Toxic Fandom Is Real, Just Not Where You Think

“Toxic Fandom.” What is it? It is an accusation thrown around from filmmakers, critics, and the entertainment industry gatekeepers who want to combat fan criticism of a movie, television show, comic book, or novel that does not live up to the standards of the source materials fanbases love. I once thought it was fake, just…

#amreading- Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide

Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro hailed Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide as “thorough.” Truly, no other word can describe the masterful diction that Michael J. Knowles, author, philosopher, Beatles-aficionado, playwright, uses to write this compelling read. He uses pure logic to break down the reasons that everyone, including Conservatives, should vote for Democrats. If…

#amreading – Best Books of 2016

As a writer and budding novelist, I love to read. This year, I have gotten to read some pretty awesome books both fiction and nonfiction. Some truly great novels and books have come out this year. Here is my list of favorite books to come out in 2016. Fiction: Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts…

#amreading – Rage by Jonathan Kellerman

Previously, I reviewed A Cold Heart by Jonathan Kellerman. Today, I am focused on his mystery novel Rage, a thriller from end to end. Psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware gets a phone call from someone he once analyzed. It was a former teen who participated in the murder of a three year old girl many…

#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…

#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…

Interview With Author HE Olsen

H.E. Olsen is an author whose first published book Discovering True Love is coming out ithis month. I had the privilege of asking Mrs. Olsen some questions about writing, inspiration, and a whole host of other questions. She has some great insights to share. I had a great time getting to know her. Check out…

#amreading – A Cold Heart

Jonathan Kellerman is an expert mystery writer and one his best novels is A Cold Heart, part of the Alex Delaware series. What do a jazz singer, an artist, and a dancer have in common? They have all been murdered and the prime suspect is the editor of a celebrity trash magazine GrooveRat. Forensic psychologist Alex…

#amreading- Liberty’s Last Stand

Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts continues his Jake Grafton & Tommy Carmellini Series. It tells the story of a fictional President of the United States declaring martial law and suspending civil liberties and arresting political enemies. When he does this, the state government of Texas has enough and declares independence. To maintain control, the President tries…

Michelle Griep’s Five Author Facts Infographs

Author, writer, and novelist Michelle Griep is a friend of this blog. She has her own Writer Off The Leash where she provides free infographs like the one above. Click on it to see the original post and head over to see what she is up to.  Today’s infograph talks about the Five Facts of…

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,…

Great Fantasy Read- Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover

Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover tells the story of a young girl named Tiadone, who is the first born of her family. According to her nation’s law, she had to be boy or she would killed. Her father, wanting to save her, declared her a male to the authorities.  Forced to serve a foreign nation and foreign…

Time To Edit This Draft

It has finally begun. I have completed both the first and second draft of my very first original full-length novel. It is so exciting! I’m hoping this will be the one that gets published first. I have written two novellas prior and those were fun to write, but this one, this one is special. I…