Natalie Hanson: The Unknown Man

Author Natalie Hanson has embarked on a new series for her readers and Book One of the Zalla Bennbett mysteries is out – featuring a not-so-perfect loner in the FBI Special Agent’s protagonist role. Hanson plunges the reader of The Unknown Man into an intriguing kidnapping with the […]

Ali Gunn: The Grifter

The upcoming novel The Grifter is the second novel by Ali Gunn, this time working with Sean Campbell, author of Dead on Demand, the first installment in the DCI Morton Crime Novel Books. Dead has more than 2,000 reviews, and book two has nearly as many with 81% […]

Living On Less

We never planned on becoming minimalists. We just wanted to declutter and get rid of things we had stuffed into corners, closets, under beds, and jammed into the garage. There were boxes of things we hadn’t seen in years. How important could the stuff be? Without telling the […]

Is Minimalizing the Key?

When 2016 rolled around, Shannon and I were considering a move and buying a home in Hawaii. That’s a mouthful because homes are anything but cheap across the Pacific. However, with my father now residing at the Veteran’s Hospital in Hilo, we wanted to be close. The good […]

Consider Getting Small

It’s 2015, and Shannon and I have done the usual things like working hard, buying cars and clothes, and going on vacation, but mostly we’ve taken going into debt with new gusto. After visiting with Dad and Edie, we begin to realize how precious and short time can […]

Going Back in Time

I’m going back a little, to 2014. When we got the spark to change our lives, to become more self-sufficient, to cut our materialistic tendencies, and perhaps become happier. The story starts in another blog (Simplified Bliss) that was swallowed-up by the Web’s blackhole, so it’s getting repeated […]

Michael Allen: The Deeper Dark

Captain Haven Kayd is a fighter pilot who’s used to flying alone. Days, nights, all missions. But when he’s forced-down during an intel run, he’s not alone for long. Surrounded by the enemy, Haven is taken to a POW camp where he thinks often about his wife and […]