Reviews

Pacific Book Review – The Owl and the Christmas Tree

March 30, 2022

A beautiful Christmas story for all ages, The Owl and the Christmas Tree brings the famous New York Rockefeller Christmas tree to life when a crew member finds a little owl living among the branches. The owl’s saga is told in iambic verse, making it so fun to read or listen to out loud. John Nieman’s creativity…

Hollywood Book Reviews – The Owl and the Christmas Tree

March 30, 2022

A truly unique Christmas story, The Owl and The Christmas Tree by John Nieman, is a children’s picture book inspired by a true story about a little owl that was found in the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York City in 2020. This remarkable tale of how little Oscar, the owl, travels to New York City…

Hollywood Book Reviews – Chapters of a Life

March 30, 2022

Chapters of a Life is a great piece of realist escapism: a good old success story of historical fiction. It is the captivating and sentimental tale of the remarkable life of Charles Parker Conner. His is a “rags to riches” story but one born of thoughtfulness and hard work rather than random luck and overnight success.…

Hollywood Book Reviews – Political Heat

March 30, 2022

Being a politician has its benefits and its drawbacks, the praise and the boos ebbing and flowing with each change in the news cycle. One has to possess a strong fortitude to run for elected office, never mind staying in elected office. Graham Kruse is the fair-haired Mayor of New York City. He has had…

Hollywood Book Reviews – Life…and That Other Thing

March 30, 2022

One genre which never seems to get the love it deserves is short fiction. People love to watch short videos online or highlights from a sports game, but they don’t give the same attention to flash fiction. Yet, when done right, flash fiction is an excellent genre because it allows the reader to get in…

Pacific Book Review – Art with a Story III

January 12, 2018

Reviewed by: Beth Adams Art with a Story III has more creativity, inspiration and enjoyment; beautifully packaged and fitted into a mere 139 pages of mind-altering originality, than just about anything I have read. Yes, it is Creative (with a capital “C”) as author and artist John Nieman uses the genre of Flash-Fiction; writing a…

Art with a Recipe

February 1, 2017

In this cookbook, the multi-talented author combines his still-life painting skills with his professional culinary ability, illustrating each of his recipes with a drawing rather than a photo. The recipes are loosely based on author John Nieman’s travels to various worldwide locales. Far from complicated, the recipes generally use just a key ingredient, a particular…

Chapters of a Life – An Ambitious Account

December 18, 2015

An ambitious account explores a prominent journalist’s brilliant career after World War II. Kirkus Indie Artist and writer Nieman (The Wrong Number One, 2008, etc) had an idea: why not produce a fictional biography, but have that character’s life intersect with real people and events? Thus was born – in North St. Louis – Charles…

The Wanted Book

December 4, 2015

Those who pick it up will find themselves pondering the lives of Bob Marley, Ronald Reagan, and everyone in between. In The Wanted Book, artist John Nieman combines portraits with short essays as he profields various notable and influential people in modern history. Each notable figure is painted in the style of and Old West…

Chapters of a Life – a Vivid Portrait

November 11, 2015

  This is a vivid portrait of a veteran journalist’s vibrant life. Julia Ann Charpentier A magnetic personality emerges from the pages of this absorbing story about a news reporter and a television anchor.  Chapters of a Life by John Nieman explores the joys and heartbreaks of a popular correspondent. Opening in 1926 and closing…