Order of Ellie Midwood Books

Ellie Midwood is an author of historical fiction novels. She is a USA Today bestselling author. She sets many of her novels in the World War II-era – an interest which she credits to her grandfather, who was a junior sergeant. Ellie continues to research World War II and Holocaust history by obtaining as much memorabilia and as many documents as she can. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys yoga, going on adventures, learning languages, and philosophy. She lives in New York. (more…)


Order of Ryan Cahill Books

Ryan Cahill is an Irish author of epic fantasy novels. He writes The Bound and The Broken series. Ryan has always been fascinated by storytelling – a characteristic that his parents helped nurture. He grew up reading Terry Pratchett and J.R.R. Tolkien, before later moving onto such authors as George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan. Ryan resides in Dublin, Ireland. (more…)


Order of Frances Crane Books

Frances Crane (1890-1981) was an American author of mystery novels. Her series is the Pat & Jean Abbott series. Frances graduated from the University of Illinois and did her graduate studies at the University of Chicago. She was an outspoken liberal, who spent time in Nazi Germany, and would mock Hitler’s speeches, and try convincing restaurant staff she was Jewish. Unsurprisingly, she was later expelled from Germany. She returned home as a divorcĂ©e, and in need of money, began writing detective fiction. (more…)


Order of Michael Mammay Books

Michael Mammay is an American author of science fiction novels. Michael is a retired officer with the army, and is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has his Master’s degree in military history. Michael lives in Georgia with his family. (more…)


Order of Skyler Mason Books

Skyler Mason is an author of romance novels. However, she considers herself a reader above all else. She aims to create strong female characters that will make their lovers cry – when they deserve it. (more…)


Order of Alexandra Moody Books

Alexandra Moody is an Australian author of YA romance novels. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family when she isn’t writing. She has a love/hate relationship with the gym, is addicted to caffeine, and enjoys traveling. Alexandra lives in Adelaide with her husband, son, and their dog. (more…)


Order of Catherine Coles Books

Catherine Coles is an English author of cozy mystery novels. She writes the Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mysteries series and the Martha Miller Mysteries series. Catherine was born in Germany and grew up a military brat, meanwhile reading everything she could get her hands on. She fell in love with mysteries from reading Nancy Drew books and then found Agatha Christie, who became her favourite author. She sets her novels in the English countryside, at different points in history. Catherine lives in North East England with her two dogs. (more…)


February 2023 Newsletter

Hi everyone and a slightly late welcome to February!

It’s continuing to be a busy time for me due to the launch of BookNotification.com. Not complaining though! Love seeing so many new users signing up for the site, following authors, tracking and printing their book lists, etc.

For each OOB newsletter, I’ll probably do a small blurb about what is going on there to keep everyone updated, then move on – although this month is a tad longer. Since the last newsletter, we set up a calendar that displays in the sidebar or below the book list on mobile, to show upcoming books only by authors that you follow. (more…)


Reader Mailbag: Has A Book Ever Inspired You To Do Something?

In the January 2023 newsletter I asked readers if they have ever been inspired by a book to do something.

Here were the responses:


Order of Dinah Jefferies Books

Dinah Jefferies is a Malayasian-born British novelist of historical fiction novels. Dinah moved to England when she was nine years old, and missed the heat of Malaysia. She studied Fashion Design, and lived in places like Tuscany (where she worked as an au pair for a countess), a hippie commune in Suffolk, and later Andalusia. Dinah suffered the loss of her young son, and draws on that experience in her writing. Her novels mix rich settings with history and human nature. Dinah lives in England with her husband. (more…)