I’m normally leery of continuations of Jane Austen novels, or anything that smacks of fan fic in any way, but I heard good things about this novel, so I picked it up. Then I put off reading it for a while, because I was afraid it would be awful. Boy, was I wrong. “Pride and […]Read more "“Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel"
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the ’20s! Time really does feel like it’s slippin’, slippin, slippin’ into the future–which I guess is what it does. I’ve been quite busy with a new project. I’ve decided to make audio versions of my books, narrating them myself. Right now I’m most of the way through recording the Giaco […]Read more "It’s a New Year! Reading Recommendations and Updates"
Hi Everyone! Happy almost-holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying seasonally-appropriate weather. It’s been pretty nasty around here the past couple of days, but such is life, especially in December. The very exciting news is that earlier in the week I WALKED ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK!! (!!!!) If you’ve just joined us, here’s a […]Read more "Updates on Life, Health, and Other Fragile Things"
Wow! Is it that time already? It is! The launch day for The City of Shadows, book #3 in the Giaco & Luca series, is here! It’s been quite a long road to this point. I wrote the original version of The Shadowy Man, the first book in the series, back in 2007. The basic premise and […]Read more "Get “The City of Shadows” Free Today!"
Happy early Thanksgiving! I hope that this final pre-holiday weekend isn’t too crazy for everyone. I know some people can get very overwhelmed this time of year. So let’s all make a pact to try and sit back and relax at least a little between now and January 2nd, shall we? Of course, for those of […]Read more "Not-So-Small-Gods: Getting Ready for the Launch of “The City of Shadows”"
I picked up “Vita Nostra” largely out of curiosity. I’d never heard of the authors before, but I’m always up for some Russian literature in translation, and the fact that it was contemporary fantasy made it even more intriguing. But when diving into these things, you never know what you’re going to get. And indeed, […]Read more "“Vita Nostra” by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey"
Hi All! Well, it got below freezing last night here, suggesting that winter is finally on its way. The leaves are even starting to change a little, although they still look more like early October than November. All this fall weather and changing of the seasons makes it seem like a great time to talk […]Read more "Play Your Cards Right: Tarot and “Sette e Mezzo” in the Giaco & Luca Series"