Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

I used to write for a site called LitStack. It was run by an incredible group of people who just loved books. All kinds of books written by all kinds of people. I penned a number of reviews as well as several "open" pieces that were included with similar articles written by the other contributors … Continue reading Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever

I've been reading/collecting comic books since about the age of five. They have been there for me when I needed companionship & when I've needed to escape. I used to do some writing for a great site called LitStack. It's a place for book reviews & anything literary. I wrote there under my pen name … Continue reading My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever

BOOK REVIEW: Thieves’ Quarry by DB Jackson

I've always said I would never provide a negative review for a book. There's enough negative and bad vibes in the world without me being cynical and overly critical regarding someone's book. The latest book I review for LitStack took that conundrum completely out of my hands by being awesome. Thieves' Quarry by DB Jackson … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Thieves’ Quarry by DB Jackson

BOOK REVIEW: The Best of Punk Magazine

I do some stuff for a neat website called LitStack. I haven't done a ton lately because I've been in a funk and haven't written much. I was assigned this review a LONG time ago and I felt really bad because they actually gave me a review copy of this beautiful hardcover coffee table book. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Best of Punk Magazine

BOOK REVIEW: The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

The No. 1 movie in the land this past weekend was Warm Bodies, the story of a self-aware zombie who falls in love with a human girl. Over at LitStack, I reviewed the prequel to the Isaac Marion novel that inspired the well-received movie. To check out my thoughts on his novella, The New Hunger, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

BOOK REVIEW: I Am Not A Serial Killer

If you combine Encyclopedia Brown and Dexter, you get John Wayne Cleaver, the protagonist(?) of Dan Wells' debut novel I Am Not a Serial Killer. This is another in my line of "I know it's an older book, but if I haven't read it, it's new to me" book reviews. I was introduced to Wells … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: I Am Not A Serial Killer

Terry Brooks Marks 35 Years of Writing with New Shannara Trilogy

(Terry Brooks at Left Bank Books promoting his latest Shannara trilogy. Photo by Kurt Bali.)   Terry Brooks swung through St. Louis recently to promote his latest Shannara trilogy, Wards of Faerie, and I was there to review the event at Left Bank Books for Walrus Publishing. As usual, I'm a little late in getting … Continue reading Terry Brooks Marks 35 Years of Writing with New Shannara Trilogy