Tag: fantasy

Book Review: CLOUDBOUND, by Fran Wilde

After reading UPDRAFT, and loving it, I dove dove right into the second book in the Bone Universe series, CLOUDBOUND, by Fran Wilde. This time told from Nat’s point of view (and not Kirit’s), the YA dystopian novel is not a stand-alone. You should definitely read UPDRAFT first. Doing so let’s you get the most […]

From Zombies to Wizards

In 2012, I signed a contract with Severed Press for a trilogy of zombie novels. To this day, the three books in that saga are still my best selling books. I wrote two more zombie books after the completion of the series. People love zombies. People love horror novels. No way around it. As a […]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

I am generally tired of remakes. Is Hollywood so bored, the creative juices so flat that the only films left to bring to life are retold, rehashed pictures from decades ago? Disney’s latest movie is not only a remake, it is the 4th adaptation of the classic children’s book by Rudyard Kipling and was published as […]

Writing in the 1990s

“When I went to school, we walked both ways. Uphill. In snow!” It was around 1992 when I took my writing serious. Since I was fourteen years old, the goal was to become a novelist. It was when I turned twenty-two I realized if I didn’t submit material I’d written, I could never reach that […]

WIZARD’S RISE . . . February 2016

A WAR IS COMING. There is no way to prevent it. The only thing for certain is that there will be one loser. . .and one winner. In an effort to save the Old Empire from sinister magic, seventeen-year-old farmboy Mykal and five friends race to summon ancient wizards in preparation for an unavoidable war against […]