How Many Times Do I Have to Say This? Reviews Are for Readers, Not Authors

A Facebook friend shared this article from The Guardian tonight, and I was absolutely appalled. An author, Kathleen Hale, stalked the author of a one-star review of her book, and The Guardian printed an account of said stalking in her own words. What’s next, will The Guardian start printing fawning accounts of burglar’s exploits without any […]
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Amazing News!

Kirkus just recognized SUNRISE, the conclusion to the ASHFALL trilogy, with a STARRED REVIEW! I’m thrilled and humbled by the recognition. You can read their review here. My favorite bits? “Throughout the novel, every decision has consequences, and characters must constantly decide what they are willing to pay” and “A story about how hope is […]
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More Goodreads Drama

Here we go again with the Goodreads drama. This time it’s ex-literary agent and author Nathan Bransford wading into the swamp with a defense of September Girls by Bennett Madison and a plea that we “acknowledge each other’s humanity.” Which makes me wonder if he’s ever read the comments on an obscure little video sharing […]
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Celebrating Bad Reviews

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) I come from a line of men who worked with their hands. My grandfather rebuilt boat motors; my dad builds and repairs furniture.  For almost ten years, I made a living as a carpenter/handyman/remodeling company owner. When you do this sort of work, you inevitably accumulate coffee […]
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