Visual Guide to Minor Leaguers: Using Graphics to Find Prospects, Nick Richards
Babyloving: The Emotional Life of a Baby, Hiag Akmakjian
Snow Falling on a Bamboo Leaf: The Art of Haiku, Hiag Akmakjian
Cleo, Hiag Akmakjian
Cathouse or The House of All Nations, a Comedy of Eros, Hiag Akmakjian
Writing To Get Published, Bill Manville & Hiag Akmakjian
Author Bill Manville taught the course "Writing To Get Published" for both Temple University and writers.com. In this book Bill collected essays and examples that show the working writer how to write in a way that gets your work noticed.
Unlike most books this one is not meant to be read from front cover to back. The reader can pick it up at random and find out tips on writing good dialog, discussions of self-publishing (and whether it works), finding an agent and working through writer's block.
Using a variety of fonts to create a conversational style, the reader will feel they are sitting in a classroom with Bill as he shows (not tells) the best ways to write.
Every writer, or would-be writer, will find something useful in this book.
Name Dropping: The Cedar Bar in the 1950s, Hiag Akmakjian
Finding Dad, Margaret Pitz
After Dad, Margaret Pitz
Alice in Madland, Margaret Pitz
Snow on a Raven's Back, Hiag Akmakjian
Hardy Boys Book Reviews, Nicolas Akmakjian
An adult looks back fondly on his childhood treasures: the original 58 Hardy Boys volumes. These were not great literature, but they were never meant to be. They are actually surprisingly well-written for children’s books. The great writer Leslie McFarlane got things off to a terrific start and the series benefited from that great foundation.
Each of the 58 volumes is reviewed in this book. This content comes from the popular HardyBoysBookReviews.com site, noting who wrote each book, when it was written (and revised), the cover is critiqued, the chums who appear are noted, and what Aunt Gertrude baked for her beloved nephews is gravely noted.
This book expands upon that material, however, to also include notes about the year in which the book was written. What film won the Oscar that year? What was the #1 song? What events happened that year? All of this goes into the mind of the author and you can see that influence in the books. When James Bond shows up in public consciousness, you can absolutely tell in the Hardy Boys. The space race, multiculturalism, post-World War II expansion, the Depression, and, of course, Scooby Doo are all reflected in these books.
These are light-hearted, brief reviews that do not spoil the plot. They are written with humor and affection. If you read the book, the review will remind of the basic plot, but will not reveal the identity of the villain. For that you have to read the book again — and this book will make you want to do just that.