A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

I can't say enough good about "A (Unauthorized) Writer's Guide to Harry Potter." I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this from the author. This is probably the single most engaging book on writing I’ve read. It’s beautifully written, and full of clear direction to take your work further by asking the right … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

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Interested in Reviewing “Revenants Abroad”?

I should have posted this long ago, but wanted to say if you're a book reviewer interested in reviewing Revenants Abroad please contact me for a complimentary copy in your choice of electronic formats. There's no obligation. You can also check out the first 20% of the book at Smashwords (anyone can do this) to … Continue reading Interested in Reviewing “Revenants Abroad”?

The Last Storyteller

Every legend and all mythologies exist to teach us how to run our days. In kind fashion. A loving way. But there's no story, no matter how ancient, as important as one's own. So if we're to live good lives, we have to tell ourselves our own story. In a good way. The Last Storyteller … Continue reading The Last Storyteller

Book Review (spoiler-free) – HARBOR, by John Ajvide Lindqvist

One of the lovely benefits I’ve discovered of being on Twitter is the opportunity to get free books! A few months ago, a note went out from Tor Books that St. Martin’s Press had ARCs of the forthcoming novel by the Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In and Handling … Continue reading Book Review (spoiler-free) – HARBOR, by John Ajvide Lindqvist

How NOT to Review Books or Movies

Last week, the New York Times ran an opinion piece (can hardly call it a review) on George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones that was dismissive, scornful, insulting and sexist. The claim was that girls don’t read fantasy, and that sex scenes had been thrown in as a feeble attempt to lure in … Continue reading How NOT to Review Books or Movies