2020 In Review

(My awesome family, and awesome family portrait) My 30s have been a time of huge change. In 2016, we had our daughter Maddie. In 2017,...

The Black Song Review

Vaelin al’Sorna is still at it, now fleeing the Steel Horde following the events of the first book, struggling with the reinvigoration...

The Trouble with Peace review

I am behind on reviews, but as the pendulum of the world begins to swing toward sanity (hopefully), I find that I finally have the energy...

Self-Publishing: Some Lessons Learned

Over the years, I've made plenty of mistakes in basically every aspect of my life. While I won't admit most of those to the internet (lest

Vultures Review

I’ve been on a self published kick, of late, for a few reasons. One. I want to support authors like myself. We’re in it together and all t

Dark Ends Review

I haven’t read an anthology in years. Like dozens of years. I used to read those Dragon Lance short story collections, including some...

Rage of Dragons Review

I loved this damned book. There, I said it. The review is done and you can stop reading. But, I suppose I can provide more detail, if I...

We Ride the Storm Review

4.5 / 5 Stars We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson has been on my radar since we both competed (not against each other) in the SPFBO. I remem

Summer Writing Update

The world's a crazy place right now, and has been for months. I think we are all learning a little bit about resilience, and some about...

Of Honey and Wildfires Review

I’ve been in a major reading slump, of late. Certainly, the excuses are myriad. Pandemic is one. New baby is another. The fact that...

The Blood Mirror Review

Finally, after finishing my reread of The Blood Mirror, I am caught up on the Lightbringer series and ready to dive into the Burning...

The Broken Eye review

Forward march on my reread of the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks! The Broken Eye is the third outing in the five book series that...

Winter Progress Report

It's been a while since I've given a formal update on progress and what I have been doing. All I can say is that things have been moving...

The Blinding Knife Review

I'm cruising right on through the Lightbringer series reread in preparation for The Burning White. And cruising is an accurate term, as...

The Black Prism Review

I was inspired by the great Petrik Leo of Novel Notions infamy to do a reread of the series. I’d loved three of the four books of the se...

A Little Hatred Review

Four Solid Stars Expectations are a funny thing. From authors with a track record of utter success, who resonate with you on multiple...

Darkdawn: Tough to Rate

3.49 stars. I just can’t quite bear to round this book to a four star rating. Darkdawn was a tough one for me. There was a ton that I...

Review: Sword of Kaigen (ML Wang)

Such a fantastic book. Thanks to Petrik, Holly, and Eon, among others, for influencing me to read this story. Tell me what to read and I...

Broad Reflections on the Last Year

Wow, apparently I have not written a blog since Solace Lost was released in 2018. It's been more than a year since then, and I've...

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