Book Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Well that was a hell of a ride. I read the second half of this book over the course of 2 days… which is quite rare for me given how slowly I read. That should tell you something about how much I enjoyed it. So King of Thorns follows on fairly directly from Prince… and … Read more Book Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Book Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely

  Gotta say it. I loved this one. An excellent epic fantasy opener to a series. I have just picked up the 2nd book, The Providence of Fire, and I can’t wait to get started. First off I’d have to say I ‘read’ this via audiobook. The narrator, Simon Vance, did an excellent job. He … Read more Book Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely

All the Best Ideas Come Out of the Toilet

So I was thinking about something the other day. I used to do a lot of story planning on the toilet. Plotting. Character building. World building. So much of it used to come to me as I was sitting on the porcelain throne. Some readers have already clicked away by now. Some writers are busy … Read more All the Best Ideas Come Out of the Toilet

9 Things You Might Not Know About It Takes a Thief…

It Take a Thief to Catch a Sunrise is a year old today! Happy birthday to my fantasy-steampunk heist caper. To celebrate, I’m going to take a leaf out of fellow authory type Seth Skorkowsky’s book and give you a list of things you might not know about It Takes a Thief to Catch a … Read more 9 Things You Might Not Know About It Takes a Thief…

Is The Walking Dead Sexist?

OK. It’s time for a rant about a popular TV show. No, not Game of Thrones, the other one I rant about. The Walking Dead is pissing me off a little bit now and it’s not for the reason you probably think it is… It’s for gender diversity reasons. See, here’s the way it works: … Read more Is The Walking Dead Sexist?

Review Blog – Killjoys

On the recommendation of friend and fellow authory-type, Charles “The Great Devourer”Phipps, I decided to give Syfy’s Canadian Space Adventure a go. Some slight spoilers may follow. So the premise is that out there in space somewhere, humans are living on a system of planets called the quad. These planets (and their populations) are heavily … Read more Review Blog – Killjoys

My Experience in Publishing So Far

Back in early 2011 I sat down and wrote my first book. It was called A KNIGHT’S DUTY and it was to be part of THE RIGHT OF SUCCESSION trilogy, followed up by A PRINCE’S HONOUR, and A KING’S RIGHT. I had the entire trilogy planned out and by late 2011 I had the first … Read more My Experience in Publishing So Far

Chewbacca is the Real Hero of Star Wars The Force Awakens

This post will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens (TFA). By now we’ve probably all seen some of these memes going about. Here’s one below… right in the feels. It got me thinking and I’m thinking this: Chewbacca is the real hero. That big Wookiee badass is everywhere in TFA. He … Read more Chewbacca is the Real Hero of Star Wars The Force Awakens

Writerly Problems: One WIP is Never Enough

Now I like to think I work fairly quickly. I’ve written roughly 2 and a half books this year, 2 of which are on their way soon, and 1 which may never see the light of day if I can’t figure out what to do with it. I’m not a patch on the likes of … Read more Writerly Problems: One WIP is Never Enough

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