September 2014


NEW HEAVEN BLUES (Bard Constantine) - Who knew that going after a kinapped leg was going to be this dangerous? And who wants all those memories that are floating to the surface of the Troubleshooter's mind?

Thursday Quotables – The Troubleshooter

Whoever said that misery loves company was right on the money – and probably the loneliest soul on the planet. Because the problem is that company doesn’t love you back. Being miserable is actually  a…


THE DAMNED AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Paula S. Fass) An in-deapth examination of the social phenomenon of the rise of youth. How it happened, what it brought about, who these new young people were

The Damned and the Beautiful

One morsel review: Well-informed dissertation about life of the new youth of the Roaring Twenties. Maybe a bit too wordy, but very interesting. The Damned and the Beautiful American Youth in the 1920s   Paula…


Nikki Giovanni - Writers don’t write from experience. Writers write from empathy

Not from experience

“Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.” ― Nikki Giovanni ——————————————————–…


ELLIS ISLAND (Kate Kerrigan) - When young Ellis reached New York, her only dream is going back to Ireland with money enough to cure her mamed husband. But the American life is very much alluring...

Thursday Quotables – Ellis Island

Beyond Lady Liberty was the city itself. It was a dull day and the tall buildings emerged from the grey horizon like ghosts. We stood, a small and shivering crowd of newcomers, silenced by the…




A FISTFUL OF NOTHING (Dan Glaser) Jim is just trying to get his money back from his bookie, but things get out of his hands and a kid gets killed. Now Jim needs to find the culprit, or he won’t live with himself and his shame. But this investigation will turn his world upside down

A Fistful of Nothing

One morsel review: Very dark noir mystery set in dieselpunk 1950s Hollywood. Stunning visuals but a somewhat unclear plot. A Fistful of Nothing Dan Glaser ———————————————————- Genre: dieselpunk ———————————————————- Jim is just trying to get…


SENEAD O'FLANAGAN - Meet my main character. A bonecaster and healer, she tries to keep her traditional self in a new world that mistrust her

Sinéad O’Flanagan – Meet my main character

Last month Lyssa Layne interviewed one of my characters’ for her Saturday Morning Characters ongoing series. It was great fun for me, and I was so pleased with the result I asked Lyssa permission to repost…




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