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I did it … I went and bought myself a copy of The City Of Brass, by S.A. Chakraborty. Why? Because so many of you have already read it, and reviewed it and … love it! After reading one to many duds this last couple of months that resulted in my either putting aside and …

It’s that time of week, again, which means, it’s First Impressions Friday. For those of you who are unfamiliar, #FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading then, share your first impressions, predict what you think will happen, and say whether you …

Sometimes, when words fail you, or you are simply too busy to write a post, it’s better to go with something that speaks a fabled 1000 words … and what better way than with a picture of flowers! So here, in lieu of a post about writing, or books, or authors, or anything bookish (as …

I have another WIP and another excerpt chapter to tease you with. Stone Cold Dead is a military-based action thriller that opens with a fire-fight about to go down in Iraq, involving a number of clandestine alphabet agencies. And, as the bullets fly, everyone’s first reaction is to shoot first, and ask questions afterwards. “CIA …

Ah, another Tuesday, so it must be Belgium … what? Oh, no, I mean that it’s Top 5 Tuesday, you know, from Shanah over at, Bionic Book Worm. And this week’s topic in keeping with the season is, Top 5 Cozy Fall Reads. Though “cozy” is wide open to interpretation. Anyway, here goes nothing: #1 …

Sometimes, just sometimes, I want to make a large mountain of books in the middle of the floor of my apartment, and set them alight! Yes, I know, I’m either crazy or … I’m having another bad month time when it comes to choosing books—both at the bookshop and to read—in general. I have this …

“Paul Jutra’s life is about to become a living hell, the problem is, Paul doesn’t remember. Doesn’t remember much of anything, prior to waking up in a hospital bed with a raging headache.” The prologue of this novel, which I’m about to start work on (well, this winter at least) is now up for review …

It’s that time of week, again, which means, it’s First Impressions Friday. For those of you who are unfamiliar, #FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading then, share your first impressions, predict what you think will happen, and say whether you …

Or, more to the point, learning the art of writing crime fiction. The amazingly talented Crime Thriller Girl, A.K.A. Steph Broadribb, along with a couple of her fellow crime-writing friends—Susi Holliday, AK Benedict, and Louise Voss—have created a website in order to help authors write their first novel. If you would like to know more …

I’m joining the very funny Kiersten over at, Once Upon A Spine, who invited everyone who hadn’t previously been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, to answer her questions. Thank you, Kiersten, I don’t mind if I do. I’m sure my answers are not half way as funny as Kiersten, but here goes nothing … …