Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Announcing the January Author in the Spotlight

Announcing the January Author in the Spotlight

Happy January and Happy 2017.
I hope you have had a good start to the year.
Right now it is bitter cold in Minnesota with a negative 40 degree windchill and a below zero temp. Perfect for curling up under a blanket and reading a good book.

I've started a goal of doing 10 minutes of yoga everyday this year and I'm also plan to write once a day all year and I started a temperature rug where I add a strip of color based on the temps for everyday of the year.  I have a lot more goals including reading a book by January's Minnesota Author in the Spotlight, Charlie Quimby.

Charlie Quimby has written two novels, Monument Road and his newest book, Inhabited and both take place in Colorado.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

Monument Road
Leonard Self has spent a year unwinding his ranch, paying down debts, and fending off the darkening. Just one thing left: taking his wife's ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her into a stark and beautiful landscape. But Leonard finds he has company on a route that intertwines old wounds and new insights that make him question whether his life is over after all.


Meg Mogrin sells pricey houses, belongs to the mayor's inner circle, and knows more than she's letting on about her sister's death. Isaac Samson lives in a tent and believes Thomas Edison invented the Reagan presidency. When their town attracts a game-changing development, Isaac is displaced by the town's crackdown on vagrancy. As Isaac struggles to regain stability, Meg contends with conflicting roles of assisting the developer while serving on the homeless coalition. Isaac's quest to return a lost artifact soon intrudes into Meg's tidy world, digging up a part of her past she'd rather remained buried. Inhabited, a sister novel to Charlie Quimby's acclaimed Monument Road, returns to the Grand Valley of western Colorado to explore the dimensions of loss, the boundaries of compassion, and the endurance of love.

This month you can expect a book review, an author interview, a giveaway and a guest post.
You can find Charlie and information about his books and his blog on his website at www.charliequimby.com

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!