I’m really excited to be attending & presenting at the When Words Collide literary festival in Calgary this coming weekend! I’ve never been before, but it seems it’s a gathering point for quite a lot of the Canadian SF/F community. I’m excited to be seeing writers I’ve only read! Here’s what I’ve got going on […]Read more "When Words Collide Literary Festival"
I’m celebrating my Patreon anniversary by making limited-edition Gunsmoke & Dragonfire postcards available to my Patrons during the month of August! These postcards were previously only available to G&D Kickstarter Backers as a reward package! They feature original art by Aaron Siddall our cover illustrator, and three of our authors. Each one is tied to […]Read more "Limited Edition Postcards! Join My Patreon AUGUST ONLY!"
VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. I gotta tell ya, I’ve read enough PKD on the SF Masterworks imprint list by now (holy sh*t, FOURTEEN PKD books on this list and NOT ONE Lois McMaster Bujold?! Are you people out of your […]Read more "Book Review: VALIS by Philip K. Dick"
I’ve now finished reading the Honor Harrington “Honorverse” space opera series. Mostly, as I’m sure you can tell by my reviews, I’ve been impressed. I thought some books were better than others, and like many fans, I became impatient with sections that were repeated between books. But as a writer, I began to notice things. […]Read more "A True Chronological Reading of the Last 10 Honorverse Books, Part 1 @DavidWeberBooks"
Storm from the Shadows by David Weber My rating: 3 of 5 stars I chewed through the Honorverse Saga over the last little while because a housemate is also reading the series, and I’m trying to keep ahead of him so that we can talk about it. So expect a lot of Honorverse reviews from […]Read more "Book Review: Storm from the Shadows by David Weber"
by Julie-Ann Harper Self-publishing is booming, and with this transition comes a plethora of organisations worldwide offering author services to writers. But what if your budget doesn’t extend to a professional editor, typesetter, cover designer, and so forth? Does this mean your book will not meet industry standards, be of poor quality, or sadly never be […]Read more "The Best DIY Tools to Publish a Book on a Budget"