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It’s definitely been one of those few years. After not having much to say over a whole bunch of years, I’m finally in the stages of preparing my website to say a whole lot of things. For right now, though, this site is under construction — I’ve got to put a few finishing touches on […]

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SK Revisited: THE SHINING by Stephen ...

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It’s been a LONG time since I first read THE SHINING. So long and so many books ago that I simply don’t remember when it was, I just remember reading it. And like thousands — probably millions — of other people, I’ve seen Stanley Kubrick’s movie far, far more than I probably should have. Because […]

SK Revisited: Problems Between ‘...

SK Revisited: Problems Between ‘Salem’s Lot and Me

So, ok, I’ve said I’m going to reread all of the Stephen King books along with Richard Chizmar of Cemetery Dance. He’s currently on THE SHINING whereas I am still stuck on ‘SALEM’S LOT. Oh, well, so I’m behind. I think that’s the story of my life sometimes. However it’s not been for lack of […]

SK Revisited: CARRIE by Stephen King,...

SK Revisited: CARRIE by Stephen King, a Review — UPDATED

Carrie was a much better book than I remembered. I think when I read it the first time years ago, I was much more of a plot-driven reader. Meaning I missed a lot of the characterization in the book beyond Carrie White and her mother Margaret. I also was mostly sympathetic empathetic* with Carrie, but then, […]

NaNoWriMo 2014 Thoughts, Day 4

NaNoWriMo 2014 Thoughts, Day 4

Oh, I definitely am participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. And I most definitely want to win. So, I’m — still — struggling to find the voice for my novel. I know you’re not really supposed to worry about that at this stage. You’re just supposed to focus on the 1,667 words a […]

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Stephen King Revisited with Richard Chizmar — I’m All In!!

So, it was announced today that Richard Chizmar of Cemetery Dance is going to be rereading all of Stephen King’s books in the order they were published and blogging about it on Stephen King Revisited. After he reads each book, he’s going to comment about it with memories and thoughts and all that jazz. He’s […]

Qualia Nous, an Anthology, edited by ...

Qualia Nous, an Anthology, edited by Michael Bailey

Out of all the books I have reviewed recently, Qualia Nous is right up there for me with Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Qualia is defined as “instances of subjective, conscious experience; the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions arising from the stimulation of the senses by phenomena; the way it feels to have […]

Thank you, Joanna Penn, for “Bu...

Thank you, Joanna Penn, for “Business for Authors” Out Now!

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the indie publishing arena, it would surprise me if you haven’t heard of The Creative Penn, aka Joanna Penn.  For the last five or so years, she’s been taking the independent publishing world by storm, first starting with her own research into indie publishing a course entitled Author […]

WORLD OF TROUBLE by Ben H. Winters, B...

WORLD OF TROUBLE by Ben H. Winters, Book 3 of “The Last Policeman” Trilogy

Apparently I’ve been reading a number of trilogies. World of Trouble is another book that ended a series, The Last Policeman trilogy, by Ben H. Winters. This time, Earth is 14 days from the apocalypse: an asteroid is going to hit the planet and throw the world into utter chaos. Detective Hank Palace (it’s so hard […]

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Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
-Robin Williams as Jack in \"Jack\"

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