Needed Books For Our Time


Some books speak to a specific time, and some reach across eras with their messages. Some include a message for a definite audience, while others span a more general readership.  And some times call out for certain books to be read.

Books are one form of the Media, which must remain free if freedom itself is to survive. Given the turmoil of our present time, I am suggesting these books as crucial reading for today’s world:


 George Orwell




Elie Wiesel



It Can’t Happen Here

 Sinclair Lewis




Quotations On Hope and Idealism




Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                                Robert Kennedy



“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

                                                                                Pablo Neruda




“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

                                                                                Malala Yousafzai


My Book Reading of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French at Lehigh University



(Liz French 2016)

I had my first book reading of my horror novel Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I on Tuesday at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and it was a success! It was held in a lovely old reading room in Linderman Library, the humanities library at the university. Approximately 30 attended, and the whole event went extremely well.


(Heather Simoneau 2016)

I want to thank Heather Simoneau for arranging the event.  She is the Humanities Librarian at Lehigh University, and not only is she wonderful at helping students and faculty with research, but also she is excellent at her promotional abilities!

The reading went very well; I read excerpts from a few chapters, told some stories, and answered questions about the book and my writing. I was pleased to see a wide variety of people there, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and interested library patrons. To all who attended, thank you so much for helping to make my initial public reading a success!


Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is available for purchase on Amazon either as an ebook or a print book!

Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:



Quotations on Books




“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

                                                                          Stephen King




“I cannot live without books.”

                                                                           Thomas Jefferson




“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

                                                                           Virginia Woolf


Radio Interview of Charles F. French, author of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I



I am excited to announce that I will be featured in a radio interview on the show Tell Me A Story on The Magic Happens Radio Network. Annette Rochelle Aben, a fellow blogger, is the host of the show, and we will speak about my newly released book: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I.  Please be sure to visit her blog:


Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is now available on Amazon:

Amazon link

The book trailer follows:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I



3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge: Day 1


Unite Together in Peace has nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge.  Thank you so much for including me!

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotations for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.


My Quotation for Day 1:



“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

                                                              Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


My Nominees:




Please stop by, and visits their blogs!

And thank you once again to Unite Together in Peace .


Quotations on Trying Hard




“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

                                                                  Robert F. Kennedy




“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

                                                                         Theodore Roosevelt




“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

                                                                        Eleanor Roosevelt