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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 […]

“Is Your House in Order?”...

“Is Your House in Order?” My Review of AUTHORITY by Jeff VanderMeer

As I’ve previously stated, I love Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. The first novel, Annihilation, blew me out of the water with it’s writing style. The whole series has been described as “literary science-fiction” — and that’s a genre mash-up that I want to see more of. I feel kinda spoiled by the richness and the […]

The final Southern Reach book, ACCEPT...

The final Southern Reach book, ACCEPTANCE, is here!

The last book in the wonderful Southern Reach trilogy is finally here!! I have gushed about these books to everyone I can think of. I’m also very close to the end of Authority, the second book in the trilogy, and getting ready to pick up Acceptance and… do some stuff with it. The first book, Annihilation, […]

Struggling Writer STILL Has Problems ...

Struggling Writer STILL Has Problems Writing

(sighs) Yes, I’m still having problems writing. However, I think I might have figured out a part of it anyway. Somewhere in the cracks and crevices of my brain, I think I still believe that I have to write well. Note what that said: I STILL BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TO WRITE WELL. Besides that “well” doesn’t even begin […]

The Wolfe Family and The ALS Ice Buck...

The Wolfe Family and The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My brother challenged my family, me, Tom and Natasha, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s our video. My thoughts on the challenge are underneath it. The ice bucket challenge isn’t only about raising money for ALS research but for raising awareness of ALS. If we had just donated and been quiet about it, their […]

Carpe Diem — Seize the Day! Mak...

Carpe Diem — Seize the Day! Make Your Life Extraordinary!

About 8 years ago, we were lamenting the death of another comic genius, George Carlin. This week, the world has been stunned by the announcement that Robin Williams, actor and comedian, committed suicide. Celebrities and people who have worked with Robin have started sharing their stories. I don’t really have a personal Robin Williams story. […]

Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Wint...

Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Not too long ago, I reviewed a book called The Last Detective in a post titled “What Would You Do With Just Six Months Until the End of the World?” Countdown City is the second in a trilogy about Hank Palace, a detective in a world increasingly falling apart — an asteroid is supposed to collide […]

Some Thoughts About The Godfather by ...

Some Thoughts About The Godfather by Mario Puzo

This is one of those books that I’ve had for years and had never decided to read. Until now. Now, honestly, I’ve never really been “into” the Mafia as a subject I’m interested in. I’ve got friends who read everything they can and I’ve seen the whole Ice Man story, the Mafia hit man who […]

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-Kit Thornton

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The Book Collector (First Draft)
5,643/65,000 words

The Lighthouse (First Draft)
1,758/5,000 words

Flash Fiction (First Draft)
139/2,000 words

The House (First Draft)
7,400/65,000 words

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