Reviews of the best (and my favorite) fantasy and speculative fiction novels I’ve come across so far, all by indie authors.
Maiden of Candlelight and Lotuses (Anastasis Blythe) – coming 12/17/21
My favorite books in the fantasy, noir, literary and speculative fiction genres that have been released by traditional publishers.
A new category! In which I do my best to pose thoughtful questions to some of my favorite indie authors.
Blog posts about books, writing and authors.
Supporting Diversity in Fantasy – A mission statement for the blog, plus links to authors who feature diverse characters in their work
Lessons from Bestsellers Part I (Using Contrast to Create Depth) – Learning from Hannah and Leo in The German Girl, by Armando Lucas Correa
Lessons from Bestsellers Part II (Using Contrast to Create Depth) – A look at the many sides of Ali in S.A. Chakraborty’s City of Brass
Lessons from Bestsellers Part III (Using Contrast to Create Depth) – A mystery and a terrible truth rounds out Bethany C. Morrow’s A Song Below Water
5 Awkward Situations to Make Your MC Shine – Examples of awkwardness that endear main characters to readers in some of my favorite books