Ridge, Day One – Book Review

I’m excited to announce the new fantasy book, Ridge, Day One has just been released to the public. It’s written by a good friend of mine, Shawn P.B. Robinson. I was honored to be asked to be one of his early readers about a year ago to help him work out some of the kinks in the story. I enjoyed it so much back then, I asked him recently if I could read it again. I knew he’d made some revisions and I wanted to make sure I had read the most recent version so that I’d be on track … Continue reading Ridge, Day One – Book Review

Discernment – Book Review

Discernment by Lauren H. Salisbury is the fourth book in her Legacy Chronicles series. The series is a science fiction reimagining of the story of Moses from the Bible. In Discernment the central character, named Mahsan, has run away from his adopted people, an alien race called the Esaraelians. He ends up on another planet inhabited by a friendly people called the Teburans who are decidedly more rural and old fashioned than Mahsan is used to. After he rescues a young woman named Jiya from space pirates her family welcomes him into their home as a guest as a way … Continue reading Discernment – Book Review

Enola Holmes

The movie Enola Holmes is currently airing on Netflix. It caught my attention for two reasons. First, its star is part of the bright young cast of the series Stranger Things. Millie Bobby Brown played the young girl rescued from a bizarre science experiment in that series. She was known in Stranger Things simply as Eleven. In Enola Holmes she plays the starring role, the baby sister of Sherlock Holmes. This is our first chance to see her in something that allows her to stretch her legs and talent, showing us what she’s capable of. The second reason I wanted … Continue reading Enola Holmes

Falcon and Winter Soldier

This series on Disney Plus is part of the new story phase that Marvel Studios is building from ground up now that their highly successful Avengers story arc came to an end a few years ago with End Game. I watched The Falcon and Winter Soldier series in its entirety and for the most part I enjoyed it. As long as I remember its only a television series I can confidently say it’s a decent show. But, when I find myself comparing it to the Avengers movies of the past 10 years, that’s when I feel like it doesn’t measure … Continue reading Falcon and Winter Soldier

Deficiency – Book Review

I just finished reading and reviewing this book a few days ago. Here is my review. Deficiency by S.C. Eston is a fully developed vision into the future of mankind that is both thrilling and terrifying in its impact. The story takes place on another planet but has clear ties to Earth in more ways than one. The main characters, Artenz and Keidi are an average young couple who exist in a mostly artificial world created by a network of corporations. Artenz sister, Detel is a scientist who has been doing forbidden research. When Detel goes missing, Artenz and Keidi … Continue reading Deficiency – Book Review

My Dark Path – Great Podcast

When I come across an exceptional podcast that I’m genuinely enjoying, I like to help spread the word about it. My Dark Path is the name of the podcast. It is produced by science fiction author, M.F. Thomas and according to the subtitle on his website the podcast “explores the fringes of history, science, and the paranormal.” Each episode focuses on one portion of history that is little known, bizarre, and stems from some darkness within human beings. The show’s choice of topics are all things that I find extremely interesting. Topics such as airships, UFO sightings, a haunted hotel, … Continue reading My Dark Path – Great Podcast

WandaVision

I just finished watching the final show of WandaVision. This is the series that is supposed to officially kick off the new phase of entertainment for Marvel Studios. Being the big fan of Marvel comics/TV/movies that I am, I was really looking forward to this show. Now that I’ve seen it I have to say my reactions are mixed. On the positive side, I enjoyed the sheer creativity of the series. There wasn’t a single story element of the show that was predictable. It starts out like an episode of I Love Lucy complete with black and white film, 50’s … Continue reading WandaVision

My Top 10 Books of 2020

INTRODUCTION I read and reviewed 28 books in 2020. Below are my top 10. These are the 10 books that kept me turning the pages and enjoying every word, paragraph, scene, and chapter. In each case I couldn’t stop thinking about their storyline well after I’d finished reading them. These are the books that I can confidently recommend to anyone looking for a great book to read. This list is not a comprehensive list of the best books that came out in 2020. It is simply the best books that I happened to read and review this year. After the … Continue reading My Top 10 Books of 2020

Book Cover Reveal for My New Book

I’m excited to unveil the cover of my new book, Caged Animals. I worked long and hard on it, trying to get it just right. I know I’m not being very humble here, but I have to say I love the way it turned out. Why shouldn’t I brag on my work. If it were someone else’s artwork I’d brag on it. And, the fact that I’m happy with it is a big deal because I’m the toughest customer I know. Many times in the course of designing my cover I was tempted to say, “that’s good enough,” but I … Continue reading Book Cover Reveal for My New Book

Stolen Shroud – Book Review

Stolen Shroud by Daniel Westlund is a fast-paced thriller with Christian and science fiction overtones. As the book’s title promises, the story is about the stealing of the famous Shroud of Turin that many believe to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. An average guy named Mark is the sole witness to the stealing of the shroud. He and a beautiful reporter named Cora try to recover the shroud but it isn’t long before they end up in all kinds of trouble at the hands of some very powerful people. The story is told by alternating scenes from … Continue reading Stolen Shroud – Book Review