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 […]

Ideas Are Like Ankles

Today, I left my house to go for a very ordinary midday run. Out the door, to the right, down the street. Perfect weather to be outside. It lasted .38 miles. That’s when my foot hit the edge of the […]

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 […]