Congratulations to my friend Scott William Carter for winning the Oregon Book Award. His terrific Young Adult novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. Check out Scott’s work, both his novels and short stories. He’s an excellent writer.
I just got my author’s copies of Music For Another World, an anthology of “strange fiction” short stories with a common theme of music. My story “Blue Note Heaven” leads off Act I. I hope you’ll read it. If you live in the USA, however, you’ll need to do a little more work to get a copy. It’s a British anthology […]
Yes, I know it’s late August, but I’ve either had other writing projects I’ve been focused on or had other topics I wanted to get to first. In September, I expect to begin posting this list on a monthly basis and also be more punctual. That’s the plan, at least. There are a few books I enjoyed but won’t be […]
Most of the reading I did in these two months was in preparation for Kris Rusch’s Mystery Writing workshop. As a result, most of these recommendations come from that genre. Bruen, Ken, The Guards, St. Martins Minotaur, 2003. Not only had I never read Bruen before, I’d never even heard of him. This book, however, was part […]