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Quad-Cities Author Raza Moe Debuts Romantic Novel ‘Sharing Love’

April 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities Author Raza Moe Debuts Romantic Novel 'Sharing Love'

Which is more powerful, love or friendship? That question is at the heart of Raza Moe’s charming, funny and good-hearted debut novel “Sharing Love.’’ “Sharing Love’’ tells the story of two friends who find their loyalties to one another tested by the siren song of an intriguing, beautiful woman. Which man will win out for her attentions? And when the competition ramps up, can anyone win? “Sharing Love’’ is a light, sweet romance in the vein of classic romantic comedies like “Some Like It Hot.’’ It features a fun, engaging style and a breezy tale, making... Read More

Local Author Connie Wilson Scares Up Fun With ‘Color Of Evil’ Series

April 14th, 2021
Local Author Connie Wilson Scares Up Fun With 'Color Of Evil' Series

A real-life literary scream queen of horror could be haunting a book store near you. Prolific local author Connie Corcoran Wilson has written dozens of books in various genres, although the ones that have scared up the most attention, sales and awards have been those in the horror genre, particularly her “Color of Evil” series, which is available worldwide in bookstores and online stores. “I’ve written the books as novels and screenplays, which have won multiple awards, and I’m in the process of pitching them around trying to get them made into films,” Wilson... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Sergeant Finds ‘Courage To Rise Above’

April 12th, 2021
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The discussion over mental health challenges can be a difficult one. Admitting concerns can be daunting and treatment options and social stigmas surrounding the issue are often intimidating to those suffering from this disease, as well as those whose lives are touched by those suffering. The issue of mental health and the facilitation of discussion about its perspectives is the driving force behind the inspirational book “Courage To Rise Above,” by Quad-Cities author Jennifer Sergeant. Sergeant’s book, which is available at the Davenport Book Rack store as well as online at all retailers,... Read More

Local Author Salvatore Marici Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

January 30th, 2021
Local Author Salvatore Marici Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Salvatore Marici and Davenport Public Library invite you to a bold and rising celebration of place, elements, smells, taste, a transformation of mundane into magic. Join us Monday, February 1st at 6:30 pm and board into an evening of intermingling fantasy, nightmares, science, good times, and the realities of our journeys through enhanced senses as Sal performs poems from his collections of three books along with newer works in his upcoming 2021 collection. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about how to join is listed below. Local Author: Salvatore Marici Mon,... Read More

It’s No Mystery Why Clemens Slays It As A Best-Selling Author

September 7th, 2020
It's No Mystery Why Clemens Slays It As A Best-Selling Author

It was a cold and stormy day. We met at Elly’s. Little coffee joint down by the river. My associate and I walked in, took a look around. Waitress smiled her way over. “Hi. What can I get you?” “Nothing right now, doll, thanks,” I said. “I got business.” He was waiting at a corner table. Back to the hard brick wall, mafia style, eyes on the door, like a guy who doesn’t want to get hit without a chance to go down with some cold steel in his mitts. He wore dark shades. Dark shirt. Drank coffee black as the devil’s heart. Gave us a nod. Yeah. He was the guy we were there to meet. The... Read More

Teen Paranormal Graphic Novel Series, ‘Exorcising Ghosts’ Scaring Up Fans

September 2nd, 2020
Teen Paranormal Graphic Novel Series, 'Exorcising Ghosts' Scaring Up Fans

A teenager who can see the worlds of demons and the paranormal around us that others cannot is the protagonist of Sean Leary’s critically-acclaimed graphic novel series, “Exorcising Ghosts” The book is available worldwide and in local bookstores. Leary wrote and illustrated the series when he was a teenager and the books seem ripped from the diary of a teen, featuring various perils of growing up, including family issues, relationship breakups, friend squabbles and more, but with an added twist. The anti-hero of the story, Colin Drewry, is a recovering alcoholic and addict who... Read More

Connie Wilson’s ‘Bee Gone’ Wins Gold Medal At eLit Book Awards

June 19th, 2020
Connie Wilson's 'Bee Gone' Wins Gold Medal At eLit Book Awards

Local author Connie (Corcoran) Wilson was notified this week that her latest release, BEE GONE: A POLITICAL PARODY is a Gold Medal winner in the eLit Book Awards. The category for the win was Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon. The book was published by Quad Cities’ Press.   The E-Lit competition, which is highly competitive, offers awards in 65 categories, solely to e-books, world-wide.   E-Lit awards are dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year for the North American market and also from overseas publishers who publish English-language books designed for... Read More

Retired Putnam CEO Had Stunning Year of Adventures, Change

June 10th, 2020
Retired Putnam CEO Had Stunning Year of Adventures, Change

They say every dog has its day. Well, starting last July, Harley – a beloved 10-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Kim Findlay and her husband, Rick Brackey — had quite a year. Findlay, 60, retired last June 30 as president/CEO of the Putnam Museum & Science Center, which she led for 12 years. She also was formerly president of United Way of the Quad-Cities, for nine years. With Harley, Findlay and her husband set out July 7, 2019 in their new RV for a cross-country adventure, all west of the Mississippi. They put 12,000 miles on the motor home, gave Harley the time of his life, mourned... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

June 5th, 2020
Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

Change. We undergo transformations every day of our lives, in ways small and significant, in ways good and bad. Sean Leary’s “Does The Shed Skin Know It Was Once A Snake?” offers 11 award-winning short stories dealing with the life changes many of us face, and the positive ways in which our lives can transform, even in difficult times. “Shed Skin” is available in bookstores and webstores worldwide  as a print book and eBook for every eReader format. It is also available direct from the author at seanleary@seanleary.com. “Shed Skin” continues the legacy of characters... Read More

Rock Island Library Introduces Contact-Free Curbside Pick-up

May 27th, 2020
Rock Island Library Introduces Contact-Free Curbside Pick-up

The Rock Island Public Library introduced contact-free curbside pick-up for library materials beginning Tuesday, May 26. There will be no public access to library buildings during this phase of the library’s gradual reopening plan. Curbside pick-up will be available during limited hours by appointment only at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown and Southwest locations. Materials must be requested in advance, either through the Library’s online PrairieCat catalog, or with staff help via phone, email, and Ask a Librarian chat. Library staff will contact the borrower once items become available... Read More