What I’m Reading

I was lucky to have a copy sent to me by the publisher. I was very taken with Strandberg’s Blood Cruise and I’m happy to inform you that The Home is also excellent – albeit a quieter and more intimate horror. “Once inseparable, Joel and Nina haven’t spoken in twenty years. When Joel’s mother Monika developsContinue reading “What I’m Reading”

Interview with Rexx Deane

Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) A tsunami on a space station.An explosion with no trace of the bomber.Cyber-security expert Sebastian knows evidence doesn’t magically disappear, yet when he and his colleague Aryx, a disabled ex-marine, travel the galaxy to find the cause, there seems to be no other explanation.Can they unravelContinue reading “Interview with Rexx Deane”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8

Part 8 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here I’ve been on my holidays for a couple of weeks but i still managed to re-read a couple of the books on the shelf. I got the BestsellerContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8”

Writing about writing about writing Review 7

Part 7 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here So we are onto ‘How to Fiction’ books and I started with the subject of reading. All writers start as readers and the writer’s path should start withContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 7”

Writing about writing about writing Review 6

Part 6 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As explained last time I’ve been reading the poetry ‘how to’s’ on my shelf. I feel that prose writers can learn a lot from poetry. About rhythm, cadenceContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 6”

Review: Mime by Chrissey Harrison

Full disclosure – Chrissey is a member of my writing group. I supported her excellent Kickstarter for this novel (you can find a lot more info about the novel and Chrissey on the Kickstarter page.) I know how hard Chrissey has worked on this novel and it shows. It’s excellently plotted and the prose reallyContinue reading “Review: Mime by Chrissey Harrison”

Interview with Steven Max Russo author of The Dead Don’t Sleep, Thieves

Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) The Dead Don’t Sleep is a gritty, crime thriller about Frank Thompson, a recent widower and aging Vietnam veteran who is down from Maine visiting his nephew, Bill, and his family in New Jersey. While at a trap range, he and his nephew have a chanceContinue reading “Interview with Steven Max Russo author of The Dead Don’t Sleep, Thieves”