READERS’ CORNER: BOOKCLUB BOOKS FOR ALL. Many people reading and talking about these. Our Souls at Night, native son Kent Haruf’s final masterpiece, features a paean to older love in fictional Holt, Colorado, where a couple work up the courage to offer one another the second chance they each deserve. A tale of love late in life, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson throws a traditional, conventional Englishman into the excitement of a relationship with Jasmina, a Pakistani shopkeeper. The Nickel Boys,set against the unrest and violence of the 1960s civil rights movement, Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel shines a light on the systemic racism and physical abuse at a Florida “reform” school. Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, Allison Winn Scotch’s portrait of complicated, ambitious, and not entirely likable, Cleo, the junior senator from New York contemplating a presidential run, in a sharp, witty look at female political power. See https://www.myprimetimenews.com/category/books/; kathleenduhamel.com, or BonnieMcCune.com
Colorado Sun publishes my essay about masks: Go to https://coloradosun.com/2020/05/02/write-on-colorado-bonnie-mccune/ Colorado Sun published my essay about masks. “Write On!”, “Our reactions to coronavirus only give us the illusion of control.”
NEW PODCAST: I discuss my journey and how having a passion in life helps me and others gain purpose and excitement on the Femininjja Project. Visit http://thefemininjaproject.libsyn.com/episode-58-patience-resilience-and-finding-your-passion
PAPERBACK NOW AVAILABLE! A feisty single mom clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. But when a raging flood threatens their survival, they learn the true meaning of partnership. Available in paperback as well as ebook. To order, visit Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Never-Retreat-Bonnie-McCune-ebook/dp/B07X5BMVFL or Totally Bound, https://www.totallybound.com/book/never-retreat ,or other online retailers.
FEMINIST LUNCHEON PRESENTATION: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, I appeared as guest speaker on my recent book, Never Retreat, and discussed “Beating My Head Against a Wall: why I continue to write” about the joys and woes of writing. Somewhere inside any person who chases a dream, there’s a little voice saying, “Keep going; don’t give up yet.” That voice might be an angel’s or a demon’s, but it has a definite impact on life.