Borne: An Accessible and Riveting Introduction into the Wonderfully Weird World of Jeff Vandermeer

It's odd to admit but I've recently realized that I have somehow stumbled into a reader relationship with Jeff Vandermeer.  It all started because I, an unpublished fantasy author, began to worry that my young adult fantasy wasn't - well - weird enough.  I can't really remember how I found Vandermeer's Wonderbook.  Maybe it was through … Continue reading Borne: An Accessible and Riveting Introduction into the Wonderfully Weird World of Jeff Vandermeer

Original Work: The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar (Chapter 1)

By way of introduction readers of this blog will know that I have written a young adult fantasy entitled "The Madian".  Perhaps not surprisingly (going by agent feedback) that work is getting very little traction on this blog, WattPad, or FictionPress.  So just for fun I thought I'd share an earlier work that is probably … Continue reading Original Work: The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar (Chapter 1)

Sharp Objects Limited HBO Series Review: A Lot to Admire, But Not As Much As The Book

I probably should start off by saying that I loved the book. Seriously. I read Sharp Objects several years ago and protagonist Camille Preaker is a character that has stayed with me since.  I've often wondered where she would end up and if she could ever allow herself happiness. I certainly hope so. Keep that in … Continue reading Sharp Objects Limited HBO Series Review: A Lot to Admire, But Not As Much As The Book