• Book Review: Alive by Scott Sigler

    First, the caveat. I got this book from Netgalley as an advanced reader copy. This is one of those books that makes you think. It makes you consider what you’d do in the same situation, and it makes you consider…

  • Finishing books

    I have always finished books that I’ve started. It’s an innate sense of obligation that I have to. I have no idea what engendered that need in me, but I wonder if as I’ve become a writer, it’s partly the…

  • David Coe’s Spell Blind

    As I mentioned last week or so, I read David Coe’s Spell Blind. I really enjoyed it. It’s a murder mystery/police procedural/noir/fantasy novel with great characters and well-developed relationships. I can’t wait to see how they play out. There’s Justis’…

  • the mucous recedes . . . ish

    The cold is a lot better. I’m still coughing and my head is thick, but at least things are improving. I would like to be completely well, though. Just in case the cold germs want to just get the heck…

  • John Hartness is raising hell in the new year

    Hi folks! Happy first day of 2015!! I want to introduce you to someone. Everyone, this is John Hartness. John, this is everyone: John is a writer. A good one. An entertaining one. I downloaded his recent The Black Knight…

  • Chop wood, carry water

    Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. Which is to say, I finished Edge of Dreams, sequel to Trace of Magic, and now must begin the last Crosspointe book, which may or may not be…

  • news of one sort or another

    I made it home from Colorado. The teaching was a lot of fun, but exhausting with all that was going on. Sadly, a good friend died on the same day I came home. She’d been fighting cancer for some time,…

  • fish and barf

    yeah, that’s a hell of a title, isn’t it? Why must blogs be titled? I suck at titles. The man took the kids fishing this weekend while I worked. On Sunday, they caught 15 trout. I don’t like fish. Don’t…

  • What day is it?

    It’s been a rough week for the boy. The test we had scheduled got canceled because he has to be off one of his drugs for a week. So that is now rescheduled for next Friday. In the meantime, he’s…

  • Welcome Marianne de Pierres

      Hi Everyone. I’ve talked about Marianne’s books before and I adore them. She’s got a new book out titled Peacemaker. I can’t wait to read it. I’ve got a copy burning through my kindle right now. Before I introduce…