Flashes: A Collection of Very Short Fiction, my next project, is currently scheduled to be released in January. It will be a set of 24 short pieces, 12 sci-fi and 12 fantasy. There may be a bonus story, as well, but no promises on that one. I am not convinced on the title as yet, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Upcoming- Short Fiction
Both films are based on novels by James Patterson, and both star Morgan Freeman. Freeman plays forensic psychologist Alex Cross. In the first (1997), he is pulled into a serial kidnapping case when his niece goes missing at university in North Carolina. The kidnapper is drawn to strong, competent women and soon the kidnapper, who … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Reviews: Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider
One of the things we've been doing lately is trying or re-trying some different cocktails. We have gotten pretty settled in our cocktail routine: gin and tonics as our go-to, everyday drink, with maybe a martini on the weekend, and for a bit of a treat, a wee dram of Scotch (for me) or bourbon … Continue reading Monday Musings: #quarandrinking
My rating: 3 of 5 stars In this second installment of the Long Price Quartet, we once again find Maati, the failed poet, and Otah Machi, the youngest son of the Khai Machi, with their lives intertwined. It is fifteen years after the end of A Shadow in Summer and Maati is sent by the … Continue reading Friday Review: A Betrayal in Winter (The Long Price Quartet #2) by Daniel Abraham
My brain has not been all that coherent lately. Everything seems to work in fits and starts, and I can't maintain any sort of momentum. Sure, I could blame the pandemic and a few other things, but I don't think any one of them is really what's going on. Maybe it's just a combination of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Short Takes
My rating: 3 of 5 starsWell. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. On one hand, it did get a lot of attention when it came out, the series is quite well regarded by many, it won awards, and all that. On the other hand, there are those that really didn't care for … Continue reading Friday Review: The Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson
"Like seven inches from the midday sun" Or, at least, that's how it has felt the last couple days. We've had heat indexes over 100. The humidity hasn't been too brutal, so I guess that's a good thing. Still, I haven't been outside more than necessary. The dog goes out on the deck, sleeps for … Continue reading Monday Musings: “Man, It’s a Hot One”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars We just rented this DVD from Netflix. I have been looking forward to watching it because I have heard so many people say they loved it. And I have to say, I was not disappointed. It was fun to watch. The plot is basically about Harlan Thrombley, a very … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Knives Out
Well, there are. Most of them are the Halloween stories I have written over the last few years. I add to them when I have something I think you might like. I just published another one, called Get A Clew, that is pretty much a straight up murder mystery. If you are interested in reading … Continue reading Hey, Did You Know There Are Free Stories Here?
This year? Not so great. We started the gardening year during the main part of the COVID-19 lockdown, so we weren't going anywhere. Which meant that getting in things like planting medium and other yearly needs was put off for a bit. I did start some of the vegetables indoors as usual, but I had … Continue reading Monday Musings: How Does Your Garden Grow?