Fawkes – Book Review

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is a historical tale that draws from real historic events and combines them with a magical element that is pure imagination. The result is an exciting coming-of-age story about a young man named Thomas Fawkes in a world full of magic. It’s set in Great Britain somewhere around the 1600s or 1700s. Thomas wants more than anything to be given a magical mask that can only be given to him by his father. When his father doesn’t arrive on the appointed day to give him his mask, Thomas sets out to find him. His search takes … Continue reading Fawkes – Book Review

Vikings of Loch Morar – Book Review

The Vikings of Loch Morar by William D. Burt is an interesting and fun blend of family adventure, mystery, science fiction, and historical fiction. This book is the second in the Creation Seekers series. I had not read the first book but I had no problem catching up. For the most part, this book feels like a stand-alone adventure. The characters occasionally refer to what happened in book 1, and anything that the reader needs to know is explained well. The story follows a family of scientists that includes a young man named John and his father and grandfather. They … Continue reading Vikings of Loch Morar – Book Review

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

Readers Love Glazed Man

The positive reviews for Glazed Man & Rat Girl continue to roll in. Here is another one that was recently added to Amazon.com by another happy customer. “Glazed Man gets his superhero powers from…Glazed donuts, he is capable of shooting glaze from the palms of his hands.. Rat Girl is Martha; after being kidnapped and left in dungeon with a bunch of rats and she drinks icky green stuff she becomes a large rat. This is a good vs. evil tale with two of the most lovable superheroes you will ever meet. Scott Cahan is a very talented writer. In this … Continue reading Readers Love Glazed Man

Books for Reluctant Readers

One of my favorite features of Goodreads.com is it’s “Listopia” section. One list that I find very interesting is the list called Best Books for Reluctant Readers. I like this list because my book Glazed Man & Rat Girl belongs at the top, in my humble and unbiased opinion (ha ha). Honestly, I have no doubt that when it comes to a fun and well written story that kids will devour, my book easily belongs in the top 5. However, my book is still fairly new and I have a long way to go as far as marketing and reaching … Continue reading Books for Reluctant Readers

Wool is Toxic Fun

Wool by Hugh Howey tells a post-apocalyptic tale like none that I’ve ever read. I give it a definite star for originality and great storytelling. The setting is planet earth, many years in the future, after the human race has destroyed 99% of itself. All that remains are the inhabitants of a huge underground silo that has been designed to sustain a city of people indefinitely. One window, on the top floor of the silo, looks out at the toxic wasteland that was once earth. If a resident from within the silo breaks certain rules, their punishment is a death sentence, … Continue reading Wool is Toxic Fun