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Jan 18, 2022

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary

Last weekend I finished Project Hail Mary, and I’m just going to go ahead and say that I really, really liked it. Now that I’ve been sitting with it for a

Jan 14, 2022

The Magic of Writing

The Magic of Writing

Sometimes, I understand why so many writers think of the act of writing as a magical process. In the chapter I was editing this morning, I had a note to add a detail

Jan 5, 2022

2021 in Books

2021 in Books

2021 was a great year for reading! According to my Goodreads profile, I read 24,008 pages in 78 books. The number is probably a bit low, as I don’t record quite

Dec 26, 2021

Demon

Demon

WARNING: Spoilers for A Sword Named Vengeance below!YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! The train car wobbled, bodies tilting left and right in unison, as the monstrous engine pulled them away from the city. Tomas

Dec 13, 2021

Crooked Kindgom

Crooked Kindgom

About a week ago I finished Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. It's the second book of a duology that starts what Six of Crows began, and I considered it a stunning triumph. One

Dec 7, 2021

Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo vaults to the top of my favorite reading of 2021!

Dec 6, 2021

Project Hail Mary and Mystery

Project Hail Mary and Mystery

This past weekend I had the pleasure of beginning Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, of The Martian fame. I’m not quite halfway through the book, but I can’t think of

Nov 25, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Top o' the morning, all! I hope this post finds you doing well, whenever you might stumble upon it. Here in the US, it's the Thanksgiving holiday. My daughter is home from school,

Nov 15, 2021

Back from Vegas!

Back from Vegas!

I just returned on Friday from a week in Las Vegas at a trade conference, the largest in the world for independent authors and publishers. It was a tremendous week, and a fantastic opportunity to meet with author friends both old and new.