My very first story ever accepted for publication, a contemporary short story, was originally published at Page and Spine Magazine.
Valentine’s Day’s impending arrival put me in the mood for some great queer Gothic vampire fiction. But honestly, I can’t think of a time when queer Gothic vampire stories don’t sound like fun!
I finished the first draft of Book 3 this week, which means two things: I am probably going to have to title it soon, and I did my best to make a playlist as I went along. Enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1trQQNZ3FJoAjGGNY9SrCd?si=J0DkC8vJToKc1_JowyGh1Q
Ascension by David Combs I wanted to get this review posted sooner, but when you get head-down in the final stretch of a draft, it’s easy to lose track of time. Oops. What day is it again? Ascension by David Combs is a story of descendant Guardians (read: witches) whose power and duty is passed down to... Continue Reading →
Take Off Your Pants by Libby Hawker Look, I asked my friends to talk me out of doing a book lay for Libby Hawker’s Take Off Your Pants with my underpants, and not one of those monsters would do it. “Live your underpants dreams, B!” said they. So, I did. Great craft book. Reads quick!... Continue Reading →
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith I struggled with the first half of the book, likely a combo of what felt like slow pacing and my own reading slump. The Library of the Unwritten and I took a break (NOT A BREAKUP!), and I am glad I came back to it! The premise... Continue Reading →
Crooked Rock Braves (Crooked Rock Book Four) by Pamela Sanderson Early 2020 I was looking for some light reading that would keep me from sinking into a dark hole of grief. Romance is almost always the way for me to do this, but I was also hungry for Native stories. Never in my wildest imagination... Continue Reading →
Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig “Treat exposition like you’re having sex with a swamp creature. It’s crass and shameful and should be done as hastily and as hurriedly as possible.” This is a pretty good example of what you are going to find in Chuck Wendig’s Damn Fine Story. Jocularity and slightly off humor... Continue Reading →
Can't Catch My Breath by Sarah Sutton I've read and enjoyed all of Sutton's books, but I have to say I think Can't Catch My Breath is her best yet. Sutton has deviated from the usual type of male character she writes. I've never disliked a single one of them in the past, but I... Continue Reading →