The Secret Executive Orders, written by Richard A. Stevens, is an extraordinary science-fiction novel. From conception to presentation it appears flawless, gripping, enlightening. Perfectly paced from paragraph to chapter, the book kept dragging me away from far more pressing matters. Let them wait. This is five-star writing. The Secret Executive Orders is a blockbuster of… Continue reading Richard Stephens should quickly gather a tribe of loyal followers, myself included.
Charles Freedom Long has written an epic science fiction book filled with truth, failure, hope, danger, life, love, death, redemption, and enough twists and turns to create a roller coaster of literary satisfaction. He paints another world, with a few shocking similarities to our own, with the same sort of ambition with which Isaac Asimov… Continue reading “Alvar’s Spear” is an epic science fiction adventure of the highest quality.
The depth of the characters, the twists and turns you can do nothing but follow, the storyline that keeps stretching tighter with each chapter … it’s easy to see why Animal Rites was one of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards top picks in the Thriller category. Michael Panno is a master of dialog and… Continue reading An Extraordinary Thriller from Mike Panno
A reader asked me how I wrote my books. I answered: “I’m not sure. When I re-read them, I often don’t remember writing what I see.” “So there’s a muse?” she asked. “The characters take over. I do what they tell me to do.” “But you know the ending,” she said. “A lot of famous… Continue reading How do you write your books?
David Haight’s stories in “Katharina (and other magnificent disasters)” can be brutal, biting, written on the edge of a knife that slices through your soul. Literary diamonds gleam through every scene; the writing is truly exceptional. The reader might want to look away from the accidents of life that the author reveals. Readers might want… Continue reading Like listening to the truth on steroids spoken by people ….
Every author loves positive reader reviews, even though they rank far down the ladder as promotional requirements. Email marketing, websites, blogs, book signings, public speaking, social media, awards, blog tours, local media, editorial reviews, and business cards will, individually, sell more books than a good five-star review from a reader. That’s right; a good business… Continue reading Why don’t more readers review your books?
Swede Among The Rednecks: The Language That Just Won’t Stay Buried by Ulf Kirchdorfer gives readers a glimpse of America through the eyes of one of Scandinavia’s most eloquent authors. In a series of 42 essays, Kirchdorfer observes the ambiguity of America with a wry honesty that lets readers take a fresh look at life.… Continue reading A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy
Charles Freedom Long has written an exceptional book in Dancing With The Dead. The writing is crisp, clear, and powerful. The science fiction world he creates contains sufficient remnants of today to capture readers with honesty, believability, and trust. In this respect, shades of the great SF writer, Isaac Asimov, appear. I once asked Asimov,… Continue reading Shades of the Great Isaac Asimov appear
The setup: The heart transplant that can save your life beats in the chest of a clone who calls you “Grandpa.” The delivery: Author William E Mason wonderful novel, Chloe The Clone, flows smoothly through a spectrum of emotions. It leaps from paragraph to page to chapter after chapter of twists, turns, hope and fear.… Continue reading Temple’s review of “Chloe the Clone” by William E. Mason
Follow @templewms I was asked what techniques work for a self-publishing author, with the suggestion that advertising sounded like a good idea. Here’s my answer: It’s an open-ended question with so many possible answers … you could write a book. And they have. Dozens. Depends on genre, quality, willingness to promote, knowledge of methods, ability… Continue reading What techniques work for a self-publishing author?