Book Review: Térata by Michael O’Leary

Térata book cover, by Michael O’Leary When I read a monster book, I look for just the right amount of gore, mystery, and (in many cases) empathy with the beast. Térata, by Michael O’Leary, delivers all of that…except there are […]

Let’s talk about character names.

I recently finished reading a book in which a large number of the character names began with the letter K. There was Kevin, Katrina, Karl, Kenneth. My head reeled as I worked my way through the pages. “Who is doing […]

The Woman in Green [Story #25]

I’m continuing with my character exposes for my yet-to-be-written YA novel. This one plays off of the last post. I am an ancient being. Big as the stars and the gaps between them. Bigger than the data flowing through supercomputers—machines […]

Kermit McDermit and the Day of Fire [Story #24]

I’m planning on writing a series of exposés that delve into the backstories of certain characters in my yet-to-be-written young adult novel. Working title for the novel: Ellie Half-Shadow and the Mayan Curse.This one’s about Kermit… Kermit McDermit had the […]

Find Frank Excerpt [Story #19]

A book within a book. In my forthcoming novel, we find a maleficent mystery surrounding a children’s book called Find Frank. An investigative reporter tries to unearth the truth behind its sinister pages while getting to the bottom of a year-long […]