ARC Review — Ghost Rememberer

Title: Ghost RemembererAuthor: Tyrus BuckleyGenre: Historical mysteryPages: 382 pagesPublication date: January 16, 2022 Thank you, Tyrus Buckley, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Ghost Rememberer follows Brenton Grey as he solves a series of tangled mysteries in a small town. While a humorous ghost follows him around, … Continue reading ARC Review — Ghost Rememberer

ARC Review — Postcards from Beyond

Title: Postcards from Beyond Reality: The Selected Poems of Michael DanielsAuthor: Bernard JanGenre: PoetryPages: 85 pagesPublication date: March 20, 2022 Thank you, Bernard Jan, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Postcards from Beyond Reality follows Michael Daniels from Cruel Summer. The seventeen-year-old writes poetry about his time … Continue reading ARC Review — Postcards from Beyond

Author Interview — Rita A. Rubin

Recently, I posted a review on Amulet of Wishes, and now I get the chance to interview the wonderful Rita A. Rubin. I hope you enjoy. What has influenced you the most as a writer? Other books, I'd say. Especially fantasy books. For Amulet of Wishes, did plot or characters come first? Characters. Derek and … Continue reading Author Interview — Rita A. Rubin

Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Last week, I posted my book review of The Rose by P.D. Alleva, and now I have an exclusive interview with him. I hope you enjoy. Where do your story ideas come from? Dreams? Real life? What-if questions? Story ideas come from a mixed bag of dreams, real life, and what ifs. Typically the idea … Continue reading Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Title: Diary of an Angry Young ManAuthor: Rishi Vohra Genre: FictionPages: 131 pagesPublication date: August 15, 2021 Thank you, Rishi Vohra, for giving me an ARC of your book in exchange for a fair review! Diary of an Angry Young Man follows Raghav through his life as he tries to find his place. His world is … Continue reading ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Common writer mistakes #17

#17 — Characters with similar names Lately, a lot of writers—myself included—have characters with similar names. For one novel, I found about seven names that all started with the letter j. While we get these names right because we know the characters well, readers, who are learning them, might mix them up. Changing character names … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #17

A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

It has been a while since I've done a writer's journey. Last time, I spoke about getting accepted in a journal and building my credentials. I’ve continued to do so over the past year. I made a goal last January to submit pieces on Submittable two times a month. Now, I've gotten two more accepted … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

Author interview — Arthur Swan

I got nineteen questions for you all, and I hope you enjoy. Thank you, Arthur, for this opportunity. Where did you grow up/live now? I grew up in Wilson, a small tobacco town in eastern North Carolina. I now reside in Los Angeles. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew … Continue reading Author interview — Arthur Swan

ARC Review — The Encanto

Title: The EncantoAuthor: Arthur Swan Genre: Adult Sci-fiPages: 280 pagesPublication date: October 14, 2021 In The Encanto, Wayob wants to break free from a Mayan artifact but causes death instead. The story follows three groups—Gray and Claire, Detectives Parker and Hernandez, and Ashley York—as they interact with the artifact and Wayob. Their stories never fully mingle, … Continue reading ARC Review — The Encanto