Farmington native’s first novel “Letting Go” of the past

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County author Kristin Lenz has always been a writer at heart. As she grew up in Farmington and attended University of Michigan, she says she lacked confidence to pursue a career in writing. Instead, she chose psychology as her major and went on to earn a master’s in…

Teacher brings the art of hula to Southeast Michigan

By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County resident Frances Price has brought the art of hula to the mainland through her Polynesian dance classes. The Polynesian Dancers of Michigan halau (school) mission is to spread the spirit of aloha and share the passion for hula and Polynesian dance with all who are interested….

Oakland County author merges sci-fi, horror in new novel

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Troy author Brian W. Matthews loves to craft entertaining stories that put his readers on edge. His tales of things that go bump in the night, as well as his penchant for exploring the unknown are fueled by his appreciation for the sci-fi and horror genres. Matthews, who works…

Addison Twp. writer’s Christian novel wins Book of the Year

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County author Catherine Brakefield’s Christian novel “Wilted Dandelions” has been recognized in the publishing industry for excellence among independent books. In the historical fiction novel, Rachael Rothburn, wants to be a missionary and go west to minister to American Indians. But she learns that she must be married…

Book Review: “Love: The Lion” By Frédéric Brrémaud

Rachel Moulden for The Pit Synopsis: A young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer. So the nomad…

Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code To Be Adapted Into a YA Novel For Fall 2016

Rachel Moulden for The Pit The Random House US and Penguin Random House UK children’s divisions of Penguin Random House will be publishing a young adult adaptation of the popular novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown this upcoming fall. Brown’s 2003 mystery-detective novel follows symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu after they…

YA Authors To Embrace The Stories Of DC Comics Super Heroes In Upcoming Novels

Rachel Moulden for The Pit Publisher Random House recently announced that YA authors will publish official young adult novels featuring some of the very iconic DC Comics superhero characters  starting in 2017. Wonder Woman will be written by Leigh Bardugo, Batman will be written by Marie Lu, Superman will be written by Matt de la Peña, and Catwoman will be written by…

Oakland County author explores history and the Christian heart

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Catherine Brakefield’s background is as diverse as her books and short stories.   From a young age, she had a strong passion for literature. “When I was younger, I would get up early to snatch a few chapters before school, and on the bus, I’d pick up that book…