Growing up in Romania during the 1980s under an oppressive regime was “normal” for Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English. As a 10-year-old he viewed his family’s move to Queens, NY, in 1991 as a loss, not an opportunity. “I missed my grandparents so much,” he says. “And of course there were the usual immigrant jokes at school.”
Chuck Thompson wrote a book titled “Why Natasha?” It’s his first detective novel featuring Nattie Moreland, a.k.a. Natasha McMorales, in her first big case as she follows a lead to Tuscany, Italy, far from her homebase in Bristol, TN. Thompson divides the majority of his work between three positions: as a private psychotherapy/marriage counseling practitioner, director of the King College Counseling Center, and associate professor of psychology and religion at King College in Bristol.