Daclaxvia: Book 1: Nascent by D. John Cliffson. Self-published. 294 pages. As I have mentioned here before, I belong to a thread on Goodreads of Speculative Christian Fiction authors who trade books and end up reviewing and critiquing each other’s books every few months. I have two lined up in the next two months, and … More Review: “Daclaxvia: Book 1: Nascent” by D. John Cliffson
Ever since I started this blog back in 2006, it’s been my pledge to be totally honest about the writer’s life and what’s going on in mine. And so it’s time to talk about the dark side that happens to some of us. I’ve been struggling with a bout of depression for the past ten … More Dealing with Depression as a Writer
Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle. Amazon Digital Services. 406 pages. This is the second book that I have read and reviewed as a result of a thread I joined on Goodreads directed at those who write Christian speculative fiction. While the first book was a bit of a disappointment, this one was a pleasant surprise. … More Review: “Kingdom Come” by Justin Coogle
I have this little thing, called a book launch, happening tomorrow. It’s for a book I like to call Tesla’s Ghost. For those of you who are interested in science fiction, mystery, suspense, steampunk, aliens, or just good writing, there’s probably something in there for you somewhere. Interesting thing about this book is that I … More Just In Case You Haven’t Heard…
These are busy days for all of us, I know. We just got done with Thanksgiving, we’re gearing up for Christmas. We’re making our Christmas lists and checking them twice. In my neck of the woods, I am down to the last two weeks of classes, and then we have final exams, so there’s that. … More Last Day, First Day
I know you are busy getting ready for Turkey Day, but I wanted to share that I have a giveaway going on at Goodreads. The official launch date for The Key of Solomon is fast approaching, and I am giving away five signed copies of the book through Goodreads. I’m really excited about the book … More Giveaway!
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Mark 8:36 NIV It isn’t until you look the Devil in the eye for the first time–really look at him–that you realize that you have seen him before. I was actually going to introduce this story as the time I … More Short Story: “The Devil Went Down to Tulsa”
Today’s the day I set aside to introduce my new cover for The Key of Solomon. And so, without further ado, here it is: If you can’t quite read the back cover copy, I’ll provide that right here. People have been asking what the book is about, and that’s probably the best way to explain … More Let’s Make It Official.
A while back, I wrote a blog entitled, Things We Don’t Talk About, and it was mainly about sex. There are lots of people talking about sex, but the people who need to talk about it really aren’t talking. That’s usually the case; the topics that are taboo ARE talked about. They’re just not talked … More Things We Don’t Talk About, Part II
Hey Gang: I’ve been pretty mum lately, but that’s just because I’ve been hard at work on my latest book. It’s called The Key of Solomon, and it’s the sequel to Salome’s Charger, the Christian suspense novel that Celeste Walker and I had an opportunity to work on back in 2015. This one sends Dr. … More Sneak Peek: “The Key of Solomon”