Books/Authors

Happy Book Birthday!

Hi, folks! I haven’t been blogging much (obviously), but I’ve been busy with other stuff. One of those stuffs is my new book!

 

Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet is a space noir mystery novella that plays with some old school hardboiled noir and puts it in outer space, ala Blade Runner, with a little taste of Outland. My publisher describes it as hardboiled sleuthing fused with interplanetary politics. That sounds about right. It’s also a fun, little tale that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Piper’s story is available through Candlemark & Gleam. It’s the second release by C&G’s new imprint for shorter works, Reckless. For the low, low price of $3.00, you’ll get a DRM-free digital bundle that’s readable on any device and you’ll be supporting indie publishing. Hard to beat!

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It’s Here!

Hi, all! Long time, no blogging. I hope you’ve all been well. How many of you are still around?

Remember last summer when I told you about my story “Chlorophyll Is Thicker Than Water,” and how it had just been accepted for publication in Athena Andreadis’ anthology To Shape the Dark? Well, the book came out on May 1! What a wonderful day for a book birthday!

I’m so excited to be a part of this collection. I hope you all can get a chance to read it. Keep an eye out for a giveaway.

To Shape the Dark - cover

 

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New Story Appearing Soon!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted regularly. There’s been a book review here and there, a repost even less seldom. Nothing about my own writing in ages. Why is that? Continue reading

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Wrestling With Gods – A Review

wrestling Wrestling With Gods: Tesseract Eighteen
Liana Kerzner & Jerome Stueart, Editors
Hades Publications (April 2015)
science fiction/fantasy
4.125/5

Wrestling With Gods is an interesting collection of speculative stories and poems having to do with faith. I was a tad skeptical when I first received this Early Reviewer book from LibraryThing because, well, I’m kinda skeptical in general and even moreso where faith is involved. Fortunately, in this case, my skepticism was unfounded. Continue reading

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Angel Manor by Chantal Noordeloos – A Review

Angel Manor (Lucifer Falls Book 1)
Chantal Noordeloos
Horrific Tales Publishing (November 2014)
horror
2/5
 Angel Manor

I love a good haunted house story. Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House remains one of my favorite novels and one of my favorite films (the original, of course). I was thrilled to finally read The Shining recently. It’s a classic for a reason and one of King’s best (and better than the film, in my opinion). And then there are the sillier haunted house films that I love, especially House on Haunted Hill (again, the original). Continue reading

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Out of Tune – A Review

A blog post from M. Fenn? Who knew that was going to happen again? Certainly not me. No guarantees on any consistency, but here’s a book review for you. Continue reading

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Suzette Haden Elgin 1936 – 2015

Suzette Haden Elgin; photo by George Elgin

One of our elders left us this week. Suzette Haden Elgin was a writer of science fiction, a professor linguistics, the founder of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and a feminist, among many other things. Continue reading

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The Creature Chronicles by Tom Weaver, David Schecter & Steve Kronenberg – A Review

The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy
Tom Weaver, David Schecter, Steve Kronenberg
McFarland & Company (November 2014)
nonfiction (5/5)
 
creature

Hi, everyone! My brain decided that the first weeks of January was blog vacation time, it would seem. Fair enough. It’s a good time of year to reset. Not sure what I’ve reset to, but I guess time will tell. Continue reading

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The Apex Book of World SF 3 – A Review

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Lavie Tidhar, Editor

Apex Book Company (June 2014)
science fiction/fantasy/horror
4.13/5

I’m back with another LibraryThing review. Continue reading

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Chain of Evil by Michael R. Collings – A Review

Chain of Evil: Journalstone’s Guide to Writing Darkness
Michael R. Collings
JournalStone (August 2014)
nonfiction (2.75/5)

Chain of Evil

I’ve had a mixed experience with the books that JournalStone publishes. The last JournalStone book I received through LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewer program didn’t do much for me. On the other hand, I found Mr. October to be a fairly strong collection and I have high hopes for JournalStone’s latest collection Out of Tune (it’s edited by Jonathan Maberry and contains a story from Seanan McGuire, among others–how can I not?). Continue reading

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