Review: “Escort” Entices Readers With a Futuristic Dystopian World

Rachel Moulden for The Pit Escort #1 by Iggy Michniacki Publisher: Project Nerd Publishing Release Date: February 15, 2017 Synopsis: Audiences have been waiting for the follow up to Barrens, Project-Nerd Publishing’s first title to go to second print on two different covers, but the project came to a halt after Chapter One. With the creative team moving on…

Zenith Brass presents 22nd fall concert with Beaumont Brass

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media It is a pleasure for Mark Petty to direct the Zenith Brass, a 25-member multi-school extracurricular honors band for brass and percussion students. He founded the band in 1995 to provide challenging experiences for young musicians. “I think the most rewarding part of Zenith Brass for me is creating…

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…