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Thursday, May 9, 2013

To Tell the Truth

Lies, deceit, deception, and betrayal are interwoven into the fabric of The Other Typist, an intriguing historical novel by literary newcomer Suzanne Rindell. Set in New York City during the 1920s, this is a chilling, well-written first novel about friendship that will satisfy any mature reader seeking a satisfying psychological thriller.

Please follow this link to www.authorexposure.com to read my review.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Frankl(y)in Speaking

Way back in eighth grade, we read the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The assignment was supposed to enlighten our young minds with what it meant to be a colonial statesman and an American patriot. It was full of his accomplishments as a politician, both here and abroad in the courts of England and France, and as a prolific inventor.

What it didn't portray—and, granted it was his autobiography, so Franklin had every right to omit much of it—the details of his private life. For example, he was a prolific womanizer. Deborah Read was his common-law wife who had been married before. He had a mistress at a very early adult age, who bore him a bastard son that he and Deborah raised.

Sure, you can read all about him on Wikipedia, as well as other sites on the internet, but the sometimes sordid facts and character analysis—what sort of man was Franklin, really?—do not come through as true and as real-to-life as in the fictionalized version of his personal, ahem, affairs, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot. This sure-to-be a best-seller, by the way, was just released today.

I had the privilege of reading an advanced electronic copy of this enlightening historical novel last month and was amazed at the author's attention to detail while relating up-to-now little known (at least to me) facts about one of the most famous founders of our country. He did a whole lot more than fly a kite to learn about electricity and start our first library system!

Please read my review on www.authorexposure.com, then take time to read the book. It is, indeed, an eye-opener.

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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Miss Elmira's Secret Treasure: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
Colonial Theatre: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Roarin' 20s 
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast


Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood



Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA

For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,