Hi All! For the past few weeks I’ve been working away on putting together a collection of my old stories that are sort of prequels/alternative timelines to “The Zemnian Series,” with a general introduction and little intros for each of the stories. I’m thrilled to say that the book is now ready and can be […]Read more "New FREE Book Release! “Winter of the Gods and Other Stories” is here!"
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life Natalie Goldberg After the (somewhat unexpected) success of “Writing Down the Bones,” Natalie Goldberg was called, perhaps by her inner muse, perhaps by her publishing company, to write another book on writing. The result is “Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life.” In many ways “Wild Mind” is quite similar […]Read more "“Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life” by Natalie Goldberg"
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Natalie Goldberg Lots of writing manuals will give you a 1-2-3 formula for being productive and successful. “Writing Down the Bones” goes in completely the opposite direction. As Natalie Goldberg tells us in the Introduction: “Learning to write is not a linear process. There is no logical […]Read more "“Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg"
The Wings to Fly Lisa Marie Gabriel Of all the romantic icons of the early 20th century, pioneering aviatrixes (aviatrices??) are some of the most romantic, at least in my opinion. So that, combined with my interest in reading a broad sampling of the war-related writing that’s currently being putting out, meant I had to […]Read more "“The Wings to Fly” by Lisa Marie Gabriel"
The Bathwater Conspiracy Janet Kellough It may not be entirely clear from the title, but “The Bathwater Conspiracy” is a detective novel with a difference. Detective Mac Carson has been assigned to investigate the shockingly brutal murder of Alfi Longwell, a grad student at the local university. Which is odd, since Mac is not normally […]Read more "“The Bathwater Conspiracy” by Janet Kellough"
Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway Round two is here! If you didn’t get enough fantasy books during the first Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers giveaway, now’s your chance to get more! Including, of course, a preview of The Breathing Sea. Check out all the awesome books here.Read more "Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway!"
The Mindful Writer Dinty W. Moore In “The Mindful Writer,” Dinty Moore focuses not on the nuts and bolts of writing, and not on how to write popular prose–aspiring romance and thriller writers hoping to churn out the next cookie-cutter midlist book may find these words helpful, but it’s not aimed at them–but on how […]Read more "“The Mindful Writer” by Dinty Moore"
Medousa Michael Butchin I recently had the pleasure of rereading this book, so I’m posting both my original review and my update to it below: Update: The author has since reworked the novel, and was kind enough to provide me with a copy of the new edition. While I quite enjoyed the original version, I […]Read more "“Medousa” by Michael Butchin"
How to Make a Living From Your Writing Joanna Penn Everybody wants to be a writer. Until they try to become one. In short, writing itself is a lot of work, and trying to make any money off of it can be like shouting into a void. But that doesn’t stop many of us from […]Read more "“How to Make a Living From Your Writing” by Joanna Penn"
My True Type Dr. A.J. Drenth Some people collect kitschy religious objects and use them to connect to a spiritual realm. Some people read self-help books and use them to convince themselves that they’re going to turn their lives around. I read about personality type. What can I say: it’s a sickness. But in all […]Read more "“My True Type” by Dr. A.J. Drenth"