Tag: author spotlight

Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology!

Last week I found out that Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology! My story, “Hyde Park,” appears in this anthology alongside 22 other stories celebrating monsters and the movies. Edited by Kevin J. Anderson, KJA, this anthology was put together by a cohort of students in the publishing graduate program at Western Colorado University. If you … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology!

Space Throne: Review and Interview With Author Brian Corley

Space Throne by Brian Corley Parr never meant for any of this to happen. All he wanted to do was pilot the Aurora around the galaxy and avoid his royal duties for a while. Now, in the wake of his parents’ mysterious demise, it’s time to un-fake his death and take up the mantle meant for him since birth. Unfortunately, it won’t be easy. … Read More Space Throne: Review and Interview With Author Brian Corley

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An Evening With Neil Gaiman in Review

In an effort to become a better writer, I’ve been doing a lot of things lately that are kind of outside my comfort zone: 1. I joined a writer’s group. I’m still not sure why they like me, but I’ve spent enough time around horses to know not to look a gift horse in the mouth! 2. I went to a writer’s conference. Which … Read More An Evening With Neil Gaiman in Review

Author Spotlight: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of multiple novels about women and families. Though decidedly more of a women’s lit author, I enjoy her work immensely, much more than any of the other flotsam and jetsam that washes up in chick lit. Not that her work is really chick lit. It’s more literature on women’s issues. And cool stuff. Like magic. See Keeping Faith. Picoult’s … Read More Author Spotlight: Jodi Picoult

Author Spotlight: John Connolly

My first Connolly book was The Book of Lost Things. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was intrigued by the summary on the back which reads thus: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. … Read More Author Spotlight: John Connolly

Author Spotlight: Fyodor Dostoevsky

I have a big soft spot for Russian literature. My first foray was with Dostoevsky’s The Idiot. What I remember most about the novel is how difficult it was for my then fifteen year old self to get through. I hated the novel much more than I loved it. But when I was done, I was struck by the beauty and elegance of the … Read More Author Spotlight: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Author Spotlight: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

In my opinion, these guys have a lock on the thriller genre. And for good reason. In a genre that counts among its authors, Dan Brown, Jack DuBrul, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Greg Bear, Iris Johansen, James Rollins, Raymond Khoury, David Lynn Goleman, William Gibson, and a bunch more, these guys really only have competition from Michael Cricton, who’s probably the undisputed God of … Read More Author Spotlight: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child