Tamara Dever’s Ultimate Mix Tape Is a Rock ’n’ Roll Trivia Book Treasure!


Hey Henlit Readers! We all know that the last year has been anything but righteous and that every sane person is, like, nostalgic to the max. So you’ve watched both seasons of   Stranger Things , the entire   Back to the Future   franchise, and every John Hughes movie ever made. Now what?   Unwind – no REWIND! Jump in your Fast Car, cruise down Thunder Road, and Escape with Tamara Dever’s  Ultimate Mix Tape Music Quiz Book , a rock’n’roll party in a book! You probably already have Don’t Stand So Close to Me and Alone running through your head. Now it’s time to put your knowledge of ’70s and ’80s music to the test with over 1,000 trivia questions in a whopping 17 different categories.   “How Will I Know that I’ll love this book,” you ask? Check out a few trivia categories and a question or two.   Who’s that Girl?  Name the girl in the song, the song’s title, and the singer or band.   A. Released in 1983 B. She never lets the singer down, especially at night. C. She makes you feel nice.…

Author Interview: D'yan Forest


Well, here's something fun! Meet D'yan Forest and get to know a bit about in her memoir I Did It My Ways: An 86-Year-Old Standup Comedian’s Lifelong Journey from Prudish Bostonian to Scandalous Parisienne, and Beyond….   Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I’m an 86-year-old stand-up comedian, cabaret artist and singer. Prior to COVID, I worked as an entertainer in Paris and New York City. My book, I DID IT MY WAYS, is an autobiography that covers my life from age 0 to 86. It’s a fun book and quick read. The book description sums up the book pretty well. “This joyful and humorous memoir is one nice Jewish girl’s journey from innocent music student to educated, bilingual, worldly entertainer. As a child in Boston during World War 2, she grew a victory garden while also witnessing American antisemitism of the forties and fifties. Shortly after graduating from college, she discovered she wasn’t “wife” material. Unfortunately, she was married when she…

Author Interview: Sarahlyn Bruck


Get to know Sarahlyn Bruck and her second novel  Daytime Drama   -  Released March 2 2021!  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). Sure! I write novels and teach English full-time at a local community college. My husband, daughter, and I live in Philadelphia. My first book, Designer You, came out in 2018. And my second, Daytime Drama, releases on March 2, 2021. Tell us about the genre you like to write, and how is it similar / different from other women fiction genres? Both my books are firmly set in the contemporary women’s fiction genre. They are each centered on a woman’s emotional journey, which is what makes women’s fiction unique and special. Within the genre, my interests as an author tend to gravitate toward topics like changing family dynamics and the ways women can reinvent themselves when life takes an unexpected sharp turn. What are some of the biggest challenges authors of older protagonists face today? I think there’s a misconception that charac…

Author Interview: Cari Scribner


Funny, sexy, and a bit steamy, A Girl Like You (Feb. 9th 2021) is both author Cari Scribner's debut as well as the debut publication for new press Circuit Breaker Books . A Girl Like You chronicles the dating misadventures of 50-something, recently divorced, Jessica. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s). I was born, raised and went to college in upstate NY. I have a bachelor’s in journalism with a writing minor. I’ve always known I was a creative writer. When I was 5 years old, I composed commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, which was a big thing back then. I wrote a YA novel 10 years ago that was shopped around by an agent but never found a home – it wasn’t about the supernatural. AGLY is my debut women’s fiction novel. It chronicles a year in the life of newly-divorced Jessica Gabriel, 53, and her kids Madison Gabriel, 25, and Ian Gabriel, 21, all of whom are single and dating – or attempting to date. I wrote the novel to encompass equal …

Author Interview: G.P. Gottlieb


Meet G.P. Gottlieb, author of Smothered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery (release date Feb 16). This will be her second novel published by D.X. Varos Ltd! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your published book (s).  I earned degrees in music, and worked as a musician, and educator, and an administrator while raising three (now grown) children. I always wrote, and have taken a course here and there, but considered myself more of a dabbler until 2014. That’s when I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer, and all my plans came crashing down. I vowed to myself that if and when I got past it, I was going to spend the rest of my days doing what I love best. I wasn’t ever going to let a day slip away that wasn’t filled with music, writing, reading, talking and being with people I love, and maybe a little knitting or puzzling. I wanted every day to be a golden day (instead of just my birthday!). I set to writing my first mystery and rewrote it dozens of times until my editor gave me…

Happy New Year!


IT'S JUST MY OPINION  - The jig is up! And with all the changes going on with our bodies (and minds with COVID-19), we have to work harder at getting and staying in shape - and not because we want our 20 something bodies back, but mostly because we want to be at our healthiest, prevent or recover from sprains and pains, and to keep up with our more active friends.  But if you hate to workout with every fiber of your being, don't fret! You're not alone. I repeat. You. Are. Not. Alone. There are more of 'us' who'd rather be doing something else than keeping up with a regular exercise routine. So here's an idea for 2021...why not try incorporating some exercises into your day to day? Believe it or not, you can get a good workout (sweat-free too) with many of the things you do at home. Ever try squatting while doing dishes, stretching your core while vacuuming, lunging or doing calf raises as your brush your teeth or even while you dry your hair? You can empl…

The Holidays Don't Need to Be Perfect, Especially This Year!


Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la… IT'S JUST MY OPINION  - Tis the season for holiday classics to be playing and glistening decorations to be displayed everywhere you go over the next few weeks. Get ready for it! And if you’re really in the festive mood and full of holiday spirit, you might even be tempted to tune into Hallmark's channel -- sprinkled with joy and sweetness, these holiday movies project picture perfect romances, family gatherings and decorated Christmas trees with elegantly wrapped gifts underneath. Oh, and don’t forget the gorgeous golden Butterball centrepiece. There’s nothing like it, right? Wrong. Let’s get real, shall we? Holiday images like these ones that are spread across TV, magazines, and social media are supposed to be perfect. They have to be. Marketers and advertisers are getting big bucks to make them. But if you’re one to get stressed by it all, don’t.  Relax . You don’t need any of those things to have the “perfect” holiday…