Review: “Rise of the Ranger” by Philip C. Quaintrell

Rise of the Ranger: The Echoes Saga: Book 1 by Philip C. Quaintrell. Quaintrell Publishings, Ltd. 538 pages. I picked this fantasy book up recently because (1) the cover looked professionally done and interesting; and (2) the book was free. I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but it looked promising, and I wasn’t disappointed. … More Review: “Rise of the Ranger” by Philip C. Quaintrell

How It All Starts

I’ve been writing a long time. Two dozen published books, a handful of awards, and several hundred articles and short stories published leads my students and fans to ask a lot of questions. And one of the questions that comes up pretty often is: “Where do you get the ideas for your books?” Well, the … More How It All Starts

Review: “Understanding Islam” by Thomas W. Lippman

Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World by Thomas W. Lippman. Plume Books. 198 pages. This isn’t my typical genre of book for reviewing, but I have a couple of reasons for including this particular book here. One, I am researching for my next book project, the sequel to The Serpent and the Dove, … More Review: “Understanding Islam” by Thomas W. Lippman

Stress Dreams

Okay, I’ll admit it. I have stress dreams. For many years, my stress dream was the same as everyone else’s. The typical one of showing up in a public place, usually in class, or at work, or at church, in my underwear or with even less on. And what’s interesting is that that dream is … More Stress Dreams

The Clock Is Ticking…

Just a quick reminder that if you haven’t picked up your ebook copy of either Soul Survivor (Book 1 of my new Heretics series) or The Serpent and the Dove (Book 2, which just came out Monday), time’s a wastin’. They’re being offered on Amazon at the low, low price of 99 cents each this … More The Clock Is Ticking…