Review: Soldiers of Earthrise Book 1- The Earthling

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

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?

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

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

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 […]

The Worst Dining Service Ever

The Worst Dining Service Ever

For my father-in-law’s birthday, we took him to a chain Italian restaurant. I won’t name this place because I really don’t want their corporate office to take notice. They’ll probably try to suck up and give me a comp or discount, and I’m not looking for a handout.  Upon arriving, they sat us and we […]

Let the Right One In Book Review

Let the Right One In Book Review

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers that I personally already knew before reading the book but didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. Let the Right One In (also published as Let Me In) is an horror story in the 80s about twelve year old Oskar who befriends Eli, a new girl in his […]

A Dog’s Purpose Part 2: Lena

A Dog’s Purpose Part 2: Lena

(Read Part 1 Here) Have you ever watched or read “A Dog’s Purpose”? It’s such a sad, yet heartwarming movie. You KNOW the dog’s spirit is immortal and will keep coming back, but every time he dies, it’s still tragic, because you’re feeling the loss the owner feels. It sucks losing a dog. In Part […]

Happy 5th Anniversary to my Wife!

Happy 5th Anniversary to my Wife!

Here’s a special unscheduled blog post to wish my wife a happy 5th Anniversary. 

Why Remakes and Sequels Aren’t So Bad!

Why Remakes and Sequels Aren’t So Bad!

Damn! There’s been a lot of uproar lately about the proposed remake of “The Princess Bride.” This was a near-perfect fantasy fairy-tale with romance, swashbuckling, and mental might overcoming evil. I get it! I complain about remakes and sequels, too! Hollywood’s got no good ideas left! They’re sticking to what’s safe! The odds of a […]