March, 2013

Review: The Terror

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) Title: The Terror Author/Editor: Dan Simmons Review:   I really enjoyed this book. It’s a great novel overall — outstanding, realistic details; a deep sense of dread. The inhospitable environment of the Arctic really brings out the possibilities for despair and desperation. The depictions of slow death by scurvy alone could qualify […]



The Dark Outside – Now Available!

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) It’s official, folks. My first collection of short fiction is now available for download through Smashwords. As mentioned in earlier posts, this ebook is licensed with Creative Commons, so it’s 100% free to download. Please head over and download a copy to read! It’s currently available in EPUB, MOBI, and […]



Review: The Art Forger

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) Title: The Art Forger Author/Editor: B. A. Shapiro Review:   Art history meets Dan Brown. Or maybe John Grisham. I’m unsure. It’s one of those writers, or someone similar. Historical mysteries, ill-conceived heists, and courtroom shenanigans. The books feels like it wants to be all things to all people. Some drama, some […]



A Short Handbook for the Open Access Ebook Designer

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) (3/12/13 – Updated with some revisions suggested by Derik at MadInkBeard. Much obliged, sir!) (3/18/13 – Updated with a new link to cover design tips.) I’ve recently written about my plans to create and make available my own ebook. When I initially devised this idea, I had no idea how […]



Publishing Choices and Proxy Dilemmas

After some time spent investigating options and some deep contemplation, I’ve decided to publish my first collection of work through Smashwords.com. Currently, I’m coding, testing, adjusting, and generally getting the ebook ready for public consumption. I’ll let you know when it’s available, and that should happen pretty soon. Now, it’s important to mention that, per my earlier […]



Review: Fashionable Nonsense

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) Title: Fashionable Nonsense Author/Editor: Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont Review:   [Call it sloven or lazy, I am simply going to copy my own review from Goodreads into this section. So there.] To put it briefly, I think this book is doing something that is incredibly important, and should probably be read […]