"Harga’s House of Ribs Down by the docks I’d probably not numbered among the city’s leading eateries, catering as it does for the type of beefy clientele that prefers quantity and breaks up the tables if it doesn’t get it. They don’t go in for the fancy or exotic, but stick to conventional food like… Continue reading Colourful Prose: “Mort” by Terry Pratchett
I really shouldn't be trusted to "just browse" at used book sales... but it's for charity, right?
I recently wrote an article for Prairie Books Now, about a book called Hannah and the Magic Eye by Tyler Enfield. It was an interesting book to read, and I hope you find the article to be equally so. Find it here.
Fragment is the latest novel from Canadian writer Craig Russell, published by Thistledown Press. Described by some as an eco-thriller, the book tells the story of what happens when a massive ice sheet the size of France breaks off from Antarctica and heads out into the open ocean, putting the lives of humans and animals… Continue reading Fragment: An Interview with Author Craig Russell
Hello again! The last few months have been absolutely crazy, and I'm afraid both my novel and writing blog posts have gotten dropped as a result. Between starting full time at a new job, moving, taking some PD courses, and then preparing for and recovering from minor surgery, writing of all kinds has been getting… Continue reading October 2017 Writing Goals
I am irrationally excited about this: Brace Yourself For A 'Dracula' Revamp, From The Creators Of BBC’s 'Sherlock' (Huffington Post)
I would add the book I’m currently reading to this list: Fragment by Craig Russell. One of the main POVs is written from the perspective of a blue whale named Ring. I’ll be doing an interview with the author soon, so I’ll be sure to ask him about what writing those chapters was like!
Started by Fantasy Review Barn, now run by Fantasy Faction. Tough Traveling is back my friends! Yes, the best fantasy specific meme around is finally up and running again. So join us every week as we tour the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. For a history of what came before check the tag above.
This weeks topic is Non- Human Protagonists
The Tough Guide assures us that HEROES are ‘mythical beings, often selected at birth, who perform amazing deeds of courage, strength and magical mayhem, usually against all odds.’ Furthermore, ‘if you get to meet a so-called Hero, she/he always turns out to be just another human, with human failings, who has happened to be in the right place at the right…
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