Review: WAR CRY

This is a August 2018 release sent to me by Macmillan.  Title: War Cry Author: Brian McClellan Stars: ★★★★ From studying English in university to reading any advice on writing I could get, I have seen one quote more often than any other: "Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken... Continue Reading →

Plotter Off-Roading

While I definitely fall into the plotter camp, I stray from my outline on occasion. Some of this comes from my bad habit of editing as I'm writing the first draft. If I give in to it too much, I'm liable to drop from 1,000 words a day to the double digits. Other times, I... Continue Reading →

Rewrites

Any author who has ever edited knows the strange dread / relief that comes with deciding to do a complete rewrite. Some authors even have complete rewrites as part of their natural writing process. That is, they write one draft, put it aside, and write a completely new draft without really looking at the first.... Continue Reading →

Write Now?

My first indie book comes out in a month, yet I'm not tweeting it daily. I haven't posted into a ton of Facebook author/book groups or pages. There are no blog tours or promotions planned. Having been a small press author, I know the long and frustrating process of marketing. There are a number of... Continue Reading →

Review: Vengeful

This is a September 2018 release sent to me by Macmillan.  Title: Vengeful Author: V. E. Schwab Stars: ★★★★★   The second in Schwab's Villain series, Vengeful gripped me tight and wouldn't let go. I loved Vicious (Bk 1 in the series). It's marketing lines were aimed right at me, and everything I love about complex villains (Leonard Snart, Loki, Killmonger,... Continue Reading →

#12books12months

I'm insane. I'm insane and stubborn, and while the publications will be one book every month September 2018 - August 2019, this was several years in coming. Two of the twelve books were published first through a small press, but after deciding to go indie, I decide - why not let all these books fly... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal: HIGH SUMMONS

HIGH SUMMONS (Bk 1 in the Warlock of Rochester series) is up for pre-order, so I thought it was time to share the new cover art! I'm absolutely in love with this cover. The dark atmosphere and sinister runic circle emphasize the urban fantasy edge! Honestly, it more accurately reflects the manuscript, so I'm thrilled!... Continue Reading →

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