My rating: 3 of 5 starsGlen Cook is known as the father of the grimdark subgenre of fantasy. This book and series are the reason. This is not a pretty, sweeping, epic fantasy. This is deep in the trenches warfare, and the characters are right in the thick of the action.The Black Company has been … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Company by Glen Cook
That little break from all the social media stuff was nice, and I enjoyed it. I can't say I didn't miss it, but I think a rest period now and again is a good thing at times. Just dropping back and letting the world go by on its own is a necessary reset. But, as … Continue reading Winter Wednesday
Just a quick heads up here. I am taking a quick break from blogging and a lot of the rest of the internets for the rest of this week. Here in USA, we have Thanksgiving coming up this Thursday, and although we will not be hosting our holiday dinner until Sunday and it will be … Continue reading Monday Musings: Holiday Break
If you are a writer, you probably have at least heard about National Novel Writing Month. For the non-writers and others who may not know, NaNoWriMo (as it is known) occurs during the month of November. The idea is to start on November 1 and by the end of the month, write a 50,000 word … Continue reading Wednesday On Writing: NaNoWriMo and You
I have been having a bit of trouble with my knee lately. It started a few weeks ago, but we were having a full week of rain at the time, so I wrote it off to arthritis acheys. Then, the weather turned cold and I thought: Yeah, well that's what happens when the joints get … Continue reading Monday Musings: Knee Bummer and NaNoWriMo Progress
Oh, yes, the annual frenzy of National Novel Writing Month has begun. Yes, I am participating this year, but not for writing a novel. I am using this month to keep me focused on developing an idea I had for a YA fantasy. There will be writing done. There has already been some. But I … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us
It's Halloween and as in years past, I have published a short Halloween themed story on my site. This year, it's a take on an old European tradition of soul cakes. Soul cakes are a small cross between a biscuit and a scone, usually baked with raisins or currants. They are handed out on Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Story 2019
I have mentioned the I have been working on the third installment of the Yo-Yo Files, my urban fantasy series. Well, I have decided on a release date for it: January 20, 2020. Wow, that's a lot of 20s! The title is The Demon's in the Details. This one is going to be a bit longer … Continue reading Monday Megaphone: Announcing The Yo-Yo Files #3
As promised, my blog followers, you are getting the first look at the new cover for Five and Daemon: The Yo-Yo Files #1. The rest of the world will see it tomorrow.Isn't that just gorgeous? The sign is so perfect for Miss Lucy's shop and the little demon on top is so darn cute! Here's the blurb … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The New Cover for Five and Daemon is Here!
The newly designed cover for Five and Daemon: The Yo-Yo Files #1 is done! And I am so very happy with it! Many thanks to Kream of the Kropp TechWorks for the design, which is much nicer than the old one, and really works with the story so much better.The new cover has been submitted to all … Continue reading Monday Musings: Stay Tuned!