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
I’ve just launched my Newsletter and I’m looking for fans of my writing, illustrating, and book reviews to sign up to receive it once a month. My way of saying, “thank you” to everyone who signs up is to give them a copy of my brand new short story, Into the Real World. It’s a story about characters who live in a world that has been stuck in a COVID-19 type of crisis for 20 or 30 years. What would our world be like if that were the case? Read my new story and find out. What can you expect … Continue reading Get My New Short Story for Free!
The name of my new novel is currently Caged Animals. But naming a novel is a tricky business. I’ve come up with several other names over the past 2 years that I loved at first and then for one reason or another I fell out of love with them. However, I still like them all at least a little which makes it hard to know which one is the best. That’s where you come in. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on which name(s) you like. Which one grabs you and makes you want to know what the book is … Continue reading Help Me Name My New Book!
Below is a poster I created for my new book, CAGED ANIMALS. Note: when I drew this image I was planning to call the book ALIEN CAGES, but have sinced changed my mind on the title. I’ll give more information on my book in the coming weeks. I’m in the final stages of revisions now and hope to have it ready to take over the world soon. Watch my blog or follow me on Facebook for more information. COMING SOON! Continue reading My Next Book – SNEAK PEAK
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
Caraval by Stephanie Garber is a story of magic, romance, deception, and determination. It follows two sisters, Scarlet and Tella who are invited to play in a magical game called Caraval. Scarlet, who has always dreamed of playing, refuses to go because she is to be married in a few days. Tella and a friend named Julian kidnap her and take her to Caraval against her will. Once they arrive at the elaborate game that involves many actors and settings, crazy things begin to happen. The line between make-believe and reality gets more blurry the deeper Scarlet goes into the … Continue reading Caraval – My Book Review
I am honored and excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for the Driven to the Hilt series. Book #3 in the trilogy will be released by author DG Lamb on November 1st. I can’t wait to read the thrilling conclusion to this extraordinary young adult, sci-fi series. For my part in the tour, I thought I’d revisit my initial impressions of the first book and talk a little about how the series as a whole has affected me personally in a good way. My Experience as a Reviewer I read the first book in the series, The … Continue reading What I Love About The DRIVEN TO THE HILT Series
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
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
STAR for Entertainment Value …. and a STAR for Clean Content … The Maze Runner Trilogy, written by James Dashner, and consisting of The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure are an excellent Young Adult series that I highly recommend to anyone 13 and up. There are other titles in the series that I have not read. I believe they are prequels to the main series. The storyline throughout the whole series kept me guessing. I was never really sure where the stories were going, and that’s a good thing. These books are completely original in their concept. … Continue reading The Maze Runner Books