#AmReading Anthology- Appalling Stories 4

‘Appalling Stories 4: Even More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice‘ is an anthology full of satirical stories that will make you laugh until your side hurts. It features several authors including C.S. Johnson, David Dubrow, Ray Zacek, Paul Hair, Mike Baron, Henry Brown, Paul Clayton, Adam Howe, and several others. It also includes an exclusive…

#amreading – Unblemished by Sara Ella

Sara Ella’s debut novel, Unblemished, is part one of a trilogy. I have previously highlighted her author vlog as an excellent resource for authors looking for advice in the writing process. This fictional novel shows the talent she has not only for a fantastic plot, but excellent attention to detail. The plot involved a young…

Interview With Author Kathy Ree

One of my favorite things is interviewing my fellow writers. Kathy Ree is not only a novelist, but also has experience editing books for other authors. This week, I had the pleasure of getting to ask her a few questions this week. Check it out! her answers are in bold. Where is your hometown? I…

#amreading – The Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes

Though many have tried to rewrite, modernize, or write sequels to The Sherlock Holmes Adventures since they entered public domain, no one has ever come close to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the great detective’s original creator. However in The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle’s Adrian Conan Doyle and his co-writer John Dickson Carr at least get it…

Great Suspense/Thriller Read: Shadow in Serenity

Carny knows a con artist when she sees one and Logan Briscoe is definitely trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the community of Serenity, Texas. However, she cannot convince the town of his deceit. As she gets to know him and slowly tries to unravel his scheme, he finds that this mark…

#amreading- Getting It Right by William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. is an iconic figure among Conservatives. He founded National Review magazine, wrote countless essays, hosted the hit interview show The Firing Line, and is known for his nonfiction books such as God and Man at Yale. He is less known for his many fiction books including 1990’s Getting It Right: A Novel.…

Movie Review- Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth stars in this Michael Mann directed thriller Blackhat. The story of a cyber-terrorist who is planning something very big, but no one can pinpoint what it is or how he does it. In Hong Kong, a computer hacker uses a RAT (Remote Access Tool) to stop the cooling fans, causing an explosion and…

#AmReading – Enemies and Allies

You like superheroes, but not really into comic books. They have novels too. Enemies & Allies by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, who also did Star Wars old canon novels, brings this tale of Batman and Superman meeting. Instead of modern day, he is bringing us a sort of DC Comics Elseworld where the…

Movie Review- Austenland

Directed by Jerusha Hess and starring Keri Russell (Felicity, August Rush, etc.) comes one of the most random comeidc  movies I have ever seen in my life. The story goes that Jane Hayes is addicted and obsessed with the world of Jane Austen. Mr. Darcy is her fantasy and she even keeps a standie of…

Classic Fictional Stories Everyone Should Read Part 3

I know it’s been a while, but I believe that all writers are readers. I am living proof of that. I loved to read and it is important that everyone should read. If you cannot bring yourself to read, then get an audiobook. Stories, books, novellas, and others are important to expand our horizons. You…

Book Review- Blood & Ballots

Warning! This review contains some spoilers from previous books in the series. Ralph Reed continues the story of fictional United States President Robert Long after book two: The Confirmation. It takes place following his successful Supreme Court nominee. The midterms are approaching and Long’s nemesis, New Jersey Senator Sal Stanley, the Majority Leader is up…

Top 10 Favorite Sherlock Holmes Quotes

Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters. He was created by the famous writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He has been portrayed by famous actors like Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., and several others. He has several amazing stories that have inspired several other mystery writers. Because of his fame, several people…

Top 5 Charles Dickens Novels

Charles Dickens is one of the greatest authors and novelists of the Victorian era. His stories shined light on morality, history, and the drama of the nineteenth century. While my friends were reading Captain Underpants, I was enjoying the thrilling tales of the Dickensian world. His writings definitely inspired my own writing style. This is…