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Book Recommendations?

| September 6, 2017

I’m reaching the end of my “to be read for reviews” pile, and I’m looking for more books to read and review. If you want to know about what I’m looking for, check out Mad Scientist Journal‘s book review policy. Since I also write reviews for Girl Cooties, I’m often more interested in books written by women […]

Review of Six-Gun Snow White

| August 30, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. This week, it’s for Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente. You might have noticed that I really like books by Cat Valente. This one was no exception! Check it out here!

Review of Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir

| August 16, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This one is for a Norse steampunk fantasy novel that was funded through a Kickstarter a few years ago. It’s been waiting on my Kindle for quite some time, but I only just got to read it! You can check out my review here!

Review of Starfall

| August 9, 2017

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is Jessie Kwak’s novella, Starfall. It’s the first in a series of novellas, but the second is already out, in case you’re the type who doesn’t want to wait to read the sequel. You can check out my review here!

Mini-Reviews of Comic Books

| August 2, 2017

My comic book stack has gotten ridiculous, so I’ve been reading some of them before I go to bed, when I’m not reading a book that I need to review. While I haven’t posted many in the past week, since I’ve been travelling and didn’t bring my comics with me, I’ve been writing some mini-reviews […]

July 2017 Recap

| July 31, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 25 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 22 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 27 Pretty normal month on the submissions/rejections front. I had two stories come back that I’m holding to self publish, and I had another story with a […]

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 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!

January 2017 Recap

| February 1, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started a new story in the rounds. The […]

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 […]