MY PUBLICATIONS, NEW AND OTHERWISE

I finally received my contributor’s copy of the Fantasy for the Throne anthology on the Saturday before Christmas. It’s been out for a while, but this gives me a reasonable excuse to remind anyone who might be interested in the book. This trade paperback collection features 40 short stories by 40 authors. My contribution, based on […]

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BOOK REVIEW: John Woman

John Woman by Walter Mosley (Contemporary Novel, September 2018). Mosley is one of our most varied and interesting contemporary authors, not to mention frequently honored, prolific and best-selling. This time out he’s offered us a striking book that combines psychological character study, musings about the philosophy of and practice of history, the internal backbiting and politics […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini (Illustrated Story, 2018). This slender yet heartrending little book is an extraordinary word. Yes, it is too short to be called  a graphic novel or a novella. Even as short stories go, it’s extremely brief. You might in fairness best term the text a narrative prose poem. Yet it’s a powerful, […]

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Three Review Articles Published

I’ve been doing a series of nonfiction articles, reading and then reviewing selected zombie-oriented books for D.M. Draper’s horror-focused website. Three more of these were posted just this week, with more to come. If you’re already a fan of zombie fiction and looking for more titles , or if you might be interested but aren’t […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Shelved Under Murder

Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert. Cozy Mystery Novel, July 2018. The second novel in yet another cozy mystery series, this one revolves around library director Amy Webber. She also has a background in art history, which comes in handy here, even as she narrates the tale in a capable yet vulnerable and winning manner. Adhering […]

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BOOK REVIEW: An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller (Contemporary Novel, 2010). I decided I needed a break in reading the batch of zombie novels I’m reviewing for another author’s website (check out dmdraper.com/reviews, if that interests you), I picked up a copy of this at my local library. it was a welcome, maybe even a necessary change of […]

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