Some Reading Fun

Enjoy this excerpt from my book, The Man in the Box. There will be a release date for the second edition coming soon. And don’t forget to Like The Man in the Box Facebook page for a chance to win a free, autographed copy! From Chapter 18 Robbie turned off the radio. It was up to him to breakContinue reading “Some Reading Fun”

Is Divergent as Good as Hunger Games?

This is a spoiler-free review. I just read Divergent by Veronica Roth. Apparently she wrote it while she was in college and two other books completes her trilogy. Like Hunger Games, it is set in a dystopian world, and also like Hunger Games, it is written in that awesome first-person present tense style that really seems to be catchingContinue reading “Is Divergent as Good as Hunger Games?”

Life of Pi: To Read or to Watch … That’s the Question, Isn’t it?

Sarabeth and I sat down to watch Life of Pi less than an hour after I finished reading the book. Having read the book of course, I was extremely excited for the movie – and curious as to how it had maintained just a PG rating. I know some of my readers have yet to see theContinue reading “Life of Pi: To Read or to Watch … That’s the Question, Isn’t it?”

Lincoln’s Birthday and the Chase for His Killer

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and in the interest of my home state, California’s largest manhunt currently taking place, I could think of no other book to recommend than this today. For the average reader, a good book comes across their lap every so often and a great book lands there every other blueContinue reading “Lincoln’s Birthday and the Chase for His Killer”

Seeking Artist for Children’s Book

I wrote a children’s book complete with stick-figure drawings, which you’ll have a chance to look at in a moment. I’m seeking a publisher or agent to get it printed and published, but in order to really sell it, I need an artist to do the artwork. If anyone is interested (publishers, agents, artists), pleaseContinue reading “Seeking Artist for Children’s Book”

The Questions Teen Books Ask

Teen books seem to be the fad today. From Twilight to Pretty Little Liars, kids, teenagers, and adults alike are pouring into this up-and-coming phenomenon of young adult fiction novels. Many, like the aforementioned are damaging to young hearts and minds and serve as nothing more than gateways into the darker territories of adult romance books,Continue reading “The Questions Teen Books Ask”

Our Fear of What is to Come

I just finished quite possibly, one of the most terrifying books I’ve ever read. Now, I’m not one to seek out scary books or movies, but this one isn’t scary in the traditional sense. There’s no zombies or blood-sucking monsters in it. In fact, there really aren’t even any scary parts. But this book messedContinue reading “Our Fear of What is to Come”