I've had The Asylum, by John Harwood, on my bookshelf for quite a while, and I finally decided I was going to read it. My first mistake was waiting so long to read it. I could barely make it 30 pages in to this book before the banality and roteness of it wore me down … Continue reading The Asylum – John Harwood, a Review
Victorian London: a violent cesspool of squalid depravity. Only twelve detectives--the Murder Squad--are expected to solve the thousands of crimes committed here each moth. Formed after the Metropolitan Police's spectacular failure in capturing Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers the brunt of public contempt. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one … Continue reading “The Yard” by Alex Grecian
"Build your brand." That's advice that writers, bloggers, and artists hear all the time, and one that I've been thinking about a lot lately, given my love of playing Journalist at various comic-con style events (and the limitations I have in that arena), and my aspirations as a writer. Build your brand. Grow your brand. … Continue reading Branding.
So I spent several hours the other day starting and finishing Felicia Day's recently-released memoir, "You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)," and now it's time for the (pretty darned good) review. So let's begin. First, it would be easy to think of a "memoir" by any 36-year old to be simply a vanity project, designed to … Continue reading “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost)” by Felicia Day – Review
I found this review of my short story that was included in the Curiosity Quills anthology, "Chronology," earlier this year. (get it HERE) Not bad, especially for my first review! Review: "After-Party" by Mark W. Woodring.
I just finished reading this book. I must say, it's a pretty darned good read. Find it HERE on Amazon.com. Told through a mixture of diary entries, letters, transcribed video and audio recordings, The Supernatural Enhancements sucks you in and doesn't let go. After inheriting an estate in America (Axton House), an English man (A.) and … Continue reading The Supernatural Enhancements – Edgar Cantero
I just finished reading 14, from Peter Clines. Wow. From the back jacket: Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the … Continue reading “14” – a novel by Peter Clines