March Book List

Adult Fiction

Baer, Judy                           Recipes and Wooden Spoons

Baer, Judy                           Tempest in a Teapot

Boyce, Trudy Nan            Old Bones

Brekke, Jørgen                  The Fifth Element

Brown, Karen                    The Clairvoyants

Carlson, Melody               Winter Wonders

Calrson, Melody               Hidden History

Cleeves, Ann                     The Crow Trap

Coleman, Reed                 What You Break

Coulter, Catherine           The Devil’s Triangle

Crombie, Deborah           Garden of Lamentations

Cussler, Clive                     The Cutthroat

Darnielle, John                  Universal Harvester

Flanagan, John                  Rangers Apprentice: The Lost Stories (YA)

Flanagan, John                  Rangers Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan Bk 1 (YA)

Flanagan, John                  Rangers Apprentice: The Royal Ranger Bk 12 (YA)

Fluke, Joanne                    Banana Cream Pie Murder

Greaney, Mark                 Gunmetal Gray

Hanson, Pam                     Amazing Gracie

Hanson, Pam                     Never Give Up

Hepworth, Sally                The Mother’s Promise

Hooper, Kay                       Wait For Dark

Hunt, Diann                        We Have This Moment

Hunt, Diann                        Prayers, Paws and Providence

Hunt, Laird                          The Evening Road

James, Miranda                Twelve Angry Librarians

Johansen, Iris                    The Night Watch (LP)

Johnstone, William          Preacher’s Hellstorm

Jones, Annie                      The Time of Their Lives

Kellerman, Faye               Bone Box (LP)

Kellerman, Faye               Bone Box

Kelly, Rebecca                   Home For The Holidays

Kelly, Rebecca                   Promises To Keep

Kelly, Rebecca                   Going To The Chapel

Kelly, Rebecca                   Midsummer Melody

Kelly, Rebecca                   Portraits of the Past

Lovett, Charles                  The Lost Book of the Grail, or, a visitor’s guide to Barchester Cathedral

Marion, Isaac                     The Burning World

Mark, David John             Cruel Mercy

Miller, Linda Lael              Arizona Heat

Oates, Joyce Carol           A Book of American Martyrs

Parker, Lara                        Dark Shadows: Heiress of Collinwood

Patterson, James             Malicious: a Mitchum story

Pears, Tim                           The Horseman

Peterson, Tracie               Treasured Grace

Raverat, Anna                   Lover

Robb, J.D.                            Echoes in Death

Robinson, Kim S.              New York 2140

Ryan, Jennifer                   The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

Sharp, Jolyn                        Reading, Writing and Riddles

Steel, Danielle                   Dangerous Games (LP)

Todd, Charles                    Racing the Devil (LP)

Ward, Amanda E.             The Nearness of You

Werner, Ursula                 The Good at Heart

The Best of Archie Comics: 75 years 75 stories (YA)


Adult Non-Fiction


Bennett, Sam                    Start Right Where You Are

Brown, Gary                       The Bear Almanac: a comprehensive guide to the bears of the world

Bruni, Frank                        A Meatloaf in Every Oven

Cahan, Richard                  Un-American The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II

Chalk, Dylan                       The Confident House Hunter

Clavin, Thomas                  Dodge City

Dance, S. Peter                 Shells: the photographic recognition guide to seashells of the world

Daughan, George C         Revolution on the Hudson

Deschamps, David           LGBTQ Stats

Fitz-Gibbon, Jane             Welcoming Strangers: nonviolent re-parenting of children in foster care

Henley, Marissa                Loving Your Friend Through Cancer

Lake, Thomas                    Unprecedented – The Election that Changed Everything

Lion, Peter                          American St. Nick: a true story

Mast, Johnny                     Breakaway Amish: growing up with the Bergholz beard cutters

McDermid, Val                  Forensics What Bugs, Burns, Prings, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime

McNeil, Donald Jr.           Zika the Emerging Epidemic

Millan, Cesar                      Cesar Millan’s Lessons From The Pack

Mindell, Earl                       Allergy Relief – How to Overcome the Allergies You Have

Pizzorno, Joseph E. Jr     The Toxin Solution

Richler, Noah                     The Candidate: fear and loathing on the campaign trail

Rydell, Anders                   The Book Thieves

Silbey, Uma                        The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones

Tornio, Stacy                      Plants You Can’t Kill

Webber, Donni                 Magical Miniature Gardens & Homes

Williams, Florence           The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative

Wright, Jennifer A           Get Well Soon: history’s worst plagues and the heroes who fought them

Xerces Society                   100 Plants to Feed the Bees




Campisi, Charles               Blue on Blue: an insider’s story of good cops catching bad cops

Collins, Judy                       Cravings: how I conquered food: a memoir

Grande, Peggy                  The President Will See You Now: my stories and lessons from Ronald Regan

Loucks, Sarah                     My Bucket Has Holes

McLaughlin, J. Maolisa   “Her Have Lupus”: a true story of a mother’s struggle

Merkin, Daphne               This Close to Happy: a reckoning with depression


Juvenile Fiction


Allison, Jennifer                Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator Bk 1

Allison, Jennifer                Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator The Ghost Sonata Bk 2

Allison, Jennifer                Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator the Dead Drop Bk 4

Andrews, Julie                  The Very Fairy Princess Valentines From the Heart

Barnhill, Kelly                     The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Berenstain, Mike             The Berenstain Bears and The Christmas Angel

Biedrzycki, David              Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow

Bond, Felicia                       The Day it Rained Hearts

Bright, J.E.                           Better Call Batman!

