The narrator, Jennifer Jill Araya, did a stellar job.
• had an appealing voice
• portrayed the frailty of my protagonist (a journalist named Laura Holland)
• varied her voice for the lead male character (a young, blac... Read more of this blog post »
My first book, Born to the Flame: La Casa Monte was written about the forest firefighting experience. It is written about expe... Read more of this blog post »
Well, I wish I could write them as fast as... Read more of this blog post »
And as always, a huge thank you to all my readers, beta readers, editor, and all my author friends. Writing Valkyrie has been quite the adventure!
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My mystery-thriller OUT AND IN is FREE on Kindle this weekend, 9/22 through 9/24. Check it out. I'd greatly appreciate your leaving star ratings on both Amazon and Goodreads. Here's the direct link to Kindle.
This novel had solid four-star editorial reviews lately through the Lone Star... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a preview of the book cover for The Nogud Legacy, Book 3, The Woodsman.
I expect publication in about 8 to 10 days. If all goes well.
I like this story. We learn more about Joshua's background and family. But, it's all leading up to Book 5, The Warrior. Book 5 isn't the end, it just has more... Read more of this blog post »
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Today is the anniversary of the Long-Expected Party celebrating the
eleventy-first birthday of Bilbo Baggins and the coming of age of Frodo
Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. It was on this day that Bilbo
gave his infamous birthday speech, saying “I don’t know half of you half
I will be doing a reading and singing at Dreamhaven Books & Comics here in Minneapolis at 6:30 PM this coming Wednesday, Sept. 26.
https://www.facebook.com/ev... Read more of this blog post »
Her brother’s t... Read more of this blog post »
I am sure He was calling to me even before I recognized His voice or my need to respond. That's the way it is with Holiness... Read more of this blog post »
He hopes to settle the best third of his kingdom on his youngest daughter, Cordelia, knowing very well that she loves him more than Goneril or Regan, and hoping he can depend on her l... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'Irène' (originally 'Travail Soigné') is Pierre Lemaitre's debut novel and the first to feature Commandant Camille Verhœven. It is a dark and brutal novel, following Verhœven's investigation into multiple murders committed by a killer who becomes kn... Read more of this blog post »
How do you mend a broken heart when you are your own worst enemy? Melissa is lost and hasn’t the first... Read more of this blog post »
A friend, married for 48 years, says there is
The relationships of couples are an effective embodiment of the precariousness of our lives. If we meet someone we haven’t seen for several months, we hesitate to say: “Tell Franco hello from me.” It’s better to find out first, through circumspect ques...Read more of this blog post »
Laundry, homework, bills, the bathroom, and even set alarms are common Catalysts (though a true early riser has no need of an alarm). C... Read more of this blog post »
Well, now that I've fixed that big derp in the title of my last blog post from last night, I can start the one for today. I'll jump right into my somewhat revelatory moment from this morning with the equation I had come up with.
Disproportionate Success + Being (or Being Made into) an 'Othe... Read more of this blog post »
If you’re part of the Reading Past the Realm FB group, you’ve already seen this, but if not, here’s a first look at the cover for Alpha’s Pride. This is book four in the Irresistible Omegas series, and the main characters will be Bray, Kean, and Ruari.
Bray is on the cover and my, my, doesn’t he l...Read more of this blog post »
In completely unshocking news, finally treating my previously undiagnosed ADD (with medication that took a month to be authorized by my insurance company) has markedly improved my quality of life in just a single day. I can’t believe I made it to the age of 31 never knowing this was a problem tha...Read more of this blog post »
HOW IS THE GYM STILL SO HOT AND HUMID. Come on, Hawai’i. This climate cannot be a surprise by now and a/c is one of humankind’s greatest inventions.
But… probably shouldn’t use it because global warming.
I remain conflicted. And sweaty. Blech.
I have tried to put into words my reactions to the GO...Read more of this blog post »
2. "Do you do anything interesting or important, in terms of scholarship, research, academic activities?"
Interesting or important to who? . . .
If 'no,' then why not? (There are legitimate reasons and challenges, and others that aren't so good). If 'yes,'...Read more of this blog post »
Tonight I'm Someone Else
Reviewed or whatever this thing is by Alan Good
A long time ago, one of my instructors at the University of Colorado told me I could write a sentence. I wasn’t certain—I still am not certain—whether he meant it as a compliment or a dig, most of my sentences at...Read more of this blog post »
Hey y’all! Today I have a special review for y’all. Miss Kellyn Roth is releasing a prequel to her Lady of the Vineyard series called Goldfish Secrets. I’ve loved Kellyn’s books, and this one was no exception. There’s also a fun giveaway, so be sure to check out the bottom of the post for that.Read more of this blog post »
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practi... Read more of this blog post »
Deadline Hollywood announced that Thomas Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore has optioned We Were the Lucky Ones to adapt for television. Kail, who won an Emmy Award for directing Grease:Live for Fox and a Tony for directing Hamilton, will be a director and producer for the We Were the Lucky Ones TV series....Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for understanding,
written by Kurt Baumeister July 10, 2018 (ran initially at Entropy Magazine)
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet;”
– Juliet, Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
In school, we’re taug...Read more of this blog post »
“…The video is striking and sombre when we are introduced to plastic and, importantly, Shraya wrapped in that plastic. My pop cultural frame of reference immediately went to Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks. But this is not fiction: it reads as a very real comment on what happens to trans women and m...Read more of this blog post »
Do you ever sit down to read a book and get nowhere? Maybe it's a book you were previously enjoying. Or maybe you st... Read more of this blog post »
This online event will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9;00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.
MY SUMMER (WITH ROBOTS) is Marsh's third YA novel and the launch will be celebrated by giveaways... Read more of this blog post »
The day of the Grand Canyon. I talked about this adventure in Episode 21 of the podcast. You can hear it here. It was… The Longest Day.
We would be returning home the next day, and the weight of that fact was already dragging me down. Sure, there was another 24 hours of livin...Read more of this blog post »
Each week (give or take one here and there) I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I...Read more of this blog post »
Wow, long time no post!
I’ve been asked to put a rundown of all the Office Alien races in one place. I understand how people can get confused, especially since there’s only a letter or two difference between some of them. So let’s get started!
Big ravenous bugs that just run around eating an...
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