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Artemis by Andy Weir

I imagine Andy Weir was a bit daunted by the prospect of following his surprise blockbuster, The Martian, with a new novel. Most authors build their skill and readership over numerous books, so that by the time they write that … Continue reading

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My Favorite Character

Erin Baker (from Out of Reach & Out of Time) All authors have their favorite books, the ones that will always hold a special place for them. I have several that have meaning for me because of the time or … Continue reading

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

I discovered an excellent new (to me) writer a couple of weeks ago — though I have to admit her name is so familiar, I keep thinking we must have met somewhere in the labyrinth of the writer’s world: a … Continue reading

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Swan Song by Robert McCammon

One of my all-time favorite books by one of my favorite authors — Robert McCammon. I’ve read Swan Song three times, plus listened to the audio book. There is no other book that I’ve read that many times.  The eBook … Continue reading

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The Queen of Bedlam Book Review

I love audio books. IMO, a good reader can make a good book better, while a not-so-good reader can hurt a book. I always have an audio book in my car — and a half-dozen waiting on my iPod. The … Continue reading

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Out of Reach – Now Available

I’m exited to announce my second eBook release.  Out of Reach, like Blind Run, was originally published by Ballantine Books in hardcover, then a year later, it came out in paperback.  Unlike Blind Run, however, Out of Reach is the … Continue reading

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Blind Run Released in eBook

I’m so excited to announce the release of by first eBook, Blind Run. This book originally came out in hardcover, then later in paperback. However, I’m not excited to make it available for the digital reader.  This is my first … Continue reading

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One Second After by William R. Forstchen

Apocalypse / post-apocalypse books are my favorite sub-genre of books. (If there was such a list, I’m sure I would have read most of the biggies. And no, Dystopian is not the same thing and does not count.) So, ONE … Continue reading

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Techniques of the Selling Writer

One of my favorite books on writing is Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain.  As most writing teachers will tell you, this is the bible for writing commercial fiction. It’s a valuable resource you’ll use throughout your writing … Continue reading

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

As all of you know, I’m a big reader. I always have about four or five books going at a time. Until one of them grabs me and hangs on. Currently, I’ve been caught by Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE. It’s … Continue reading

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