Monthly Archives: February 2015

In The Oven – The Sword of Shannara

Because I always want to keep my creative juices flowing, I’ve delved into another tome of fiction, this time walking in the realm of fantasy with a classic series.

Sans Profanity Please

As human beings, we all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies. Us writers have them even more so. One of mine is a hatred of profanity. I know. Hate is s strong word. So that should give you an idea of how much I dislike it. I don’t like it in the books I read for enjoyment either.

RIU – The E-Stone

The world of RIU is slowly expanding. Those innocuous things in my stories that you read about and maybe filed away in the back of your mind as being not so important just may be something major. Today, I have a new addition to the data files of the RIU, one that, if you’ve read any of my stories, you probably were expecting.

Review – Fantastic Four: War Zone

Recently, I ran into a treasure of superhero novels online that I am beginning to buy. Being a geek of all things comic-booky (I think I just created a new word) and writing in a genre that is similar, I’ve finally finished a novel that I’ve had for a while but just now read with one of my fave teams, the Fantastic Four. Here’s my take on it.

D2C and Reader Relationship

When I’m not posting my rantings here at the website, I’m reading a lot. Not just fiction but a plethora of non-fiction. It’s imperative for me as I’m not signed with any big publisher and I plan on keeping it that way as long as I can. In order to do that, I need to keep my three fans in the loop because there are a couple things an independent publishing writer needs to do and that is connect with his or her audience.

In the Oven: Fantastic Four – War Zone

It probably doesn’t come as a big shock to those who know me that I collect comics (well…used to. Comics are too expensive. Even the digital versions. But I do know how to find gems but that’s for another post possibly). I have rows of them in boxes in my basement right behind me. I was collecting Avengers when most people were giving them a thumbs down.

I also collect superhero novels. They were hard to find until recently, like about a week five days ago. Now, I’m like a kid in a candy store. So much so I’ve decided to add yet another series to my website.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Writing

I’m a fan of fantasy because there is a whole lot of truth in some of it. That being said, I went to see the latest offering of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Though I normally like to relate movies closer to the superhero genre, this had elements in it that qualified it as being included. So consider this more of a special inclusion rather than a normal thing.