Monday, March 18, 2013

...and what now?

Hello to my faithful readers,

I took a few weeks off writing after finishing the second draft of ELLA. I am now ready to tackle revisions for the stretch run  towards publication and will post updates on the blog as to the progress of this and estimated release dates as that information comes available. 

I also am revising several of my older short stories to be placed in a collection. I do not have a working title for this short story collection. If you have read some of my stories and a name pops in your head, feel free to share in the comments section or post on my Facebook or Twitter. 

Anyone that wishes to receive a beta version of my WIP ELLA feel free to contact me. I am definitely in need of a diverse set of opinions/suggestions for improvement. 

I will begin posting new stories shortly with new characters to meet. There are several pieces waiting to be uploaded and I'm very excited for the new direction the blog will take over the next couple of months. 

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Today I will give a review of the book SANDCASTLE AND OTHER STORIES by Justin Bog. This feature has been a long time coming. 

I first read this book of ten short stories almost a year ago. I fell in love with the stories and re-read the e-book version several times. Then, as now, my favorite is the title story--- SANDCASTLE. This story surprised, inspired and left me wanting to read more. Justin's style is unique and quite readable. The prose in this collection is smooth and enables the reader to get deep into the stories without having to re-read sentences/paragraphs, something that is of major importance when reading short stories. 

Short stories are best when read in their entirety in one sitting. The stories in this volume are impossible to put down and I am sure you will be as enthralled by these tales as I am. These stories stayed in my mind long after I put down my kindle and compelled me to read multiple times. I truly believe this collection is the highest quality fiction. 

A few days ago, Justin was kind enough to send me a signed copy of the paperback version of this book. I am grateful and will cherish this copy. 

Below are links to his author web site as well as links to purchase the e-book/paperback at Amazon. 

If you buy only one collection of short stories this year, make it this one!!!