Back from “Mars” and ready to blog

If I haven’t had much web presence the past few weeks, it’s because I just got back from Mars. Or at least as close to it as I’m ever likely to get! My Laddie and I took a hiking trip to Utah, where the stark red rockscapes let me imagine we were exploring the Red … Continue reading Back from “Mars” and ready to blog

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The ESSENCE of Writing a Novella Serial

If you've been following my book reviews, you know how much I enjoyed the Insurrection science fiction serial by my indie author pal Anela Deen. So when she invited me to do a guest post on writing novella series, I was both excited and anxious. What could I possibly say on the topic to someone … Continue reading The ESSENCE of Writing a Novella Serial

Book Review: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

After ardent recommendations from several friends, I finally read Leviathan Wakes. The initial impression validated all the praise, enthralling me with parallel storylines from two distinct perspectives. Joe Miller, a detective on the crime-riddled Ceres outpost, gets assigned a missing persons case that’s more complex than it seems. His early chapters read like Raymond Chandler … Continue reading Book Review: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey