Flight or Fright: Ladies and Gentlemen… Your Captain Is Dead.

This is one of the best anthologies I have read in a long time. Co-edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (both of whom have stories included), we take a trip through the not-so-friendly skies and are reminded just how vulnerable we are riding in a tin can at 20,000+ feet. The book includes murders, gremlins, zombies, dead bodies and missiles, all of which are in the air with you, whether you are flying in a new jumbo jet, or a World War II era prop plane. Recline your seats and hold on, this ride is about to get bumpy!

The Power of Inspiration: Queen of Katwe

I found many beautiful things to love about this film. Based on a true story, not only does it take its viewer on a journey to Uganda and the realities of many families struggling to survive, but it showcases the strength of the human spirit. Solid determination shines like gold all throughout this story. It’s on vibrant display in Phiona’s concentration on the chessboard, her mother’s constant battle to support her family and even the pastor’s courage to push for opportunities for the village children.

Of Gods and Vows

This book was read in a breath—a sharp inhale, holding it in as the pages turned, followed by a long exhale.

A myth retold with a myth, The Songweaver’s Vow recalls the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros but employs the cast of Norse mythology and the gods of Asgard to tell the tale.