Books

Graphic Novel Review of Home After Dark by David Small

I Was Not Mentally Prepared For This Story “So this was the price you paid for letting the world in. A single misstep, a wrong word, and you’re labeled a freak.” STATS Hardcover, 416 pagesPublished September 11th 2018 by Liveright (first published 2018)ISBN0871403153 (ISBN13: 9780871403155)Edition LanguageEnglishLiterary AwardsALA Alex Award (2019) STORY SYNOPSIS Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California …

Graphic Novel Review – Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story by Tiffanie DeBartolo

STATSPaperback160 pagesPublished April 30th 2019 by First SecondISBN159643287X (ISBN13: 9781596432871)Edition LanguageEnglish STORY SYNOPSIS A moving graphic biography for music lovers, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story is painstakingly researched and created in collaboration with Jeff Buckley’s estate. California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous ’60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he …

Guest Post – Author Tabatha Stirling Talks About Mental Illness and Writing

Note: Tabatha opened up about her struggles with mental illness and writing. It is raw emotional and real. There are possible triggers here for those dealing with those issues. I think this article is amazing and truly thank her from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to run it for her. Last night I watched, ‘Amy’, a poignant …

#musicmonday O’Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Lyrics Pass me that lovely little gun My dear, my darling one The cleaners are coming, one by one You don’t even want to let them startThey’re knocking now upon your door They measure the room, they know the score They’re mopping up the butcher’s floor Of your broken little heartsForgive us now for what we’ve done It started out …

Sunbird by Neil Gaiman Found in Unnatural Creatures Short Story Collection

“Oh, Mandy,” sighed Virginia Boote. “When you’ve tasted one beetle, you’ve tasted them all. And we all tasted several hundred species. At least the dung bee- tles had a real kick to them.” “No,” said Jackie Newhouse, “that was the dung-beetle balls. The beetles them- selves were singularly unexceptional. Still, I take your point. We have scaled the heights of gastronomy, we have plunged down …

Indie Spotlight – Author Olga Gibbs

Independent Author Olga Gibbs talks about her passions for social issues and how she approaches her writing. How readers should look into topics and decide for themselves. “I do have a passion for social issues, for social justice and it influences my writing.  I don’t believe that birth right should tell (allow or block) who you are and what you’ll …

Graphic Novel Review of Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor: Vol 1 Terrorformer

Two Episodes of Dr. Who For the Discerning Whovian “Cross the void beyond the mind The empty space that circles time I see where others stumble blind To seek a truth they never find Eternal wisdom is my guide I am…The Doctor!” STATSHardcover, 128 pagesPublished June 30th 2015 by Titan Comics (first published May 27th 2015)ISBN1782761772 (ISBN13: 9781782761778)Edition LanguageEnglishSeriesDoctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 …

Review of Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

“You didn’t change anyone’s mind about politics by hammering away at them—all that did was drive the nail deeper into the wall of their own certainty.” ― Chuck Wendig, Wanderers RATING  4/5 STATS ebook, 800 pagesPublished July 9th 2019 by Del Rey (first published June 1st 2019)Original TitleWanderersISBN139780399182112Edition LanguageEnglishURLhttps://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/555273/wanderers-by-chuck-wendig/ STORY SYNOPSIS A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. …