Book review

Book Review: Deep River Deception by John Lefevere

I don't want to give anything away, since this is a mystery, but when I got to a certain place in Part 2, I literally could not put the book down.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan W. Smith

Alson Skinner Clark and about "Colleen’s Confession"

American Impressionist artist, muralist, and photographer, Alson Skinner Clark is most remembered for his beautiful landscapes that often sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Book Review: "From Bad to Verse . . . plus . . . Something in the Air", by John Scott Cowan

"It's just not possible to write serious stuff all the time. . . " Plus "I’m not at ease in the air; every time a plane banks more than 45 degrees I still get tense . . . "

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: A St. Lawrence Summer, by Helen Cardamone

As you approach the Thousand Island Bridge, you hear, "Who can see the water first? There is a secret crevice between trees that offers a first glance that you always struggle to find.

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

River bRat, Book Review and Excerpts

It was during these years that I became known alternately as Carrot Top and Fire Dome. My flaming red hair came from my Great Grandma Putnam . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith

Algonquin Legacy, by Rick Revelle

As we left the teepee, I hesitated for a quick moment to let my eyes adjust to the brilliant sunlight. This pause was all the excuse my guard needed to whack the back of my legs with his spear.

Book review
Rick Revelle

"Pardon Me", by David Kunz and Bill Simpson

Lyon built her; Lock never used her; Beck ran the hell out of her; Lewis just donated her . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: "Poetry Through a Lens"

Gretchen Huntley, Poet Laureate of Gananoque, has blessed our lives with a new chapbook of poetry inspired by the photography of Sam Battams.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
John Swift

Casa Blanca, the setting for "Reagan's Reward"

Casa Blanca is one of the most well-preserved Gilded Age cottages along “Millionaire’s Row” in the Thousand Islands and the setting for my latest novella, "Reagan's Reward."

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Johnny Truesdell's River Gifts

Alex Bay's Johnny Truesdell gives us a website, Facebook page, calendars and a beautiful small picture book depicting the Thousand Islands of today!

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan W. Smith

"Reality and Me" by Gretchen Huntley with photographs by Sam Battams

It started with a phone call from a name I recognized, Gretchen Huntley, but someone I had never met and it took me on a path of discovery...

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Susan W. Smith

The Thousand Islands: 101 Points of Interest…and then some

If you love experiencing the Thousand Islands and perusing vintage postcards, this unique book will appeal to you.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Clara MacCarald and Kathi McCarthy

All About Lynn McElfresh & Her Books

We want to know just who you are and why are you writing nine novels about the Thousand Islands and your special Grenell Island?

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Susan W. Smith

The Long Way Home: Writing "Ariel's Gift"

The moment I finished Napoleon's Gold: A Legend of the Saint Lawrence River, I knew my next novel would be Tom Flanagan's search for his brother Patrick,

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Thomas Pullyblank

Wind Water Waves, Short Stories by Tom French

Maybe I am giving it away, but the last paragraph in Tom French’s first short story in Wind Water Waves touched me like few descriptions of life on the River ever have.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Susan W. Smith

On My Planet These Days I am...

On my planet these days I am ... learning new recipes...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Marie-Anne Erki

The Book and the Sculptor

I probably met Will about 20 years ago when friends invited me to join them for dinner at Swan Bay Resort. By chance, Will and I were seated next...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Margolis

The Thousand Islands on a Thousand Bucket Lists

Scores of folks have added a visit to the area to their bucket lists because they’ve been introduced to the majesty and wonder, we River Rats get to enjoy regularly...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Susan G. Mathis