Award Seal 2013

Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2013 Pick

Well, this welcome news came in towards the end of last week, and in the writing life, these moments are few and far between. They wouldn’t be special otherwise, I suppose. The circuitous...

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Sandcastle and Other Stories: 1st Book Memories

My first book, Sandcastle and Other Stories, was published by Green Darner Press—please check out the beautiful paperback they created; it’s perfect for all readers from your literary hound to suspense junkies, thriller...

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep—A Return To The Overlook Hotel

First off: Doctor Sleep is not scary. It’s pure horror story though, reaching for a dreadful atmosphere that builds with intensity as the characters stumble and try not to fall. Very few horror...

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The Conversationalist by Justin Bog: 2nd Book Pub Day

Well, this curious day has finally arrived: my second publication, The Conversationalist, a literary suspense eNovella, was published this very morning by Green Darner Press. The Conversationalist is a tale of yearning, a...

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The Conversationalist Reviewed in the Anacortes American

Jacob Buckenmeyer read and reviewed The Conversationalist in this week’s Anacortes American . . . Here is a copy of the review for you to read. I was floored by his take on...

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Loose Pants, Er, and Belt-less . . .

Labels always make me think of childhood, and coloring books, where a parent or a kindergarten teacher would say: don’t color outside the lines. That’s what they’re there for, to guide you, to...

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3 Indie Author Picks: Rock Your eReaders

These three indie authors have many books out, and one has over ten. Each writer is different, writing in dissimilar genres, but closely linked in the psychology of their characters. I waited to...

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Bad and Good Reviews: Taking It On The Chin

Now that it’s Fall, I want to start this post with some positive memories, places I’ve been this summer, and bookstores I would love to return to. Just keep writing is my mantra...

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Bette Versus Tallulah: The Snake Bite

    Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night! Margo Channing: I detest cheap sentiment. I always say that “All About Eve” is one of my favorite films....

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Still Life by Louise Penny—A Book Recommendation

“Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday. It was pretty much a surprise all round. Miss Neal’s was not a natural death, unless you’re of the...

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