Tiger Drive Included in Kirkus Reviews Magazine’s “Up All Night Issue”

Kirkus Reviews Magazine "Up All Night" Issue, August 2019, Cover

Tiger Drive by Teri Case is included in Kirkus Reviews Magazine’s “Up All Night Issue”

I am so excited to announce that Kirkus Reviews has included Tiger Drive in the “Up All Night” Issue: “Special Coverage of books that will keep you turning pages until the wee hours.”

Is there a better compliment? On page 170, the headline reads:

Case has created imperfect characters that have a remarkable knack for hanging on through tough times.

Kirkus Reviews Magazine, "Up All Night" Issue, Page 170
August 1, 2019, Vol. LXXXVII, NO. 15

I am grateful to Kirkus Reviews for recognizing Tiger Drive and congratulate all the authors included. We did it! We’re keeping people up all night!

Thanks for being you,


What Happened in Scandinavia

Apotek Hotel, Reykjavik

What Happened in Scandinavia

Holy Mackerel
Part One: People of Iceland

Dear Friends,

So much happened on this thirty-day trip that I can’t possibly share it in one newsletter. Plus, I’m self-conscious about writing about my trips. First, as you know, I’m not a travel writer, and second, what interests me might not interest you: people who inspire characters.

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My Book Review of A Time to Wander by Chera Thompson and NF Johnson

A Time to Wander, Book Cover

A Time to Wander by Chera Thompson and NF Johnson

Sometimes discovering a book is a serendipitous experience. My partner and I recently took a Backroads group hiking trip in Norway. We tend to keep to ourselves, and I don’t go out of my way to introduce myself as a writer unless it comes up naturally. On this particular trip, it did.

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My Book Review of The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern

The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern, Book Cover

The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern

I met author Nikki Stern at the IBPA.org booth during the American Library Association Conference. She was signing her book, The Wedding Crasher. Ditch Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. This book is not to be confused with the movie about two guys who crash weddings for free booze and to hook up with women. In Stern’s The Wedding Crasher we’re dealing with a serial killer of brides-to-be.

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Persimmon Takes On Humanity by Christopher Locke

I recently spoke with author Christopher Locke at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and we agreed on three very important authorly things. First, a tear-jerking novel is cathartic to write and therapeutic to read. Second, writing a story from an animal’s point of view is life-changing. Third, books can lend perspective and expand a reader’s worldview.

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