Review: Last Christmas

Two Tuesdays ago, we saw the advanced screening of “Last Christmas.” I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend you see it despite its flaws. It’s from the director of “Bridesmaids” so you know there’s going to be some good, vulgar humor (although not as much as what was in Bridesmaids). Last Christmas follows a selfish, […]

Review: A Higher Call

  When I was a kid in Sunday school, I remembered one class where our teacher talked about one of the most remarkable Bible verses: Matthew 5:44. “…love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” -Jesus Christ That really stuck with me, even when I went through phases of not liking religion. It’s […]

Why I Love Terminator 1 and 2 SO MUCH!

Let’s rewind to the year 2001. I was a kid still and there were still only two Terminator movies. The franchise hadn’t yet been beaten to death by numerous sequels with yet another coming out today.  If they didn’t have such amazing predecessors before them, Terminator 3 and Salvation would have been decent movies. But […]

Why Breaking My Foot Was One of the Best Things to Happen to Me: Part 1

By late 2016, I was in a bit of a rut socially. I had gotten sick of hanging out at bars. I’ve never been a “bar person” to begin with and usually would never set foot in one unless there was some sort of event going on there (usually karaoke night).  I had even gotten […]

The “Running From the Bear” Book Opening

Of the few writer’s conferences I’ve been to, there’s a coveted event that writers love: “The First Page Gong Show!” There’s a few variations of this event, but it usually goes something like this: A panel of literary agents reads your first page aloud. The agents will raise their hand when they get to the […]

Review: Soldiers of Earthrise Book 1- The Earthling

Disclaimer: This review is based on the advanced reader copy. Before I get down to the review proper, let me give you a little primer on the author, Daniel Arenson. He’s an extremely prolific self-published author. I’ve had a few short conversations with him on Twitter and he seems like he’d be the cool nerd […]

The NA/YA Bait & Switch Submission

For a fleeting moment in time, book marketers were trying to make the age group of “new adult” take off the way that young adult exploded into popularity in the early 2000s. It failed miserably. Since then, some authors and agents still hope that it’ll catch on, but that hasn’t been the case. I say […]

Writing for Cheapskates: Why Use Linux as a Writer?

As the first of a series on saving money as a writer, this is a piece on why a writer would want to use Linux instead of Windows of Mac OS.  For those who don’t know, Linux is the third major option of operating system to run on your computer after Windows and Mac OS. […]

Eternal Shadow Advanced Copy

Another unscheduled blog today.  My advanced copy of Eternal Shadow just arrived in the mail today. It came with the signed copy of the novel, personalized letter, bookmark, and Khulu nameplate. Thank you so much for the chance to beta read your story and the advanced copy/swag. The letter means a lot to me. My […]

Abuse and Stalking of Literary Agents

I follow lots of literary agents on Twitter to keep my finger on the pulse of the industry. In what I would call a sub-trend of the #MeToo movement, I’ve seen so many of them post about abusive contact or creepy things prospective authors have done to them.  TLDR: BE PROFESSIONAL AND STOP WITH THE […]