StudioJake Q and A Volume 1

On social media, I asked my connections if they had any questions for me. In this Q&A, I take questions about pop culture and one of my favorite topics: Batman. I got a bunch of queries about comic books, anime, film, and writing. There were some awesome questions that really brought out some good conversation…

#AmReading – Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen

Released earlier this year, Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen weaves a combination of horror, fantasy, magic, and lots of action. Most of all, it has a lot of werewolves. From the Amazon description, Werewolves. They are infectious creatures of the night, able to move swifter than the fastest mounts and rend steel with their sharpened…

Interview With Author Amber D. Tran

Amber D. Tran is an author whose debut novel Moon River hit Amazon and bookstores last September. I had the privilege of speaking to Mrs. Tran about her writings, inspiration, upcoming novels, and a whole host of other questions. She has a fascinating story and great insight. Check out our interview below. Her answers are in bold. This…

#amreading – Perelandra by CS Lewis

CS Lewis delved not only into fantasy novels with the Chronicles of Narnia, but also science fiction and steampunk with The Space Trilogy, a little known series that is rarely mentioned.  Perelandra also known as Voyage To Venus is the second in the trilogy. It continues the story of Elwin Ransom, who is this time sent…

Finding Your Writing Spot

Where is your writing spot? That is a funny question, I know, but every author has one.  You go there to sit quietly to write your books, outlines, or even just to daydream about becoming a published author complete with a hardcover first edition. I use to have one. When I was a marketing associate,…

Music Review- Fighter by Jamie Grace

Jamie Grace’s Fighter is a song about fighting when life seems to throw everything at you. Jamie Grace’s voice is superb as she plays piano for this song. I love the message and the lyrics. Each verse tells a story, a man trying to find a job, a single mom with two kids, a little…

#NaNoWriMo has begun!

National Novel Writing Month has begun! It is a rallying cry and goal setting opportunity for writers and authors to sit down and just write. The goal is simple: write a novel of at least 50,000 words. That’s about 1,700 words a day for a 30 day month like November. They do not have to…

First Year In #NaNoWriMo

This is it, faithful readers! This is my first year, as an author, to participate in National Novel Writing Month. It starts November 1st and I am very excited to be a part. The reason I haven’t participated in the past is not because of arrogance, but because I was not published, I felt I…

In Defense of Christian Music

This article is to confront the notion that Christian music is suffering and no longer relevant. I say it is relevant. I will agree, Christian music had a lot of growing to do, but that does not excuse Christians using that as an excuse to dishonor them and, even worse, use it as an excuse…

Classic Book Review- Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love is a classic of Christian fiction from bestselling author Francine Rivers. It will go to the library of famous works by authors of the faith. I was hesitant to read it because I tried to get into her bestselling Mark of the Lion trilogy and I did not care much for the writing style…

Classic Fictional Stories Everyone Should Read Part 1

All writers are readers and that is true of me too. I loved to read and it is important that everyone should read. Whether writer or reader. If you cannot bring yourself to read, then get an audiobook. Stories, books, novellas, and others are important to expand our horizons. This is a list of classic…