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Cannery Row: A Chevron Ross Book Review

Few novelists can paint pictures with words while maintaining a good narrative pace. John Steinbeck, best known for The Grapes of Wrath, displays this talent most winningly in his short novel Cannery Row. Steinbeck takes us on a tour of a humble fishing and cannery village in California. His story…
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May 10, 2024
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Sarah Hanks: Brave Author

Today it’s my privilege to feature Sarah Hanks. She’s the founder of Brave Authors, a Facebook collaboration of Christian writers. Sarah Hanks switched gears from children's ministry to full-time novelist with Mercy Will Follow Me. She and her husband have nine children, a couple of whom seem to have inherited their…
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May 3, 2024
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Win a Free Christian ebook!

Dear Chevron Ross followers, From now through Tuesday, May 6 you have a chance to win a bundle of free ebooks in the AuthorsXP Christian book giveaway. My novel, The Seven-Day Resurrection, is one of the prizes. It’s about a failed novelist who awakens one morning to find that his…
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April 30, 2024
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The Jungle: A Chevron Ross Book Review

One of the virtues of reviewing a classic novel is the opportunity to introduce it to a new generation of readers. Upton Sinclair’s exposé of Chicago’s meat packing industry, published in 1906, demonstrates that there are some things government does well, when shamed into taking action. The Jungle revolves around the…
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April 26, 2024
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Ruth Wuwong: Brave Author

Today it’s my privilege to feature Ruth Wuwong. She’s a fellow member of Brave Authors, a Facebook collaboration of Christian writers. Although she grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan, her family members live in different parts of the world, a common phenomenon for most Chinese her age because of…
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April 19, 2024
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Waiting: A Chevron Ross Book Review

On its surface, Ha Jin’s novel is a love triangle. Set in Mao Zedong’s China in the 1960s and 1970s, it follows an Army doctor and nurse who cannot marry because the doctor’s wife, Shuyu, refuses to grant him a divorce. Bound by law and customs, Lin Kong travels to…
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April 12, 2024
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Book Club Fiction Giveaway: Last Chance

Dear Chevron Ross Subscribers: Today is your last chance to enter the AuthorsXP giveaway of book club novels, including my latest, The Samaritan's Patient.  By entering you have a chance to win an ebook reader, plus bonus paperbacks and free or discounted books.  Just Click Here for a link that…
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April 8, 2024
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American Christian Fiction Writers

  April 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: Love in Tandem by Becca Kinzer -- She’s perfectly…
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April 5, 2024
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Book Club Fiction Giveaway: April 2 through 8

Dear Chevron Ross Subscribers: AuthorsXP is hosting a one-week giveaway of book club novels, including my latest, The Samaritan's Patient.  You also have a chance to win an ebook reader, plus bonus paperbacks and free or discounted books. Entering is easy. Just Click Here for a link that will take you…
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April 2, 2024
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Olivia Rae: Spinner of Romantic Sagas

Today I’d like to welcome Olivia Rae, writer of Medieval and Christian romances. Olivia Rae is an award-winning author who spent her school days dreaming of knights, princesses, and far away kingdoms; it made those long, boring days in the classroom go by much faster. Nobody was more shocked than her…
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March 29, 2024