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Review of Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich

| October 11, 2017

My latest book review for Mad Scientist Journal isn’t for a spooky read, but it’s for a good read! Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich is a super hero book set in a place that reminds me a bit of Seattle or Tacoma, and I suspect her fictional Jet City is based on some amalgam of the two […]

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 […]

Shared Universes

| July 27, 2017

I’ve set a number of my short stories in a place called Cobalt City, which is part of a shared universe. Right now, there are about half a dozen writers working in the shared universe; a bunch of us are also in a Cobalt City game, run by the creator of the universe (who also […]

Review of The Refrigerator Monologues

| July 26, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. You can read about my thoughts on The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente. The quick synopsis? This book is brutal and challenging and also beautiful and a must-read! Check out the full review here!

Holiday Reading: Sparx & Arrows

| July 4, 2017

Looking for a little light reading for the Fourth of July? Sparx & Arrows, which is only 99 cents in ebook format, includes five fun stories of super heroics in Cobalt City. As an added bonus, two of the stories involve clockwork American presidents, which even makes it thematically appropriate for the Fourth of July! Great […]

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!

Sparx and Arrows is now available!

| December 29, 2015

 I’ve just published my first collection of short stories, Sparx and Arrows. It contains five super hero stories featuring Kara Sparx and three different incarnations of the Huntsman. It’s set in the Cobalt City universe, which my friend Nathan Crowder originally developed. But he lets other people play in his sandbox, so Jeremy writes his Kensei series in that universe […]