romanovs have always fascinated me. I believe Tzar Nicholas II and his family were truly good people, though misguided at times. However, I’m not certain about the mad monk, and this brief biography doesn’t help

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Randi-Lee Bowslaugh’s EMBRACING ME

EMBRACING ME A captivating and riveting memoir by mental health advocate Randi-Lee Bowslaugh as she shares her story about her own depression and the strategies she made to overcome that Independently publishedThe book is available worldwide in all formats Randi-Lee’s true story of coming to terms with her depression. Sharing thoughts around suicide and the harsh reality of feeling the

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My Book Review of There’s a Bear in the House!

There’s a Bear in the House! by Walter Kirn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deep and Thought-provoking Again, another short story that sounded interesting, though, it still left me without expectations. Reading it, I ran a gamut of emotions – most of which was melancholy with ponderance. What I liked was the introspection of the protagonist. I liked his

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SAME TIME, DIFFERENT PLACE

DID YOU KNOW? LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY, LAURA INGALLS WILDER, and MARGARET MITCHELL Three women authors who influenced J.M. Northup of Norns Triad Publications are L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House Books), and Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind).  With an intense love of literature and history, these writers made an undying impact on the young

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Writers 2 Remember: Margaret Sanger

Nurse who pioneered birth control Margaret Sanger is a lot of things… nurse, writer, sex educator, activist… Some praise her while others hate her. She is all too human, with good and bad ideas, both a product of her time as well as someone ahead of it. Why does Margaret Sanger matter? For me, I think she should matter to the

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