Book review

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

Fields of Hope, in the Thousand Islands

Fields of Hope is a photography farm project which turned into a book. It is a collection of images that celebrate farmers in the Thousand Islands

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Andrée Thorpe

Seaworthy Spring Rolls from the River Gal's Galley

FACT#10 I have a new springtime recipe to share, named SEAWORTHY SPRING ROLLS!

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Nicole Hartshorn

Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert

Murder,” I repeated, the word clumsy on my tongue. The last time I spoke it, I was in another world.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Susan W. Smith

Books For Your Library

Paul Hetzler makes science fun! Paul Coté provides history of a ghost town and Sherry Johnson introduces us to a "zine" and Elizabeth Barnett.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Susan W. Smith

Sara’s Surprise, a new book by Susan G Mathis

When Sara becomes the assistant pastry chef, her boss abuses her in lots of ways, as was all-too common in 1873. Women had no recourse and often feared ...

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Susan G. Mathis

The River Gal Remembers T.I. Mocha-tini!

Captain Tom and I landed seasonal positions as bartenders at this sought after country club, named Joey’s T.I. Club...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Accolade to the Aqua Mat & Millens Bay Melons!

I feel I have stumbled upon the greatest boating accessory of all time! THE AQUA MAT. Now I know what you’re thinking, with all of the technological... read more

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Nicole Hartshorn