The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"
A Maverick Traveller Mary Jane Walker “A Maverick Traveller” is a straightforward, high-spirited account of the author’s adventures traveling around the world, as she does everything from sail across the Pacific in a Chinese junk to go mountain climbing in the Alps. In between, and perhaps even more fascinatingly, it chronicles her involvement in New […]Read more "“A Maverick Traveller” by MaryJane Walker"
A River of Silence Susan Clayton-Goldner In “A River of Silence,” the third Detective Radhouser book, Radhouser is called upon to investigate his least favorite kind of crime: one involving the death of a child. On the other side of the story, Caleb Bryce is racked with guilt over failing to prevent the death of […]Read more "“A River of Silence” by Susan Clayton-Goldner"
Excited to say that The Breathing Sea I, along with a number of other fine works, has been named a finalist in the Golden Book Award Contest! It is also up for the Readers’ Choice Award, so if you’ve read it and feel like voting for it, you can here. And of course, the Ultimate […]Read more "The Breathing Sea I is a Finalist!"
After Buddhism Stephen Batchelor My rather faint and dilettantish interest in Buddhism has in recent years grown more serious, inspired in part by being seriously ill and unable to practice yoga as I used to, forcing me to turn to meditation instead. So I guess the people who believe that yoga is a gateway practice […]Read more "“After Buddhism” by Stephen Batchelor"
Hi All! First a reminder that today is the LAST day to get a bunch of free fantasy books, stories, and previews (including mine) in the Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway (link here): And, after weeks of agonizing labor, I astonished myself by producing the (beautiful, if I do say so myself) paperback version […]Read more "Free Books, and the Paperback of The Breathing Sea I!"
Kavkazskii plennyi Vladimir Makanin I have to be upfront here and say that I’ve only read Kavkazskii plennyi, not the rest of the stories in this collection, so I can only judge that. But anyone interested in the development of contemporary Russian literature and its relationship with its illustrious past will definitely want to read […]Read more "“Captive of the Caucasus” by Vladimir Makanin and “Captive” by Aleksey Uchitel"
Yes, it’s the first day of 2018, which means…who knows? It’s certainly cold here in NC, that’s for sure. Plenty of incentive for me to curl up and work on proofing the galley of my paperback for The Breathing Sea, which, I promise you, will be out very, very soon! In the meantime, I’m participating […]Read more "Happy New Year and January Giveaway!"