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Okay for Now: A Chevron Ross Book Review

It’s been a long time since a book made me laugh out loud. How surprising that humor should come from a miserable eighth grader with a dysfunctional family. Doug Swieteck has moved to a small town with his abusive father, bullying brother, and weak-willed mother. His only valuable possession is…
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July 19, 2024
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Shannon McNear: Brave Author

Today it’s my privilege to feature author Shannon McNear. She’s a member of Brave Authors, a Facebook collaboration of Christian fiction writers. After more than two decades in the South, Shannon McNear now makes her home on the windy northern plains with her husband, two of their eight children, two…
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July 12, 2024
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The Covenant of Water: A Chevron Ross Book Review

What is the connection between an adolescent Indian girl, and a Scottish doctor at a leper colony? You have to read a long time to find the answer, but author Abraham Verghese provides plenty of drama along the way in his novel The Covenant of Water. The story begins in…
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July 5, 2024
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Sara Whitley: Brave Author

Today it’s my privilege to feature author Sara Whitley. She’s a member of Brave Authors, a Facebook collaboration of Christian fiction writers. Author Profile I am a wife to Ben, mom to Elyse, Oliver, and Isaiah, a social worker at the VA, and a Christian fiction author. My mission in…
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June 28, 2024
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American Christian Fiction Writers

June 2024 New Releases   Happy Friday, Chevron Ross followers! Below you'll find information on newly released books by members of American Christian Fiction Writers. More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW website.   Biblical: Petra: An Unbroken Legacy by Lisa L. Dorsey -- Embark…
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June 14, 2024
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The Times: A Chevron Ross Book Review

I love good journalism. Democracy cannot survive without it. America’s founders knew this when they included freedom of the press in the Bill of Rights. The New York Times has long been the yardstick of American news organizations. Thus, it receives closer scrutiny than most. When I purchased Adam Nagourney’s…
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June 7, 2024
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Sister Carrie: A Chevron Ross Book Review

If you compare Sister Carrie with the excesses of modern literature, Theodore Dreiser’s novel seems mild. It contains no explicit language and barely a hint of sexuality. Yet this story of a "fallen woman" was so offensive to readers of the early Twentieth Century that the full version did not…
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May 31, 2024
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American Christian Fiction Writers

May 2024 New Releases   Happy Friday, Chevron Ross followers! Below you'll find information on newly released books by members of American Christian Fiction Writers. More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW website. Contemporary Romance: A Cameo for a Cowgirl by Carolyn Miller -- Welcome…
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May 24, 2024
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Meet Author Shanna Heath

Today it's my privilege to feature author Shanna Heath. Shanna resides in central Kentucky with her sweet family, two dogs, and a ball python. When she isn’t writing young adult Christian fiction, she enjoys teaching middle school social studies or taking Sunday afternoon naps. Because she's a sucker for teen…
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May 17, 2024