The Great & the Small – Review

The Great and the Small by A.T. Balsara is an amazing book. On one level, it’s the story of intelligent rats, told from their point of view through vivid descriptions and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. All of that, however, is on the surface. Beneath the warm and fuzzy characters, we find a story of war and the devastating effect it has on everyone involved. The story follows a young rat named Finn who has a strong moral compass. He is the nephew of Papa, the beloved leader of the rats. Papa and the council wage an all-out war on the humans … Continue reading The Great & the Small – Review

Glazed Man 2 gets Rave Review

My second book, Glazed Man & Rat Girl 2, has just received its first review. I’m proud to say it’s a 5-star review from an unbiased reviewer from Readers Favorite. Read the full review below. Reviewed By Patricia Bell for Readers’ Favorite In this episode of Glazed Man and Rat Girl by Scott Cahan, Johnny Crumb battles the evil villain Plastic Head, formerly known as Steve-O Hardly. Meanwhile, Martha Maybe helps her rat friends find special rocks on Mars that give rats intelligence. Johnny isn’t doing very well battling the evil villain because Plastic Head’s special power just happens to be … Continue reading Glazed Man 2 gets Rave Review

Vote For Your Favorite Book

Realm Makers, an organization devoted to promoting and encouraging speculative fiction by Christian authors, is in the voting process for it’s annual Alliance Award. These are reader nominated books in the categories of Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror, written by Christian authors. The 17 semi-finalists are listed below. To participate in the voting, all you have to do is read at least two of the books from the list and then give each of them a star rating on the realm makers website. Go to the Alliance Award page to vote. If you’re like me, you’ll have to purchase and … Continue reading Vote For Your Favorite Book

5-Star Review for Glazed Man

My first book, Glazed Man & Rat Girl has just received a review from a professional review site called Readers Favorite. I had no guarantee that I’d get a good review, so I’ve been nervous waiting to hear back from them. I’m beyond excited to announce that my book recieved a 5-star review. And I couldn’t be happier with the reviewer’s comments. Here it is below. Reviewed By Patricia Bell for Readers’ Favorite Glazed Man & Rat Girl: The Origins by Scott Cahan is a middle grade story about the overweight, donut loving Johnny Crumb who just wants to be … Continue reading 5-Star Review for Glazed Man

Forest Beyond the Earth – Book Review

Forest Beyond the Earth, by Matthew S. Cox is a fascinating tale of one girl’s incredible journey when her whole world is suddenly taken from her. Its set in the future, a hundred years or so after the inhabitants of earth have just about wiped themselves out. Wisp is a twelve-year old girl who was raised by her loving father, alone in a cabin, isolated in the woods. He is the only person she has ever known for her entire life and one night he is suddenly gone. From there we follow Wisp as she ventures out into a world … Continue reading Forest Beyond the Earth – Book Review

Courage – Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed Courage by Lauren H Salisbury. It’s a science fiction re-imagining of the story of Moses from the Bible. Instead of Israelites suffering as slaves at the hands of the Egyptians, Courage gives us the human race enslaved by a powerful alien race. Courage is book one in the Legacy Chronicles series. It covers the beginning of the story where, in the Bible, Pharoah orders the killing of all male babies and in desperation, Moses’ mother sends her baby boy down the river in a basket, leaving him in God’s hands. That’s how it plays out in the … Continue reading Courage – Book Review

My Creative Christian Heroes

One of my passions is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ communicated to the world in creative ways. Just because we’re talking about God doesn’t mean we have to preach a sermon, standing in a pulpit, delivering a dry monologue, using Biblical terms that many people don’t understand. We believers should use the talents and gifts God has given us to tell the lost world about Jesus in creative ways. Jesus did when he spoke in parables. Storytelling was one of the highest forms of entertainment of His day. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of Christians who have inspired me, throughout … Continue reading My Creative Christian Heroes

Concept Art

Below is a piece of concept art I drew recently, depicting a scene from the novel that I am currently working on. The working title is Pet Planet, but I’m pretty sure that will be changed before publication. This new project is a complete change of direction for me. It’s a young adult novel that has nothing to do with Glazed Man or Rat Girl. I’m not ready to give any real details yet, as I’m still writing the rough draft. I don’t plan to do illustrations for this one, although I’m considering doing one or two. The illustration below … Continue reading Concept Art

Venom Wars of the Desert Realm

Venom Wars of the Desert Realm by Michael C. Baumann is an excellent adventure tale for young readers. It’s a classic story of good versus evil set in a world of intelligent animals. The dark forces of evil have defeated King Aridin, the brave eagle, and are gathering their forces to bring every good animal under their power. The dark side is made up mostly of reptiles and flying bugs. The side of the light is populated by birds, mammals, and some of the crawling insects. Our heroes are three courageous hares, young brothers who lost their parents years earlier. … Continue reading Venom Wars of the Desert Realm