Archive for August, 2011

Mental Shrillness

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

As part of the Indie Writers Unite! blog tour, I was offered the chance to review the work of author Todd Russell.  His horror collection Mental Shrillness is comprised of ten stories, most of which are in the flash fiction format.  (more…)

Guardians of Man

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

This week, as part of the Indie Writers Unite! Neverending Blog Tour, I answered a few questions put forth by indie author Heather Marie Adkins on her blog Stone Cottage on the Hill.  On the flip side, I have indie author Melissa A. Smith in the studio today to talk about her Guardians of Man series of books.


My Top SciFi/Fantasy Picks

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

You’ve probably heard by now of the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books list ( The list has been criticized, rightfully, for being skewed towards recent and popular books, and excludes many of the older grandmasters of science fiction and fantasy, not to mention that it treats these two very different genres as equivalent. For an imperfect metric, however, it certainly offers some food for thought. The following is my list of favorite authors off the list of winners, in no particular order, followed by my favorites from the finalists that didn’t make the final cut. (more…)

Restless Spirits

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

This week, as part of the Indie Writers Unite! Neverending Blog Tour, I have indie author Jean Marie Bauhaus in the office, here today to talk about her book Restless Spirits.


The Elements of Style

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Everyone has heard of this slim volume by Strunk and White.  I read the book (50th Anniversary Edition) for the first time recently.  I suppose I was putting it off.

Elements of Style 50th Anniv edition


White Lies

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Hello, all.

As part of the continuing Indie Writers Unite! blog tour, I was interviewed by Athanasios on the Mad-Gods blog.  On the flip side, I am hosting today indie author Jeremy Bates, whose forthcoming novel White Lies will be on its way from Oceanview Publishing in May 2012 (for more information, check out Jeremy’s blog).

White Lies by Jeremy Bates Cover Art

Let’s get a better idea of where Jeremy’s coming from, shall we?