Review: “Scenes From the Carnival Lounge: A Collection of Odd Tales” by Michael Picco (2018)

One of the amazing benefits of this age of publishing is the sheer number of amazing authors out there who are able to self-publish or be published by the small presses. No longer are they reliant upon the big houses for getting their books out the door. While that definitely means there are also some […]

Review: “Karate on a Cushion: A Journey into Zen” by Goran Powell (2020)

I have read several of Goran Powell’s fiction works, because I loved that, as a long-time martial artist, he brought aspects of martial arts, along with realistic combat, into his writing. It also doesn’t hurt that those books were also well-written to boot. He has also done several non-fiction books, and while I was aware […]

Publicity: Shout-out from Neel Trivedi

I’m always honored and humbled when someone throws some recognition my way. But it’s especially meaningful when it comes from a fellow author who excels at his craft. Today I was pleasantly surprised to be mentioned, with more kind words than I deserve, on Neel Trivedi’s website, where he gives props to various authors. As […]

Review: “Specimen 313” by Jeff Strand (2011)

Although I tend to read a lot in all genres, but especially horror, somehow I had never read anything by Jeff Strand. I got looking for some stories by him and found this one for a reasonable price, so I picked it up. I wasn’t disappointed. This story is about carnivorous plants, told from the […]