Talking to People About Your Book by Kat Hausler

Welcome Kat Hausler, author of What I Know About July: Writers usually have a lot to say. Otherwise, we wouldn’t fill up whole manuscripts. Somehow, though, the moment someone asks what your book is about, you may find yourself floundering for ideas, wishing you had the back cover so you could hastily plagiarize from the Read More …

Psychoanalyze This! Please? by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

I am resistant to the idea that a writer’s work must be autobiographical in some way, that their characters and stories are conduits for the author’s personality or desires rather than invented fiction. Amidst the excitement of promoting my newest book, I must admit to some dread that I’ll get questions asking me if I’ve Read More …

The Virtues of Being Incomprehensible

By Steve Simpson Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. —Homer Simpson I don’t find writing clearly easy, so I invented these self-serving reasons to do the opposite. Impenetrable words allow the reader to focus on the prosody This applies to poetry and prose. Here is an example Read More …

Dark Factory by Kathe Koja

Let’s start by saying, Kathe Koja’s Dark Factory is a fun read! The ultimate dance club where the next step in AR/VR technology, called “Y,” allows clubgoers to customize the experience. Put that tiara on and go wild. I loved the characters in this book, and there were a lot of them, but I felt Read More …

Review of Ariadne, I Love You by J. Ashley-Smith

Review Ariadne, I Love you is a haunting new novella from J. Ashley-Smith (The Attic Tragedy) about unrequited love that is both beautiful and seriously creepy. Jude is a down-on-his-luck Alt-Country musician who has landed a comeback gig that brings him back into the life of his former bandmate, Ben, who also happens to be Read More …