Michelle Isenhoff

Author: Michelle Isenhoff

Second Baptist Church of Detroit

Second Baptist Church of Detroit is a historic and still-functioning church that features in my middle grade historical fiction novel, The Candle Star. Organized in 1836, a year before Michigan became a state, it claims the honor of being the oldest Black congregation in the midwest. The congregation moved to its present location in 1857, […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I picked up an audio version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on a whim last week when I was leaving for a long bike ride. It came out in 2011 and never appealed to me, but the title was one I’d heard of in a sea of unfamiliar books, so I gave it […]

King of Malorn, by Annie Douglass Lima

A couple weeks ago, I promised you three reviews over the next three weeks. Well, uh, I switched web hosts and can’t seem to figure out the new scheduler. Last week’s post is still sitting in my draft folder. Sigh. I’ll try again. In the meantime, I’ll publish this week’s manually. I’ve highlighted Annie Douglass […]

Historical Fiction Rafflecopter

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since February! Lots of “author stuff” going on this spring–website update, newsletter upgrade, taking my books out of KU. AND this Rafflecopter giveaway, which is part of a summer-long promotion I’m doing in conjunction with historical fiction authors extraodinaire, Lars Hedbor and Sara Whitford. We are joining forces, taking […]

The Beast of Talesend: After Beauty and the Beast (Beaumont and Beasley, 1), by Kyle Robert Shultz, 2017

The last book I’d like to feature from my Colorado trip is another self-pub, and it’s my favorite of all three. And that’s saying quite a lot, seeing as I read through the entire Princess Academy series (which I rarely do), and Joss the Seven received a Squeaky Award. But this one was just as […]

Joss the Seven (Guild of Seven, 1), by J. Philip Horne, 2016

The next book I’d like to feature from my Colorado trip is an example of self-publishing at its finest. J. Philip Horne has a natural ability to craft a story, his prose flows smooth as fresh cream, and he’s taken great care with the editing process. That’s a great beginning. Kudos, Mr. Horne!! So…how about […]

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