Book Review – Noble Man by William Miller

My first experience of William Miller’s writings was when I read and reviewed his excellent “Crafting Fiction Volume 1: Hard-Boiled Outlines.” During the course of the review, I stated “On a side note, I’ve just purchased “Noble Man,” Miller’s first Jake Noble thriller so I can see how the author puts theory into practice.” Well, … Continue reading Book Review – Noble Man by William Miller

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The Dread Files – Selaphobia

What is Selaphobia? Do you have a fear of flashing lights? Flashing lights are annoying and disturbing for a lot of people. There are some who become extremely anxious when witnessing flashing lights. This dread-inducing feeling is called Selaphobia - the fear of flashing lights. Selaphobia is derived from the Greek word “selas”, meaning “light.” … Continue reading The Dread Files – Selaphobia

Book Review – The Fearing (Book Two, Water & Wind) by John F.D. Taff

Grey Matter Press’s spectacular serialization of John F.D. Taff’s “The Fearing” continues with “Book Two: Water & Wind.” Once again, let me say a big “thank you” to Anthony Rivera for the advanced reader copy. I devoured this installment of Taff’s apocalyptic epic over the course of a Sunday afternoon and was taken hostage from … Continue reading Book Review – The Fearing (Book Two, Water & Wind) by John F.D. Taff

The Mask That Always Smiles…

Here’s a cool factoid for you. The longest biggest word in any of the major English-language dictionaries is ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.’ It comes in at a whopping forty-five letters and refers to a lung disease contracted by the inhalation of ultra-fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano. However, I disagree with all those learned journals. I think … Continue reading The Mask That Always Smiles…

Book Review – Crafting Fiction Volume 1: Hard-Boiled Outlines by William Miller

I picked up a Kindle copy of this title because I’m a great believer in the old adage “you never stop learning,” and when it comes to writing fiction, it definitely applies. I’ve bought a few books on outlining over the years. I never finished reading any of them as I began to lose the … Continue reading Book Review – Crafting Fiction Volume 1: Hard-Boiled Outlines by William Miller

Book Review – The Fearing (Book One – Fire & Rain) by John F.D. Taff

I’m not a fan of spoiler-ridden book reviews, so I’m going to try to give you my thoughts on this title without giving too much away to detract from your reading pleasure. First of all, let me say a big “thank you” to Anthony Rivera and Grey Matter Press for the advanced reader copy. I … Continue reading Book Review – The Fearing (Book One – Fire & Rain) by John F.D. Taff