The Dog Days are Coming

Summer is always met with mixed emotions by writers who have young children. The anticipation of time with the family is mitigated by the upcoming loss of writing time. How to stay productive without sacrificing family time while your house is overrun with tiny...

Under the Dome, by Stephen King – a Review

On what appears to be a normal day, the town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, is suddenly and inexplicably enclosed in a giant dome. In the days that follow, the town suffers from dwindling resources, increasing air pollution, and a descent into tyranny and mob mentality....

The High-Wire Act – by Gina Buonaguro

Balancing parenting with writing – not to mention a regular job – is no mean feat. It is often immensely difficult. For instance, my first novel, The Sidewalk Artist, was purchased by St. Martin’s Press soon after I gave birth to my daughter, and I felt...

True Blood Vs. REAL Fairies

Stuck between Game of Thrones and True Blood? Delve into the origin of fairies and find out why they might not be such a weak match for vampires and witches after all. “I’m a fairy? How fucking lame!” ―Sookie Stackhouse  Doesn’t sound real bad-ass, does it?...

Target Your Market

I accidentally read a work of Christian Fiction (The Samsara Effect, by Paul Black, which I reviewed here). I wouldn’t have done it on purpose, because I’m not a fan of the genre. But, my mistake was understandable – the book was not classified as Christian Fiction,...