Bryan, Ashley                    Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

Butler, Christina                Snow Friends

Carson, Ellis                        Du Iz Tak?

Everest, D.D.                      Archie Green and the Alchemists’ Curse

Everest, D.D.                      Archie Green and Magician’s Secret

Hega                                      Noisy Baby Animals

Kann, Victoria                    Emeraldalicious

Kirby, Stan                          Captain Awesome Goes to Superhero Camp

Kirby, Stan                          Captain Awesome Meets Super Dude!

Petrucha, Stefan              Nancy Drew Diaries Vol. 8: Tiger Counter: What Goes Up

Rowling, J.K.                       Harry Potter Yel Legado Maldito Partes Uno Y Dos

Scotten, Rob                      Love, Splat

Sutton, Laurie S                Batman Battles the Joker

VanDraanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes and the Night Skulls

VanDraanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crashers

VanDraanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy

Wenzel, Brendan             They All Saw a Cat

Yamada, Kobi                     What Do You Do With an Idea

Numbers English-Russian: My First Bilingual Book


Juvenille Nonfiction


Cheverton, Mark             Attack of the Shadow Crafters

Kelly, K.C.                            Basketball Superstars 2017

Lloyd, Carli                          All Heart, My Dedication and Determination to Become one of Soccer’s Best

Lobdell                                 Hardy Boys Adventures Vol 1: To Die or Not to Die?

Mihulka, Krystyna            Krysia, A Polish Girl’s Stolen Childhood During World War II

Archie Comics Spectacular Block Party




Crombie, Deborah           Garden of Lamentations

Kellerman, Faye               Bone Box

Kellerman, Jonathan      Heartbreak Hotel

Kine, Christine B              A Piece of the World




50 First Dates

Absolute Zero/ Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York


Attack on Titan


Camelot: The Complete First Season

Cowgirls ‘N Angels

Criminally Clueless 8 Movie Collection

Disaster at Seas 2013, The Deadly Wake, The Triangle, The Poseidon Adventure

Doctor Strange


Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest

Forbidden Empire

Great Human Odyssey

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water (Blu-ray)

How Do You Know

Noah’s Ark: The Miniseries Event

Ocean’s Twelve

Our Family Wedding (Blu-ray)

Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy

Parental Guidance (Blu-ray)


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Blue-ray)

Ride Along 2 Movie Collection

Runaway Jury

Sands of Oblivion

Scooby-Doo! Shaggy Showdown Original Movie



The Accountant

The Contract

The Haves and The Have Nots: The Play collection

The Letters

The Nazi Games

The Pride and the Passion

The Way Home

The X Files: I Want to Believe

True Crime

Universal Soldier/Lock Up

When In Rome (Blu-ray)

White Collar Winged Migration






The Editor’s Touch

On Nov. 28, we talked about editing and publishing. Click here for the information we handed out.

Things to cut and edit:

She’s Novel

Programs that might help you:

Scrivener 2

Traditional vs. self publishing:



There is also a writer’s group in Lockport that has regular meetings. I am uncertain if this information is the most updated schedules, but the page includes contact information and some general info and they are an active group. I’ve linked to their helpful page about critiques on writing.

The Write Touch – Lockport, NY

Components of a Story

On Nov. 24, we talked about the basic components of a story and made a checklist to make sure we had everything or were on the right track to achieve all five parts. Click here to see what we talked about.

Here is a brief link about the parts that create a story. The names are different, but these are the same concept.

Writer’s Cheatsheet

World Building

We discussed creating comprehensive, expansive worlds on Nov. 17. Click here to see what we discussed.

The most comprehensive world building website I’ve seen is from JS Morin. He provides extensive exercises and information that will guide you in the right direction. Click here to go to his site and explore his posts.

Tips for Surviving Your First Draft

How are you supposed to get through your first draft? Click here for the information we handed out on Nov. 7!

You need to commit to your writing, as suggested by these links:

NaNo Truths About Being a Writer

Writer’s Digest

Goins, Writer

Get help from the experts! We have more authors and editors coming during our event! Check our front page for details!

Don’t write what you know! Write what you want to write!

The Atlantic

NY Book Editors

And finally, a brief word on point of view:

Literary Devices


Scheduling Time to Write, High-Concept Blurb, and Genre

At our Nov. 3 session, we discussed three main topics: scheduling time to write, creating a high-concept blurb, and narrowing our writing down by genre. To see that information, click here.

For more info on scheduling time to write, try these great links:

Lit Reactor

Writer’s Digest

High-Concept Blurb Links:

Writer’s Digest

Genre Links:

(Some) Genres of Literature

Wikipedia List of Genres (Never do research using Wiki, but this list is fairly comprehensive and can help generate ideas.)