Creating Iconic Covers

If you’re struggling with cover art for your book, you should read this article. Things have changed since Amazon and other online bookstores began selling. Now, with the majority of books are sold based on a tiny thumbnail image, it’s all about how to attract the reader’s attention from 100 feet. Hugh Howey, author of […]

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Banned book: Wool

If you’ve not read Wool by Hugh Howey, you may want to get on it. Yes, a large omnibus of dystopian science-fiction may be a daunting task, but the rewards are worth it. Remember that Howey is an example of a self- indie-published author who made it big. For that, his books are worth studying. […]

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Sleeps With Monsters – Tor.com

A neat review of author Caitlín R. Kiernan’s new work, Agents of Dreamland. This is a quest story. With a sensible middle-aged professor as the protagonist, through a fantastical landscape filled with strangeness. There are ghouls and gugs and tunnels, ships and dangerous forests and the courts of kings. And a consistent undercurrent of hopeful […]

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A Spectrum of Worlds | Tor/Forge Blog

A neat guest post on the Tor/Forge Blog from V.E. Schwab about setting and A Darker Shade of Magic. In essence, A Darker Shade of Magic–or ADSoM for short–gave me a chance to turn my setting into not only a character, but an entire supporting cast. Through the four iterations of London, bound together by […]

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Tor/Forge Sneak Peek: The Rising by Heather Graham & Jon Land

From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes “The Rising.” Read an excerpt on the Tor/Forge blog. Twenty-four hours. That’s all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, […]

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New book

New book – Uploaded by Zuckervati. Picked up James Crumley’s The Mexican Tree Duck from Amazon.ca. Reading it at the Starbucks at King and Weber, a grande Estima roast keeping me company.

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The big empty read

Just finished reading “The Big Empty” by Norman and John Buffalo Mailer. It’s nothing big, just a really lengthy conversation between Norman Mailer and his son on a variety of different topics, such as religion, democracy, patriotism, fascism, boxing, Iraq, women, and the generational gap. JB is something like 60 years younger than his father, […]

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