Should-Reads: RED RISING, by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown’s debut trilogy has the fingerprints of several great fantasy and sci-fi epics all over it, while simultaneously carving out a wide chunk for itself in the larger literary mythos of our time. Imagine a futuristic Roman Empire in space, with all of the technological and societal advances promised in our age, and then… Continue reading Should-Reads: RED RISING, by Pierce Brown

Wednesdays and the Work in Progress: Ides of March edition

As of last night, I’m just over 18,000 words in THE KORBADELL JOB. Every book I’ve ever written has thrown me a curveball during the first draft, and this one is no different. The curve right now is that it’s too wordy. I have 37 chapters outlined, including a fast-moving action climax in the third… Continue reading Wednesdays and the Work in Progress: Ides of March edition

Trucker Man Reads Girly Books: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Renee Collins

TMRGB is a blog series wherein I, a HazMat trucker and blast crew grunt, recommend effeminate fiction to the masses. Generations ago, when America was in the throes of the Great Depression, the federal government tried to spur the economy on by paying for public works projects. One of them was the structure we know… Continue reading Trucker Man Reads Girly Books: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Renee Collins

Should-Reads: FABLEHAVEN, by Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull has written a ton of middle-grade books in the last ten years, but the bedrock series of his career is still the Fablehaven novels, which smartly began between books 6 and 7 of Harry Potter. While millions of crazed fans were waiting to find out how Harry would fight Voldemort, thousands of them sated that hunger with… Continue reading Should-Reads: FABLEHAVEN, by Brandon Mull