Upcoming events at the Reader's Loft

Saturday, June 8 at 1:00pm

Ryan's science fiction thriller, Imminent Dawn, has drawn comparisons to Black Mirror and Game of Thrones. It debuted as the number one new release in LGBT science fiction on Amazon. The sequel to Imminent Dawn, Mourning Dove, is an evocative, sweeping symphony of love, revenge, and desperation in cacophonous times.

Imminent Dawn is now available in eBook and print from most major retailers, and Mourning Dove is scheduled for release on April 29th, 2019.

Born Ryan Campbell, r.r. campbell is an author, editor, and the founder of the Writescast Network, a podcast collective for writers, by writers. His other novels include Accounting for It All, and he has been published with Five:2:One Magazine, Erotic Review, and National Journal Writing Month. He lives in Stoughton, Wisconsin.


For more about Imminent Dawn and Mourning Dove, visit empathyseries.com.

Saturday, June 15 at 1:00PM

Patricia Skalka returns with her 5th Dave Cubiak Death by the Bay.

The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries pit a former troubled Chicago cop against a roster of clever killers on the Door County Peninsula in the heart of the Midwest. Set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, the series kicks off with Death Stalks Door County and continues with Death at Gills Rock and Death In Cold Water, and Death Rides the Ferry.

Saturday, August 17 at 11AM - 12:30PM

   Marie is married and is a mother of four children and grandmother of two. She is an educator, entrepreneur and a mother who survived and continues to thrive beyond the unexpected loss of her 21-year-old daughter, Julia. Marie's mission is to be an advocate for drug prevention, mental health awareness, and bereaved parents and others who feel "stuck" after tragedy.

People's lives are severely disrupted by loss and other tragic circumstances. Their thought process needs disruption to break free. Our thoughts rob us from living in the present and from living fully. Until I was willing to take full responsibility for myself and my thoughts, then I would never have full authority to change my life. How do you begin the process of discovering your limiting beliefs and exchanging them for truth? I created a strategy that resembles my own journey of breaking the cycle of wrong thinking and negative emotions.

Come join me in August and learn how to change your life through the power of intention, the power of action and the power of mindset. 

Grief is a part of loss and it makes total sense to have deep grief, but when you come to the point when you’ve had enough there is an escape from.. Or a way out to live with peace and victory over peace.

If you make a choice to climb out of darkness  there will be light.

There are no quick fixes… everyday choices.. Time is critical.. Habits that are in place to help you stay on track towards freedom from trauma… Self-awareness.. It takes time.. Due diligence daily.. Fight the despair that overwhelms you.. How can you go on? Focus on what will make you go on living.. Put aside everything you believe and be open to the truth as you are meant to live in freedom.