Author Update: I Got the Man and Brother Blues . . .

I have calluses on my fingertips. From writing, yes. From redrafting outlines and series continuity notes on the Cryptid Series, yes. So those of you who want me to suffer because Man and Brother isn’t out yet? I am.

Continue reading “Author Update: I Got the Man and Brother Blues . . .”

Novel Update: Man and Brother

Man and BrotherI’d like to write “I’m finished!” as my current novel update for Book 2 of the Cryptid Series (Man and Brother). I’m not, and I have a lot of work to go to complete the redraft of Man and Brother.

So I decided to offer up a comprehensive novel update explaining why I didn’t get Man and Brother out in October as I had originally planned. I’ve talked about it here-and-there, on Twitter to some and in person to others.

So without further ado, I present the reasons that Man and Brother was not released with the crop of amazing indie offerings in October.

Continue reading “Novel Update: Man and Brother”

The Writing Life: On the Brink of Inspiration

Participant-2014-Web-Banner
The world needs your novel this year, too.

It’s strange to consider that my writing life really only took off when I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. I had written novels and short stories, but the mad dash I made toward 50,000 words over the days and nights of a chilly and rainy November began my career as a published author.

It’s amazing to think that thirteen years ago this month, I took the first steps that would change my life completely.

Continue reading “The Writing Life: On the Brink of Inspiration”

Indie Imprint Book Review: Beauties of the Beast by Adam Dreece

COVERMASTER-Book 3-Master
Available on Kindle and Kobo.

 

Want to read my book review of Along Came a Wolf (Book 1 of The Yellow Hoods), of Breadcrumb Trail (Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods)/Snappy & Dashing (A Yellow Hoods Companion Tale, #1), or of All the King’s-Men (Book 3 of the Yellow Hoods) first? Click a link and enjoy!

 

Just released on October 10, 2015, author Adam Dreece’s fourth novel-length ebook installment of The Yellow Hoods series adds another layer of intrigue and adventure to his YA fantasy series. Set in an alternate-earth world (Eorthe), The Yellow Hoods series combines nursery rhymes and nascent steampunk with exciting results. While this fourth novel in The Yellow Hoods series is not as polished as Breadcrumb Trail or All the King’s-Men, Beauties of the Beast delivers another thrilling emergent steampunk tale for Dreece’s smart teen audience.

Continue reading “Indie Imprint Book Review: Beauties of the Beast by Adam Dreece”

Indie Imprint Book Review: Soulless Monk by Lincoln S. Farish

Soulless-Monk-byLincolnFarish
Available on Kindle and ePub

 

Want to read my book review of Junior Inquisitor: Book One of the Inquisitor Series first? Just click the link.

 

 

Released right in time for Halloween (October 1, 2015), Lincoln Farish’s Soulless Monk offers up a continuation of the paranormal occult adventure begun in Junior Inquisitor.

Lincoln Farish abandons the intimate shadowy encounters of the first book in the Inquisitor Series for full-on immersion in the war between the darkest supernatural forces and humanity’s secret defenders. The Inquisitor Series expands almost explosively with Soulless Monk, and I think the direction works for the series and for the second Inquisitor Series novel, itself.

Continue reading “Indie Imprint Book Review: Soulless Monk by Lincoln S. Farish”

Indie Imprint Book Review: All the King’s-Men by Adam Dreece

Dreece-AllTheKingsMenCover
Available in print and on Kindle and Kobo.

Want to read my book review of Along Came a Wolf (Book 1 of The Yellow Hoods) or of Breadcrumb Trail (Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods)/Snappy & Dashing (A Yellow Hoods Companion Tale, #1)  first? Click a link and enjoy!

 

With the upcoming October 10, 2015, release of Beauties of the Beast (Book 4 of The Yellow Hoods), I decided to return to author Adam Dreece’s wonderful emergent steampunk/fairy tale world. The Yellow Hoods series is an amazing series. Adam Dreece is a young-adult novelist who deserves to be recognized as a top writer in the YA genre.

His series, published by ADZO Publishing, is an example of both independent authorship and publishing at its finest. I am so pleased that author Adam Dreece’s work was not lost in the mainstream publishing run-around, and I believe fans of this intelligent series which combines machine gears and Mother Goose would agree with me that Adam Dreece makes indie authors look good.

 

Continue reading “Indie Imprint Book Review: All the King’s-Men by Adam Dreece”

#MondayBlogs Round Up (05 October 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

Continue reading “#MondayBlogs Round Up (05 October 2015)”