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Book Recommendation: Ink Calls to Ink

| July 19, 2017

Today, I’m recommending a book that I read a few years ago. This is one where I wrote a review as well, which you can find at Mad Scientist Journal. But even though the book has been out for a while (my review is almost two years old now), it’s one that’s worth checking out […]

Book Recommendation: School of Sight

| July 12, 2017

Every so often, I read a book that I don’t wind up writing a review for, for whatever reason. In this case, I think it was because I was busily scrambling to pull together the pieces of my own book. But if you’re looking for a fun urban fantasy read, School of Sight will deliver. There […]

Review of Cassilda’s Song

| July 5, 2017

I’ve got a new review up at Mad Scientist Journal today, this time for Cassilda’s Song, an anthology of 18 stories in the King in Yellow mythos by women authors. Check out my review to learn more about it!

Free Books to Review from Apex Book Company

| June 28, 2017

I’ve currently got a stack of books about a mile high to review (or they would be, if they weren’t all on my Kindle!), but if you’re looking for an excellent way to a) read new books, b) FOR FREE, and c) help out authors in the process, check out the Apex Book Company’s Minions Read […]

Review of Call of Cthulhu: A Coloring Book

| June 21, 2017

While I mostly review fiction, sometimes I get really interesting things that aren’t fiction, per se. In this case, I got a copy of the Chaosium coloring book, Call of Cthulhu. You can read my thoughts on it, along with the thoughts of my friend and MSJ illustrator Shannon (aka Red), at Mad Scientist Journal today. And […]

Book Recommendation: The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz

| June 14, 2017

If you’re looking for a book that is both hilarious and completely irreverent, you’ve found it. Matt Youngmark’s The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz is a fantastic read that is likely to keep you laughing the whole way through. You can find it on Amazon, and if you want to find out more about it, check […]

Review of Behind the Mask

| June 7, 2017

My review of the Behind the Mask anthology is up today at Mad Scientist Journal. If you like super hero stories that aren’t all about the knock-down, drag-out fights, you’re likely to love this one! Check out my review here!

Review and such

| April 12, 2012

First off, I’ve got another review up, this one of Akata Witch. Writing has been glacial recently. I’d say I haven’t had a lot of time, but that’s really only partially true. Mostly, I just need to buckle down on some revisions, which I’m hoping to do tonight and over the weekend. I also need […]

Belated post about a review and other reading

| April 3, 2012

Since I was out of town when my latest review on Nevermet Press went live, I didn’t post about it. But you can find my review of Ghosts By Gaslight there! I gave myself a short break from reading for reviews so that I could finish the Hunger Games series. I read Catching Fire and […]

Another review up!

| March 8, 2012

I’ve got another review up on Nevermet Press today. It’s for The Hunt of the Unicorn, which is another young adult novel.